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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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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the Spike TV 2009 Scream Awards, Star Trek won for best movie. William Shatner accepted the award, despite having absolutely nothing to do with the movie. In the acceptance speech, he jokingly accepted it as director of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) (widely regarded as the worst Star Trek movie). See more »


When Spock requests permission to come on the bridge, he says, "Permission to come aboard, Captain." He is in fact already on board the Enterprise. Protocol requires that he should have requested permission to be allowed on the command bridge, as he is not a command officer nor bridge personnel at that moment. 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

After the closing credits, the film reveals a dedication to the memory of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. See more »


Referenced in Elysium (2013) See more »


Run And Shoot Offense
Composed by Michael Giacchino
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

Why did they name it Star Trek ?
8 May 2009 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

My favorite moment of the movie was when Leonard Nemoy said after so many years the famous line "live long and prosper". Well that was all that I liked. All in in all it is just a shoot 'em up movie with aliens. There's no connections with the original series. if they changed the well known names from Kirk, Spock, Uhura etc to anything else I'm sure no one could make a connection with Star Trek TOS. Also the scientific inaccuracies were too many. In FedCon in Bonn Nichelle Nichols has said that she 'll be very happy to see the Star Trek movie. Two days later in the same event, answering a question from the audience has said that there is nothing military in Gene Roddenberry's enterprise. I believe she 'll be very unpleased with the way the movie chose to portray a military command warship whose mission is so far away from "to peacefully explore new worlds". So, live long and prosper all trekkies and wait for the DVD.

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