Captain's Log: Stardate 11292.9
So now there is something else to look forward to in May 2013 besides having the boat in the water and sailing again:


That's right. On May 17, 2013, the sequel to J.J. Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie will be released -- Star Trek Into Darkness.

The teaser trailer was released today, with a longer, more detailed, version promised to premiere in theaters before "The Hobbit" on December 14 (along with 9 minutes of footage in some IMAX theaters) and online December 17. Here's the teaser:



And, FINALLY, based on a few quick scenes in the teaser, there is now a direct link between the space-traveling Starship Enterprise (theirs) and the sea-traveling Starship Enterprise (ours)! Here's a screen shot of the Enterprise coming out of the water:


And, a shot of another Federation starship, which looks like the Enterprise, but there's enough differences to know it's not, going in to the water:


Looks like it's going to be a fun ride. As Kirk said to McCoy at the end of the last one, "Buckle up!"