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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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Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 3  »


Box Office


$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,253,211, 24 July 2016, Wide Release

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was released fifty years after Star Trek (1966) premiered on American television. Thirty years after the release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), twenty-five years after the release of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), and twenty years after the release of Star Trek: First Contact (1996). See more »


When the crew goes into free fall off of a cliff in the USS Franklin, they are shown to be restrained from falling forward by their seat restraints. However, this would only occur if the ship were decelerating. In fact, since the ship (and its occupants) are in free fall, they are accelerating at the same speed and the crew should be experiencing what we would call weightlessness. Of course, drag due to the atmosphere could create a differential in acceleration between the ship and the crew, but not to the dramatic extent shown. See more »


Commander Spock: Lt. Uhura wears a Vokaya amulet which I presented to her as a token of my affection and respect.
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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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