The name of the next 'Star Trek' sequel hints at a return to the series' roots

Production on the next “Star Trek” film appears to be underway — and it finally has a name. 

Monday night, director Justin Lin tweeted out a teaser image of Starfleet uniforms on a rack with a hashtag that seems to confirm the long-rumoured title of “Star Trek Beyond.”

Taken in conjunction with the tweet and the Starfleet uniforms, it seems like the next “Star Trek” will indeed feature a renewed focus on space exploration, returning the series to its roots. And given Lin’s track record on the “Fast and Furious” franchise, chances are it will be a lot of fun, too. 

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