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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Country: USA

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Taglines: Fifty year. One legacy.

Director: Roberto Orci, Justin Lin

Writers: John D. Payne, Gene Roddenberry, Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, ...

Stars: Zoe Saldana, Sofia Boutella, Chris Pine, Idris Elba, ...

After docking at Starbase Yorktown, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, ventures into new dangerous uncharted territory. There, the Enterprise is destroyed by a new ruthless enemy with a deep hatred of the Federation, and strands Kirk and his crew on a remote planet with no means of communication. Kirk must then work with the elements to reunite his crew and get back to save Starbase Yorktown from this dangerous menace.
In an interview, screenwriter Roberto Orci stated that Star Trek 3 would be more original and wanted it to stay in the classic Trek world.
J.J. Abrams declined to return to direct the third film to focus on directing Star Wars: Episode VII (2015). Screenwriter Roberto Orci was rumored to direct the film.
Expected to tie in with the franchise's 50th anniversary
Justin Lin took the directing job of the third film by beating out Edgar Wright, Rupert Wyatt, Morten Tyldum, Daniel Espinosa and Duncan Jones.
With the death of Leonard Nimoy, the script will have to be reworked without Spock, so whether William Shatner will still be involved is as yet to be determined.
Originally, J.J. Abrams was going to direct but dropped out to direct Star Wars. He was replaced by Roberto Orci, who later dropped out as-well. However, Orci and Abrams are both still involved in the project.
Justin Lin's first Sci-Fi directorial movie.
There are rumors that Benedict Cumberbatch will reprise his role as Khan Noonien Singh.
Roberto Orci stepped down as director on December 4, 2014.
Claudio Miranda was hired as cinematographer by Roberto Orci when he was scheduled to direct, but left the production after Orci stepped down, and was replaced by Stephen F. Windon.
Simon Pegg revealed on The Graham Norton Show (2007) that he was involved in the writing process for this movie and on 19 May 2015 on his website he referred to the title as "Star Trek Beyond".
J.J. Abrams declined to return to direct the third film because of his directorial obligations on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Abrams though will stay on as a producer for the third film though while screenwriter Roberto Orci who was
With the death of Leonard Nimoy, the script will have to be reworked without Spock. Whether William Shatner will involved has yet to be determined.
Simon Pegg revealed on The Graham Norton Show (2007) that he was involved in the writing process for this movie, and on May 19, 2015, on his website, he referred to the title as "Star Trek Beyond."
Claudio Miranda was hired as cinematographer by Roberto Orci when he was scheduled to direct but left the production after Orci stepped down and was replaced by Stephen F. Windon.
The first Star Trek film ever to be shot primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia and not in Hollywood. All existing sets, including those of the USS Enterprise, will be rebuilt from scratch in a large studio in Vancouver. The move will save the productio
The first Star Trek film ever to be shot primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia and not in Hollywood. All existing sets, including those of the USS Enterprise, will be rebuilt from scratch in a large studio in Vancouver.
According to Zachary Quinto, while he greatly enjoys the character of Spock, he has made mention that he is ready to move on from the role and venture into other projects. He has stated though that he fully plans to finish out his contractual obligations
A renegotiation of contracts has meant a larger pay deal for the returning actors, while also writing in the option of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto returning for a fourth film.
Simon Pegg revealed on The Graham Norton Show (2007) that he was involved in the writing process for this movie, and on May 19, 2015, on his website, he referred to the title as "Star Trek Beyond".
With the death of Leonard Nimoy, the script will have to be reworked without Spock Prime. It was never confirmed that Nimoy was intended to have a part in the film. Whether William Shatner will involved has yet to be determined.
In August 2014, this was announced that Paramount Pictures has pushed back the film's release in time for the 50th anniversary celebration of the late Gene Roddenberry's original series.
In an interview, screenwriter Roberto Orci stated that Star Trek 3 would be more original and wanted the film to stay in the classic Trek world.
With the death of Leonard Nimoy, the script will have to be reworked without Spock Prime. This was never confirmed that Nimoy was intended to have a role in the film. Whether William Shatner will be involved has yet to be determined.
The first official Star Trek feature not shot on 35mm film.
This film takes place two and a half years after Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
The 13th feature film in the Star Trek franchise.
The first production, since the original Star Trek (1966) series, where a bulk of the filming was shot outside of California, in fact off the Paramount Studios lot.
On December 23, 2014, Paramount Pictures announced that the film was to be released on July 8, 2016. On September 17, 2015, Paramount Pictures has pushed back the film's release date to July 22, 2016.
When J.J. Abrams dropped out of the director's position, Joe Cornish, Jon M. Chu and Brad Bird were considered to direct when the project was in early development.
The film's teaser trailer was released on December 14, 2015.
The first Star Trek film to be directed by a Taiwanese director.
This is the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise.
William Shatner confirmed that he will not be making nor asked to make a cameo appearance in the film to mark the 50th anniversary of the original series.
Idris Elba is the third actor from the Thor film series to remain in the rebooted Star Trek series. Chris Hemsworth played George Kirk in the remake Star Trek (2009) and Joseph Gatt plays the Humanoid Starfleet Science Officer 0718 on the bridge. In the T
J.J. Abrams declined to return to direct the third film because of his directorial obligations on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015). Abrams will stay on as a producer for the third film while screenwriter Roberto Orci - one of the writers
The first film written by Simon Pegg other that a comedy film.
"Sabotage" by Beastie Boys was the song used in the Star Trek (2009) remake when a young James Tiberius Kirk steals his stepfather's classic convertible. After cranking up the song on the radio, he switches off his stepfather's voice shouting at him, acce
The first film written by Simon Pegg other than a comedy film.
Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella are the only cast members who are also in the hip hop music business.
The film's theatrical trailer was released on May 20, 2016.
In an interview, Karl Urban stated that he almost did not return to the role of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy. What convinced him to stay was a discussion with director Justin Lin.
Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) tragically passed away almost a month prior to the film's release.
Anton Yelchin's final Star Trek film before his death in June 2016. However, this will not be his final film role. His other films We Don't Belong Here (2016), Porto (2016), Thoroughbred (2017) and Rememory will be released posthumously as well.
Idris Elba is the third actor from the Thor film series to remain in the rebooted Star Trek series. Chris Hemsworth played George Kirk in the Star Trek (2009) remake and Joseph Gatt plays the Humanoid Starfleet Science Officer 0718 on the bridge. In the T
The song "Sabotage" by the hip hop group Beastie Boys was also heard in the Star Trek (2009) remake, played on a car stereo by young James T. Kirk.
Idris Elba (Krall) and Sofia Boutella (Jaylah) are the only cast members who are also in the hip hop music business.
Anton Yelchin's final Star Trek film after his death in June 2016. However, this will not be his final film role. His other films We Don't Belong Here (2016), Porto (2016), Thoroughbred (2017) and Rememory will be released posthumously as well.
The film's second theatrical trailer was released on June 27, 2016.
William Shatner was speculated to make a cameo in the film as the original Captain Kirk, although he died in Star Trek: Generations (1994), but confirmed that he is not appearing in the film. In the original timeline, Captain Kirk died 16 years before the
J.J. Abrams declined to return to direct the third film because of his directorial obligations on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Abrams will stay on as a producer for the third film while screenwriter Roberto Orci - one of the writers for the first
According to Zachary Quinto, while he greatly enjoys the character Spock, he has made mention that he is ready to move on from the role and venture into other projects. He has stated though that he fully plans to finish out his contractual obligations in
Anton Yelchin's final Star Trek film after his death on June 19, 2016. However, this will not be his final film role. His other films We Don't Belong Here (2016), Porto (2016), Thoroughbred (2017) and Rememory will be released posthumously as well.
This will be the second time that Star Trek and Star Wars have released movies in the same year, alongside the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). The first time this happened was in 2002, with the releases of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Sta
With the release of this film, all three "main villains" in the rebooted Star Trek series will have been played by an actor who has also portrayed a Marvel superhero on film. Eric Bana from the Star Trek (2009) remake had previously portrayed Dr. Bruce Ba
The script by original director Roberto Orci was said to bring William Shatner back into the Star Trek universe to reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk. The script was said to reunite him and Leonard Nimoy on screen but William Shatner had to accept
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 (1966) series, before this was changed to "Enterp
Writer Simon Pegg and director=nm0510912] made the decision of making Sulu gay as a nod to original actor George Takei, who has since become a prominent LGBT rights activist. George Takei however, has since stated his disagreement with this decision as th
The limited edition poster which features Kirk, Spock and Jaylah is an homage to the Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) poster with Kirk, Spock and Ilia.
In a July 7, 2016, interview in Australia's Herald Sun newspaper, John Cho said that in this third movie in the rebooted Star Trek series, his character, Hikaru Sulu, is revealed to be gay and raising a daughter with his husband. Cho told the Herald Sun's
The first Star Trek film to be directed by a director who was born after the year the original Star Trek (1966) series aired. J.J. Abrams was born a few months after the first episode aired on television, while Justin Lin was born four years after the ser
The film's original theatrical trailer was released on May 20, 2016.
Reunites director Justin Lin with actor John Cho, who first worked together on Shopping for Fangs (1997).
After production on the film was completed and a month before the film's release, Anton Yelchin died in a freak car accident. During the ending credits, there is a dedication caption which reads, "For Anton."
The reference about the USS Franklin coming to be on the planet by "some green space hand" is a reference to the episode Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais? (1967).
The toast Kirk makes to absent friends at the very end is immediately followed by a shot on Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away on June 19, 2016.
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 (1966) series, before this was changed to "Enterprise".
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 (1987).
Simon Pegg revealed in a press conference that the character Jaylah, was inspired by Jennifer Lawrence in the film Winter's Bone (2010). "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."
Alice Eve does not return as Dr. Carol Marcus. During this film, she is not mentioned and her absence is unexplained. In the ending of the previous film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Carol became a member of the Enterprise crew and joined them on their five-year mission.
A montage of images of the Enterprise traveling the galaxy plays over the closing credits; among these is a brief glimpse of the "giant green space hand" previously mentioned by Mr. Scott.
The limited edition poster which features Kirk, Spock and Jaylah is a homage to the original poster for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) with Kirk, Spock and Ilia.
McCoy and Kirk toast to "perfect eyesight and a full head of hair", a reference to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) where Kirk needed glasses due to old age as well as William Shatner's toupee.
A reference is made to the episode Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967): When McCoy remarks to Kirk that he "took this from Chekov's locker" (referring to the bottle of alcohol), Kirk responds to the effect "I would have pegged Chekov as a vodka man..." as both are surprised by the type of alcohol that Chekov drinks. This is confirmed as scotch in the final party scene when Chekov remarks that "It was invented by a little old lady in Russia". In the original episode, Chekov and Scotty sit in the Space Station K-7 bar as Scotty states that Chekov "get off that milk diet" and have scotch instead since it was "a drink for a man". Chekov replies that "it was invented by a little old lady from Leningrad".
According to Zachary Quinto, while he greatly enjoys the character Spock, he has made mention that he is ready to move on from the role and venture into other projects. He has stated though that he fully plans to finish out his contractual obligations in playing the role of Spock and seeing where his character's journey goes in the trilogy. Quinto (just like the rest of his main co-stars) signed on for a three picture deal, which makes this film his last contractual commitment towards the role of Spock. However, he has since signed on for a fourth movie.
The USS Franklin's registry number NX-326 pays homage to Leonard Nimoy as his birthday is March 26 or 3-26.
J.J. Abrams declined to return to direct the third film because of his directorial obligations on Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). 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 .
Writer Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin made the decision of making Sulu gay as a nod to original actor George Takei, who has since become a prominent LGBT rights activist. However, Takei has since stated his disagreement with this decision as that was not Gene Roddenberry's intention for the character Hikaru Sulu.
This is Anton Yelchin's final Star Trek film before his death on June 19, 2016 at age 27.
In this film, Sulu (John Cho) is revealed to have a daughter. In Star Trek: Generations (1994), Sulu (George Takei) is also revealed to have a daughter (she operates the helm on the Enterprise-B).
The first Star Trek feature to be shot entirely digitally, as well as the first since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) not shot with Panavision anamorphic lenses.
The Enterprise is on the 966th day of its five-year mission. 966 plays homage to when Star Trek (1966) first aired, September 1966.
The USS Franklin (NX-326) is named after Justin Lin's father Frank Lin.
The character Commodore Paris is a likely nod to Lieutenant Tom Paris and his father Admiral Owen Paris on Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
In a July 2016 interview in New York magazine, John Cho said that it was important to him for Sulu's husband, Ben, to be Asian also: "Early on I said to Justin, 'Dude, it would be important to me to have an Asian husband.' Basically, it was a little Valentine to the gay Asian friends that I grew up with. This may be presumptuous, but I always felt the Asian gay men that I knew had much heavier cultural-shame issues. This is probably more so for my generation than for yours [meaning New York interviewer E. Alex Jung], but I felt like those guys didn't date Asian men because of that cultural shame. So I wanted it to seem really normal in the future. I thought that would be the most normal thing, that there was zero shame in the future. I don't know if that hit or not, but it was something that I felt in my gut and asked for that... Justin was [receptive]. There was talk of, 'Should he have a human husband?' So it went that far. I wanted that relationship to feel super familiar, you know what I'm saying? I didn't want to push the difference envelope; I just wanted it to be very, very traditional looking. There was something about this pairing that would seem very old-fashioned, and then something about it to gay men that would be radical." Cho also said that it was very hard to find an East Asian actor in Dubai (where they were shooting) who would agree to play a gay man: "We had a guy and then his parents really objected. Basically, we couldn't find an Asian actor willing to play gay in Dubai is my understanding." So they ended up enlisting the co-screenwriter Doug Jung, who is not a professional actor, to play the role.
When Kirk asks Sulu if he can fly the USS Franklin, Sulu turns and says, rather incredulously "Are you kidding me?". Repeating a line, with the same expression and tone, that Captain Sulu (George Takei) used, in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).)
In the ending scene at Kirk's birthday party, they toast to "absent friends", referring to all the crew members who had died during the mission, and a reference to the same toast Kirk made in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). Picard also makes a toast to absent friends in the ending scene of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
Crew member James Kirk (coincidentally same name as Captain Kirk), is the lead FX technical director in this film.
The film takes place in March 2263. In that year, the following events happened in the original timeline: Ben Childress, Herm Gossett, and Benton partner up to establish a mining company on Rigel XII (This was shown in Star Trek: Mudd's Women (1966).

One hundred fifty men, women and children led by a man called Elias Sandoval depart Earth and travel to Omicron Ceti III, to establish the future Omicron colony (this was shown in Star Trek: This Side of Paradise (1967).

A child Lactran, who later was encountered by the USS Enterprise landing party in 2269, is born on Lactra VII (this was shown in Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Eye of the Beholder (1974) .

The Franklin's dedication plaque lists it as a Starship class vessel. This was the original class of the Enterprise from the pilot of Star Trek (1966), before it was changed to the canon Constitution class. Some references in Star Trek lore, such as technical manuals and novels, still refer to the original Enterprise as a Starship class. The name Constitution class was only ever mentioned by the characters twice, in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Relics (1992) (which guest starred James Doohan, the original Scotty) and in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations (1996).
Early in the film, Kirk mentions that the five-year mission had begun to feel "episodic" - an obvious nod to the episodic nature of the original (and subsequent) series.
When the Enterprise crew are abandoning the ship, Kirk says, "Get in your Kelvin Pods". This is the reference in all J.J. Abrams projects to reference his grandfather, and role model, Harry Kelvin.
At 9 mins. 33 secs. into the film, there is a scene in which two trains pass by and the frame cuts to an Orion child. This is Justin Lin's son, whom he used in his previous Fast and Furious films; the scene where Dom and Brian are pulling the safe and the scene where Letty is racing Dom in London, respectively.
The film was released 50 years after Star Trek (1966) premiered for the first time on American television. 30 years after the release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), 25 years after the release of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and 20 years after the release of Star Trek: First Contact (1996).
After Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), this is the second "Star Trek" film not to feature any scenes on or near Earth.
The bottle of Saurian brandy that Kirk is drinking is similarly shaped to the bottle of Saurian brandy found on McCoy's sickbay shelf on Star Trek (1966).
At one point towards the climax of the film, Spock is giving a detailed explanation. Kirk interrupts him saying "Spock, skip to the end." This is a reference by Simon Pegg to his sitcom Spaced (1999). In which Tim Bisley (Pegg) cuts off Daisey Steiner (Jessica Hynes) saying the line "Skip to the end", once in each season of the series.
Music from the episode Star Trek: Shore Leave (1966) can be heard when Kirk and Chekov are caught in Jaylah's trap.
This is Greg Grunberg's second Star Trek film in the reboot series but only his first on-screen appearance as Commander Finnegan. He played young James T. Kirk's stepfather in the Star Trek (2009) reboot. However, only his voice was heard in the antique convertible that Kirk drives off the cliff.
With the release of this film, all three "main villains" in the rebooted Star Trek series will have been played by an actor who has also portrayed a Marvel Comics superhero on film. Eric Bana from the Star Trek (2009) reboot had previously portrayed Dr. Bruce Banner in Hulk (2003). Benedict Cumberbatch currently portrayed Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange (2016). Idris Elba had previously portrayed Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in multiple films.
McCoy and Kirk share an early birthday drink where McCoy toasts to perfect eyesight. This is a nod to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which also happens near Kirk, where McCoy give Kirk glasses for his birthday.
Fiona Vroom, who guest starred as "Lolani" in the Star Trek Continues (2013) episode of the same name, appears in a cameo as an Orion crew member during the Captain's Log scene near the beginning of the film.
This will be the second time that Star Trek and Star Wars have released movies in the same year, alongside the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). The first time this happened was in 2002, with the releases of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). Both Star Trek Beyond (2016) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) feature Greg Grunberg as a cast member.
On the original Star Trek (1966) series, at the end of the introductory speech, narrated by William Shatner at the beginning of each episode, is "to boldly go where no man has gone before." On Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), narrated by Patrick Stewart, it was substituted for the words "to boldly go where no one has gone before", in an effort to be more gender-neutral and race-neutral. In this feature, the otherwise introductory speech is moved to the end and narrated by multiple members of the cast, the last bit ("to boldly go where no one has gone before") being spoken by a female character, Lieutenant Uhura, portrayed by Zoe Saldana
In a July 7, 2016 interview in Australia's Herald Sun newspaper, John Cho said that in this third movie in the rebooted Star Trek series, his character, Hikaru Sulu, is revealed to be gay and raising a daughter with his husband. Cho told the Herald Sun's James Wigney that the film's director, Justin Lin, and co-writer, Simon Pegg, decided to identify Sulu as gay as a tribute to George Takei, the openly gay actor who played Sulu on the original series and movies.
Kirk states in his log that they are on their "966th day in deep space - A little under three years into our five-year mission." The original Star Trek (1966) series ran for only three seasons, from September 8, 1966 until June 3, 1969 (2 years, 8 months, 25 days, also "a little under three years") before being cancelled.
The first Star Trek film to be directed by a director who was born after the year the original Star Trek (1966) series aired. J.J. Abrams was born a few months after the first episode aired on television, while Justin Lin was born four years after the series ended.
Greg Grunberg who plays Commander Finnegan, also voiced James T. Kirk's stepfather in Star Trek (2009). His voice is heard when young James T. Kirk (Jimmy Bennett) steals the antique convertible.
Between takes, the cast did dubsmashes to pass the time. The cast mostly agreed that John Cho (Hikaru Sulu) is the so-called "Dubsmash King".
Reunites director Justin Lin with Indonesian actor Joe Taslim, who first worked together on Fast & Furious 6 (2013) as Jah.
There is a reference to the original series episode Star Trek: The Lights of Zetar (1969) during the deleted scene where Scotty and Kirk have just arrived at Starbase Yorktown. After being asked for a drink by Kirk, Scotty says he is already going for a drink with "Lieutenant Romaine", so Kirk declines. Lieutenant Mira Romaine was a woman Scotty fell in love with during "The Lights of Zetar".
James T. Kirk turns 30 years old in Star Trek Beyond (2016). In Star Trek (2009) Captain Robau (Faran Tahir) told the Romulans that the current stardate was 22.33.04 That was the date of George Kirk's (Chris Hemsworth) death and James T' Kirks birth. James T Kirk's captain's log in Star Trek: Beyond reveals the current stardate 22.63.04
Spock is looking at the birth and death date of Spock Prime. It lists Spock Prime as Second Officer on the Enterprise and Executive Officer of the Enterprise-A. Spock was Second Officer of the Enterprise only for a brief period during Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) when he was outranked by the demoted Decker. Through the original Star Trek (1966) series, Spock served in the dual position of Science Officer and First Officer, and as Captain during Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Spock's position on the Enterprise-A was indeed Executive Officer (equivalent to First Officer) and Science Officer.
Wilhelm Scream: When the aliens board the Enterprise, and an alien throws a crew member over a walkway railing.
Justin Lin is the youngest director to direct a "Star Trek" film. He was born in 1973, four years after Star Trek (1966) ended.
This film shows a romantic relationship between Spock and Uhura. On the original series, Uhura has a thing for Captain Kirk, while Spock and Nurse Chapel are shown to have a romantic inclination towards one another. Through the original series, Spock can be seen having romantic relationships with several one-time characters.
The song "Sabotage" was also played in This Means War (2012), starring Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. Tom Hardy played Praetor Shinzon, the main villain in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
The opening scene where there is a visual gag about the relative sizes of the aliens and Kirk is likely a reference to the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where an entire alien fleet is swallowed by a pet dog.
Through Star Trek history, we have heard about warp fields or a static warp bubble, but in this movie you actually get to see this, when the Enterprise is warping. The ship's nacelles create a warp field that surrounds the ship and moves the space around the ship, while actually the ship is standing still. Warp drive has been considered like ride a surf board in many articles. The ship does not move, but space around her does. Scotty even says this in the reboot, when he mentions in his transwarp theory, he never thought of space to be the thing that was moving.
Zachary Quinto and Greg Grunberg both starred together on Heroes (2006), although they have no scenes together in Star Trek Beyond (2016).
The motorcycle sequence was a nod to the Fast and the Furious films. Justin Lin directed the later Fast and the Furious films.
Beats out the Friday the 13th franchise with its thirteenth film, although the first eight films were produced by Paramount Pictures, the later two films, Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and the Friday the 13th (2009) reboot were produced by New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.
In the digital schematic of Starbase Yorktown, the central sphere bears an uncanny resemblance to the Death Star from Star Wars.
This marks the fifth collaboration between director Justin Lin and costume designer Sanja Milkovic Hays after working together before in the Fast and the Furious films. This is also the second time Hays has been involved on a Star Trek film after working on Star Trek: Insurrection (1998).
Diverse members of the cast belongs to another franchises: Simon Pegg plays Benji Dunn in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015).

Idris Elba plays Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, principally in the Thor live-action movies.

Zoe Saldana plays Gamora in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), and plays Neytiri in Avatar (2009) and its sequels.

Karl Urban plays Eomer in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and plays Kirill in The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Judge Joseph Dredd in Dredd and Reaper in Doom.

Anton Yelchin plays Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation (2009).

Joe Taslim plays Jah in Fast & Furious 6 (2013).

When Spock is looking at Spock Prime's history, this mentions his Starfleet record. Spock Prime was second officer of the Enterprise in the original pilot episode "The Cage". Majel Barrett was "Number One" or the first officer. Spock was the first officer under James T. Kirk for the series and eventually became captain.
When Krall and Kirk are battling at Starbase Yorktown at the film's ending, Edison (Krall) mentions watching millions of people perish in "the Xindi and Romulan wars". This is a reference to the prequel series _"Enterprise" (2001) with Scott Bakula playing the commander of the first Enterprise ever built in canon, beginning in the year 2151. The ship was designated NX-01. Scotty also mentions the MACOs when talking about Edison's past. The MACOs were the military personnel that accompanied the NX-01 crew during the Xindi war. The Romulan war that Edison mentioned was supposed to have taken place on Star Trek: Enterprise, and was even beginning to come to fruition, but the series was cancelled before this could be created. However, canon dictates a war with the Romulans in the mid to late 2100s. However, during this war, information about the Romulans was either lost, or nobody ever got a good look at a Romulan. The reason for this is because, in the original series, upon encountering the Romulans, the Enterprise crew was astonished to see the resemblance they have to that of Vulcans.
Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba had previously worked together in The Losers (2010). Their co-star in that film Jeffrey Dean Morgan had played one of the Xindi that Edison is said to have fought in Star Trek: Enterprise: Carpenter Street (2003).
According to Idris Elba in a Facebook live chat with Zoe Saldana, the black eye that Chris Pine has in the final fight scene with Idris Elba is not makeup, it's a real black eye that Pine got when they got a little too rough during filming.
Zachary Quinto brought real emotion to the scenes which Spock learns Spock Prime has died and talks about him. Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy were good friends in real life and Nimoy was Quinto's mentor and Quinto was handpicked by Leonard Nimoy to play the new incarnation of Spock.
Krall is revealed to have been a MACO soldier. He claims to have fought the Xindi. Both were first introduced on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). His reference to fighting during the Romulan conflict as well hints at the unused plotline for the series' unfilmed fifth season.
In the previous two movies, there were only subtle references to the prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), which takes place 112 years prior to Star Trek Beyond (2016). Captain Jonathan Archer was mentioned in Star Trek (2009), and a model of his ship was seen in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). However, Star Trek Beyond features quite a few substantial connections. Scotty mentions M.A.C.O. (Military Assault Command Operations), which was a military unit in the last two seasons of the series. Krall was a member of the M.A.C.O.s back when he was still Balthazar Edison, before being given the USS Franklin. He mentions the Xindi and Romulan Wars when fighting against James T. Kirk at Yorktown; the Xindi storyline was featured in the third season of the series, and this implies that Edison was one of the M.A.C.O.s on board the Enterprise NX-01, the namesake starship from the series. The Romulan Wars were supposed to be featured in the series' fifth season, before this got canceled. The design and size of the USS Franklin is very close to the Enterprise NX-01, and the uniforms that its crew can be seen wearing on the video look much closer to the blue jumpsuits featured on "Star Trek: Enterprise". Scotty mentions that the transporters on the Franklin were only used for cargo; indeed, the Enterprise NX-01 was the first ship with a transporter system that was cleared for use by living beings, so older ships would not have had those. Like the Enterprise NX-01, the USS Franklin has polarized hull plating instead of deflector shields, as well as phase cannons and conventional torpedoes instead of phasers and photon torpedoes. Lastly, the USS Franklin is mentioned to be a Warp 4 vessel; by the time that Edison became captain of her, the ship must have been older than 10 years, and most starships were at least Warp 5 or higher by then. Being offered an obsolete cargo ship could have added to Edison's feeling of abandonment by the Federation.
The Enterprise undergoes a "saucer separation" maneuver first introduced on the pilot episode Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (1987). The separated saucer section then crash lands on a planet in a similar fashion to the Enterprise-D in Star Trek: Generations (1994).
Despite being the third movie of the rebooted franchise, this movie marks the second time the Enterprise has been destroyed, rebuilt and christened "NCC-1701-A". The first was Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) where the original 1701 was destroyed and rebuilt with "1701-A" which made its appearance in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
When Jaylah turns on the music, Kirk's face lights up to the strains of "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys and he says "that's a good choice". This is a nod to the Star Trek (2009) reboot when a young delinquent Kirk is driving his stepfather's convertible and runs the car off a cliff during a chase with authorities. The song on the car's radio is "Sabotage".
William Shatner confirmed that he would not be making nor been asked to make a cameo appearance in the film to mark the 50th anniversary of the original series. However, he appears in a photo at the film's ending, together the rest of the original Enterprise crew. The group photo belongs to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), that coincidentally was directed by William Shatner.
The music used to defeat the attacking alien ships during the film's climax, "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, was first heard in the Star Trek (2009) reboot, with young James Tiberius Kirk (Jimmy Bennett) evading a motorcycle cop and subsequently hurling his stepfather's antique car off a cliff.
In the movie, there is a discussion between Scotty and Bones regarding having to beam him and Spock back to an old ship one at a time since the obsolete transporter may have spliced him and Spock together. Bones replied that he hated the prospect of splicing himself with Spock, which was a reference to Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), in which Spock had mind-melded with Bones before sacrificing himself to save the Enterprise.
The first original series motion picture (excluding The Next Generation) not to show or involve Earth.
It may seem like damage to the deflector array is very dangerous, based on a scene from Star Trek: First Contact (1996) in which the array explodes with a force capable of destroying "half the ship" after being detached and fired upon by small arms. However, that was because of the Borg charging it with anti-protons. There was another reference to the deflector being dangerous, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Jem'Hadar (1994), the USS Odyssey was destroyed by a fighter colliding with its deflector. Fans found this idea that all starships had a gigantic target that would instantly destroy them if even slightly damaged to be absurd, and the idea was turned into fan discontinuity followed by actual retconning with the mentions of anti-protons for the Enterprise and a payload on board the fighter for the Odyssey.
The Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" is prominently used in this film and in the two previous movies, it's established that Kirk is a huge fan of the group. In real life, the group were huge Star Trek fans. Their song "Intergalactic" references "a pinch on the neck from Mr. Spock".
After Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek: Generations (1994), this is the third "Star Trek" film to feature the destruction of an Enterprise.
The "saucer separation" is not a product of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). The idea for separating the saucer section of the Enterprise NCC-1701 was in the noted for the original Star Trek (1966) series and there were plans to use this in an episode which never happened.
The main villains (Krall, Manas and Kalara) were humans but their DNA has been altered by using technology from a planet's indigenous extinct species (similar to the Borg featured on the Star Trek spinoff series commencing with The Next Generation). This also holds true with the character Charles Evans (Charlie X) during the first season of the original series where an alien race did raise a human but the catch is that his DNA was not altered - he used telekinetic powers provided by the Thasians to help him survive on their homeworld but his powers were too dangerous to allow him to live among other humans.
After the Enterprise saucer section has crashed, when Krall's bees are seen swarming across the sky in circling formations, the camera pans across a towering mountain in the background, forming an image highly reminiscent of the cover of 1973 French sci-fi comic book classic "Valérian: Les oiseaux du maitre" (The Birds of the Master) - in which the Master maroons and enslaves several space-travelling races, who as a measly reward for their hard work receive a nutrient called "Klaar". In addition, Yorktown has more than a passing similarity to Point Central of the Valérian series.
Enemy Mine (1985) has been considered a possible influence behind Star Trek Beyond (2016). The Enterprise crew are stranded on an alien planet when they are attacked by hostile aliens from that world.
There are possible references to Star Wars IV: When Krall is flying his swarm ship through Yorktown with two others flanking him is reminiscent of Darth Vader flying his TIE fighter with two others flanking him while defending the Death Star, and the design of the Yorktown Central Plaza shows similarity to the design of the Death Star itself.
The villain Krall has a similar fate to Matthew McConaughey's character in Interstellar (2014), being stranded on a planet and abandoned by the people who sent them out into space. Both characters decide to get revenge and end up losing their minds in the process. Coincidentally, the same holds true with Khan Noonien Singh (awakened from cryostasis in the episode "Space Seed" and its associated films Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) In "Space Seed", Captain Kirk exiles Khan and his shipmates to Ceti Alpha V where the planet experiences an ecological disaster resulting in the depiction of events in The Wrath of Khan. While in Star Trek Into Darkness, a corrupt Starfleet admiral uses Khan to design secret weaponry to start a war with the Klingons).