Anyone curious as to how the 23rd century will possibly look like need only watch Star Trek Into Darkness online to get an idea. Set in the year 2259, the story begins a year after the promotion of Captain James T. Kirk.
Kirk and Commander Spock, who is his first officer, embark on a mission to save the inhabitants of planet known as Nibiru from a volcano. This gets Kirk in trouble for it is in violation of a directive. Upon coming back to earth Kirk is punished by getting a demotion while his first officer is given duties on another starship.
After a terrorist attack in London attributed to John Harrison, a renegade, Kirkâ€™s captain rank is reinstated by Admiral Marcus and he regains command of the USS Enterprise. His mission is to kill the renegade.
Kirkâ€™s mission is not without difficulties, which includes technical failure of his weapons and the USS Enterprise. Harrison is also not acting alone and his sidekicks are willing to help him in his evil ways at every turn. And besides the renegades, Kirk also has the hostile klingons to contend with.
When Khan is eventually captured, his true identity is revealed and he happens to be a superhuman who underwent genetic engineering and revived on the orders of Admiral Marcus who happens to have his own secret agenda. In fact it turns out that Marcus is responsible for technical faults that have been dogging the USS Enterprise.
When the starships begin hurtling dangerously towards the earth, Kirkâ€™s effort to halt it comes at the cost of his life. Can anything be done to bring him back to life?