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'Star Trek Beyond' red carpet premiere brings stars to San Diego (pictures)

The third movie in the rebooted series got an outdoor IMAX premiere during San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

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A huge crowd

Fans lucky enough to attend the Wednesday night premiere of "Star Trek Beyond" at Comic-Con 2016 lined up for hours outside of the venue at Embarcadero Marina Park in San Diego.

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The Star Trek carpet

The stars walked across this red carpet Wednesday evening.

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Gateway to the movie

The end of the carpet had a specially shaped gateway before leading along a path to the outdoor theatre.

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An outdoor IMAX screen

Drive-in theaters are rare now, but that did not stop "Star Trek Beyond" from setting up its premiere on a large, outdoor IMAX screen.

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Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg was hosting segments for his Geeking Out television show on the red carpet.

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Spock

Grunberg grabbed an interview with Zachary Quinto (Spock) before the outdoor premiere.

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Adam Savage

Adam Savage from the recently concluded "Mythbusters" television series visited the premiere.

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A venue for the stars...the space ones

The premiere took place outdoors, with a view of the real stars once the sun set.

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Deep Roy

Actor Deep Roy, who plays Keenser in the Star Trek films, walked along the red carpet. He is previously known for his role in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

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Justin Lin

The director of the film, Justin Lin, speaks with the press on the red carpet.

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The Starfleet insignia

A platform along the red carpet displays the Starfleet insignia.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo is here with Greg Grunberg on the red carpet.

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Beam me up, Scotty!

Simon Pegg (Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott) arrived to the premiere.

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Doug Jung

Pegg wrote the film with Doug Jung (seen here).

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John Cho

John Cho (Sulu) speaks with a reporter on the red carpet.

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It's Dr. McCoy

Karl Urban (Leonard McCoy) also arrived to the premiere.

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Uhura

Zoe Saldaña gave a brief interview in Spanish along the red carpet before heading into the premiere.

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J. J. Abrams

J. J. Abrams, who is a producer on "Star Trek Beyond" after directing the first two movies in the reboot series, visited the red carpet for Wednesday's premiere.

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And time for the show!

Once the sun set, it was time for the premiere to begin! This included a dazzling display of fireworks before the film played to fans for the first time.

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