Star Trek Beyond is a rollicking, fun adventure that stays true to the ethos of The Original Series. It seems that Paramount has finally done what they set out to do with the Kelvin timeline reboot: to merge the oil-and-water worlds of Star Trek and the summer blockbuster. Read on for our spoiler-free review, followed by a spoiler-light version (i.e. nothing that hasn’t been seen in trailers, clips, or revealed in interviews).
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Soufia Boutella (Jaylah), Simon Pegg, JJ Abrams, and Justin Lin talk about the new mysterious character of Jaylah.
The first reactions to Star Trek Beyond are here! And, everyone seems to be in agreement: it’s fantastic. UPDATE: Simon Pegg opens the LA press screening, pays tribute to Anton Yelchin.
In a new clip from Star Trek Beyond, Scotty meets the mysterious new Jaylah. Not that we need to say it here, but… beware of spoilers!
Simon Pegg took to his personal blog to discuss the reaction to the recent news about Sulu’s sexuality, George Takei’s reaction to it, and how the Kelvin timeline works.
Here’s a marketing partnership done right: Enterprise Rent-A-Car has released their first commercial featuring their Star Trek partnership, and it’s perfect.
Star Trek Beyond made its world premiere in Australia last night, and the film’s stars were there in force.
Update: George Takei criticized the move to reveal Sulu as gay, but Beyond stars Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg disagree, the latter suggesting such a move would have been “tokenism.”
Last year, when he was Anton Yelchin was promoting the movie Green Room at the Cannes film festival, he gave an interview to writer John Bleasdale that seems especially poignant now. It gives great insight into Yelchin’s background, his goals, and his appreciation for the franchise that was so fun for him to be a part of.
Both Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg have been finding it difficult to talk about Anton Yelchin this week, as they do the rounds promoting Star Trek Beyond.
The Visual Effects of Star Trek Beyond are being handled by the excellent crew of Double Negative. Their work has won them acclaim and a couple of Oscars too (for Ex Machina and Interstellar). Kevin H. Martin, a Trekkie, and active member of online Trek communities – including TrekMovie, has a new article for HD Video Pro Magazine where he interviews co-founder and VFX supervisor Peter Chiang about Beyond.
Paramount has posted a new clip through Facebook featuring Spock/Uhura drama plus some sage words from the good doctor, this gives a glimpse of the new emphasis on the Spock/McCoy relationship, that we’ve heard was in Beyond. As with all clips, this comes with a warning of spoilers for those trying to stay pure before July 22.
You’ve seen the latest trailer and heard Rihanna’s Star Trek Beyond inspired track “Sledgehammer”. Now see the music video, just released today.
Back in May during the Star Trek Beyond fan event Rihanna was one of the faces that popped up on screen and professed her love for Trek. It turns out that was merely a snippet of a somewhat longer promo video that Paramount has now released on their official YouTube channel. Click on to see RiRi rocking her TOS t-shirt in the full video.
There’s a new Star Trek Beyond commercial making the rounds on US television. This one includes new footage, and has an emphasis on the crew and exploration, the commercial ends with McCoy asking “You really want to go back out there?” This is a refreshing change from the almost entirely action oriented commercials/trailers released so far.
Interviewing Simon Pegg looks like an awful lot of fun. Pegg sat down with Popular Science Magazine in May and gave them an earful about everything from warp drive to on-ship pizza delivery. He talks about his favorite piece of technology, explains warp drive, and answers the classic question about who’d win a fight, Kirk or Picard.
A final trailer for Star Trek Beyond has been released by Paramount Pictures this morning.
If you can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con AND you can’t stand knowing that anyone else is seeing the movie two days before you do, you might be in luck, depending on your location.
Anovos Productions has unveiled and begun taking pre-orders on Star Trek Beyond uniforms for men and women.
Rihanna fan sites are abuzz this morning with the news that the pop star is contributing a single called “Sledgehammer” to the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack, a first for the franchise. We’ve heard songs in the movies before (The Beastie Boys, Steppenwolf) but this is the first time a pop song has been officially a soundtrack single.
The Star Trek Beyond soundtrack is available on Amazon for pre-order, which means the track titles are out there for everyone to start speculating on. Composer Michael Giacchino has been great about posting musical updates on Twitter and Instagram, and on June 8th, posted a video to let us know they’d wrapped up recording. Read on for the video and potential spoiler track titles.
The producers of Star Trek Beyond have decided to dedicate the film to Anton Yelchin following his tragic death on June 19th, according to Hollywood Life. The filmmakers are allegedly in the process of adding a tribute to the film’s end credits.
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond composer Michael Giacchino sat down with StarTrek.com to discuss his score for Star Trek Beyond, which just wrapped up recording last week.
It was an interesting choice by JJ Abrams and crew to elevate the role of Uhura from bit player to center stage – or rather, center bridge – a choice doubtless made easier because of the dynamic Zoe Saldana. This month, as we go into the real publicity blitz for Star Trek Beyond, CNET Magazine, features Zoe Saldana on the cover of its summer issue, which hit newsstands today.
Chris Pine was one of many Star Trek Beyond stars to sit down with Britain’s biggest SF and fantasy magazine, SFX, to talk Trek and more. On making Trek in 2016, Pine said that, while the JJ films have tried to touch on “demanding questions and themes”, it’s just not possible to make a movie without “wham-bam explosions and planets blowing up”. Plus, SFX grabbed exclusive interviews from Director Justin Lin, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Soufia Boutella, who joins the cast as Jaylah. [UPDATE]: Quote from Sofia Boutella on her new character, Jaylah, who has the most in common with Kirk.
Thought Paramount was done with Star Trek Beyond posters? Think again! Today they revealed this gorgeous close up shot of Jaylah, Trek’s mysterious new heroine.
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Speaking with Digital Spy after the debut of Ubisoft’s new Star Trek VR game, Karl Urban teased a team up of the “diametrically opposed” Bones and Spock in Star Trek Beyond.
Last week, Hewlett Packard announced they have teamed up with Paramount to bring futuristic new tech to Star Trek Beyond, and this past weekend, we got a closer look at some of the designs and their onscreen implementation. At HP’s annual HP Discover conference held June 7-9 in Las Vegas, conference goers got some face time with a major prop from the film: what HP is calling a “Kelvin Pod”. [BEWARE OF SPOILERS!]
We wrote about the Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Star Trek Beyond collaboration last week, but now we’ve got some more info on exactly what these devices are supposed to do, plus some visuals go to with it. Caution: BEWARE OF SPOILERS!