star trek beyond trailer breakdown

The new trailer for Star Trek Beyond arrived late on Friday night, instantly washing the dreadful taste of the first trailer out of our mouths. Unlike the initial teaser, this footage looks like it comes from an actual Star Trek movie and you know what that means – there is a whole bunch of stuff to sift through if you go through the whole thing frame-by-frame and shot-by-shot.

Since we haven’t seen the movie, this post will contain all kinds of speculation and over-analysis, which means it could be loaded with potential spoilers. Just trek cautiously. And if you want additional reading, Peter Sciretta’s newly published set visit report sheds additional light on the film (and even directly answers and clarifies some of the observations below).

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Star Trek Beyond Set Visit

Last Summer, I visited the set of Star Trek Beyond in Vancouver, Canada. Find out what I learned on set, including how over 50 new alien species were created for this film in honor of Trek’s 50th anniversary, how director Justin Lin has put an end to JJ Abrams’ “camera hand jobs” (yes, you just read that right) and much much more.

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Star Trek Axanar Lawsuit

Just before 2016 began, the producers of a crowdfunded Star Trek fan film called Axanar received some bad news in the form of a lawsuit from Paramount Pictures. At the core of all the legal mumbo jumbo, the lawsuit claimed ,”The Axanar Works infringe Plaintiffs’ works by using innumerable copyrighted elements of Star Trek, including its settings, characters, species, and themes.” It was a brutal blow to the fan film community, especially one as loyal as Trekkies.

Thankfully, some sense seems to have been talked into Paramount Pictures thanks to new franchise producer J.J. Abrams and Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin, and the Star Trak Axanar lawsuit will be dropped very soon. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

Star Trek Beyond Comic-Con

Last night the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer debuted online after screening at a special fan event with director Justin Lin and some of the cast in Los Angeles. And along with all the new footage in the trailer, a big announcement was made that will please fans who are headed to San Diego for a certain comic book convention this summer.

Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot have revealed that the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond will happen at San Diego Comic-Con with Justin Lin and cast members in attendance, and fans in the area will have an opportunity to attend. Find out more about the Star Trek Beyond Comic-Con premiere below. Read More »

star trek beyond trailer

The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was a big ‘ol slice of cringe, the kind of marketing that makes longtime fans and newbies alike sink into their theater seats with embarrassment. The new preview, which was initially unveiled as part of a special fan event before warping its way online, feels like a pretty darn good apology. This isn’t the most mind-blowing trailer you’ll see this year, but it accomplishes its one job quite effectively – it makes Star Trek Beyond look like a proper Star Trek movie and something worth seeing.

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Star Trek teaser

This year marks the 50th birthday of the first episode of the first Star Trek TV series, which would go on to launch an entire franchise spanning decades and worlds and several different types of media. Next year, the franchise returns to its small-screen roots (albeit on an on-demand subscription service instead of on regular old broadcast television). It’s missing that milestone anniversary by a matter of months, but something this exciting is probably worth the wait.

In the meantime, CBS isn’t wasting any time promoting its big, splashy new project. They’ve unveiled the very first Star Trek teaser, which isn’t much more than a glorified title treatment but is worth a look all the same, if only because it’s an exciting reminder that, yes, Star Trek will be returning to television in the not-too-distant future.  Read More »

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Paramount Getting Ready for ‘Star Trek 4’

Star Trek Beyond Barco Escape

Paramount would like you to boldly go where you have already gone before: back to your local multiplex for another Star Trek movie. As Justin Lin‘s Star Trek Beyond sails toward its summer 2016 release, the studio is reportedly getting its ducks in a row for Star Trek 4, as the next next installment of the sci-fi saga will be referred to for the time being.  Read More »

star trek beyond images

We know that the next trailer for Star Trek Beyond is set to arrive on May 20 and will be revealed as part of a larger “fan event” that will include a Q&A with the cast and director Justin Lin. After all, it’s Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary – this is the perfect excuse to go big. But since that date is still weeks away and you may very well be thirsty for anything and everything related to the next film in the greatest science fiction series of all time, you can pursue a new batch of photos that have shown up online.

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new star trek tv series

CBS is using their new Star Trek series as the chief selling point of their new All Access streaming service and they’re making a pretty compelling case as for why it will be worth plunking down a few bucks every month. After all, the new series will be run by the great Bryan Fuller of Hannibal and Pushing Daisies fame. Nicholas Meyer, the director Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is on board as a writer and producer. It even has the Roddenberry family seal of approval. This was more than enough to get me, a fairly dedicated Trek fan, on board.

Now, new details about the series have made their way to the internet and while you should keep a grain of salt or two on hand, they make this new show sound like one of the most promising and intriguing Trek series since…well, ever. In short: the first season will be set after the end of the original cast movies and it will be an anthology series.

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