Star Trek 3 (2016)

Episode 69: Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek BeyondSPOILER ALERT!

The long wait is finally over!

Star Trek Beyond debuted in theaters this past weekend and both Dan and Bill attended Thursday night IMAX 3D showings in their towns.

This week’s episode contains nothing but spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Star Trek Beyond yet, you should skip this episode for now.

After a discussion on the plot, we’ll take a look at the aspects of Beyond that we really enjoyed, and those we didn’t. We’ll also examine whether this film reflects The Original Series, as well as where it falls in an impromptu stack ranking of all the Star Trek movies.

Plus, there’s news out of San Diego Comic Con about the new Star Trek series coming to CBS All Access in January!

There’s LOTS of new Star Trek in Episode 69, and we hope you’ll join us!



We can’t thank FIVE YEAR MISSION enough. We are truly grateful to them for allowing us to use their music for every episode of Trek Geeks. You really should check them out–they’re writing and recording one original song for each episode of  the classic Star Trek series from the 1960’s.

Beam on over to their website at and check out all of their fantastic albums!  You can hear them all: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, The Trouble with Tribbles, and of course, the amazing Spock’s Brain!

If you’re headed to Creation Entertainment’s 15th Annual Las Vegas Official STAR TREK Convention 2016, don’t forget to check out their space in the Vendor’s Room where they’ll have some special STLV merch! Please show them some love and support them!

Here’s a rundown of the 5YM tracks we used in this episode!

The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Awful Lot of Trouble – [Track 4] – Spock’s Brain


Additional music for this episode was performed by Giancarlo C. Please check out his YouTube channel and see his full performance of the Star Trek movie theme below!

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Supplemental #3: Star Trek Beyond Press Event

Star Trek Beyond Press Event


Last week, Paramount held a screening of Star Trek Beyond for the media and hosted a press event the following day. was there, and thanks to Laura Sirikul, we have the audio!

You’ll hear Scott Mantz from Access Hollywood moderate two panels: one with the cast of Star Trek Beyond featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and others, and one with the production team including producer J.J. Abrams, director Justin Lin, as well as writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.

It goes without saying that this audio contains spoilers of some nature, so if you haven’t seen Star Trek Beyond yet, GO NOW! It opens today!


Music for this Supplemental Episode was performed by Giancarlo C. Check out his YouTube channel and see his full performance of the Star Trek movie theme below!

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Star Trek 3 Director Short List?

There has been a lot of speculation as to the next director of Star Trek 3 now that Roberto Orci has stepped away from the Center Seat.

Last week, a fan movement was started to #BringInRiker–a hope to draft TNG’s Jonathan Frakes to helm the next Star Trek movie. While nothing was official, Frakes was very much on board with the idea.

Today, Deadline Hollywood reports that there’s a short list of five names to direct the movie and it doesn’t appear that Number One is anywhere on it.

Rupert Wyatt

Rupert Wyatt


The name mentioned first in most reports appears to be that of Rise of the Planet of the Apes director, Rupert Wyatt. Wyatt has also worked on the AMC spy series about the Revolutionary War, Turn, as well as the forthcoming Mark Wahlberg movie, The Gambler. Wyatt could be favored based on the success of the latest Apes movie.

Morten Tyldum

Morten Tyldum


Also reported on the list is Norwegian director, Morten Tyldum who directed the new Benedict Cumberbatch film, The Imitation Game. Although a capable director, Tyldum seems like a bit of a longshot to get a major studio tentpole, let alone Star Trek.

Daniel Espinosa

Daniel Espinosa


Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) is allegedly also on the list. Like Tyldum, Espinosa doesn’t have a whole lot of large studio releases and it’s difficult to imagine him landing Star Trek.

Justin Lin

Justin Lin


Justin Lin, however, has a lot more credits on his resume. To date, Lin has directed four films in The Fast & The Furious franchise as well as episodes Community, True Detective, and the pilot of the new CBS series Scorpion.  He is also attached to a Bourne sequel with Jeremy Renner in 2016–but that could change quickly if Lin lands Trek.

Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones


The last name reported by Deadline is that of Duncan Jones, director of Moon, Source Code, and the upcoming Warcraft–a game based on the popular online game slated to be released in 2016. If Jones’ name sounds familiar, it may be because he’s the son of music legend David Bowie. The director formerly known as “Zowie Bowie” has some interesting work, but he seems like he’d be a stretch for Star Trek.

Not mentioned at all is Edgar Wright, who has worked frequently with Simon Pegg (Scotty) and also directed one unnamed shot in Star Trek Into Darkness.

There’s certainly more to come on this issue. Paramount and Bad Robot will need to make a decision soon if the film is to make it’s 2016 projected release for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.


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