“Star Trek Beyond” continues this week at The Harbor Theatre, along with the new, locally produced short film, “Watershed Video.”
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” Thus began the weekly introduction (narrated by William Shatner) to Gene Roddenberry’s original “Star Trek” television series beginning in 1966. Although the show received low ratings in its original run, “Star Trek” became a cult hit after it was cancelled in 1969. It inspired spin-off television and movie franchises. The original “Star Trek” series celebrates its 50th anniversary later this year.
“Star Trek Beyond” is the 13th movie in this popular series. On this mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, become marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of the Enterprise after being attacked by a seemingly unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With no apparent means of rescue, the crew find themselves in conflict with a new and ruthless enemy.
With John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Idris Elba.
“Star Trek Beyond” is rated PG-13 (120 minutes). It plays at 7 p.m. through Thursday, Aug. 4 and also at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 31.
“Watershed Video” is the new short film by talented videographers Ryan Leighton and Jonne Trees. Produced for Boothbay Region Community Television, it captures the beauty of the Adams Pond and Knickerbocker Lake watersheds. Tamara Lilly’s elegant narration beautifully conveys a simple message: keeping the Boothbay Region watershed clean and pure is a community responsibility. The five-minute short was written, directed, and produced by Sue Mello.
Starting Friday, Aug. 5, the theatre presents “The Secret Life of Pets.”
For more information, call 633-0438 or go to facebook.com/harbortheatre or harbortheatre.net. The Harbor Theatre is at the junction of Routes 27 and 96 in Boothbay Harbor, across from Hannaford Supermarket.