It looks like the designers for the first look poster for May’s Star Trek Into Darkness were quite taken with The Dark Knight Rises’ poster’s use of property damage to form the outline of the franchise’s recognizable logo, because they have done a version of it here.

Plot details for the second film of Paramount Star Trek reboot has been kept a secret. However, the studio has revealed this plot blurb:

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. 

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. 

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. 

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

This synopsis led many to believe that the film will be adapting “Where No Man Has Gone Before,”  the third episode aired from the Original Star Trek TV series. In that episode, Gary Mitchell, an old friend of Kirk’s and helmsman of the Enterprise, comes in contact with a cosmic force that gives him immeasurable telekinetic powers. He promptly declares himself a god and it comes down to Kirk having to kill his friend to save the universe.

Star Trek Into Darkness opens may 17, 2013.

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