Coming Distractions: The first Star Trek Beyond trailer really plays up the Beastie Boys thing

“Sabotage” by The Beastie Boys is a great song. No one’s denying that. But are we really meant to understand that, almost 250 years in the future, this one song is so awesome, everyone knows it and loves it and still listens to it? It was cute when preteen James T. Kirk stole the car of his mom’s boyfriend and went on a joyride through the fields of Iowa in the 2009 reboot, and we all got to hear the song as he drove the car off a cliff. But we’re three movies deep into the new series, and we’re supposed to just keep listening to “Sabotage” with each new installment? Come on, people.

Anyway, a short teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond was released today, and it’s a bit jarring, as the aforementioned song plays throughout the entire minute-and-a-half montage. The trailer …

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