The highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise returns with director Justin Lin at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In Star Trek 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.
Special Features (available on Blu-ray only – DVD has no extras):
- Deleted Scenes
- Beyond the Darkness
- Enterprise Takedown
- Divided and Conquered
- A Warped Sense of Revenge
- Trekking in the Desert
- Exploring Strange New Worlds
- New Life, New Civilizations
- To Live Long and Prosper
- For Leonard and Anton
- Gag Reel
“Star Trek Beyond” feels like an episode from the original “Star Trek” television series – except with better special effects. What is most enjoyable about this film is just how recognisable the characters are right down to the mannerisms and clichés they are all so well known for from the original series and finally the chemistry between them all is familiar. Karl Urban’s Doctor McCoy is especially notable with his portrayal of Doctor McCoy, you could almost mistake him for DeForest Kelley from the original TV series.
Unfortunately this is the last appearance by the late Anton Yelchin as Chekov after his untimely death. There is also a heartfelt acknowledgement of the passing of Leonard Nimoy honouring his contribution to the series.
Right from the get-go we are given winks at some of the old series clichés as Kirk gets his shirt ripped in an alien encounter gone wrong, and McCoy is able to add a few more things to his “I’m a doctor, not a [insert thing here]” checklist. Avid Star Trek fans will find plenty of easter eggs throughout the film that pay homage to not just the original series but TNG as well.
The visuals are stunning, I would say the best in any Star Trek movie to date. There are some incredible looking scenes that make picking up the Blu-Ray worthwhile.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!