Star Trek Beyond in long form, but for those who only have time for capsule reviews and don't want to be spoilered... The newest entry in the NuTrek franchise is a nice return to what made Star Trek Star Trek, i.e. characters you want to hang out with dealing with moral dilemmas and themes about the human condition. Simon Pegg's script is restrained when it comes to comedy, starting on a melancholy note and progressively becoming more fun, crazy and ridiculous, but never forgetting his twin themes - strength through unity/diversity (IDIC) and mortality/how the past haunts us (given it's Trek's 50th Anniversary, the way it's handled is a lot more subtle than you'd think). The film's biggest flaw, for me, was the effects, especially early on, which in an effort to be photo-real, sometimes just became dirty and hard to follow. But that's not usually why I buy my movie ticket, so it becomes a minor complaint. Slow to start, perhaps, but by the end, was pushing all the right buttons. If we were ranking all the Trek movies, it would easily fall in the top half.