The Ed Zone
Five-year missions. Exploring strange new worlds. Seeking out new life and new civilisations. Boldly going where no one has gone before. Has there ever been a more exciting scifi mission statement than Star Trek’s? As with fellow quinquagenarian (it’s a word!) franchise Doctor Who, its strength is its infinite possibilities, the opportunity to do anything and go anywhere in the galaxy.
So it was something of a disappointment when, after the spectacular franchise rejuvenation of JJ Abrams’ first Trek movie, Into Darkness opted to bring back the film series’ greatest villain, and make a few-too-many nods to the wonderful The Wrath Of Khan. Luckily, Star Trek Beyond looks set to learn from those mistakes, bringing the crew to face an all-new villain with major issues with the Federation. We’ve spoken to the most important names on the movie – including a huge one-on-one with captain of the ship Chris Pine – to get the Starfleet intel on the biggest space-set movie this side of December (p44).
And in something of a blockbuster issue, we have the pleasure of chatting with Paul Feig, the director taking the reins on the Ghostbusters reboot (p62), and Roland Emmerich (and his cast) about destroying the world (again) in Independence Day sequel Resurgence (p72). There’s loads going on, so make sure you keep your finger on the genre pulse by subscribing to SFX. Details on p42.