Lead actor Chris Pine takes a selfie with fans during the red carpet for the premiere of Star Trek Beyond, the latest in the popular sci-fi franchise held in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.
Lead actor Chris Pine takes a selfie with fans during the red carpet for the premiere of Star Trek Beyond, the latest in the popular sci-fi franchise held in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Ng Han Guan AP
Lead actor Chris Pine takes a selfie with fans during the red carpet for the premiere of Star Trek Beyond, the latest in the popular sci-fi franchise held in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Ng Han Guan AP

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