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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The production of Star Trek Beyond has moved to Dubai, and into some areas that are wide open to the public. As is often the case when a blockbuster of this size visits a major city, a ton of videos and photos from the set have found their way online. 

In the collection below, you’ll see everything from Chris Pine filming a scene where Captain Kirk meets with a Starfleet official, to aliens and humans milling around a crowded plaza together, and even the fallout of some sort of destructive incident that takes place.

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A video posted by @sduhair on Oct 13, 2015 at 11:04pm PDT

#shooting of #startrekbeyond in #difc

A video posted by Huda A. Syed Muhammad (@hudaarif86) on

From my balcony I can see this happening next door: Chris Pine filming #StarTrekBeyond ? #amateurpaparazzi

A photo posted by Zack Baginski (@dj_bags) on

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A photo posted by @sduhair on

Star Trek Beyond is being directed by the man who rejuvenated the Fast & Furious franchise that most had thought was dead after the first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious: Justin Lin. Interestingly enough, he seems to be climbing aboard the Enterprise at the same sort of moment as he got behind the wheel of F&F. This current, rebooted Star Trek film series started off hot, then hit a bump when its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, came out and polarized fans. Once again, he’s coming on for the third film in a series that needs to be put back on course. Let’s see if Lin can do it again.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.