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The "Star Trek" Cast Paid A Moving Tribute To Anton Yelchin

"Anton should be here," said producer J.J. Abrams at the Star Trek Beyond premiere at Comic-Con.

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The cast and filmmakers of Star Trek Beyond held a massive premiere for the film at San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday night, and it was a lot of fun.

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Co-stars Chris Pine, John Cho, and Karl Urban certainly enjoyed themselves!

Idris Elba, who plays the film's villain, showed up in shorts — his suit, he said, was lost at the airport — and somehow he totally pulled it off because Idris Elba is magic.


The San Diego Symphony Orchestra even played composer Michael Giacchino's score for Beyond live, presaged by an eye-popping laser-and-fireworks show.

More lasers! More fireworks! #StarTrekPremiere

"There is something wrong tonight," said producer J.J. Abrams. "There is someone missing tonight: Anton." Abrams then acknowledged Yelchin's parents in the audience, and asked everyone for a moment of silence. It lasted for just over a minute.

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