Is Star Trek Beyond worth the anticipation?

Many fans have complained that they have failed to maintain the show’s quintessential spirit about exploring space.

Khalid Rafi July 05, 2016
The third instalment in the Star Trek franchise ‘Beyond’ finds Fast & Furious director Justin Lin taking over the director’s chair, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban all returning, while Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba join the cast.

The latest film finds the enterprise facing a new alien threat played by none other than Elba himself, which causes the ship to crash in an unknown planet. While, the Star Trek films have garnered both critical and commercial acclaim in recent years, many fans have complained that they have failed to maintain the show’s quintessential spirit about exploring space. But judging by the trailers, Star Trek Beyond definitely looks like a step in that direction, and with a cast and crew of such pedigree, it’s no wonder this is one of the most hotly anticipated films of the summer. Hopefully, it’ll also be a fitting send-off for star Anton Yelchin in the role he was best known for.

Anton Yelchin and Chris Pine.Photo: IMDb

Sofia BoutellaPhoto: IMDb

Zachary Quinto and Karl UrbanPhoto: IMDb

John Cho and Zoe SaldanaPhoto: IMDb

Idris ElbaPhoto: IMDb

Khalid Rafi The author enjoys writing and is passionate about Pakistan Cricket. He tweets @TheKhalidRafi (
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govinda | 6 years ago | Reply No, it's not worth it. Scutlebutt has it that it will not do well.
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