Read a Description of the Unseen Star Trek Beyond Footage from the 50th Anniversary Event

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 6:51AM
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 6:51AM
Read a Description of the Unseen Star Trek Beyond Footage from the 50th Anniversary Event
Last weekend, Paramount Pictures held a 50th Anniversary Star Trek fan celebration at their famous Los Angeles studio lot. Open to a lucky few fans, the event saw the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond's second trailer as part of the festivities, but those in attendance got to see a lot more footage that never made it online.

Minor Spoilers for Star Trek Beyond follow



As we were all busy pouring over the details contained within the much improved second trailer for Justin Lin's movie, those in attendance at the fan event were basking in the glory of around ten minutes of footage, that is unlikely to be made available to the public until the movie's July release. Thankfully, the good people over at TrekMovie have provided a detailed description of the footage.

Judging from the description, it seems as though Kirk is starting to feel unenthused by their five year mission

Opening quote
The first scene opens with a shot of Captain Kirk in his quarters as a classic "Captain's Log" monologue is being recited by the captain. He talks about the monotony of spending so much time out in space, his words mirrored by his actions as he goes through the motions of getting ready for his day. After washing his face in the sink, a shirtless Chris Pine (you're welcome, ladies) opens his closet door revealing a rack of identical gold Captain's tunics. Kirk laments that each day seems to blur into the next. "Everything feels so episodic," says Kirk.
Closing quote

According to the description, Kirk then walks through the Enterprise in a scene that shows the hustle and bustle of like aboard one of Starfleet's finest vessels. Kirk's log goes on to say that the lengthy mission is taking its toll on the crew, adding that they have all made sacrifices to be there.

What's being described here are the opening minutes of the movie, but as the description of what comes next reveals, it doesn't take long for things to start going wrong.

The next scene sees Kirk and Bones sharing a whiskey to celebrate/commiserate the Captain's birthday (don't forget Kirk's Father died on his birthday), when sirens and alarms alert the pair to the fact that the Enterprise is under attack. It's at this point we first see the swarm attack that has featured so prominently in the trailers.

Opening quote
Immediately seeing that the Enterprise isn't equipped for this kind of swarm attack, the captain orders Sulu to warp the ship out of there. He tries but is unable to engage the engines. Kirk sends a message to Scotty to get warp power up and running immediately. But, all Scotty can do is watch in horror on his console and relay to the captain, "The nacelles…. they're gone." We see a shot of the exterior of the ship as the nacelles break off and fall away from the body of the Enterprise.
 
As the crew begin to realize that the Enterprise isn't going to make it out of this one, the Captain orders everyone to their escape pods. We watch as crewmen run to single-person pods, barely large enough to fit a human, which are then shot out into space and hurtle toward the planet below. Some of the pods get struck down by the enemy swarm only moments after ejecting.
 
This nail biting scene ramps up as more pods are ejected and the Big E is torn into more and more pieces. At the climax of the scene, the STAR TREK BEYOND title card comes over the screen.
Closing quote

It's been hard to feel any attachment to the Enterprise of the JJ Abrams era, and it looks like we won't be getting much of a chance to do so this time round either. We all knew we were going to lose the Enterprise again in 'Beyond', but I wasn't expecting it to happen before the title card.



Star Trek Beyond is released on July 22nd, and you can see more images and details from last weekend's fan event over at trekmovie.com.
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