Now Playing: “Star Trek Beyond” (7/22/2016)

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“Space the Final Frontier”. Yeah its summertime and the movie mode is surely hot as the next chapter in the Star Trek franchise heads out into uncharted territory with the third film for the new cast and “Star Trek Beyond” which comes care of the folks at Paramount Pictures. As you know, this topic has been touched upon a few times already with a bunch of trailers and some promotional posters but if this is brand-new news to you, please click HERE to give a look to all of those items I mentioned. The new film opens today so I will remind you of this with the poster, premise and casting. Enjoy.

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The Premise:
The crew of the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, are attacked by a seemingly unstoppable wave of unknown aliens forcing them to abandon ship. Stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, the crew find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.

The Cast:
Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock
Zoe Saldana as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Karl Urban as Lieutenant Commander Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
Simon Pegg as Lieutenant Commander Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
John Cho as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Anton Yelchin as Lieutenant Pavel Chekov
Idris Elba as Krall
Sofia Boutella as Jaylah
Joe Taslim
Lydia Wilson
Harpreet Sandhu as Bridge crew
Deep Roy as Keenser
Shohreh Aghdashloo as High Command of the Federation
Carlo Ancelotti as Doctor

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Before I begin these simple thoughts let me give a nod of respect to the memory of actor Anton Yelchin who plays Mr. Chekov in these re-imaginings. By now you all must have learned that the actor was killed in a tragic accident at his home just over a month ago. This will mark his final appearance as the character so keep him in your thoughts as you watch. I plan on seeing this one in the theater for sure since I did for “Into Darkness” but not right away. I’ve a healthy schedule ahead of me and there is only so much time in the day for all this stuff. What do you think? Will you be seeing this one on the big screen or waiting until its on HBO/Netflix? Let me know in the comments section. Oh and don’t click the Wikipedia entry below if you plan on seeing it soon. Now that the film has opened up the whole plot will be listed there.

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One thought on “Now Playing: “Star Trek Beyond” (7/22/2016)”

  1. I will TRY to see this in the theater because the experience is always better, but like you it depends on my schedule. I’m a fan of JJ’s work in Trek, and even if I have to wait for a digital release I look forward to seeing these characters develop.

    Very sad that Anton Yelchin will no longer be a part of the movies. He made a great Chekov.

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