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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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?


A man named James Kirk is the lead effects technical director in this film. See more »


In one shot, Spock starts to cry and a tear runs down his cheek, in the next shot, the tear is gone. See more »


Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: That's our friends out there, lassie. All right? We cannae just leave 'em behind. Now, we... we could really use your help. We just need you to be brave, is all.
Jaylah: When we were in that place, Krall would come and take someone. There were screams. I can still hear them. And we would not see that person again. We did not know who would be next. My father planned an escape. But we were seen by... by the one they call Manas. My father fought him so I could get out. He was brave, and Manas killed him. ...
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Crazy Credits

There is a giant green energy-hand, in the closing credits, mentioned in the movie as one of the possibilities for a ship lost in space. See more »


Follows Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »


Theme from 'Star Trek' TV Series
Written by Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry
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Watchable, but same old same old ...
21 July 2016 | by bruce-129See all my reviews

Add to the list of clichés destroying whichever Enterprise is the latest one. Each death of the ship is more realistic and detailed, and in this newest Enterprise we learn the the ship is made of about 1/2 escape pods.

It's stuff like that and transporting people jumping off of flying motorcycles, and the slapstick humor that passes for a plot that forces me to give this movie a 4/10.

It was watchable, but where the last movies were bright white on the deck the whole interior of this Enterprise was dark and gloomy.

My problem, and it really is my problem because it is plain that someone is liking these new movies, is that I want my science fiction to be science fiction, and Star Trek and Star Wars are both really SF fantasy. There is no real element of science fiction except that these stories take place in space, which, believe it or not, is not really a prerequisite for science fiction.

Science fiction should be about challenging the imagination and provoking new ideas, but Star Trek now leaves nothing to the imagination and makes it impossible to think.

It is sad. I keep going to see these movies, but the ultimately disappoint me, thought the pace gets faster and faster and the effects do get better. It is just not what I am looking for in a Star Trek movie, nor what I think you should be looking for. I just don't mind me or you looking at a little eye candy now and then since there is such a small amount of real science fiction.

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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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