Star Trek Beyond World Premiere | Writers’ Room | Comic Con
San Diego Comic Con 2016 kicks off in IMAX! Latest installment in new Star Trek film franchise Star Trek Beyond celebrated 50 years of Star Trek at the con via a world premiere, red carpet event. Hosted by Conan O’Brien, the event made history with its outdoor IMAX screening.
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Three years into its mission, USS Enterprise arrives at Yorktown, a massive space station, for resupply and shore leave for her crew. Struggling to find meaning in their endless exploration, Captain James T. Kirk has applied for a promotion to Vice Admiral. He recommends Spock as the new captain of Enterprise. Meanwhile, Hikaru Sulu reunites with his family, Montgomery Scott works to keep the ship operational, and Spock and Nyota Uhura amicably end their relationship; Spock also receives word from New Vulcan that Ambassador Spock, Spock’s future self from the original timeline, has died.
Enterprise is dispatched on a rescue mission at short notice after an escape pod drifts out of a nearby uncharted nebula. The survivor, Kalara, says her ship is stranded on Altamid, a planet within the nebula. As they enter the nebular, a massive swarm of small ships ambush the Enterprise. The leader of the swarm, Krall and his crew board the crippled ship and unsuccessfully search for a relic called the Abronath that Kirk had obtained. Krall captures and removes many crew members from the ship and has his swarm cut the Enterprise into pieces. Kirk orders the crew to abandon ship, leaving the remains of the Enterprise to crash on the planet.
On the planet, Krall captures Sulu, Uhura, and other survivors. Kirk and Pavel Chekov, accompanied by Kalara, locate the wrecked saucer section of the Enterprise. Kirk and Chekov trick Kalara into revealing herself as Krall’s spy. To escape Krall’s soldiers, Kirk and Chekov flip the saucer over, crushing Kalara. Meanwhile, a wounded Spock and Dr. Leonard McCoy search for other survivors. Spock confides to McCoy that he intends to leave Starfleet to continue the late Ambassador Spock’s work. Meanwhile, Jaylah, a scavenger who previously escaped Krall’s encampment, rescues Scott. She takes him to her makeshift home, the grounded USS Franklin, an early Starfleet vessel reported missing over a century earlier. Scott is reunited with Kirk, Chekov, McCoy and Spock. After repairing the Franklin, they raid Krall’s camp and transport the crew to the ship, then escape the planet. Meanwhile, Krall coerces Ensign Syl to hand over the Abronath that she had kept hidden for Kirk, then dissolves her completely. The Abronath is the missing half of an ancient bioweapon, which can disintegrate any humanoid. With the device complete, Krall intends to attack Yorktown and kill its inhabitants and go on to attack the Federation. Kirk and the others free the crew as Krall launches into space with the bioweapon, leading his drone fleet to Yorktown.
The Starfleet crew pursues Krall in the Franklin. They deduce that such a massive swarm must coordinate their attacks via radio signals. Scott transports Spock and McCoy into one of Krall’s swarm ships. Matching the swarm’s frequency, they jam and disorient the swarm, destroying almost the entire fleet. Krall and his three surviving ships crash in Yorktown. As Krall flees into the city, Uhura and Kirk discover from Franklin‘s logs that he is actually Balthazar Edison, the former captain of Franklin. A pre-Federation human soldier, Edison rejected the Federation its principles of unity and cooperation with former enemies. When he and his crew were stranded on Altamid by a rogue wormhole, the three survivors used the technology of the planet’s extinct natives to prolong their lives at the cost of the others, and repurposed their dormant drone workers into the swarm. Thinking that the Federation had abandoned them, Edison now plans to destroy the Federation and resume galactic conflict. Kirk pursues Edison into Yorktown‘s ventilation system, where Edison activates the bioweapon. Before it can be unleashed, Kirk ejects Edison and the bioweapon out of Yorktown, disintegrating him in space and leaving the weapon lost forever. Spock and McCoy save Kirk moments before he is also blown into space.
In the aftermath, Commodore Paris closes the unsolved cases of Captain Edison and USS Franklin crew. Kirk decides to remain as a captain, and Spock chooses to stay in Starfleet and resumes his relationship with Uhura. Jaylah has been accepted into Starfleet Academy on Kirk’s recommendation. The crew celebrates Kirk’s birthday and wait for the completion of their new ship, USS Enterprise-A. They depart on their next mission soon after.
There were literal fireworks in honor of ST and missing crew member, Anton Yelchin, and special appearances by the entire cast of the film, producer JJ Abrams, director Justin Lin, and the grand dame herself, Nichelle Nichols (aka OG Uhura).
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