Kirk gives his last report as captain of the Enterprise in new Star Trek: Beyond trailer

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Jun 29, 2016, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

The latest trailer for Star Trek: Beyond has arrived, and finds Kirk abandoning ship after a brutal attack on the Enterprise.

The new preview includes some fresh footage as the crew face an attack from the new Big Bad, played by Idris Elba, and have to take refuge on an alien world. You can continue to feel the influence of new director Justin Lin (Fast and Furious), which isn’t really a bad thing. It feels like a swashbuckling alien action adventure, which, after the GRIMDARK of Into Darkness, could be a welcome change of pace, almost like a super-sized episode of the original series — just with more wild action and stunts, of course.

This trailer also features the new tune “Sledgehammer,” by Rihanna, which will be included on the soundtrack. It isn’t a terrible fit for the action, so hey, there you go. The sequel stars Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Karl Urban and the dearly departed Anton Yelchin.

Star Trek Beyond opens July 22.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:

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