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27Apr/17

Review: STAR TREK BEYOND

A surprise attack in deep space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who controls a massive swarm of drone ships and derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that's aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the rest of the crew must team up with a fierce warrior (Sofia Boutella) to battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet.

> When Kirk and crew first enter Yorktown's reception area, an announcement can be heard over the intercom referring to a starship with registry number NCC-2893 just arriving. This is a reference to the USS Stargazer (NCC-2893), the first ship that Captain Jean-Luc Picard commanded on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION.

> Simon Pegg identified the space station as "Starbase Yorktown" in early interviews. "Yorktown" was the original name of the starship in Gene Roddenberry's early script treatments for the original STAR TREK, before this was changed to "Enterprise".

> Simon Pegg revealed in a press conference that the character Jaylah, was inspired by Jennifer Lawrence in the film WINTER’S BONE. "We were trying to create this very independent character. But we didn't have a name for it," Pegg said. "So we just called it 'Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone.'" "That's a long name," the writer and actor joked. "So it started getting tiring always saying, well Jennifer-Lawrence-In-Winter's-Bone is fighting here. So then we started calling her J-Law. And then she became Jaylah."

> J.J. Abrams declined to return to direct the third film because of his directorial obligations on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Abrams stayed on as a producer for the third film while screenwriter Roberto Orci - one of the writers for the first two installments of the newly rebooted franchise - was initially chosen to direct the third installment which later on changed to Justin Lin.

> The Enterprise is on the 966th day of its five-year mission. 966 plays homage to when STAR TREK first aired, September 1966.

> The USELESS KNOWLEDGE portion of this review was provided by IMDB.

J Bryant

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