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?


This is the first Star Trek film to feature a song by a solo artist during the ending credits. "Sledgehammer" by Rihanna is the first popular song by a popular singer to be heard during the ending credits of a Star Trek film. See more »


When Kirk and Jaylah appear on the bike, they are already traveling at speed. They could have either been transported from outside of the ship to another location, or and more likely, they are leaving the area of the Franklin that was covered by the holographic shields. See more »


Captain James T. Kirk: Captain's Log, Stardate 2263.2. Today is our 966th day in deep space, a little under three years into our five year mission. The more time we spend out here, the harder it is to tell where one day ends and the next one begins. It can be a challenge to feel grounded when even the gravity is artificial. But, well, we do what we can to make it feel like home. The crew, as always, continues to act admirably despite the rigors of our extended stay here in outer space. And the personal sacrifices ...
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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 »


Followed by Star Trek: Picard (2020) See more »


Written by Sia (as Sia Furler), Jesse Shatkin & Rihanna (as Robyn Rihanna Fenty)
Produced by Jesse Shatkin
Performed by Rihanna
Courtesy of Westbury Road Entertainment, LLC/Roc Nation
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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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