“Oh my God,” said Urban on the red carpet. “It’s like the largest screen on the planet for the ‘Star Trek Beyond’ premiere. I’m so excited.”
Before the extravaganza commenced, the cast and crew memorialized the late “Trek” stars Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin, who died June 19. Quinto reflected on original Spock actor Nimoy, while filmmaker J.J. Abrams led a moment of silence in honor of Yelchin, who plays navigator Pavel Chekov in the rebooted “Trek” movies.
“There is something missing tonight,” Abrams said. “There is someone missing tonight.”
“Trek,” which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will continue to have a massive presence at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con International. Several “Trek” sessions are planned inside the San Diego Convention Center, including a Saturday panel featuring actors from each “Trek” installment.