Zachary Quinto Debuts What He Claims Is a Clip From <i>Star Trek 2</i>

Disappointed that director J.J. Abrams shared just three frames from Star Trek Into Darkness on Conan, star Zachary Quinto appeared last night on the TBS talk show to premiere an unauthorized clip from the upcoming film. OK, when we say "unauthorized clip," we actually mean "brief scene acted out by Quinto wearing rubber Vulcan ears and a tear-away Starfleet uniform." But, hey, at least it will spare the actor the wrath of Paramount Pictures' legal department.

For more actual footage from the hotly anticipated sequel, we'll have to wait until Dec. 14, when a nine-minute prologue appears with IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and a theatrical trailer arrives in theaters.

Star Trek Into Darkness, which opens May 17, 2013, also stars Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

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.

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