"We've got no ship. No crew. How are we going to get out of this world?"
"We will find hope in the impossible."
In preparation for it's big screen debut before Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens next weekend, Paramount has released the first Star Trek Beyond trailer to the masses and HOLY CRAP! It's a wild ride! The movie has been shrouded in secrecy (as per usual) with J.J. Abrams no longer directing (thanks this little gig he picked up doing Star Wars) and only on as a producer for the new Star Trek film while Justin Lin directs. What we do see in the trailer, however, confirms earlier rumors and plot theories that we are going away from earth and battle ships and into an known land and encountering new alien species!
What We Saw
The trailer begins with the destruction of our beloved ship, the Enterprise! Captain Kirk tells us that the Enterprise is REALLY gone, the crew is all separated, and he is absolutely clueless how to get everyone off of this strange planet they've landed on alive. From there we learn that Kirk and his crew are not so welcome in this new planet as Spock and Bones are cornered by enemy ships, until Spock beams our leaving Bones alone, which he comments and we agree is typical of our beloved Spock.
Not soon after we get our first look at Iris Elba as the film's unnamed big bad as he taunts "This is where the frontier pushes back." Hmmmmmm....
Ugh, that face though.
Separated from his crew, Kirk is left to rely on what looks like one of the planet's local ladies played by Lydia Wilson (also unnamed) to find his crew, get on a ship, and stop whatever scheme Iris' villain is cooking up.
We know that it can't be good, because we get this clip of Zoe Saldana's Uhura screaming for her life with the big bad creeping on her in the background.
So what does this all mean for team enterprise? New world's, new alien species, and new big bad trying to defeat the protectors of that vast and mysterious realms of space, and a new ship (preferably a rebuilt Enterprise please!)!
NBD, Captain Kirk's got this.