It seems that the Enterprise is getting a makeover, for a behind the scene video released by Entertainment Tonight indicates that new weapons and new uniforms are on the horizon for 2016’s upcoming Star Trek Beyond. During the video, Captain Kirk himself (Chris Pine) reveals the new uniforms which he says is “a little retro”, and that “the designers have done a wonderful job of giving a lovely nod to Star Trek’s past”.
However, not everything will be paying homage to the original series, for the Starship Enterprise has a newly added weapons bay which features bigger phasers, an addition that Pine confirms he “hasn’t seen before”. The clip also includes a chat with Sulu (John Cho); who reveals a potentially hidden secret from a tiny photograph prop – Sulu has a daughter.
As they have now been on their mission for two years, the ship has faced wear and tear – a factor that seems to be rubbing off on the crew. Cho discussed this further, explaining that homesickness will play a big part behind Sulu’s photograph: “At the beginning of the movie we’re all home sick. I think we’ve been around each other too long and Sulu has a heartache for his baby and has bought the picture to his console”.
Fellow returning crew members include the obvious Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (McCoy), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov). Watch set video below and catch Star Trek Beyond on 22 July, 2016. You can also watch the trailer below:
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