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
In this film, Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) makes a comment about the medical equipment on the U.S.S. Franklin being from the dark ages. This is a reference to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) when Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) visits a hospital in 1986 San Francisco, he makes the same comment about the treatment of patients. See more »
While it has been established that the Franklin was the first "Warp-4" vessel and was drafted into Starfleet at a later point after the events of "Enterprise", thereby earning the "NX-326" designation, the "NX" designation is still in fact an error. Within the Star Trek universe, NX is a designation used for lead ships in a new class during their evaluation and testing phases (such as USS Excelsior being NX-2000 in Star Trek III, but is designated NCC-2000 by the time Sulu is commanding in Star Trek VI) - as Franklin was already 10+ years old by the time the Federation was created and had already been replaced by more advanced technology (NX-01 Enterprise), the vessel would have been assigned an NCC-326 designation and not NX-326. See more »
With two great movies under it's belt, the latest installment in the Star Trek reboot has some big boots to fill. I was skeptic when I heart J.J. Abrams was not directing it and the writing was done by Simon Pegg and Doug Jong. Fortunately, it turned out to be a solid trek film.
Star Trek Beyond begins with the Enterprise and it's crew on a five year research mission in uncharted space which was assigned to them at the end of the previous movie. Kirk is struggling staying focused as captain of a starship and he is doubting himself if this is the life he wants to live. The Enterprise takes a break from exploring in a massive star base called Yorktown. The star base receives a distress call from an alien woman who lost it's crew on a distant planet. Of course the Enterprise is the best ship to help the alien woman and search for the crew. But this search and rescue mission turns very ugly when they encounter one of the most ruthless villains who's hatred of the Federation puts the whole enterprise crew to the test.
I think they did a marvelous job again and made a Star Trek movie just as great as the previous two installments. The villain was not as interesting as Kahn but the movie makes up for it by focusing on the characters. The story lays more focus on new development like the bond that grows between Bones and Spock and the new female alien character Jaylah (Sofia Boutella, who did a marvelous job) which Scotty encounters. The third act of the movie is the best (with an excellent soundtrack, Beastie Boys and Star Trek mixes very well!) and they once again pull out all the stops with visual and sound effects.
The only caveat I have with this film is the slow start and the main plot being a bit simplistic. Sometimes it feels just like a regular Star Trek episode, but then again that is also one of it's strengths.
So definitely check this one out if you liked the previous two Star Trek films, it's a solid and very entertaining journey.
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