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Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 8 May 2009 (USA)
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The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)


On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan time-traveling mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who is also a child on Vulcan, in this time, disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, Kirk has grown into a young troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy instructors like young Commander Spock. Suddenly, there is an emergency on Vulcan and the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise is crewed with promising cadets like Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov and even Kirk himself, thanks to Leonard McCoy's medical trickery. Together, this crew will have an adventure in the final frontier where the old legend is altered forever as a new version of the legend begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The future begins.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,950,203 (UK) (8 May 2009)


$257,704,099 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sydney Tamiia Poitier auditioned for the role of Uhura. See more »


In the opening scene, when Captain Robau of the Kelvin says "Polarize the view screen" you can see he is wearing a Starfleet badge. As he turns and sits down in the captains chair, it has disappeared, but returns again in the next scene. See more »


[first lines]
Communication Operator: U.S.S. Kelvin, go for Starfleet Base.
Kelvin Crew Member: Starfleet Base, we've sent you a transmission. Did you receive?
Starfleet Base: Kelvin, have you double-checked those readings?
Kelvin Crew Member: Our gravitational sensors are going crazy here. You should see this. It looks like a lightning storm.
Starfleet Base: What you've sent us doesn't seem possible.
Kelvin Crew Member: Yes ma'am. I understand. That's why we sent it.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the closing credits is styled after the opening credits of Star Trek (1966), where the starship Enterprise blasts off into space as a monologue describes its mission, and then the cast names appear as the famous "Star Trek" theme music plays. See more »


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User Reviews

Awesome - highly recommend
10 April 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was one of the few lucky fans who attended the Sydney premiere and my impression was "Wow!" The use of a well known Roddenberry plot device to reset the franchise was a brilliant idea and means the franchise can now move forward without the "FANS" shouting "canon!" The movie itself was brilliantly cast and performed with each actor being enough like the original to be believable in the role without the over the top acting that was part of TV when it all began in the 1960's.The special effects are top notch.

Its a film which you can take anyone who enjoys sci-fi to, not just someone who knows the last 40+ years of Trek.

So what level of fan am I? I own 3 costumes, attend conventions and appear in "Trekkies 2", and yet loved Enterprise because from the first episode I simply said its was in an alternate universe, its the same but different. I view this film in the same light, same but different.

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