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12 Things You Need To Know About Star Trek Into Darkness

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8. The new Star Trek movies are set on an alternative timeline to the original series.

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J.J.Abrams has stated, "The idea, now that we are in an independent timeline, allows us to use any of the ingredients from the past - or come up with brand-new ones - to make potential stories."

10. Another thing you should know if you haven't watched the last movie: Kirk wasn't originally meant to be Captain.

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Spock was Captain. Kirk wasn't even supposed to be on the Enterprise. He snuck on with the help of his friend Dr. McCoy.

Star Trek Into Darkness premieres May 17, 2013.

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