After months of excitement and anticipation, the first full-length trailer and a brand new poster for Star Trek Beyond were released at a special fan event in honor of the franchise’s 50th anniversary.
The special event was held at Paramount Studios where hundreds of die-hard Trekkies were able to participate in a special Q&A with producer JJ Abrams, director Justin Lin, and Kirk, Spock, and Bones themselves, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Karl Urban. The event was emceed by Mythbuster Adam Savage and featured an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the film.
While the purpose of the event was to reveal the trailer, the highlight was a special dedication ceremony to the late Leonard Nimoy. Quinto spoke fondly of his relationship with his predecessor following a special video in his honor, and the guests were invited to the studio lot to participate in the naming of a way in Nimoy’s honor. It was a special moment reminding everyone in attendance where the franchise first started and the man who helped make it what it was.
Following the dedication was the reveal of the first full-length trailer, which coincided with the online release. You can watch the trailer in the player below:
The trailer features far more of the film than the teaser released last year and it easily lives up to fan expectation. It’s full of energy, and it’s difficult to not get hyped up from the music alone. The trailer gives us a glimpse of what it’s like on the USS Enterprise a few years her five-year mission. We see Kirk and Bones enjoying a drink off-duty, as well as the triumvirate together in civilian clothes. The true shocker of the trailer was seeing the Enterprise be ripped apart by alien invaders led by Idris Elba’s character, Krall. The destruction of the Enterprise sees the crew separated into groupings we’ve never seen before, and fans are excited for all the guaranteed great character moments that will come out of it.
Other interesting takeaways from the fan event included the announcement that Paramount would soon be dropping its lawsuit against fan films like Star Trek Axanar. The suit has been faced with extreme fan backlash and have pledged to boycott all of the upcoming Trek releases until fan creations were allowed to proceed.
Star Trek Beyond hits theaters July 22, and we’ll keep you updated with new developments over the coming two months.
Check out the new poster below: