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Rihanna's "Star Trek Beyond" IMAX Music Video Makes History in Ridgecrest



Rihanna's contribution to the Star Trek Beyond movie soundtrack is the first video ever to be filmed exclusively with IMAX cameras and was filmed at the Trona Pinnacles, a much sought after area near Ridgecrest for it's sci-fi and fantasy world look.

Rihanna's song recently premiered, and the anthemic power ballad's accompanying clip has the auspicious honor of being the "first ever IMAX Video," according to the singer. The video premiered exclusively in IMAX theaters prior to the movie's release. In advance of the release, Rihanna posted a preview clip to her Twitter account showing the singer writhing around on a rocky planet glowing in haunting purple light as meteors shower the atmosphere. Rihanna has also posted a featurette explaining her connection to the Star Trek franchise. "Star Trek has been a part of my life since I was a little girl," she explains in the Twitter clip. "It just took me one episode to fall in love with this other world that I couldn't understand but I felt I could relate to ... You always felt emotionally connected to the characters ... I was very very honored to be a part of this film."

The history making video has earned more than 25 million views on YouTube.

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