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IMAX Announces Space Week For October: Interstellar, Star Trek, Gravity & More

AMC and IMAX have partnered up for Space Week in October which sees various science-fiction movies back on the big screen including Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, Star Trek Beyond, Gravity and more. Find the full list below. The only the only problem is that Space Week is only happening at select theaters. …

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Review: Star Trek Beyond

Trekking Water

A Film Review of Star Trek Beyond

 

Star Trek Beyond is a film that unknowingly delivers a cautionary tale regarding branding and licensing.  Licensing has become such a lucrative business practice in the entertainment industry that it has practically lobotomized Hollywood from its former state of original stories for the silver screen.  Why originate when you can simply adapt?  As such, branding and the protection of the IP in question has become even more important as big studios are quick to deploy platoons of litigators to cease, desist and sue anyone and anything that may even remotely “harm” the brand even if it is out of love and for zero profit.  The Star Trek brand has undergone several evolutions since Gene Roddenberry brought it to television in 1966, but it has never deviated from the fundamentals that make it unique from other science fictions: making social commentary, relating it to the evolution of the species, expanding what it means to be human and of course, bringing as much actual science in function and theory to the fiction as possible.

Star Trek Beyond is the third film in a brand reorientation trilogy to hollow out its own warp core and replace it with cloned dilithium crystals that define the generic action/adventure blockbuster.  In other words, Star Trek ain’t Star Trek anymore, and it is all thanks to one J.J. Abrams who was originally tasked with readapting the brand back in 2009 and has been quoted on several occasions for considering his own ignorance of the brand as being a good thing.  “I remember appreciating it, but feeling like I didn’t get it.”  “I had no idea there had been 10 movies!”  “I didn’t want to become a student of Star Trek.”  “I was trying to make a movie, not trying to make a Trek movie.”  Fast forwarding to today, J.J. has jumped ship to Star Wars and fellow action/adventure line chef Justin Lin (of the Fast and Furious franchise) continues serving up late night specials emphasizing the brawn of action and spectacle over the brains of plot and meaning.

Only reviews, fan feedback and most importantly returns at the box office will determine whether the rebranding of Star Trek is “good” or not, but its transformation into derivative eye candy is clear.  Don’t get me wrong, the visual effects, set design, costumes and makeup showcase some of the best efforts from professionals in today’s industry, and it is enjoyable to see.  Unfortunately, there’s nothing to see Beyond the glimmer and nothing to think about Beyond the explosions.  In a summer of average blockbusters, Star Trek Beyond is an average action-adventure that finds a way to stumble into a loose plot about aliens wanting to kill humans (where have we seen that before?), there’s some nostalgic crew banter, lots of explosions, and then it’s over and back to routine for Kirk and co.

Action Style

Justin Lin knows how to pack in the action as everything plus the kitchen sink is present in this film.  Starship combat, laser gun battles, martial arts, vehicles chases.  Wow, it really is Fast and Furious in space!

5/6

Action Frame

Lin and cinematographer Stephen Windon find lots of neat ways to keep the frame moving at all times with plenty of dynamic angles to go around.  Sure, space gives great context with its Z-axis, but this is continuously demonstrated on planetary systems during expertly choreographed stunt work sequences.

5/5

Lead Performance

Chris Pine’s Kirk is featured more singularly than Zachary Quinto’s Spock this time around and while both do decent enough jobs portraying their individual characters, it is their chemistry as a duo that either fizzles out or never existed from the very first film.

3/6

Supporting Performance

Consummate comic relief in Simon Pegg’s Scotty is playful, Zoe Saldana’s Uhura is more of a prop, John Cho and Anton Yelchin’s Sulu and Chekov are effective sidekicks and Karl Urban’s Bones McCoy is the only one worthy of bringing a snide smile to your face.  BUT, yet another flat villain with a shoehorned back story that gets thrown in the audience’s faces during the 2 minute warning of the final act is yet another example of bad villains breaking movies.    

2/5

Music

Great use of original orchestrations of this new version of Star Trek in addition to the application of “classical” music.

5/6

Sound F/X

Equally great sound work on display for explosions, tech, weapons and spaceships.

4/5

“Moving” = 24/33

Digital F/X

Top marks here.  Visual effects are absolutely pristine and rival just about anything out of the Star Wars camp and they have Mickey Mouse money to pay for everything!

6/6

Special F/X

For as much digital reality that’s being thrown about, there also a ton of stunt work that’s on display.  This requires an extremely healthy amount of wire work and practical effects and both are integrated quite seamlessly.  

4/5

Costumes

I’ve still not been taken in by the bright colors and bland textures and functionality of the new Starfleet uniforms, but the alien designs somewhat make up for it.

4/6

Hair & Makeup

See above.  Sofia Boutella’s Jaylah character seems to serve one purpose and one purpose only: to show another way to present exotic, sexy, alien women without having to resort to cleavage.

3/5

Exteriors

From space to planetary-scapes, exterior locations are vast, well dressed and designed.

5/6

Interiors

Is it possible that any film can suffer from too much attention to detail regarding set design?  I haven’t found that to be the case yet.

4/5

“Picture” = 26/33

Hook

Captain Kirk is bored as a Captain in Starfleet?  I guess he wasn’t told all of his duties didn’t exclusively involve punching alien overlords in the face to save humanity.  I guess he needs another go to reinvigorate himself.

1/4

Conflict

Again, evil alien overlord wants to kill humanity.  Yawn.

1/4

Resolution

We know the good guys are going to win, but is it ever possible for them to do so while suffering some form of permanent loss?  No?  Ok.

2/4

Dialogue

Trek jargon?  Check.  Crew banter?  Check.  Bones McCoy?  Check.

5/6

Exposition

We really could have used some information on the primary antagonist much earlier in the film to give some depth to an “I’ll kill you all!” villain.  Throwing it in at the very end as a surprise twist is not satisfying, it’s trolling.

2/5

Character Uniqueness

By now, I would have expected our crew of the Enterprise to distinguish themselves from the originals beyond light remixes and Spock really came close in previous films only to revert to reliable first officer in Beyond.  Sulu kind of had a moment, but that apparently upset Mr. George Takei.  

3/6

Character Relatability

This is Karl Urban’s category as his character regularly calls out his fellow crewmen not just for the absurdity of their stances in certain situations, but also for what his own is called upon to do.  I still don’t connect with Kirk’s boredom, but he clearly needs a hobby.  Even Picard had Earl Grey, archeology, literature and his flute.

2/5

“Story” = 16/34

Overall MPS Rating:  66/100

This film has a lot to offer by placating to the average, unassuming viewer who isn’t looking for anything special, but will be upset by anything Beyond their attention span or general disposition.  Becoming something more generic increases one’s audience at the expense of intrigue, which brings us back to that cautionary tale.  Star Trek Beyond has affirmed that nothing is true in branding and everything is permitted in licensing so long as those old, rich, white studio executives keep collecting our cash with trivial efforts from con artists that can turn their heads with even the slightest promise of bigger dollar bills.  Star Trek has betrayed itself and it will take a “student” of the brand to transform it Beyond a space shoot ‘em up.

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond Final Trailer

Paramount released a new trailer for Star Trek Beyond.

Watch below.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin, produced by J.J. Abrams and starring John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba.

Synopsis: 

‘Star Trek Beyond,’ the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,’ the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond Enterprise Attack Clip

Watch the latest clips below for Star Trek Beyond including the “Enterprise Attack” clip.

Star Trek Beyond has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin, produced by J.J. Abrams and starring John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba.

Synopsis: 

‘Star Trek Beyond,’ the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,’ the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

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Star Trek Beyond Synopsis & New Images Released

With the release of Star Trek Beyond next week, Paramount has revealed the film’s synopsis and fifty high-res images.

Check out the details and pics below.

 

STAR TREK BEYOND

PARAMOUNT PICTURES and SKYDANCE Present

A BAD ROBOT / SNEAKY SHARK/ PERFECT STORM ENTERTAINMENT Production

“STAR TREK BEYOND”

 

Executive Producers: Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Tommy Harper

Produced by: J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, Justin Lin

Based Upon: “Star Trek” Created By Gene Roddenberry

Written by: Simon Pegg & Doug Jung

Directed by: Justin Lin

Cast: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba

Synopsis:

‘Star Trek Beyond,’ the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,’ the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Release: July 22, 2016

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George Takei Not Happy With Gay Sulu In Star Trek Beyond

If you haven’t heard, the PC police were in full force when the script for Star Trek Beyond was written.

Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin (and Paramount) decided to make Sulu homosexual, played by John Cho, which is said to be a “homage” to George Takei.

The only problem is that George Takei isn’t happy about it.

Takei, who came out as being gay in 2005, tells THR it’s “unfortunate” as it goes against original creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the character (Yes, Sulu is straight in the TV series).

“I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,” Takei told The Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.” 

The article also notes Takei “wasn’t overjoyed,” and that he “never asked for Sulu to be gay.” It’s actually said that George Takei prefers Sulu to stay straight, and that he told John Cho and the creators of Star Trek Beyond to create a new character instead, but they didn’t listen.

“I told [Jon Cho] ‘Be imaginative and create a character who has a history of being gay, rather than Sulu, who had been straight all this time, suddenly being revealed as being closeted,” Takei said.

Takei notes when he spoke about Justin Lin about it, he thought Lin was going to create a new gay character, but again, we obviously see they didn’t.

“I said, ‘This movie is going to be coming out on the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the 50th anniversary of paying tribute to Gene Roddenberry, the man whose vision it was carried us through half a century. Honor him and create a new character. I urged them. He left me feeling that that was going to happen,” Takei said.

It’s further noted that both Cho and Pegg sent Takei e-mails about the subject, with Cho being worried about promoting the movie. Takei says he still didn’t change his mind.

“I really tried to work with these people when at long last the issue of gay equality was going to be addressed,” Takei said. “I thought after that conversation with Justin that was going to happen. Months later, when I got that email from Simon Pegg, I was kind of confused. He thinks I’m a great guy? Wonderful. But what was the point of that letter? I interpreted that as my words having been heard.”

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release date.

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Stark Trek 50th Anniversary Comic-Con Plans Announced

STAR TREK™ CELEBRATES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD PRESENCE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2016

William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner Headline a 50th Anniversary Panel Moderated by New Series Executive Producer Bryan Fuller in Hall H on Saturday, July 23

50 Artists. 50 Years. Art Exhibit Makes Its Worldwide Debut

MAC Cosmetics Offers Sneak Peek and Presale of New Makeup Line Inspired by the Women of Star Trek

Plus, Five More Star Trek Panels and Loads of Merchandise Exclusively for Comic-Con Available Throughout the Convention

 

NEW YORK – July 5, 2016 – Star Trek invites fans to celebrate the iconic franchise’s 50th anniversary at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego with a lineup of panels, events, activations and merchandise exclusives from July 21-24.

Fans will be able to truly immerse themselves in a full weekend of Star Trek events and activities at the world-famous convention, including six panels, the first showing of the 50 Artists. 50 Years. art exhibit, a first look at MAC’s new Star Trek makeup collection, and exclusive merchandise. Also, fans can join the conversation and celebration on social media using the hashtag #StarTrek50.

FEATURED PANEL PRESENTED BY CBS

“Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years”

In the centerpiece of the weekend, Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years will take over Hall H on Saturday, July 23 (2p.m. – 3p.m.), when the legendary William Shatner (Star Trek) and Star Trek alumni Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise), Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation) take the stage to reflect on 50 years of Star Trek and its indelible mark on our world, as well as what’s to come as the franchise gets ready to boldly return to the small screen. The conversation will be moderated by Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the new Star Trek television series coming to CBS All Access, following its network premiere in January 2017.

50 Artists. 50 Years. Art Exhibit

San Diego Comic-Con marks the worldwide debut of the art exhibit 50 Artists. 50 Years. at Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego’s Gaslamp District (363 Fifth Ave #102, San Diego, CA 92101).

Created to commemorate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, 50 Artists. 50 Years. features Star Trek-inspired works by 50 artists from around the globe, including the last piece created by Leonard Nimoy, a renowned photographer in his own right. The exhibit will include original 2D and 3D pieces by the artists, who selected a variety of mediums — illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics and more — to express their love of the franchise and the inspiration gained from it.

Fans are invited to tour the art exhibit Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23 from 11a.m. – 8p.m. and Sunday, July 24 from 10a.m. – 5p.m. The exhibit is free and does not require tickets. Special signings by participating artists will occur throughout the weekend. For a full schedule, please visit StarTrek.com

MAC Cosmetics

MAC and Star Trek have joined forces to deliver fans exclusive early access to the cosmic new makeup collaboration inspired by the women of Star Trek. Fans can jump aboard the transporter, located in Children’s Park across from the Convention Center, to explore strange new worlds for photo ops and to shop the 25-piece collection, ranging from lipstick to nail polish to eye shadows, six weeks early in a futuristic and unique immersive experience.

Star Trek Panels and Merchandise

In addition to Saturday’s Hall H panel, fans will find much more Star Trek programming and exclusive merchandise in the convention center including:

Panels

TREK TALKS: SCIENCE, SMITHSONIAN AND STAR TREK

Friday, July 22, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. (Room 5AB)

From the cutting-edge labs of the Smithsonian Institution to the front-lines of the digital economy, the promises made in Star Trek are coming true. This panel gives a glimpse at real Trek technology: the tricorder that may change medicine; laser weapon technology; and an actual tractor beam. And fans will get a preview of the original Starship Enterprise, fully restored after 50 years and the centerpiece of the National Air & Space Museum. This panel will be supplemented by exclusive preview clips from Smithsonian Channel’s two-hour special “Building Star Trek,” which will air later this year. Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, moderates a discussion with Dr. Sonny Kohli, Team Leader of Cloud DX, a finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE®; David Grier, Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University, who is developing a real-life Tractor Beam; Dr. Rob Afzal, Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow Laser Sensor and Systems Harnessing the Power of Lasers; and Elizabeth Trojian, Executive Producer of Smithsonian Channel’s “Building Star Trek.”

STAR TREK: THE RODDENBERRY VAULT

Saturday, July 23, 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. (Room 5AB)

On September 8, 1966, a new television series premiered with a basic mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little did anyone expect Star Trek would become one of the most adored and influential entertainment icons of the last half century. Star Trek documentarian Roger Lay, Jr.; Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry; CBS’s Phil Bishop; and Star Trek alumni Mike and Denise Okuda will reveal never-before-seen clips and photos from some of Star Trek’s most beloved episodes.

TREK TALKS: STAR TREK & NASA BOLDLY GO

Saturday, July 23, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. (Room 5AB)

Star Trek has influenced many of us to fall in love with the infinite possibilities of space exploration. The various television series and films have also made an indelible impact to NASA. NASA scientists, engineers and astronauts often cite Star Trek as inspiring them to pursue careers in their fields. (Nichelle Nichols even helped NASA recruit astronauts in the 1980s.) How does NASA’s vision of the future mimic the world of Star Trek and where does it differ? What technologies in the Star Trek world have paved the way for real technologies being developed by NASA? Robert Picardo, who portrayed The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, will moderate a panel which includes Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, NASA Johnson Space Center; Amber Staughn, Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Bobak Ferdowsi, Flight Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Jay Falker, Early Stage Portfolio Executive, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters.

STAR TREK THE OFFICIAL STARSHIPS COLLECTION: DESIGNING AND FILMING STARSHIPS

Saturday, July 23, 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. (Room 28 D/E)

Star Trek concept designer Rick Sternbach and Visual Effects Producer Dan Curry discuss exactly what it takes to take a Starship from the page to the screen and how the process has changed since Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987 with the introduction of CG. The panel will be moderated by Eaglemoss’s Ben Robinson and everyone who attends will receive a free model Starship from Eaglemoss’s collection.

STAR TREK: FIVE DECADES OF COMICS

Friday, July 22, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m. (Room 8)

A celebration of all the 4-color Star Trek worlds, featuring a look at all past iterations and a chat with many who’ve chronicled the Enterprise crews’ comic-book adventures, including Len Wein, Scott Tipton, Mike Johnson, John Van Citters and JK Woodward. Moderated by Star Trek editor/supreme commander Sarah Gaydos.

Exclusive Merchandise

Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from, including the debut of a Mega Blok mini-Enterprise in red, yellow and blue. The mini-Enterprises will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show. Locations and times of the giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek).

CBS will distribute free limited edition collector’s lapel pins featuring the new logo for the CBS All Access Star Trek series coming in 2017. The pins will be available while supplies last at the MAC activation located in Children’s Park across from the Convention Center, at the 50 Artists. 50 Years. art exhibit at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts gallery and at the QMX booth (Booth #4145).

Top exclusives and signings available onsite include:

ANOVOS (Booth #3849)

ANOVOS will feature its latest Star Trek Beyond items, including the Tunic, Dress, Survival Jacket and the Hand Phaser prototypes on display. Additional Star Trek items will also be available, with an SDCC special that gives fans 15% off purchases at the booth (includes take-home items available at the booth and items available on the ANOVOS website).

DK Publishing (Booth #1028)

DK Publishing will feature The Star Trek Book with author signings and a free poster giveaway. Author Paul Ruditis will be signing at the following days/times: Friday, July 22: 10a.m. – 11a.m.; Saturday, July 23: 4p.m. – 5p.m.; and Sunday, July 24: 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Diamond Select Toys (Booth #2607)

Diamond Select is showcasing several new Star Trek collectibles, including the Star Trek: The Next Generation Electronic Phaser, a Star Trek Movie U.S.S. Reliant Electronic Starship, Star Trek: The Original Series Romulan Bird-of-Prey Electronic Starship, Star Trek Select Movie Khan Action Figure, and Star Trek Select Borg Action Figure. They will also offer an exclusive Star Trek: The Original Series 50th Anniversary Gold U.S.S. Enterprise Starship.

Eaglemoss (Booth #1504)

A huge selection from the Starships Collection, including a new Mirror Universe variant of the NX-01, will be on display at their booth. They will be hosting sweepstakes throughout the convention, with a drawing for Star Trek product on Day 1 (Thursday). A grand prize drawing for The Official Starships Collection will be held after Comic-Con ends. Attendees can enter the various sweepstakes by visiting booth #1504 and scanning their badges.

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

Entertainment Earth will offer a number of convention exclusives, including Star Trek: The Original Series Amok Time Kirk vs. Spock Bobble Heads with sound, a Star Trek: The Original Series 24K Gold Plated Enterprise Monitor Mate and “The Big Bang Theory” characters in Star Trek: The Original Series uniforms. The 3¾-inch figures of Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj, Amy, and Bernadette come equipped with their very own communicator, phaser and tricorder accessories. Leonard comes in the Captain uniform. The announcement of their final exclusive (with regard to the Bif Bang Pow! Pin MateTM wooden figure line) will be forthcoming.

Hallmark (Booth #2913-K)

Hallmark is offering a convention exclusive Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Starship Keepsake Ornament at their booth. The 2016 Star Trek Keepsake Ornament collection and the Star Trek itty bittys® Collector Set will be available at Nerd HQ in the Children’s Museum. They will have an itty bitty exclusive button giveaway at Nerd HQ, as well as unveil the new Star Trek Squeely.

Her Universe (Booth #1317)

Her Universe will offer an exclusive Star Trek t-shirt. The 3rd annual Her Universe Fashion Show and design competition with Hot Topic is back at San Diego Comic-Con and will take place July 21 from 6p.m. – 8.pm.

Icon Heroes (Booth #3345)

Icon Heroes will offer limited edition Mirror Kirk and Mirror Spock statue paperweights, limited to 1,000 pieces each, alongside their Star Trek: The Original Series Kirk and Spock paperweights that are on display.

IDW Publishing (Booth #2743)

IDW will feature the trade paperback of “Manifest Destiny,” plus selections from their entire Star Trek line.

Light Speed Fine Art (Booth #3945)

Light Speed Fine Art will be releasing 50 new pieces of art that memorialize 50 years of Star Trek. Star Trek talent William Shatner, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn will be available for photo opportunities.

Mattel (Booth #3029)

Mattel’s booth will feature a special Star Trek Kubros Spock from Mega Bloks for fan photo ops. They will also offer an SDCC Barbie® Star Trek™ 50th Anniversary Doll Orion Vina Doll and an SDCC exclusive Hot Wheels® Star Trek: ’64 Buick Riviera & Spock 1:64 Figure.

NECA (Booth #3145)

NECA is offering their 2016 convention exclusives for sale, including limited edition Action Figures and HeroClix, and will be displaying several Star Trek products including the Klingon Bat’leth foam prop replica, the Star Trek: Attack Wing Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure, Star Trek: Frontiers Board Game, and more of their upcoming Star Trek: Attack Wing Expansion Packs.

Official Star Trek Shop (Booth #121)

The Official Star Trek Shop will offer an array of the latest Star Trek products to fans.

QMx (Booth #4145)

QMX is featuring a range of Star Trek products for sale at Comic-con, many for the first time, including a 50th anniversary magnetic badge, U.S.S. Enterprise bandana, and Kirk and Spock 1:6 scale articulated figures. They will also offer several exclusives, including a 50th anniversary lapel pin and the Starfleet Academy Challenge Coin.

Rubies (Booth #3649)

Rubies will feature an array of Star Trek costumes and accessories, including Deluxe Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes, a phaser weapon, and Spock ears.

Simon & Schuster (Booth #1127)

Simon & Schuster will have the latest releases available for purchases: TOS: Legacies: Captain to Captain, TOS Legacies: Best Defense, and TOS: Elusive Salvation, along with the hilarious TNG: Warped!: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season. Thrilling novels, such as TOS: The Latter Fire, TNG: Armageddon’s Arrow, and TOS: Child of Two Worlds, will be available as promotional giveaways throughout the convention.

ThinkGeek (Booth #3349)

An exclusive Star Trek Timmy Button will be given out every day with a password that fans can find by following @ThinkGeek. There will be a total of five different buttons, one style a day. The Wand Company will be demoing the new Star Trek: The Original Series Communicator Bluetooth Handset ($150) and will have the Star Trek: Phaser Remote Replica Universal Remote Control available for purchase ($150). RockLove’s Star Trek Sterling Starfleet Trillion necklace will also be available at the ThinkGeek both. The necklace celebrates 50 years of the iconic Starfleet insignia silhouette and features a 7mm trillion-cut cubic zirconia gemstone. Mezco’s 1/12 scale, detailed sculpt of Commander Spock in an exclusive redress from the Mirror Universe is available for $80.

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Titan Publishing will have 100 copies of a limited-edition Comic-Con exclusive of Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years. available for $60, as well as the regular edition available for $40. They will also have The Autobiography of James T. Kirk in paperback. Titan Merchandise will debut their 4.5” TITANS vinyl Enterprise and a Comic-Con exclusive twin pack of their 3” TITANS Star Trek vinyls – the Kirk & Spock Amok Time Edition – from their upcoming Star Trek TITANS vinyl collection.

USAopoly (Booth #1017)

USAopoly will have RISK®: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition and Star Trek Panic® available for purchase in their booth. FunEdibles, the new line of tasty collectible vinyl figures, will be revealed — including its Star Trek characters Captain Cup Kirk, Spock Tart, and Gorn Bread Muffin. Fans will have the chance to take a photo with a life size Spock Tart FunEdible figure by following the #funedibles on social media to find out where he will be.

Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek series debuted on September 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons — a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. Launching the careers of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, the series also broke new ground in storytelling and cultural mores, providing a progressive look at topics including race relations, global politics, the environment, and more. It spawned five more television series and 13 feature films, spanning the course of half a century.

A new Star Trek television series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in January 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available in the United States exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg & Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond Character Spots

Watch four character spots below for Star Trek Beyond including Kirk, Bones, Sulu and newcomer Jaylah.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

Synopsis:

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

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Watch: Karl Urban Star Trek Beyond Clip

Watch a new clip below for Star Trek Beyond featuring Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

Synopsis:

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

Star Trek Beyond: Exclusive Clip

Bones’ logic cannot be denied. Watch an exclusive new clip from Star Trek Beyond, in theaters July 22nd http://bit.ly/STBtix

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond Trailer Featuring Rihanna

 

Watch a new trailer for Star Trek Beyond which also features the music of Rihanna.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

Synopsis:

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

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Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin Dies In Freak Accident

It’s learned that 27-year-old Star Trek actor, Anton Yelchin, has died in what is described as a freak accident.

TMZ reports Yelchin, known for playing Chekov, was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his own car.

It’s unclear exactly what happened but apparently Yelchin’s friends went looking for him after he didn’t show up for a rehearsal. They went to his home around 1am and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar, which was attached to a security gate.

Law enforcement officials told TMZ that Yelchin’s car was still running when his body was discovered, and that the car was in neutral. It’s noted the driveway was on a fairly steep incline, and it’s unclear why he got out of the car.

It’s further noted foul play has been ruled out.

Anton Yelchin will be featured in Star Trek Beyond, which is out July 22nd.

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New Star Trek Beyond Jaylah Poster & Spot

Check out a new poster for Jaylah, played by Sofia Boutella, in Star Trek Beyond.

You can also watch the latest spot below.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

Synopsis:

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

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Watch: Star Trek Beyond Costumes and Props

Watch a cool video below from the Tested YouTube channel which gives an up-close look at the costumes and props from Star Trek Beyond.

Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, is in the video along with Norm Chen and members of the Star Trek Beyond cast including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

Synopsis:

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

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29 New Star Trek Beyond Images

In addition to the new character posters, check out 29 new Star Trek Beyond images below.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

Synopsis:

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

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Star Trek Beyond Character Posters

Check out a new batch of Star Trek Beyond character posters below.

Updated: with posters for Chris Pine and Idris Elba below.

“Star Trek Beyond” has a July 22, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba. 

Synopsis:

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. 

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