‘Star Trek’ fulfills fans’ expectations

Jamie Pellikaan, Co-Editor

Easily one of the best films in the franchise in the past 20 years, “Star Trek Beyond” not only thrills fans with a riveting plot, but honors the orginal series and brings back the themes that made “Star Trek” memorable.

After fans’ negative reaction to “Star Trek into Darkness,  and the loss of director J.J. Abrams, the new movie needed to deliver a clear message that there is still hope for the future of the franchise.

And they were right.

Riddled with allusions from the original series and hitting on the central themes of exploration and comraderie, “Star Trek Beyond” is surely going to make fans both old and new fall in love with the iconic characters again.

Written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, the plot of the movie encompasses all the major crew members, making no one character stand out. Thus, it ties in the fundamental idea that no one crew member is above another.

This movie honors the “Star Trek” franchise by commemorating 50 years since its conception. However, this celeberation is tainted with bittersweet feelings as the film honors the fallen actors who performed in both the original series and the reboot; Anton Yeltchin and Leonard Nimoy who played Pavel Chekov and Ambassador Spock respectively.

To boldly go where no man has gone before. This mantra has been the promise of the “Star Trek” franchise for 50 years and in the latest installment they not only delivered, but exceeded expectations.