SAN DIEGO (AP) — The world premiere of “Star Trek Beyond” blasted off at Comic-Con with an orchestra, fireworks, lasers and tributes to the series’ late stars.
The sci-fi sequel premiered Wednesday night at a flashy event at the Embarcadero Marina Park just outside the site of the four-day pop-culture convention.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and other “Trek” stars introduced the film on stage before a 90-piece orchestra performed selections from its score amid a flurry of fireworks and lasers.
The cast and crew paid tribute before the extravaganza commenced to the late “Trek” stars Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin.
“Star Trek Beyond” was projected on the first-ever outdoor Imax screen. The mammoth movie screen was erected especially for the event.
Comic-Con officially begins Thursday and continues through Sunday.