Star Trek Beyond, a rock ’n’ roll experience

15 Dec 2015

The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in Gene Roddenberry’s cult classic sci-fi series, has been released.

With Star Trek Beyond not out until next July, JJ Abrams appears to have timed the trailer release to capitalise on the incredible interest in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, another Abrams movie, which opens this week.

Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (Bones McCoy) and Simon Pegg (Scotty) dominate the sneak peak, although so too does the Beastie Boys’ 90s hit Sabotage.

The film, on this showing, looks like a lot of fun, continuing on Abrams’ pursuit of a more action-packed Star Trek reboot.

What do we expect? Well, if it’s anything like the year-long lead in to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then every month or so you’ll probably get another trailer. Then, by June, you can just watch them all in a row and skip the film!

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic