Here's an early Christmas present! The Star Trek Beyond trailer has officially arrived. And it's 90 seconds of pure bliss set to the Beastie Boys hit Sabotage. Here, we get our first footage from the third installment in producer J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek universe. And all of our favorites return, including Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, along with the rest of the crew.
This slick teaser kicks off with Simon Pegg as Scotty, commenting on Kirk's bold taste in vintage music, a direct callback to the original 2009 Star Trek, which started it all. Though, we're not sure if Sabotage is being used as a metaphor or not. In the opening moments of this sneak peek, we're reintroduced to the entire crew of the Starship Enterprise, which includes Karl Urban as Bones, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov.
Star Trek Beyond takes place during the Enterprise's five year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before. The crew will discover new life and alien civilizations. But as we can see in this preview, not all goes according to plan. The Starship comes under attack, and Kirk is jettisoned to survive on an unknown planet by himself. He boldly states the following.
"No ship. No crew. How am I going to get out of this one?"
As we see in the trailer, the entire crew has been separated. While Kirk tries to survive on his own, Scotty is set off on a periless, mountain climbing adventure. Meanwhile, Bones and Spock are cornered by an unknown alien species. Bones expresses his relief to Spock that at least he won't die alone. But then, Spock is teleported away from the dangerous situation. In response, Dr. McCoy states, 'Well, that's just typical.'
We get to see Kirk displaying his motorcycle skills only hinted at in the original Star Trek. And we are introduced to the new alien played by Sofia Boutella. There are plenty of explosions, a lot of action and a quick glimpse at Idris Elba as the new lead villain. It's an exciting hint at what we can expect from director Justin Lin, who brings his Fast & Furious swagger to this longstanding franchise. The Star Trek Beyond trailer will debut on the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens starting this Thursday, with both sequels coming from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot. Take a look, and tell us what you think.