'Star Trek Beyond' Enterprise Down!! Set Pics Tease Secret Plot

10/1/2015 12:30 AM PDT

'Star Trek Beyond' -- Pics Tease Alien Planet, Damaged Enterprise!? (PHOTOS)

EXCLUSIVE

Hold on to your tricorders, space geeks -- TMZ has exclusive pics from the set of "Star Trek Beyond," ... and it appears a torn up Enterprise  could be a major plot line.

Set sources tell us the next installment is shooting alien planet scenes in the Pitt River Quarries outside Vancouver.  We're also told a special effects stage was setup for interior shots of Kirk's baby -- the USS Enterprise -- which sustains serious damage in a battle. 

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Simon Pegg have been tight-lipped on the movie, but if you're itching for a glimpse of what's to come ... click away.

And as always, live long and prosper.