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Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

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The U.S.S. Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

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After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

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$185,000,000 (estimated)

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€875,174 (Italy) (24 July 2016)

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$158,848,340 (USA)
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Trivia

A reference is made to the episode Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967): When McCoy remarks to Kirk that he "took this from Chekov's locker" (referring to the bottle of alcohol), Kirk responds to the effect "I would have pegged Chekov as a vodka man.", as both are surprised by the type of alcohol that Chekov drinks. This is confirmed as Scotch in the final party scene, when Chekov remarks that "It was invented by a little old lady in Russia". In the original episode, Chekov and Scotty sit in the Space Station K-7 bar, as Scotty states that Chekov "get off that milk diet" and have Scotch instead, since it was "a drink for a man". Chekov replies that "it was invented by a little old lady from Leningrad". See more »

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The amount on ships and soldiers that the enemy has in it's swarm changes dramatically during the final battle. From a few thousand to tens/hundreds of thousands when they are attacking the station. However, previously in the film it is stated that the planet has deep and large underground caverns so it is entirely possible that there were more ships underground.

Also, the amount of soldiers that would be needed to pilot all the ships would be huge as it was shown that they contain at least 1 soldier in each ship. But, when they were watching the video logs near the end of the film, Idris' character clearly states that they found drones. It is quite possible that the bulk of the enemy fleet is made up of drones and controlled by the hive mind that the music disrupts. See more »

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Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: [about Balthazar Edison] Ah, well, his record goes back way before the Federation even existed. He was a major in the United Earth Military Assault Command Operation. A lot of off-world combat.
Captain James T. Kirk: [surprised] He was a soldier.
Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: Aye, sir. And a pretty good one. His military service came to an end when MACO was disbanded.
Captain James T. Kirk: Why? What happened?
Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: The Federation, sir. Starfleet. We're not a military agency. They made him a captain and gave him the Franklin.
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References Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) See more »

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Fight the Power
Written by Chuck D (as Carlton Ridenhour), Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee and Eric Sadler
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
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Gene Roddenberry rolling over in his grave.
27 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Where do I begin? As a lifelong Star Trek fan I had an uneasy feeling while watching this movie. I could not shake the sense that I was just looking at another mediocre summer popcorn flick; an experience that would evaporate from my brain just hours after I leave the theater.

I remember sitting in the cinema with my head low embarrassed by the movie, although I wanted it to prove me wrong ever since I saw the "Beastie Boys" trailer back in 2015. Instead, it dragged along with that "proven" Hollywood formula of what a summer hit should look like. Constricted by its own creative limitations I was looking at a product that was not a science fiction in its core, but a creation that had only one intention since its birth: to milk as much money as possible.

Star Trek Beyond was so devoid of the primordial concepts set up by Mr. Gene Roddenberry that it contributed to the confused identity of the picture. The plot of the movie is so "light" in its essence that it lacks the moral dilemmas, the exploration (inner and outer) and the development usually present in the Star Trek universe. There was neither message nor any character evolution and we did not learn more about anything really. Instead of Kirk, Spock and Scotty you could stick just any name over the protagonists and nobody would have noticed. The story was atrocious and full with plot holes patched up by unnecessary although flashy looking CGI.

Star Trek Beyond also has one of the weakest villains in its history. It was definitely not the actors fault and such a shame to waste the opportunity of having a strong artist like Idris Elba. It was the fault of the writer and the director who missed the opportunity to take Star Trek back on its track. Instead they created a cute flick full with needless CGI scenes, explosions and dialogue written for "dumb" audiences. Everything had to be explained to the viewers, nothing was left to the imagination. There was nothing to debate with your friends after the movie or something to stir your imagination or to push you to prod its meaning. Nothing like that at all, everything was given on a run-of-the-mill plate for the audience to consume in a shortest possible time frame.

The movie had its moments, so not everything was complete rubbish. I liked the character of Jaylah and some of the humor, but that was it. Some of the scenes were of course visually impressive though sometimes things would fly around too much and contaminate the image. Of course this movie was done by people, who know their job, but I am not pondering the execution and the skill of the artists, I am merely concerned about the soul of this thing we love so much.

This thing we used to know of as Star Trek.


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