When it comes to the world of science fiction and fantasy, no franchise is more iconic than Star Trek. In 2013, the franchise released its twelfth feature-length film, Star Trek Into Darkness, which marked a milestone in the franchise’s history. Not only was it the first film not written by creator Gene Roddenberry, but it was also the first movie to feature a female lead. The story revolves around the crew of the USS Enterprise as they battle a mysterious force threatening the entire universe.

Star Trek Into Darkness was met with critical acclaim and was a box office success, grossing over $228 million worldwide. It featured a star-studded cast including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain, Khan Noonien Singh. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams, who had previously worked on the television series Lost. His direction of the film was praised for its thrilling action sequence and clever use of 3D technology.

Star Trek Into Darkness continues to be a beloved part of the Star Trek universe. Its success paved the way for the release of other non-Roddenberry films, such as Star Trek Beyond and Star Trek: Discovery. The film also received multiple awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Whether you’re a fan of the franchise or just a curious viewer, Star Trek Into Darkness is a must-see. With a captivating story and thrilling visuals, it’s a perfect example of why Star Trek continues to be one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises in history.