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Simon Pegg shares new Star Trek Beyond story details

04.22.2016

Star Trek Beyond Justin Lin Zoe Saldana Simon Pegg Karl Urban Banner

Not much is known about the plot of STAR TREK BEYOND, however star and co-writer Simon Pegg revealed some new info about the upcoming film during an interview with Empire.

The STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS sequel takes place two years into the Enterprise's five-year mission, and Pegg says, "They’ve come to rest at a Federation outpost, a sort of diplomatic hub." But their downtime doesn't last for long, thanks to Idris Elba's Krall, who doesn't share the same ideals as the Federation.

Pegg went on to say “What’s the point of it all?” is the question that drives Captain Kirk and his crew in the third installment of the rebooted franchise before adding, “We’re gathering a great community within the galaxy, but to what end? What does it all mean?”

Empire also spoke with Justin Lin, and the director says he "felt like it was important to really deconstruct the idea of Star Trek, the idea of the Federation and why it’s special," since this year marks the 50th anniversary of the original television series. Lin then said they'll "really be poking at a lot of different things" with the new Star Trek movie.

Like Pegg, I also wasn't that impressed with the first trailer, but as a big Star Trek fan I can't wait to see what BEYOND has in store for us.

STAR TREK BEYOND will be in theaters on July 22, 2016.

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Source: Empire

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4:43PM on 04/24/2016
Pegg went on to say Whats the point of it all? That's funny. When there are space machines shredding your starship apart, I doubt it really matters.
Pegg went on to say Whats the point of it all? That's funny. When there are space machines shredding your starship apart, I doubt it really matters.
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2:01PM on 04/22/2016

why?

i just hope they learned their lesion with into darkness.and i see why people are worried,the first trailer for beyond looks like nothing more than a straight up balls to the wall action movie and I'm sure someone will argue that's star trek but its not.sure action was always an element but that was just one of the many many layers that makes up the fabric of star trek.
i just hope they learned their lesion with into darkness.and i see why people are worried,the first trailer for beyond looks like nothing more than a straight up balls to the wall action movie and I'm sure someone will argue that's star trek but its not.sure action was always an element but that was just one of the many many layers that makes up the fabric of star trek.
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10:07AM on 04/22/2016
Pegg reports that the Enterprise crew wonders "What's the point?" in Star Trek Beyond. He also states that the plot deconstructs Star Trek's five-decade, iconic mythos. Well, I hope that Pegg, Lin, Paramount, and crew have not fucked-up. May the soundtrack and first trailer be the only things that they "sabotaged".
We sci-fi genre fans already have Dawn of Justice and Civil War deconstructing our favorite stories this year. I do not want 2016 to be the year of killjoy cynicism at the box
Pegg reports that the Enterprise crew wonders "What's the point?" in Star Trek Beyond. He also states that the plot deconstructs Star Trek's five-decade, iconic mythos. Well, I hope that Pegg, Lin, Paramount, and crew have not fucked-up. May the soundtrack and first trailer be the only things that they "sabotaged".
We sci-fi genre fans already have Dawn of Justice and Civil War deconstructing our favorite stories this year. I do not want 2016 to be the year of killjoy cynicism at the box office. Science fiction and superheroic stories are beloved, in large part, because they inspire, show possibilities, and allow momentary escape. Sometimes, a person does not need fictional conventions and "reality" undercut. Sometimes, nerds don't need to be mocked. Sometimes, it is okay to have legendary heroes being heroes and to have possibilities optimistically presented. I would even say that such art serves a necessary cultural purpose.

I hope that Star Trek Beyond is smarter than its first trailer. I hope that Pegg delivers another FUN examination of a sub-genre such as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. But, I do not hope that audiences leave Star Trek Beyond feeling that they must boldly go into a life that seems like the undiscovered country of death. Past chapters have shown that, even if you go into the undiscovered country or into darkness, you do not need to stay in an "all-is-lost" moment for the rest of your story.
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11:35AM on 04/22/2016
All excellent points that you made. But I can't help but think you might be overthinking the statements regarding deconstructing the mythos and examining "what's the point".

Keep in mind, with this rebooted Star Trek universe, they've never really shown us the actual concept of Star Trek, searching out new life and new civilizations. The first was moreso establishing the new world order of Star Trek, the second dealt more about preventing the Federation from becoming a military operation,
All excellent points that you made. But I can't help but think you might be overthinking the statements regarding deconstructing the mythos and examining "what's the point".

Keep in mind, with this rebooted Star Trek universe, they've never really shown us the actual concept of Star Trek, searching out new life and new civilizations. The first was moreso establishing the new world order of Star Trek, the second dealt more about preventing the Federation from becoming a military operation, and the third looks to really show us the Enterprise searching out new life/civilizations.

I gather from the statements, and what could be gleaned from the trailer, that the villains purpose stems more from the Federation not really living up to it's credo and Elba's villain will essentially be calling out the Federation for it by trying to destroy it (or at least attack it). Which will force our heroes to examine "what does the Federation stand for? What is the point of reaching out to these civilizations if we're not going to help everyone". IF that's the concept, then I think it could make for a great Star Trek story that is very reminiscent of our current times where global aid seems to bottle neck with the bureaucrats discussing the problems moreso then dealing with the problems.
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