Rihanna's Insane New Music Video Makes Me Wish She Was in Star Trek Beyond

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The music video for “Sledgehammer” by Rihanna, a song used to promote the upcoming Star Trek movie, and named for a tool that they probably don’t use all that much in the 23rd century, has been released. And now I mostly wish Rihanna was the villain of the movie.


In the video, Rihanna commands all the flying robot things we see attacking the Enterprise in the trailer. And she’s really compelling! I would watch an episode of Star Trek with this new cast where they arrive on a planet, do something wrong, and face Rihanna’s wrath.


I will also say that, for pure nostalgia, I wish the rock formation she was in front of was Kirk’s Rock. Missed opportunity.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Hopefully Star Trek doesn’t start having Bond like themes.