Star Trek Beyond: A Thrilling Adventure in Uncharted Space
Star Trek Beyond is the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series, based on the iconic sci-fi television show created by Gene Roddenberry. Directed by Justin Lin and written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, the film follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they explore the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.
The film stars Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, Karl Urban as Doctor 'Bones' McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Lieutenant Uhura, Simon Pegg as Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, John Cho as Sulu, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Idris Elba as Krall, Sofia Boutella as Jaylah, Joe Taslim as Manas, Lydia Wilson as Kalara, and Deep Roy as Keenser. The film is dedicated to the memory of Yelchin, who died in a vehicle accident a month before the film's release, and to Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original series and died during pre-production.
The film begins with Kirk trying to broker a peace treaty between two alien races, but his efforts backfire when he is attacked by a swarm of tiny creatures. He returns to the starbase Yorktown, where he applies for a promotion to vice admiral and recommends Spock as his replacement. Spock has his own troubles, as he has broken up with Uhura and learned that Ambassador Spock, his older counterpart from an alternate timeline, has died.
The Enterprise is sent on a rescue mission to a planet in an uncharted nebula, where an escape pod has crashed. The pod's occupant, Kalara, claims that her ship was attacked by a swarm of ships and that her crew is stranded on Altamid. However, when the Enterprise arrives at Altamid, it is ambushed by the same swarm of ships, led by a mysterious alien named Krall. Krall and his minions board the Enterprise and search for a relic called the Abronath, which Kirk had obtained during a previous mission. Krall captures many crew members and kills some of them using a device that drains their life force. He also reveals that he knows Kirk's name and his father's legacy.
Kirk manages to escape with Chekov and Kalara, who turns out to be one of Krall's spies. They find a part of the Enterprise's saucer section that has crashed on Altamid and use it to track down the rest of the ship. Meanwhile, Spock and McCoy also escape from Krall's clutches and crash-land on Altamid. They are rescued by Jaylah, a rebellious alien warrior who lives in an old Federation starship called the USS Franklin. Jaylah has been hiding from Krall for years after he killed her family. She helps Spock heal his wounds and shows them her collection of music and technology from various cultures.
Scotty is also stranded on Altamid and meets Jaylah. She takes him to the Franklin and shows him how she has repaired it using scavenged parts. Scotty contacts Kirk and Chekov using an old communicator and tells them to meet him at the Franklin. Kirk and Chekov are pursued by Krall's men and Kalara, who tries to kill them. Kirk manages to kill Kalara by luring her into a trap. He then reunites with Scotty at the Franklin.
Kirk learns that Krall was once Balthazar Edison, a human captain of the Franklin who disappeared with his crew over a century ago. Edison was a soldier in the Federation's wars against the Xindi and the Romulans before becoming an explorer. He became disillusioned with the Federation's ideals of peace and unity after his ship crashed on Altamid and he received no help from Starfleet. He discovered an ancient alien technology that allowed him to prolong his life by draining other beings' life force. He also learned how to control the swarm of ships using an ancient artifact called the Abronath.
Kirk realizes that Krall plans to use the Abronath as a weapon of mass destruction against Yorktown. He ec8f644aee