World Premiere & Reasons to see Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond is the latest installment of the Star Trek Franchise, they did a good job coordinating the release date. Star Trek Beyond was released during the 50th year celebration, and ended up having the world premiere at one of the biggest comic convention in the US, the San Diego Comic Con. I saw the movie first in 3D and then again in 2D both of the times the film was great and is a must see in theatres. I was also really happy with how they promoted this film as well, it was done better than the 1st film and more than the second film, I am really glad they pulled out all the stops for the 50th anniversary of the franchise and the new film.

1. Better than the 2nd film Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) I myself was not a big fan of the 2nd movie as it just seemed like the same story line from the original movies with role reversal. Seemed like they did not want to take advantage of the fact that they created there own timeline, and can really do whatever they wanted to do. This movie went back to the basics of not only what made the 1st movie Star Trek (2009) a success, but what The Original Series was back in the 1960s.

2. DR. McCoy aka Bones The word on the web was Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy aka Bones) did not want to return for the 3rd film, as he was not contractually obligated, and due to the negative reviews the 2nd film had received when released. This film would not have been what it was without the comic relief of Bones! The progress and chemistry between Bones and Spock played by Zachary Quinto was the highlight of the film. Dr McCoy character was able to shine through this movie almost acting like a glue between the trio of Captain Kirk, Spock and Bones himself.

3. The Altered Timeline I loved the fact that this movie was able to spread the wings and fly with the new timeline that was created in the first film. The timeline known as the Kelvin timeline, the film really reminded us that it was altered and we are able to see that throughout the movie. The film set up things nicely for the future, such as the possibility for new crew members, relationships evolving into something more, and a new mission with the unknown. Even showing equality such as one of the main characters (Sulu) being gay in the film, and making it one of the first and a reminder that this is a different timeline. There were scenes in this film that went back to the 1st movie that made it almost seem like the 2nd one never happened which I liked.
Star Trek Beyond / Paramount / 2016
4. RIP Leonard Nimoy One of my favorite things of this film was the tribute they did for Leonard Nimoy the man who played Spock himself. Not only in the first film in 2009 when the timeline was altered but the Original TV series and the following Star Trek Movies with the original crew. Making note that Ambassador Spock really did die in this new timeline, and actually putting his character to rest in the Star Trek Franchise itself. The best part that warmed my heart and really my favorite part of the movie, was when the current Spock goes through Ambassador's Spock's belongings and comes across the picture of the original USS Enterprise crew from the original movie.

5. For Anton Yelchin The actor Anton Yelchin who plays Chekov tragically passed away before the movies release due to a freak accident. The film was complete before the accident occurred but the cast and crew shared there sympathy, and joined cast mate & one of the writers of the film Simon Pegg (Scotty) that this film would be for Anton. They had a moving moment of silence and fireworks during the World Premiere of Star Trek Beyond at San Diego Comic Con as well as a memorandum during the credits of the film. Its been reported that the character of Chekov will not be returning for the anticipated 4th installment of the franchise, but curious to see how they will lay his character to rest.

6. Everything else This movie was great, the exploration of a new world, the time lapse that we have seen, the mixture of real life happenings embedded into the film itself. The new characters that were brought into the film and the Star Trek Universe such as Jaylah, and showing history of Starfleet itself with Jaylah's house aka the USS Franklin. The nods to the Original Series, the chemistry between all the characters, and trying to get the trust back of the Star Trek fan base. The score (soundtrack) was nicely done as well and new when to have the biggest impact on certain scenes.

Bonus! I made it to the premiere of Star Trek Beyond at San Diego Comic Con! Ok it was not how I expected to attend, but was able to be in the atmosphere of the newest installment of the franchise. I was able to see some of the celebrities, generosity of those that had tickets, and some people that were trying to get autographs as if their life depended on it.

Star Trek Beyond started off the San Diego Comic Con (July 2016) right, by having their world premiere at one of the biggest shows of the year. Word on how to get tickets to the event was pretty hush hush until a couple days before the event would ensue. They were holding a drawing of tickets down by where the event was going to be held at the North Embarcadero Marina Park in San Diego California. I knew I was not going to make it in time for the drawing, but I still had a sliver of hope. Skydance Media was holding giveaways as well if you tweeted why you love Star Trek or shared the YouTube trailer, I did numerous times, but was not good enough for a win.

I stood in the sidelines and watched the celebrities exit their vehicles, I came up when J.J. Abrams himself (directed the first 2 films & Star Wars) was signing autographs. Then After was Idris Elba (Krall), Zachary Quinto (Spock), and Zoe Saldana (Uhura), who looked gorgeous as always. I was happy to see actors such as Zachary Quinto making his way to the red carpet, then took a sudden detour to come see us in the sidelines, and sign a few autographs.

I would have stood there for a while longer but saw an acquaintance roaming around who does things in the Sci-Fi industry and asked if there were any tickets left, he took me where tickets were still being given out but it was a fail. When I returned back to where I started, I was met with a couple whom I met in 2006 at San Diego Comic Con and we basked in the joy of the movie. We didn’t see any more celebrities show up as the event was going to begin soon. When we were walking to our next destination, fireworks went off! I love seeing fireworks at comic con. I had a feeling they were for Anton Yelchin (Chekov) the actor who passed away to soon.

I was so excited for this experience, although I was unable to actually attend the event or get the glorious swag bags of merchandise they gave attendees, I was happy to be in the presence of it. I get to say I attended a premiere (sort of) like I would be doing in Hollywood. Red carpet, actors and some screaming fans was all worth it. It was a great way to kick of comic con and glad I got to experience that later half with friends of comic con!

Have you seen Star Trek Beyond? What did you think of the film? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter.

Until next time Watchtower over & out!

Labels: , ,