Out Of Darkness
Star trek Beyond heralds the franchise’s 50th anniversary
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.