We can now add Star Trek to the list of things piggybacking on the return of Star Wars. The first trailer for Star Trek: Beyond has hit the web in the build-up to The Force Awakens, and while J.J. Abrams is no longer in the Star Trek director’s chair (I hear he got another gig), replacement Justin Lin – best known for shaping the modern incarnation of The Fast and the Furious – has already put his stamp on the franchise.
I guess what I’m saying is that if you’re going turn Star Trek into a generic action movie, it’s better to make it a good action movie than it is to make drivel like Star Trek: Into Darkness. If nothing else, Star Trek: Beyond once again confirms that people will still be listening to the Beastie Boys in 300 years, and I think we can all agree that that’s a future we’d like to live in.
Star Trek: Beyond reunites the Enterprise crew with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Simon Pegg. It’s slated to hit theatres on July 22.