The crew of the USS Enterprise 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.


Justin Lin
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Commander Spock
Karl Urban ... Doctor 'Bones' McCoy
Zoe Saldana ... Lieutenant Uhura
Simon Pegg ... Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
John Cho ... Sulu
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
Idris Elba ... Krall
Sofia Boutella ... Jaylah
Joe Taslim ... Manas
Lydia Wilson ... Kalara
Deep Roy ... Keenser
Melissa Roxburgh ... Ensign Syl
Anita Brown ... Tyvanna
Doug Jung ... Ben


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When Spock is looking at Spock Prime's history, this mentions his Starfleet record. Spock Prime was second officer of the Enterprise in the original pilot episode, Star Trek: The Original Series: The Cage (1986). Majel Barrett was "Number One" or the first officer. Spock was the first officer under James T. Kirk for the rest of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966). See more »


When Edison returns to the Yorktown with the alien technology, he knows where to go and what he needs to do with the alien technology in an environment which he would not be familiar because he has been gone for over one hundred years. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: Vice Admirals don't fly, do they?
Commodore Paris: No. They don't.
Captain James T. Kirk: Well, no offense, ma'am, but... where's the fun in that?
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, making this the fourth consecutive Star Trek film that does not list its cast at the beginning. See more »


References Lifeforce (1985) See more »


Fight the Power
Written by Chuck D (as Carlton Ridenhour), Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee & Eric Sadler
Performed by Public Enemy
Courtesy of Def Jam Recordings
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Star Trek planet bound
19 December 2016 | by davemfawcettSee all my reviews

The Good: Visuals were nice and the CGI were top notch. The Bad: The story, the plot holes, the forced acting of dumb lines and the amount of times I rolled my eyes, epic. The Ugly: The entire story was just ugly, void of making a bit of sense or enough back story on the villain to understand his motivation. His entire short back story felt contrived. There were way too many "lucky" unexplained coincidences and plot holes. It was like the writes wanted to show off CGI and cool special effects and threw a bunch of stuff together to force a story instead of writing a good story first. I was a kid when the first Star Trek came out and was/am a huge fan, but I would rather re-watch the Star Trek movie about saving the whales than re-watch this abomination again. So glad I did not spend a penny to see it...

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Release Date:

22 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 3 See more »


Box Office


$185,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,253,211, 24 July 2016

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Digital | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| IMAX 6-Track | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Auro 11.1



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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