Many fans saw “Star Trek: Beyond” as a return to form for the series, showcasing the crew of the Enterprise, stranded on a distant planet using wits and teamwork to overcome their desperate situation. It also touched on the themes “Star Trek” became famous for when Gene Roddenberry created it decades ago while bringing a focus on character interactions to the fore. Rather than only using them as a device to get from one action scene to the next, it took the time to explore the subtle relationships between the crew of the Enterprise.
A humorous deleted scene that appears on the Blu-ray release exemplifies this. While docked at Yorktown, the team is looking forward to some downtime. Captain Kirk asks Scotty if he would like to get a drink. Scotty declines, politely informing the Captain of a prior engagement with Lieutenant Romaine.
Scotty insists that Kirk can tag along, but, sensing that he might be intruding on what could very well be a date, the Captain relents. Scotty departs, and Kirk must then think of something else to do to pass the time. It seems Starfleet Captains have to deal with rejection just like everyone else.
The scene takes place before the crew learns about a dangerous new adversary (Krall, played by Idris Elba), and emphasizes one of the overarching themes of the movie—Kirk becoming bored with the Enterprise’s five-year mission.
The Blu-ray, which will be released on Nov. 1, 2016, will also include a tribute to Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the newer films. Nimoy passed away last year due to complications resulting from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Yelchin, a fan favorite, tragically passed in an accident earlier this year.
Via USA Today
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