Release Date: 2 November 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba
Following the fan backlash against Star Trek: Into Darkness and its recycling of the events of The Wrath of Khan, the third new Trek film hits the reset button with a very traditional adventure and a new director at the helm. Fast and the Furious franchise regular Justin Lin brings things back up to warp speed, destroying the Enterprise (again) and leaving the crew stranded on a hostile alien world. Separated by the crash, the disparate group must reunite to defeat reptilian villain Krall (Idris Elba), who has a major grudge against the Federation and is seeking an ancient artifact in Kirk’s possession. Star Trek Beyond also introduces a striking new alien in the form of Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), who becomes a valuable ally in the fight against Krall. Channelling the spirit of the Original Series in both tone and production design, co-writer Simon Pegg and self-confessed Trekker Lin have delivered a fan-friendly film that will also appeal to a mainstream audience. This is Star Trek for Gen Y, featuring a theme song by Rihanna (!) along with some Beastie Boys to pump up the action.