This Is Sabotage: Star Trek Beyond’s First Trailer

Well, from the look of the first Star Trek Beyond trailer, this is certainly not for me.

You may recall I had some strong feelings about the previous film in the franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness, so it was unlikely I’ll be going to see this one in the theaters. But this trailer pretty much clinches it. To be fair, it actually doesn’t seem far off in tone from the previous two films but again, I wasn’t very happy with how they’ve progressed. Perhaps the new Star Trek TV show will be more up my alley?

Justin Lin of the Fast & Furious franchise directed this one and Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Karl Urban all return with Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) most notably added to the cast. Star Trek Beyond will be in theaters July 22, 2016.

What do you think of the relaunched franchise? And were you a Star Trek fan before?

9 Responses to “This Is Sabotage: Star Trek Beyond’s First Trailer”

  1. Captain Z says:

    I also will not be seeing this movie. I really hate what JJ Abrams did to Star Trek. They might as well have been directed by Micheal F. Bay.

    Though I have no complaints about the casting, they did a good job there.

  2. Emmah Scholey says:

    Nu!Kirk is excellent in the movies and comics, he commands the respect of his crew and has grown a great deal since the first film. I’d suggest reading the IDW comics for anyone who wants to see the TOS episodes paralleled in the AOS verse and reading the prelude novels, when Jim was in the academy, for the same reason.

  3. I’m neutral at the moment. It’s a partially new creative team (and Damon Lindelof isn’t involved) which makes me able to separate it from the Into Darkness. I am happy to see that this movie actually is an adventure in space, which is what I’ve wanted from these movies since they announced the first one. And a mysterious planet which grounds all spaceships that come near it, stranding the crew until they figure it out is one of my favorite sci-fi mystery plots (blame the Buzz Lightyear cartoon, that was my favorite episode). I’m not sold on the tone, but that could just be the trailer. I’ll give it a shot.

  4. gscavezze says:

    I was out as soon as I saw the motorcycle. Really? A dirt bike? In Star Trek?

  5. Kerry says:

    There was something jarring about the use of “Sabotage” as the trailer’s music that pulled me out of the experience. I’m not a fan of ST, but I enjoyed the first JJ Abrams movie.

  6. drachel says:

    I’ve been enjoying the new films (first more than second) – I watched a fair bit of Trek when I was younger, but it was mostly Voyager (with the odd bit of DSN).

    I guess to me they feel more like book adaptations. Partly because I never really watched any of the original Kirk/Spock/etc., I was never expecting to see familiar characters up on the screen. Instead, it feels like a positive thing to see somebody making cool things using elements of the universe, even if it’s not faithful to the b̶o̶o̶k̶ show.

  7. Jim Cook says:

    Karl Urban as McCoy is just about the only thing NuTrek has done right. TOS Kirk was the youngest captain in Starfleet but he still had a gravitas about him. Pine’s Kirk is a punk. ST isn’t a good fit for the big screen especially when you’re trying to establish a new universe. The previous ST films had the advantage of decades of TV shows behind them. The characters and universe were well-established in the audience’s mind.