Star Trek Beyond premiered on July 22nd. It’s the third movie in the “Kelvin Timeline,” as Paramount is now calling the films produced by J.J. Abrams. I saw it in 2D on a Thursday night, then again in 3D on Saturday. I haven’t seen a movie more than once in theaters in a long time, perhaps not since Star Trek Into Darkness. When it was revealed that Simon Pegg was co-writing and Justin Lin was directing, I breathed a sigh of relief. Star Trek Into Darkness was a movie that appeared to be a good film initially, but that the fandom later trashed. With a change in writing and direction, I was ready to enjoy Star Trek Beyond and I was not disappointed.
When celebrities die, some feel a sense of loss because the individual in question was an icon. But there are a few individuals that evoke something more than that, as if they were almost family. That is the category I would have put Anton Yelchin in, who tragically died today at the age of 27 from a car accident.
I know it is Star Wars Week at the moment, but I think it is pretty important to mention that today the first trailer for the new installment of another Star related franchise has dropped. And it is definitely something new and refreshing compared to the other trailers released in the past couple of weeks. Here, I present to you the first trailer, for Star Trek: Beyond!