BEAMING DOWN FOR FUN!

Members of the USS Challenger, the Jersey Shore area chapter of STARFLEET: The International Star Trek Fan Association, gather at a special promotional display on July 23 to celebrate the release of the newest Star Trek feature film, “Star Trek Beyond” at the Marquee Cinema, Route 37, Toms River.

The display included a transporter room made by the theater from the famous science fiction saga where attendees had their photo taken during the weekend. “Star Trek Beyond” is a science fiction/action film directed by Justin Lin from a screenplay by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry. The USS Challenger meets monthly at the Seaside Heights Community Center at 1000 Bay Blvd. Seaside Heights, each first Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. The club formed in 1988 and is enjoying the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this year. For information visit usschallenger.org or the group’s facebook page at USS Challenger.