First Star Trek Into Darkness clip: watch now

Star Trek Into Darkness has released a new clip online, and it’s taken from the action-packed prologue that played in front of IMAX showings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey .

The sequence finds Spock (Zachary Quinto) stranded inside an active volcano in the middle of a mission to save class M planet, Nibiru. The half-Vulcan was dropped in magma-mountain in a bid to save the indigenous species from an imminent eruption, but the situation has become too dangerous for the Enterprise crew, and Kirk’s (Chris Pine) got a tough choice to make.

Spock gets to deliver a choice line of dialogue in the clip, that harks back directly to fan favourite The Wrath Of Kha n .

As he proved with the opening sequence of the 2009 reboot, Abrams is a dab hand at generating tension immediately, with next to no pre-amble, and this scene is no exception. And if anyone's worried that the clip will only resonate with hardcore Trekkies, fear not - it should also appeal to fans of attractive actors in skin-tight wetsuits.

Watch the clip below now:

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in the UK on 9 May 2013. Read our Star Trek Into Darkness extended footage reaction .

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.