Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray blunder

Ryan Leston
30 August 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray blunder
Do you know who this guy is? Well keep it to yourself...


All that fuss about keeping the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' villain under wraps and it looks as though J.J. Abrams can't keep it to himself any longer… as it appears on the back of the Blu-ray cover.

That's right folks, the latest 'Star Trek' movie might just have boldy gone where no man has gone before - by giving away the plot on the back of the Blu-ray cover. Good old Benedict Cumberbatch (whose villainous alter-ego was a closely guarded secret) has been listed on the back alongside his character's name - a vital plot point which isn't revealed until about halfway through the film. But unlike the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' DVDs, we're trying not to spoil it for you…

[Simon Pegg accused of lying over Star Trek backtrack]

"When a ruthless mastermind known as [redacted] declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kird, Spock and the daring crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise set out on their most explosive manhunt of all time."

Well done, guys. Well done.


Of course, film-site IMDB also ruined the big reveal days before the theatrical version was released in cinemas. Not that we're holding any grudges...


This enormous blunder comes just days after it was revealed that the 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Blu-ray extras don't come bundled all on one disc… but have been spread across a number of different versions available at different retailers.

You know, just to make it that little bit easier for the audience to get what they want.

It's currently unknown how this will be handled in the UK (which sees its release several weeks before the US) but American retailers have found the special features split between them… most annoyingly, the director commentary is only available by downloading the movie from iTunes.

[Simon Pegg slams Star Trek fans]

Obviously the decision hasn't exactly gone down well. The folks at Bleeding Cool explain that "one of the qualities I appreciate in Blu-ray releases is that if I purchase a Blu-ray I then own the best release of that film I can get, until another technology comes along. I have it in the best possible format currently available for home viewing and with all the special features that I may return to again and again in years to come. This disc isn't that."

But this was before the rather epic blunder of revealing the most guarded plot point in the entire film… and for that, I don't think they can be forgiven.

What do you think of this amazing slip-up? Will you be buying the Blu-ray or DVD when it comes out next week? Let us know in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves Star Trek. His favourite captain is Jean-Luc Picard and his favourite ship is the Enterprise-E. He absolutely loved Star Trek Into Darkness and can't wait for the next movie. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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