Star Trek Beyond: New Featurettes & Critics TV Spots Released

With a very, very impressive 89% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Paramount Pictures has put out a quartet of Star Trek Beyond television spots filled with overwhelmingly positive pull-quotes from film critics.

Plus, they also put out two new featurettes. One focuses on director Justin Lin (helmed four installments of the Fast & Furious franchise) and features cast members Chris Pine and Karl Urban as well as producer J.J. Abrams discussing what Lin brings to the table. The second featurette focuses on the challenges and obstacles Captain James T. Kirk (Pine) is faced with in the latest film.

Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew.

From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, Star Trek Beyond is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.

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Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters and IMAX beginning July 22.