Many Trekkers would agree that the new Star Trek Beyond trailer was an improvement over the action-packed Beastie Boys-infused first trailer. The new trailer is more of what we've come to expect from the new Star Trek film, and it revealed a lot of interesting things such as the new space satellite port. Now, Simon Pegg shared some details about the importance of that place.
During an interview with IGN's Scott Callura, Simon Peg (co-writer and actor who plays Scotty in the film) was asked about the mysterious space station and if it had any signficance in the film. Pegg revealed that the place is called Starbase Yorktown, located on the edge of Federation space. It serves as a kind of check-in station of for Federation crewmates to rest from a long day of exploring. He said:
It's a kind of diplomatic hub. It's where all the most recent Federation inductees can come and mingle with each other and learn about each other. It's a kind of lovely...
It sounds like a fun place where we'd see diverse cultures gather, and base on the trailers, the space station looks huge, and it seems to have its own type of curved gravity. When asked if Starbase Yorktown is like the infamous port from Star Wars, Mos Eisley, Pegg laughed, “No, no -- that's a wretched hive of scum and villainy! This is the opposite of that," Pegg said. "You can imagine -- me and Jung joked that there were various aliens with leaflets, handing them out to other aliens like, ‘Come and see our world!’”. Pegg elaborated more on the role the place will have in the movie:
"It's basically a place where they can go, where they can better understand what being part of the Federation means. It's an important kind of tactical establishment for the Federation. It's been built locally, so it's very interesting to look at, but it's where the Enterprise docks up. [This is] the first time in like 10 months [that the Enterprise has] had kind of proper contact with other people, and that's where the story begins"
The idea of Kirk and the gang meeting different aliens sounds fun. You'll get to explore Starbase Yorktown when Star Trek Beyond hits theaters on July 22.