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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 Mr. 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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Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)


On the day of James Kirk's birth, his father dies on his ship in a last stand against a mysterious alien time-traveling vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who, in this time, is also a child on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. Twenty-five 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 at 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 it begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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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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$140,000,000 (estimated)

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£5,950,203 (UK) (8 May 2009)


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

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Leonard McCoy mentions joining Starfleet after his divorce. This refers to D.C. Fontana's (one of the Star Trek (1966) writers) backstory for McCoy written for the third season but never filmed. That unused subplot established this failed marriage and also McCoy's daughter Joanna. See more »


Uhura claims to be able to speak three dialects of Romulan. It has been established that relations between the Romulans and the Federation have never been friendly and that the only contact was to negotiate a peace. However, there's no reason to presume that their unfriendliness precluded either side learning the other's language somehow. There would be an immense tactical, political, and diplomatic advantage to figuring it out. (It is quite reasonable that, despite the conflict, one side would learn the other's language. In Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident, while Romulan Commander Liliana Charvanek is speaking with Captain Kirk, she remarks, "Your language has always been most difficult for me, Captain," implying that they are not employing the Universal Translator, which must mean that she has studied and mastered English.) 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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Great movie
13 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Apparently a lot of die-hard trekkies hate this film, but I doubt anyone could make a film that would satisfy them.

I personally loved the movie, I'm not a trekkie, far from to be honest, but this one was great.

I've seen all the old movies, and liked them, my girlfriend hates them though, she watched a whole 15 minutes of the one where they go back to earth in the 80's and hated it.

So she was obviously extremely suspecious when I rented this movie, but she ended up being extremely excited about it, and said that she'd deffo watch any sequel to this new version of star trek.

And I personally liked it more than the old star trek movies.

It's abit like James Bond, the new James Bond movies are very different to the original ones with Sean Connery.

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