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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.

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

The event was held outdoors at the same venue as last year's surprise Star Wars concert at Comic-Con.

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Dozens of Star Trek fans showed up in costume, including some totally adorable kids.

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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.

Literally no one else could pull off this look.
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Literally no one else could pull off this look.

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

But the biggest moment of the night came earlier, when the cast and filmmakers paid tribute to their late co-star Anton Yelchin, who died in June.

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"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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No one said a word. Eventually, Abrams said, "Thank you," and the cast left the stage.

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