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Today In STAR TREK History: July 22nd

No ship, no crew. The frontier pushes back.
Welcome to our round-up of the Star Trek episodes which received their premiere broadcast on this day throughout the show's long history, along with anything else of note that may have taken place. All viewing figures quoted are for U.S. premiere broadcast (unless noted).

July 22nd
Directed by Justin Lin, written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, the thirteenth film in the Star Trek franchise and the third installment in the reboot series (following Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness) Star Trek Beyond was released in the United States and most other territories on July 22nd 2016 (although it received its premiere in Sydney, Australia on July 7th that year).

With a tagline reading "No ship, no crew. The frontier pushes back", Star Trek Beyond saw the rebooted crew of the USS Enterprise stop off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space. Halfway into its five-year mission, the Enterprise is destroyed by a powerful, unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves in conflict with a new ruthless enemy who has a well-earned hatred of the Federation and what it stands for.

Although critically it was far better received than Into Darkness was, Beyond underperformed at the box-office. The film certainly wasn't a flop, but a final gross of $343 million (against $185 million shooting budget) was far below Paramount's projections, especially since Into Darkness had taken $467 million on the same budget, and so it remains the final installment in the reboot series to date, with Star Trek's future now, seemingly, firmly back on the small-screen in multiple iterations.

Join us again next time for another round-up of the episodes broadcast, the movie's released, the special events, the birthday's celebrated and anything else of note that went down on this day in Star Trek history.

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