Empire has a special Holiday treat for Trekkies everywhere as the upcoming issue of the magazine will focus on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming blockbuster, Star Trek into Darkness. Now the magazine’s website has debuted the two variant covers for the issue and some exclusive images from the movie that further show off Benedict Cumberbatch as the film’s mysterious villain, John Harrison; a new look for Chris Pine as Captain Kirk; and Zachary Quinto as Spock.

The issue will be on sale December 27, but before you dive into the exclusive interviews inside, take a look at some of the images below:

Star Trek into Darkness will be in theaters on May 17, 2013.

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[via Empire]