Scotty, not Kirk, meets a cute alien in new Star Trek Beyond clip

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Jul 13, 2016, 2:27 PM EDT

Captain James T. Kirk isn’t the only crewmember of the Enterprise who explores strange new women. In this clip of the upcoming Star Trek Beyond, below, this encounter of the female alien is had by Lt. Cmdr. Scotty. 

In this scene, Montgomery Scott (Simon Pegg) meets Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), an alien scavenger who helps herself to Starfleet property. It seems that Scotty needs to find the rest of the crew, and Jaylah needs an engineer. They agree to help each other.  

For almost 50 years, the basic premise of Star Trek has been to explore strange new worlds and to seek out new life and new civilizations. Star Trek Beyond, like Deep Space 9 before it, breaks this premise. Unlike Deep Space 9, Instead of manning a space station, our crew will be spending some of its time planetside. (Note: Things don’t look so good for the good ship Enterprise.)

I’m looking forward to more Star Trek in my life, and this clip is proof that you should too.

Star Trek Beyond isn’t so far beyond that we can’t see its July 22, 2016, release date.