The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

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J.J. Abrams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pine ... Kirk
Zachary Quinto ... Spock
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock Prime
Eric Bana ... Nero
Bruce Greenwood ... Pike
Karl Urban ... Bones
Zoe Saldana ... Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
Simon Pegg ... Scotty
John Cho ... Sulu
Anton Yelchin ... Chekov
Ben Cross ... Sarek
Winona Ryder ... Amanda Grayson
Chris Hemsworth ... George Kirk
Jennifer Morrison ... Winona Kirk
Rachel Nichols ... Gaila
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Storyline

On the day of James T. Kirk's birth, his father dies on his damaged starship in a last stand against a Romulan mining vessel looking for Ambassador Spock, who in this time, has grown on Vulcan disdained by his neighbors for his half-human heritage. 25 years later, James T. Kirk has grown into a young rebellious troublemaker. Challenged by Captain Christopher Pike to realize his potential in Starfleet, he comes to annoy academy instructors like 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 Paramount Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

ACTOR TRADEMARK (Leonard Nimoy): [identity]: When Spock Prime meets James T. Kirk in the cave on Delta Vega, he introduces himself by saying "I am Spock". "I Am Spock" was the title of his second autobiography, his first autobiography being "I Am Not Spock". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Kirk is first picked up off the deck of the Narda after jumping, just before he is picked up by the throat by Ayel (Time in film, 1:46:26), Ayel's distruptor can be seen on the floor, before Kirk takes it out of Ayel's holster a little later in the scene where he says "I have your gun". See more »

Quotes

[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

There are no opening credits in the film except for the title card, making this the second consecutive Star Trek film that does not list its cast at the beginning. See more »

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Theme from 'Star Trek' TV Series
Written by Alexander Courage & Gene Roddenberry
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Star Trek for a new generation
21 April 2009 | by coj_lewisSee all my reviews

I am proud to call my self a Trekkie, I attend conventions, dress up and I even have "Live Long and Prosper" tattooed on my back. My family however, despite my best efforts, will watch the occasional episode but have never embraced the Star Trek world as I have. My husband took me along to the premier of Star Trek in London last night and thank you JJ you converted him in one film, I have been trying for 25 years! What JJ Abrams has done is create a film that can be enjoyed by all, its irrelevant whether or not you have seen Star Trek before, this film stands alone as brilliant entertainment. There are plenty of references to the original series to keep the fans happy. Of course there are going to be the "hard core" fans who will criticize certain aspects. I enjoyed seeing the lead actors imitate the characteristics of the original crew, Karl Urban as Dr Mcoy was particularly good. Good story line, plenty of humour, non-stop fast action, fantastic special effects, great acting from all the main "crew", Zacchary Quinto and Chris Pine especially. Can't wait for the next one to see more in-depth character development (of all the characters, not just Kirk and Spock and a moral dilemma which is at the heart of the best Star Trek. Film fans are going to love this film and that means Star Trek Lives Long and Prospers!


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Language:

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Release Date:

8 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek XI See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,204,289, 10 May 2009

Gross USA:

$257,730,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$385,680,446
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