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'Star Trek 3' director shares Starfleet logo and movie title

The first official set photo from the new "Trek" movie appears on Twitter, giving fans a glimpse at what's to come for "Star Trek Beyond."

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Justin Lin shares a look at the Starfleet insignia. Justin Lin

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In one epic tweet on Monday, Lin revealed the movie's title as "Star Trek Beyond" and showed off a close-up of a Starfleet insignia patch.

The round insignia appears to be a beige cutout of the famous "Trek" logo over a dark field of stars. It reads "Starfleet" across the top and "United Federation of Planets" along the bottom. The blue cloth it's affixed to is associated with the sciences division, the color of uniform typically worn by Spock and Doctor McCoy. It's unclear exactly what type of costume or prop the logo adorns.

Lin's tweet starts with "Let the next Starfleet voyage begin!" and ends with the hashtag "LLAP," a reference to "live long and prosper." That's a nod to departed actor Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of Spock.

Not a lot is known about the plot of the movie, though it's now officially in the production stage. British actor Simon Pegg plays chief engineer Scotty, but he has an even bigger role as screenwriter in collaboration with writer Doug Jung. Director Lin is best known for helming several installments of the "Fast & Furious" film series.

The second reboot film, "Star Trek Into Darkness" from 2013, mirrored the 1982 original-cast production "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" with a new take on the villain made famous by actor Ricardo Montalban. It will be interesting to see if the third reboot takes any cues from 1984's "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock."

"Star Trek Beyond" is scheduled for release in 2016.

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