Out Of Dark­ness

Star trek Be­yond her­alds the fran­chise’s 50th an­niver­sary

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et phasers to party. Star Trek is turn­ing 50, and it’s do­ing so in style with Star Trek Be­yond. It’s the third Trek film to ex­plore strange new worlds with the re­booted cast, and it might once again change the sta­tus quo. “It was im­por­tant to re­ally de­con­struct the idea of Star Trek, the idea of the Fed­er­a­tion, and why it’s special,” says new di­rec­tor Justin Lin. “We’ll be pok­ing at a lot of dif­fer­ent things.”

Fol­low­ing their brush with Khan in Star Trek Into Dark­ness, James t. Kirk (Chris pine) and the crew of the en­ter­prise have spent two years nos­ing around the fi­nal fron­tier, and have come to rest at a Fed­er­a­tion out­post. there they en­counter Idris elba’s alien nutjob, Krall, who rains fire and scorn on the Fed­er­a­tion’s happy-clappy ways.

“We’re gath­er­ing a great com­mu­nity within the gal­axy, but to what end?” says si­mon pegg, who co-wrote the screen­play as well as play­ing scotty. “What’s the point of it all?”

Lin, who takes over from J. J. abrams, turned Fast & Fu­ri­ous into a mega-fran­chise. that doesn’t mean his Trek will be all rocket-fu­elled ridicu­lous­ness. “I came from the in­die world and my ap­proach has al­ways been [story first],” he says. “this is no dif­fer­ent.” But with the trailer promis­ing an ex­plo­sive mo­ment for the en­ter­prise, this should be a 50th birth­day party to re­mem­ber. OLLY RICHARDS

Star trek Be­yond is out on July 22.

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