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'Star Trek Into Darkness' Mocked in Parody Trailer (Video)

Honest Trailers and How It Should Have Ended team up to gripe about J.J. Abrams' summer blockbuster.

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"Star Trek Into Darkness"

Some Trekkies feel Star Trek Into Darkness fails to go where no one has gone before -- and the Honest Trailers team agrees.

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The latest in the series of trailer parodies juxtaposes scenes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, showing the similarities between all three.

"Ride once again with James T. Kirk, the galaxy's worst Starfleet captain," the narrator says, before enumerating Kirk's (Chris Pine) sins, including firing Scotty (Simon Pegg) out of spite and desecrating an alien civilization's gods. It also points out that Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) is actually sort of justified in his mission and even has the decency not to kill Spock when he could have.

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The Honest Trailers guys teamed up for the first time with How It Should Have Ended to animate a 60-second clip imagining what the sequel might be like. Hint: Old Spock gives young Spock a rundown of the next 100 years or so of adventures.

Check out the trailer, from Break Media’s Screen Junkies, below. 

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