Access Hollywood makes visit to Star Trek Beyond set

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Access Hollywood got an exclusive look behind the scenes of Star Trek Beyond, and we have the clip.

Access Hollywood film critic and longtime Trekker Scott Mantz paid a visit to the STB set while the production was shooting in Vancouver, and got a chance to speak with Chris Pine,  Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban about what’s in store for the crew of the Enterprise:


Star Trek Beyond hits the big screen across North America on July 22.

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StevenPDX
January 6, 2016 3:46 pm

Not a lot that’s new, but nonetheless gives some hope that we’ll get a character driven story, not just two hours of mindless action. Really looking forward to the Spock/Bones scenes. Those sound great!

Happy new year to everyone.

Prodigal Son
January 6, 2016 3:46 pm

T H I S

L O O K S

A W E S O M E

(now for the haters….)

Prodigal Son
January 6, 2016 3:51 pm

Cygnus and his clan could certainly learn something from the unbridled excitement and fun that Star Trek fan Scott Mantz brings to the table here. Get those corncobs out of your keysters and roll with the excitement of this new Trek movie.

Ted C
January 6, 2016 3:57 pm

@2 The only thing I hate is the overuse of the word “awesome”.

Jerr
January 6, 2016 4:00 pm

@2 I hate it when people say “bring on the haters”. That’s called trolling

Jonboc
January 6, 2016 4:17 pm

Trolling is instigating…the haters of Bad Robot Trek, around here, are as sure as the sun rising in the east. They will appear, no trolling neccessary! lol

January 6, 2016 4:26 pm

Enough. We’re 6 comments in, and already there’s sniping, baiting, and criticism of people who aren’t even in the thread. If you can’t comment on the topic at hand without criticizing others then move on.

arjo
January 6, 2016 4:29 pm

What happened to the clip? I can’t see it.

Ahmed
January 6, 2016 4:29 pm

@1. StevenPDX,

“Really looking forward to the Spock/Bones scenes.”

Me too. It’s about time we see more of Bones.

@4. Ted C, 5. Jerr,

LOL

Ahmed
January 6, 2016 4:30 pm

@7. Brian Drew,

“If you can’t comment on the topic at hand without criticizing others then move on.”

Well said.

TUP
January 6, 2016 4:33 pm

Unbridled enthusiasm is nice. But remember fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. These guys have to earn back my enthusiasm.

Mel
January 6, 2016 4:44 pm

Nice clip. I am optimistic about Beyond. So far I get at least the impression, that it will be better than Into Darkness, which I didn’t like much.

Son of Jello
January 6, 2016 5:05 pm

4. Ted C – January 6, 2016

I’m not ‘awesome” means something a bit more intimate in Australia.
as in “met a girl and we were awesome together”

January 6, 2016 5:06 pm

I adore most of TOS, but some of the Spock-McCoy sniping in it crosses the line into xenophobia. Maybe that was funny fifty years ago, but we’re a little more culturally sensitive today, and it doesn’t look as funny as it used to.

I hope they make the Spock-McCoy friction a little more subtle — or based more on their personalities and less on their species — in “Star Trek Beyond.”

I Khan Believe it Ain't Butter
January 6, 2016 5:16 pm

I still love the selection of actors chosen for each role.
All very fine and outstanding in their performances.
If only the script has that much high level I will be happy.

Time will tell and we will see.

soonerdave
January 6, 2016 5:24 pm

14. No, no, no, no, NO! The Spock-Bones relationship is one of the few truly authentic elements of the Rebootiverse. Recognizing our inherent cultural difference – not ignoring them – is what makes Trek special. It surely isn’t xenophobia. Please don’t sanitize this element of Trek!

Tom
January 6, 2016 5:38 pm

At least it is getting some media attention. Still don’t feel the excitement yet. I thought anything after the trailer would be better. The line with McCoy just seems off. Either it was Urbans delivery or the humor just seems forced.

Lt. Dakin
January 6, 2016 6:11 pm

Scott Mantz is a true fan

Prodigal Son
January 6, 2016 6:30 pm

@ soonerdave

“The Spock-Bones relationship is one of the few truly authentic elements of the Rebootiverse. Recognizing our inherent cultural difference – not ignoring them – is what makes Trek special. It surely isn’t xenophobia. Please don’t sanitize this element of Trek!”

Agreed. This is the best element of nuTrek!

And yes, its AWESOME! ;-)

Douglas
January 6, 2016 6:34 pm

No. 8, same issue with me. I can’t see the clip.

Prodigal Son
January 6, 2016 6:36 pm

@ Son of Jello,

Well then, I wish I was 25 years younger, unmarried, and having an awesome time in Australia then. ;-)

And throw another shrimp on the barbee for me, mate. :-0

Prodigal Son
January 6, 2016 6:37 pm

@ Douglas @ arjo

Are you guys outside of North America? Sometimes these videos are region-restricted.

Phil
January 6, 2016 6:41 pm

Probably not the best piece of objective journalism, but there is something contagious about the enthusiasm of watching a fan interacting in his element. This made me feel good about the project, as opposed to the reporting on another project that left me feeling like I’d stepped in something smelly.

Phil
January 6, 2016 6:43 pm

@11. Hopefully this means we won’t be hearing from you until July. Not holding my breath, though.

Prodigal Son
January 6, 2016 6:52 pm

Agreed. Finally, someone in the media with positive, genuine Trek fan excitement for this movie.

You are right, Phil, it is contagious, and I hope we see a lot more of this. This is suppose to be fun, right? I use to really enjoy the buildup to these movies…I would elaborate further on why it’s not so fun anymore, but I want to follow Brian’s guidance above and so I will shut up now.

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23. Phil – January 6, 2016
Probably not the best piece of objective journalism, but there is something contagious about the enthusiasm of watching a fan interacting in his element. This made me feel good about the project,..

Prodigal Son
January 6, 2016 7:03 pm
January 6, 2016 7:17 pm

I’d have to say that the Access Hollywood reporter isn’t a true fan. Because he isn’t here on TrekMovie.com. : ) But I like his shirt!!!

Spider1981
January 6, 2016 7:57 pm

I’ve tried viewing this article in Chrome and Safari and there’s no video for me :/

Cw
January 6, 2016 8:31 pm

Fyi. Into darkness has been running on fx and I had it on while building my wife’s Ikea crap and while I liked it okay when I saw it in theaters I now have a real appreciation after seeing it a few more times. I kind of get what I think in was going for. It really was quite good after a few viewings in my opinion.

Phil
January 6, 2016 9:06 pm

@30. I walked out of the theater thinking ‘good lord, what happened there, and had a similar experience catching it on cable for a few more viewings. It’s not a masterpiece (few movies are), but it’s not nearly the abomination that the constipated complainers would have you believe, either.

HubcapDave
January 6, 2016 10:21 pm

I have to say, they’ve definitely styled Pine’s hair to look more like Shatner’s in this one….

Son of Jello
January 6, 2016 11:05 pm

31. HubcapDave – January 6, 2016

You mean he shaved his head and started wearing a rug? I never realized that Chris pine was a method actor. :)

photon70
January 7, 2016 12:55 am

The devil and an angel on Kirk’s shoulder.

That is so correct.

Jemini
January 7, 2016 1:32 am
14. Corylea – January 6, 2016 I adore most of TOS, but some of the Spock-McCoy sniping in it crosses the line into xenophobia. Maybe that was funny fifty years ago, but we’re a little more culturally sensitive today, and it doesn’t look as funny as it used to. I hope they make the Spock-McCoy friction a little more subtle — or based more on their personalities and less on their species — in “Star Trek Beyond.” ——- Same. I feel like these writers, or Pegg at least, kind of criticize the kirk/spock ‘bromance’ from the other movies for being too fast and too soon and relying on their tos dynamic too much..And Yet, I sense they basically did the same mistake with the Spock/Bones dynamic that is, once again, another recycling tos stuff for the sake of. Doing the spock/mccoy banter doesn’t strike me as doing something unique and new like they claim… Making them too much like tos Spock/Mccoy not only would be unfitting for our time** but it would make zero sense for the integrity of these characters. This Spock especially is different compared to his predecessor on a key element which is him knowing that his feelings are vulcan too, and him not being on denial about his human side. Can you imagine the irony of Mccoy criticizing Spock as a robot without feelings and preach about the superiority of the human species WHEN he knows what happened to Spock in the first movie and he,… Read more »
Marja
January 7, 2016 2:57 am

14 Corylea, Agreed, it’s hard to see some of those scenes of yore nowadays. Imagine all the apologies of the week they would have to make ….

22 PS Nah, I’m in the US and can’t see it either (but am on a smartphone and may not have the right plugin or whatever the hell they need) :-p

24 Phil, LOL

25 PS, I AGREE. … Sure there are tons of things that could’ve been better in the first two movies. But I enjoyed seeing changes, seeing the new actors, the new Enterprise, and so on. Even if I didn’t enjoy the plot holes. But goodness knows those have been beaten to death.

34 jemini, I agree with much of what you say. I think the Spock-McCoy dynamic changed in STID to reflect the difference in the two men’s personalities (more than the racist crap of the ’60s and a couple of lines recalling this from McCoy in the first film).

That new dynamic is what I’d like to see, and a little friction about the difference in Spock and McCoy’s romantic success would be a fun, brief moment. Spock is definitely more patient and accepting than McCoy is in this universe. But both men are dealing with grief, just wayyy different degrees.

Marja
January 7, 2016 3:11 am

And one never knows, McCoy’s line “That’s just typical” could be in reference to his own luck in life and in this situation. …
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Scott Mantz is so cute. The new Trek cast don’t know quite what to make of him. But his enthusiasm is, to me, very dear, if a bit “TREKKIE!!” embarrassing …. I’d love to see a 10-15 minute interview by him with Simon Pegg. Those two would have a lot to talk about!

Stephan
January 7, 2016 4:12 am

I have got a question: Does anyone know if ILM is still involved in doing the special effects? Just wondering because they are not listed on the imdb “studios” page.

Thanks.

NO ONE here drinks Fosters
January 7, 2016 4:37 am

Son of Jello, No idea what you’re on about mate, never heard ‘awesome’ used in that context. Prodigal Son, jeezz.. that cliché is from a advertisment made over 30 years ago and is about as tired as sloth on Ambien. Maybe everytime I talk to an American I should ask them ‘Where’s the Beef?’

jonboc
January 7, 2016 6:41 am

McCoy doesn’t like the Vulcan way of suppressing emotions. He also hates machines and technology. That is part of what makes hime who he is…with the good, also comes the bad, There is no need to sugar-coat it or re-invent the character for a kinder, gentler generation. It is what it is.

REM1701
January 7, 2016 8:04 am

BOTTOM LINE: This isn’t your grandfather’s ‘Star Trek’. LIKE it or HATE it, Star Trek, is being run by a different ‘creative-team’. There’s nuth’in you can do about it. Therefore if you don’t like it stay-@-home (& watch your DVD’s). No matter how MAD you get Paramount will still make they’re money. So enough with the constant ‘whinning’

StevenPDX
January 7, 2016 8:41 am
I agree that the Kirk/Spock thing was too rushed in the films. When I saw Kirk’s reaction to Spock’s death in TWOK, it hit me hard because the relationship had been so well explored in the TV series. Nimoy and Shatner had a rapport that was evident on film and they turned in very compelling performances. IMHO, the Pine/Quinto connection just wasn’t developed to the same level and it felt forced. I give huge credit to Karl Urban. He just inhabits McCoy in the same way as Deforest Kelley did. I felt that right from the first movie in ’09. I think that’s due to his excellent acting and the way JJ has scripted his interactions with Kirk and Spock. From a sip from a flask where we learn about the genesis of his nickname to hypospraying Kirk a zillion times to zingers about surgery on a torpedo, Karl just nails Bones. Even from the preview of STB, it looks like he’s back in form. I also believe that Pegg understands Star Trek’s root, the fact that it’s a character-driven show, and what wasn’t well received in the past two films. It’s possible to capture the magic in these action flicks–for example, the well-developed arc between Kirk and Pike. I felt the mentorship, the connection, and Kirk’s pain when Pike died in the last film. So the elements are there. And given Pegg’s tepid reaction to the STB trailer, that gives me hope that he’s focused his script back on… Read more »
Disinvited
January 7, 2016 9:08 am

#38. REM1701 – January 7, 2016

I don’t know. It seems to me that what’s heading to be the most successful movie in history on your grounds is preaching a different scenario in its narrative to the belly turnover that you suggest:

Use the film, Luke. Go underground. Join THE RESISTANCE. Fight the Empire’s oppressive laws. Make your own TREK movies to preserve what’s truly essential. Let the moviola be with you. Super 8 will rise again!

Disinvited
January 7, 2016 10:04 am

# 40. StevenPDX – January 7, 2016

” I agree that the Kirk/Spock thing was too rushed in the films” — StevenPDX

I felt and feel that way too, but I temper that by asking “Isn’t that rush a theme for our integrated circuit Moore’s law driven times?” And wasn’t that what Meyer was trying to address in TWOK by having the McCoy character comment on the Genesis device’s rapidity?

jonboc
January 7, 2016 11:15 am

#40 Steven PDX “” I agree that the Kirk/Spock thing was too rushed in the films” ”

It’s the nature of the beast. When you have a 2 hour movie to explore characters previously explored in over 79 hours of television…you have to choose your battles and hit the high points. I think they did that very well, considering, to date, they have only had 4…and soon to be, 6, hours of story-telling time.

jonboc
January 7, 2016 11:20 am

42 B kramer, love that early concept of the ship by Matt Jefferies. I would love to see a retro series set of adventures set aboard it, somehow bridging the gap between Forbidden Planet and The Cage. That would be fun. Thanks for sharing.

Captain Cohen
January 7, 2016 1:39 pm

Looking at the trailer again I wonder if there’s anything in the way the film title comes up.. it deliberately comes up as “Beyond” and then “Star Trek” in that order,”Beyond Star Trek” .. is this a warning?’ not “Star Trek Beyond” although physically on the screen when finished Beyond is the lower word.

Am I reading too much in it?

Jeffrey S. Nelson
January 7, 2016 2:20 pm

They got the KIrk hair style correct for the first time!

photon70
January 7, 2016 2:39 pm

47. Captain Cohen – January 7, 2016

Beyond is the first word of the lyrics by Gene R to the TOS theme as in ‘Beyond the rim of the star-light, my love is wand’ring in star-flight’.

No copyright infringement intended! :)

StevenPDX
January 7, 2016 2:46 pm

#44 Disinvited #45 jonboc. I think part of it for me was the fact that the writers made a conscious choice to directly lift from TWOK. The comparison by long-term fans was inevitable when they made that decision and, as such, I felt let down and the telstionship felt rushed. I just didn’t buy it when Kirk died.

However, for someone seeing the two movies in a vacuum without the benefit of digesting a lot of the TV show, I agree with both of you that there is only so much time for character development and they did what they could.

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