“hi can you do another song imagine, with like a sort of sad song? It can be any of the boys but I prefer jack lowden!”
“I’m waiting for your next story about Jack!! You’re extremely talented! Thanks a lot xo” - @realzachabels
A/N: this was based off the song “We Won’t” by James Young and Phoebe Ryan and the italic text above the paragraphs are the song lyrics, its a really lovely song and I had listened to it for the first time in over a year yesterday so here you go!
The revolution is successful, but survival depends on drastic measures. Your continued existence represents a threat to the well-being of society. Your lives means slow death to the more valued members of the colony. Therefore I have no alternative but to sentence you to death. Your execution is so ordered. Signed, Kodos, governor of Tarsus Four.
Just got back from Star Trek Beyond and let me tell you people I have never, ever felt as validated by one bit of throwaway dialogue as I was by the identification of the Beastie Boys as classical music.
Because back in fucking 2009, when the Star Trek reboot came out and we see young James T. Kirk stealing his stepfather’s convertible and driving it off a cliff, the “Sabotage” playing as loud as the film can get away with is clearly diegetic.
Which means that, if the film is taking place like 200 years in the future, it’s the equivalent of Jimmy-Jam the Car-Theft Man rocking out to Brahms’s “Hungarian Dance No. 5″ or some shit while he commits his high-octane felony.
At the time, I found this pretty hilarious, because tiny farm children from the future annoying their parents with loud music that was old when said parents’ grandparents were young is never not going to be funny. I also found it funny because Abrams could have skated with that choice and zero raised eyebrows if he’d left it as non-diegetic, but he did not because who the fuck knows.
So of course it pops back up in Star Trek Beyond, and everybody stops and is just like “…we’re playing classical music now? That’s our brilliant plan?”, and it was an honest struggle not to yell “thank you” at the screen.
Also: I need–actually honest-to-god need–to see the discussion notes that went into the production team going with “Sabotage” over “Intergalactic” this time around, because I feel like “Meet me in the pit” had to have been said at least twice by different crew members.
Inside the First 'Star Trek Beyond' Trailer: 'The Most Action We've Done So Far!'
The first teaser for Star Trek Beyondis full of surprises — not the least of which is that Captain Kirk is a Beastie Boys fan. The new film, directed by The Fast and the Furious franchise veteran Justin Lin from a script co-written by Simon Pegg (Scotty), is engineered to be lighter in tone and heavier on action than its predecessors, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
In the trailer (which you can watch above), the Starship Enterprise gets smashed to bits to the tune of the Beasties’ “Sabotage” (presumably the contribution of producer J.J. Abrams, a mega-fan who used the song to introduce a young James T. Kirk in the first Star Trek and also planted a Beastie Boys reference in Star Wars: The Force Awakens). “The Swarm is what we’re calling it,” Zoe Saldana (Uhura) told us during a visit to the top-secret Vancouver set over the summer. “It’s all these little ships moving in synchronicity like a school of fish in the ocean.” Except these fishies are doing some extreme damage to the iconic vessel.
The plot finds the Enterprise finally on its five-year journey exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new civilizations. That means we’re getting more than the usual Klingons, Romulans, Borg, or Tribbles. “We’re creating brand new worlds. New species,” says Lin, adding that this film will have five times as many new creatures than the previous two combined.
Along the way, the key crew members — including Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban), Sulu (John Cho), Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Scotty, and Uhura — find themselves marooned on a mysterious planet, where they face the threats of an alien race. Pegg says he wanted to create an urgency in the film, to make audiences feel like the fates of the characters were genuinely at stake: “This is a different reality, you know. Just because Kirk and those guys lived until they were in their 70s [in the original series and film franchise] doesn’t mean it’s going to happen in this universe. All bets are off. We’ve started again. It’s nice to have that element of unpredictability.”
As hinted at in the trailer, this film won’t rely on the usual Kirk-Spock dynamic to drive the plot. “There’s a lot of fragmentation,“ explains Quinto, who gets teamed with McCoy for what promises to call back some of the original series’ trademark banter between the two.
“Circumstances dictate that we’re not all in this together. We have to divide in order to conquer. We’re off in unconventional pairings,” says Quinto. “There’s a real sense of scrambling to defeat our common enemy.”
Speaking of their common enemy… That’s Idris Elba under all the makeup as the film’s big bad who wreaks all kinds of havoc on the Trek team.
Fortunately, they also find a new ally: An exotic alien warrior played by Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), whose name Yahoo Movies can reveal is Jaylah. “I put Sofia through hell in her intro fight,” says Lin. “And we had to go take after take after take. It was four days of really pushing it. She was so pumped up and she just went for it. It looks great. I’m excited for that.”
What we do get, though, is plenty of spectacle. And that’s just what the powers that be wanted.
"The first film was about establishing the characters. The second film was about taking it into a darker place, which was the in-vogue thing circa the Batman/Dark Knight era. For us Beyond is re-establishing — especially in the 50th anniversary of the Enterprise — of the world of Star Trek, re-establishing why Star Trek is uniquely its own beast… It’s funny, it’s got a total sense of humor,” Pine tells us.
"This one, I can definitively say, has the most action out of any one we’ve done so far. People who like summer blockbusters and like s— blowing up will like this.”
“ROAD. TRIP,” Jim yelled over his shoulder as he ran past Bones, carrying the heavy bag into the kitchenette, where he raided the pantry for snacks. He tossed the half eaten bag of chips he’d bought yesterday, a slightly suspicious banana, two unopened bags of chex, and a couple other things into one of the reusable shopping bags from one of the grocery stores or organic markets that people in this town liked to shop at.
The Narada destroys Vulcan—and the USS Kelvin, sent to defend the threatened planet—and, in the process, kills a young Spock’s father along with both of young James T. Kirk’s parents. Orphaned and unable to make it out of Riverside, Iowa, Jim’s nothing but an auto mechanic picking bar fights for fun when a mysterious ship carrying an old Vulcan crash-lands in a corn-field, and the two of them head out on a road trip that’s as much of a mind trip for Jim as anything. Jim had seen stars fall, obviously. He’d seen plenty of explosions in the distance that were less natural, too, both near and far, as well as a few smaller vessels, mostly privately run, brought down on repeat during the primetime news bulletins.
Jim, a flight attendant, flirts with Captain Spock, who at first ignores him. But eventually Spock gives in- and they start this series of affairs that weren’t meant to be serious at all, simply meeting up when they were on the same trip- Paris, Rome, Milan- where they fuck and eat and go sight seeing, but then things don’t go according to plan.
Not really roadtrip, but hey traveling and planes!