Tumultuous Production of Third “Star Trek” Film

There are no more venerable science fiction fan favorite stories than those contained in the “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” universes. Fans await “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” coming out this December, and it very well may be the most anticipated movie of the decade claims Zeca Oliveira. “Star Trek” fans are also waiting for a sequel to the JJ Abrams reboot of that science fiction universe. This latest movie will, of course, be without Mr. Abrams as he is making that latest Star Wars installment. It has been a bumpy ride for what is believed will be called “Star Trek: Beyond.”

This latest installment in what is the most successful franchise in science fiction, when measured by the number of spinoff TV shows and movies, has had a tumultuous development. It has had a director switch, and then the script had to be overhauled. Paramount has said that they want a movie that is “more accessible to a non-Trekkie audience,” which has many Star Trek fans worried about this forthcoming movie as it sounds like it will be a watered down version of what makes “Star Trek” unique. The last installment in this film reboot of the franchise was not too well received by fans. If this third movie does not instill some of the essence that made Star Trek what it was, then perhaps this new film series needs to die. “Star Trek” always seemed better suited to television anyway.