Prep Yourself Trekkies: The Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer Will Be Online Thursday

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With the release of the teaser poster on Monday and the official synopsis a week ago, it doesn’t take a genius to get that Paramount is prepping the advertising campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness with full force.  We know that a full length trailer will be attached to regular prints of The Hobbit next week, and that a 9 minute sneak peek will be attached to IMAX prints of the film.  But before that, we’ll be getting our first official look at the film in an online only teaser trailer which, according to Simon Pegg, will be hitting the internet this Thursday.

The trailer was first rumored to come out on Thursday by TrekMovie, and later confirmed by Pegg over on his Twitter:

So yeah, what a great time to be a Star Trek fan.  New posters, TWO new trailers, and a full eight minute, glorious IMAX film sneak peek.  What’s not to like?  Chances are the film will go into black out money after this until Spring 2013 though, so I guess you should take what you can get now well you have it.

Just in case you forgot, here’s the synopsis:

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.

Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters May 17, 2013,