Get ready to voyage to the Final Frontier!
The Star Trek franchise celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year and the release of “Star Trek Beyond” on July 22.
“Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Rodenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Returning to this third chapter in the series are:
• Kirk – Chris Pine
• Spock – Zachary Quinto
• McCoy – Karl Urban
• Sulu – John Cho
• Uhura – Zoe Saldana
• Scotty – Simon Pegg
• Chekov – Anton Yelchin
Joining the cast this time around are:
• Jaylah – Sofia Boutella and the villain Krall – Idris Elba.
Directed by Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious”).
Produced by J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).
When last we left the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in “Star Trek Into Darkness,” they had just begun their five year mission into the edges of space. “Star Trek Beyond” continues the voyage.
The trailer for “Star Trek Beyond” doesn’t reveal a lot about the storyline. But once again, it looks as if the Enterprise gets attacked, and probably destroyed, by a swarm of missile-like drones. The whole crew abandons ship in escape pods, seem to be scattered and separated from each other.
The Klingons and Kahn made their appearance in “Into Darkness,” which were from the original Star Trek TV series. The characters of Jaylah and Krall seem to be new to the series. The Starfleet uniforms look to have changed. Some of the action takes place on a Federation space station and on a planet of some sort. It doesn’t look like the character of Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) is in this sequel to “Into Darkness.”
Since J.J. Abrams had to bow out due to taking on the directing duties of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Justin Lin will be directing this film. Not a huge of “The Fast and the Furious” series, but I did like his film “Better Luck Tomorrow.” I thought the last film was okay. I’m kind of curious to see what Justin Lin’s take on this film will be. Simon Pegg is a co-writer on “Beyond,” so it should have some pretty funny moments.
Anyone attending San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in July?
Paramount will have the red carpet world premiere of “Star Trek Beyond” in IMAX at the Embarcadero Marina Park. The same area that the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” concert event was held at last year. There are reports that there will be a live musical score by the San Diego Symphony, with cast and crew making special appearances. No word as to how these tickets will be distributed to attendees. There will also be panels at SDCC, a huge art exhibit at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery in the Gaslamp District and the launch of the MAC Star Trek makeup line at MAC Gaslamp.
Check out the trailer for Star Trek Beyond here:
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