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If you’re a se­cret Trekkie then we bet you’re count­ing down the days un­til the re­lease of Star Trek Be­yond – it’s the third film in the fran­chise and the best yet, we reckon. But just in case you’re a new­bie to the sci-fi flicks, here’s what you might not know…

It Was Writ­ten By Si­mon Pegg

a huge star trek fan, si­mon’s been in­volved with the films from day one. and you know you can trust the man who wrote shaun of the dead and Hot Fuzz.

Cap­tain Kirk, Mr Spock And Uhura All Re­turn

Chris pine is back to play badass Cap­tain Kirk while mr spock (Zachary Quinto) and Uhura (Zoe sal­dana) re­turn – al­though their ro­mance from the last film might be short-lived.

The Cos­tumes Are Hid­ing Huge Stars

We’re talk­ing none other than Brit favourite idris Elba. it’s just a shame that his evil char­ac­ter Krall isn’t quite as at­trac­tive as the ac­tor him­self.

There’s Some Se­ri­ous New Tal­ent

sofia Boutella joins the cast as Jay­lah (top). the 34-year-old was a pro­fes­sional back­ing dancer for madonna un­til re­cently, when she de­cided to pur­sue a ca­reer in act­ing. this is one of her first ma­jor Hol­ly­wood films – nice work, sofia.

The Re­lease Is Bit­ter­sweet For The Cast

anton Yelchin, who plays Chekov, passed away af­ter an ac­ci­dent ear­lier this year. si­mon pegg and Zachary Quinto have said they’re pro­mot­ing the film in mem­ory of him. ‘We’ve lost a mem­ber of our fam­ily,’ said si­mon.

Star Trek Be­yond is out on July

Erm, Jay­lah, hon, your mas­cara’s smudged a bit

Zoe Sal­dana and John Cho star as Uhura and Sulu

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