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First Trailer for Justin Lin’s ‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Looks Like ‘Fast & Furious’ In Space

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bill-swift - December 15, 2015

When it was announced that Justin Lin of Fast & Furious fame would take over as director for the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise, hardcore Trekkies had mixed feelings. On the one hand, they all despised Star Trek: Into Darkness for myriad reasons non-Trekkies don't really understand. So they were happy to let J.J. Abrams go screw around with that philistine Star Wars nonsense. On the other hand, Lin doesn't exactly have a history of making philosophical sci-fi movies.  So they were also a little worried that the next Star Trek movie would be nothing but two hours of explosions—i.e., The Fast and the Furious...IN SPACE!!!

Well, the first trailer for Star Trek: Beyond has arrived a week ahead of schedule thanks to some naughty pirate-type person leaking it online. And it turns out that Trekkies' worst fear has been...confirmed. Set to the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" and featuring exploding space ships, motor cycle chases, kung fu fight scenes, and a guy hanging off a cliff, the new Star Trek movie definitely does look like Fast & Furious in Space. And nerds are not happy.

Of course, people really should keep in mind that trailers can make a movie look like all sorts of things. 

Personally, I think Justin Lin is actually trolling Star Trek fans here, and that the movie is not nearly as high-octane-seat-of-the-pants-explody as it looks. Or at least, that's what I hope he's doing. 

Star Trek: Beyond hits theaters July 22, 2016...but honestly who the hell cares because STAR WARS HITS THEATERS IN FOUR DAYS!!!

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