Since 2009, Trekkies everywhere have been clamoring for a follow-up to J.J. Abrams’ action-packed Star Trek revival. And now, after months of silence, the first set photos from the sequel are finally upon us, courtesy of MTV.

Taking place on what the site describes as “a space barge set”, the first picture shows Spock (Zachary Quinto) performing the “Vulcan Neck Pinch” on the film’s villain, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s still a mystery as to who Cumberbatch will be playing, but if he ruffled Spock’s feathers then you better believe he must be pretty evil. MTV has pointed out that Cumberbatch is apparently wearing a Star Fleet uniform under his jacket, so the mystery around him is certainly thickening.

The second photo shows Uhura (played by the ultra-hot Zoe Saldana) attempting to save Spock from Cumberbatch. With how secretive Abrams has been about the project, all we can do at this point is speculate as to what it going on here. However, that doesn't make us any less amped about these pictures. 

[via MTV]