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Forget seeing it on the big screen, watch the first Star Trek Beyond trailer now

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Despite initially planning to debut the first Star Trek Beyond trailer in front of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Paramount has apparently decided that people aren’t really into that whole “Star Wars” thing, so instead the studio released the trailer online.

It’s cool that we get a first look at the new film a little earlier than intended, but it’s kind of disappointing not to get that thrill of seeing it for the first time on the big screen. It was reported that the trailer would appear before Star Wars, but a look at the trailers officially confirmed for the Force Awakens IMAX screenings had it conspicuously absent.

That could just mean the trailer isn’t for IMAX and will be on the standard screenings, or Paramount may have decided to save the money and debut it online. Fox did the same thing with the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, which was also supposedly set for Star Wars, but isn’t on the list.

On the other hand, the first trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence was released yesterday, and it will also be attached to Star Wars.

The reason I bring that up in such detail is that if the trailer were attached to Star Wars, and assuming you are one of the millions planning on seeing The Force Awakens in the next few weeks, you might want to skip this online debut and wait for the trailer on the big screen. It relies heavily on visuals, so it may be better suited for a theatrical debut than on a computer screen.

Since it isn’t though, check out the first Star Trek Beyond trailer below,

The clip is the first real hint of what the story will be about, and despite the upbeat Beastie Boys music and the few jokes highlighted, it looks fairly dark. The Enterprise is seemingly destroyed, and the crew is taken captive.

Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the rebooted series, but the first not directed by J.J. Abrams. Fast and Furious helmer Justin Lin is in charge, with Abrams producing. The main cast all return, alongside Idris Elba as the unnamed villain, and Sofia Boutella, the actress presumably hidden under the white and black striped face paint.

Star Trek Beyond hits theaters on July 22, 2016.

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