Just on the off chance that Star Trek fans were finished up with their rabid obsessing as to whether or not Star Trek Into Darkness was more or less a loose reimagining of the original series’ Khan plotline, Paramount has released the first full scene from the film via AOL, which features Spock willing to sacrifice himself (just as he did in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), and uttering a line of dialogue that is repeated numerous times from that 1982 film.
In the clip, Spock is stranded inside of an erupting volcano, and cannot be evacuated without the Enterprise revealing itself to a race of people unaware of its existence (one of the big no-nos in the Star Trek universe is breaking the Prime Directive, a law which forbids altering the natural course of developing civilizations—something that a giant starship appearing over a pre-tech society would likely do). And so, Spock suggests that he be allowed to die in order to uphold the Prime Directive, and then drops the classic line, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs the few,” which was a primary theme through The Wrath of Khan.
So, once again, it’s yet another tease that Star Trek Into Darkness will be cribbing several pages from the best Trek film ever. We’ll know for sure when the film is released on May 15th.
What do you think of the clip?