Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters in a little under a month. However, besides the vast array of trailers and TV spots, this new full-scene clip from the film might give anxious Trekkies a good, uninterrupted dose of the film to help manage the wait.
It seems that Zachary Quinto's Spock was the lone straggler in a lava-laced away mission and unfortunately, their usually nifty transporter system is unable to bring him back up to the Enterprise, putting Chris Pine's Captain Kirk in a killer quandary. Not one to waste an opportunity to drop poignant quotes, even when facing a fiery death, young Spock spouts the memorable motto of magnanimity spoken by Leonard Nimoy's Spock in 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." Of course, it was a maxim designed to encapsulate his own motivation to sacrifice himself for the safety of the crew. (A sacrifice that was fixed in the following film due to the miracle of money.) While the situation here is abundantly different, the idea remains the same. -- As does the assertion made by Karl Urban's Dr. McCoy that the calculating Spock would not hesitate to sacrifice anyone else just as well towards the same cause.
Certainly, this is not the first Wrath of Khan hint that this rebooted sequel has sprinkled our way through various lines and imagery. It certainly adds to the soon-to-be-settled speculation about much of the film's plot, most notably, the (supposed) true identity of the villain, John Harrison played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
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