Trivia: When the Enterprise is boarded, during the following fight a Wilhelm scream can be heard as a crew member falls over the railing.
Trivia: The original test screening of Star Trek Beyond had more scenes between Spock and McCoy. The scenes with Commodore Paris were quick re shoots added in the final cut. A majority of scenes with Security Officer Hendoff were cut, especially after the crew was captured, it is he who protects Keenster after he is attacked by a drone, only for Hendroff to die by the hands of Krall. A portion of this scene was seen in the trailers, though only at the end of the scene. The scene was cut also because it would have revealed Krall's life drain early.
Trivia: When Scotty and Kirk are discussing the mysterious fate of Capt. Balthazar Edison, Scotty mentions a couple of theories, including the possibility that the USS Franklin was "captured by a giant green space hand." This is a direct allusion to the original Star Trek television episode "Who Mourns for Adonis?" in which the giant green hand of the Greek god Apollo actually grabs the USS Enterprise in space. Also, during the kaleidoscopic end credits of "Star Trek: Beyond" (specifically, at the moment the credits read "Paramount Pictures and Skydance Pictures present"), a giant green space hand reaches straight for the camera.