- Composed by Michael Giacchino
- Varèse Sarabande / 2016 / 61m
Seven years since it started with J.J. Abrams’s reboot, Star Trek‘s five-year mission reaches its half-way point in Star Trek Beyond. With Abrams having jumped ship to another space opera, directorial duties have fallen instead to Justin Lin, who previously helmed four of The Fast and the Furious movies. Idris Elba joins the cast as the main villain, Krall, with all the Enterprise crew reprising their roles, including for the last time Anton Yelchin, who passed away before the film was released. Reviews have been positive and box office buoyant, suggesting this version of the franchise could continue in cinemas for a while yet, even though the new tv series Star Trek: Discovery coming next year is apparently set in the “prime” timeline of the series rather than the one established in these movies.