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The Star Trek Beyond trailer has landed and it's going to annoy the hell out of fans

Just when you thought Star Trek Into Darkness was the nadir

Clarisse Loughrey,Christopher Hooton
Monday 14 December 2015 17:39 GMT

The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, the third in the current series, has landed, and it's very silly.

While fans still crave a more cerebral film a la the Picard/Sisco golden years, Paramount looks to be going further in the other direction - the emphasis in the trailer being on comedy and action.

It begins by shamelessly cribbing from Guardians of the Galaxy, with the crew enjoying anachronistic music, before rifling through one-liners, lurching spaceships and hand-to-hand combat with aliens.

"Haha no but seriously where's the real Star Trek trailer?" the top YouTube comment currently reads, with another user adding: "'From Justin Lin, director of Fast and Furious' Everything makes sense now."

With trailers for X-Men: Apocalypse and Independence Day: Resurgence already having already made digital waves in the laast few days, it looks as if all the major studios are keen to get their previews circulating before the big sci-fi beast, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, lands on 17 December.

As with the new Star Wars sequel, there's been next to no information on what this upcoming film might hold for the Enterprise gang, which makes the trailer a particularly fascinating watch. What's immediately apparent is the drastic switch-up in tone from the sober utterances of Into Darkness' Benedict Cumberbatch.

Also noticeable is the fact that, unlike the first two films, the focus doesn't appear to be around Kirk and Spock's relationship; indeed, Quinto revealed to the Telegraph that his character shares most of his scenes in the film with Bones (Karl Urban). Beyond that, it looks as if Kingsman's Sofia Boutella will doing a lot of spinning and kicking as a militant, white-as-snow alien, and we get a glimpse of the film's villain, played by Idris Elba - a snarling, demonic-looking alien.

Star Trek Into Darkness was voted the worst Star Trek film of all time by Trekkies, though many are hoping amends will be made with the upcoming new TV show.

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