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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


James T. Kirk turned thirty years old in this film. In Star Trek (2009), Captain Robau told the Romulans that the current stardate was 22.33.04. That was the date of George Kirk's death and James T. Kirk's birth. James T. Kirk's Captain's log in this film, reveals the current stardate 22.63.04. See more »


In the opening scene Capt. Kirk is presenting a peace offering to one of two warring peoples. When he presents it to the leader he opens the case to show the artifact that is inside. In the next edit the case is closed with his hands firmly gripping it as if it were never opened. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: [seeing Krall's swarm ships taking off] He's launching.
Commander Spock: The attack on Yorktown may be just the beginning. Armed with this bio-weapon, he could rid it of all life and use the base's advanced technology to attack an untold number of Federation planets.
Captain James T. Kirk: Then we're just gonna have to get this thing flying.
Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott: We cannae just jump-start it, sir.
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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 »


Referenced in Honest Trailers: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) 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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For Sequel Lovers
8 March 2020 | by james-dupaSee all my reviews

People who think a movie where an alien, an unknown species with no history of human contact, who listens to rap and likes a motorcycle is cool and is a film woth watching will love this ... er... Star Trek.

Humans with IQ higher than 40 will not.

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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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