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Blink and You'll Miss the First 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Footage

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With filming finally completed on the much anticipated and long delayed sequel to the 2009 megahit "Star Trek," fans have been eagerly awaiting the first footage from J.J. Abrams and company. And last night, Abrams delivered just that during an appearance on "Conan."

But the results may not be quite what you were expecting.

That's because the entire clip is a grand total of three frames long. To put it in perspective, most movies shoot at a rate of 24 frames per second, meaning this "Star Trek Into Darkness" tease is a grand total of one eighth of a second long. Hmm.

"Paramount is really unhappy with me at the idea of bringing anything," Abrams explained to host Conan O'Brien. "I told them, 'I really wanted to do it.' And they said, 'It's got to be really short.' 'OK, I can bring one.' 'It can't be longer than three frames.'"

Considering it's been over three years since "Star Trek" hit theaters, that adds up to just one frame per year. But at least they are somewhat cool frames, as they feature Zachary Quinto's Spock standing in the heart of an active volcano.

Check it, courtesy of Team Coco:

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