Don't blink - it's the first Star Trek Into Darkness preview clip

Director JJ Abrams debuted part of a scene from the upcoming sequel on the Conan O'Brien show - all three frames of it

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Don't blink - it's the first Star Trek Into Darkness preview clip
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US viewers have had an initial glimpse of Star Trek sequel Into Darkness - and "glimpse" is definitely the operative word.

Director JJ Abrams introduced the first ever clip from the movie during an interview on the Conan O'Brien show, telling the audience “This is a scene where Spock - for reasons that you’ll have to see the film to understand - is in a volcano in this crazy suit.”

What followed was a mere fraction of a second of footage, showing a lone figure against a fiery background, accompanied by a brief fragment of sound - yet it was met with rapturous applause (and quite a bit of laughter) from O'Brien's audience and a standing ovation from the talk show host himself.

Want to see the clip for yourself, despite what we've just told you? Of course you do - cut to the 1:50 mark in the video below to watch it...