In honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek's premiere on NBC, Star Trek Beyond is being released into theaters, telling a new tale of heroism and excitement during the voyages of the USS Enterprise. This latest threat, lead by Idris Elba's Krall, has already been seen as devastating the iconic Federation starship. But the actual instrument of this destruction has been shown a little more clearly in this new TV spot, and it looks pretty intimidating.
Paramount Pictures dropped this new look at Star Trek Beyond through their official YouTube channel, and already there are some big questions that need to be answered. Namely, how did Krall get a spaceship that looks like it's made up of a swarm of smaller, interconnected ships, and what is this rescue mission that Captain Kirk and his team are being sent on? While the first question isn't easy to answer at this moment, we have a feeling that the second answer involves a trap set to attract Kirk and his crew into danger.
Yet while both previous Star Trek films have presented an Enterprise that seems like a pretty equal threat to anyone that comes their way, Star Trek Beyond brings the new timeline to a point that every crew has faced: an adventure without a ship to go home to. Honestly, it's been so long since a crew in a Star Trek movie has had to face the destruction of their ship, that the time honored concept seems like a breath of fresh air with this new timeline of events. Of course, seeing as there are tons of Federation crew members stranded as part of Krall's unknown plan, it doesn't look like the Enterprise is the first ship to have been decimated by his ship.
Adversity is something James Kirk and his crew have faced time and time again, so if they could escape Nero and Khan before him, it's only a matter of time before Krall joins the ranks of the vanquished. The outcome is not what's in question, but rather the strategy that Kirk and company will use to outsmart the forces of evil. We'll see it all when Star Trek Beyond goes into the depths of space in the name of adventure on July 22nd.
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