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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman gives birth to a young boy in the beginning of this movie. She screams in pain and she is instructed by people (some alien) to push for an extended period.
  • Kirk tries to flirt with Uhura during the bar sequence. He tells her, "You've got a talented tongue" (we are told she is a linguist, but there is the double-entendre meaning of oral sex). Uhura replies that she is surprised he "Doesn't only have sex with farm animals" and he replies "not only."
  • Kirk gets into a bar fight and is knocked into Uhura and ends up with his hands (happily) on her breasts.
  • Kirk and a woman (with green skin) kiss suggestively in bed for a few seconds

Violence & Gore

  • The film contains frequent instances of science-fiction violence and peril. Most of the violence is not graphic, rather it is suggestive and intense. Some of these acts of violence include:
  • An intense opening sequence depicting a space battle in which various people are killed in explosions. One person is visibly hurled into space when a hole is blasted in the hull of the ship.
  • A man is stabbed in the chest by a lance, but the scene cuts back to his ship before we see him being stabbed. A computer announces that he died immediately
  • A bar fight occurs and a man is beaten to the point where his nose and face bleed. Blood is briefly visible on the hand of one of his attackers. This's perhaps the most bloody of the violence sequences.
  • A ship warps to a location and is the last to arrive after following the rest of the fleet. Once it arrives, it discovers that the rest of the fleet had been wiped out. Debris and some dead bodies are visible in space.
  • A fight occurs when a few men parachute onto a platform. The third man releases his chute too late and is disintegrated.
  • An alien is fried in a quick fire. A man is stabbed through the back, and the sword is shown protruding from his chest, with blood visible on the blade. An alien is kicked off the platform.
  • A planet is destroyed. Some of its inhabitants are crushed under falling objects or fall to their deaths.
  • A man attacks another when he insults his lack of some qualities. One of the men chokes the other.
  • A man is interrogated by aliens, and it is implied that he was tortured. They force a small creature down the man's throat.
  • Some men teleport aboard a ship and a gunfight ensues. Several people are killed.
  • A man is shot in the chest and falls to his death.
  • A ship is destroyed by an implosion.
  • A young kid is bullied by other kids, eventually a big fight breaks out. We see one of the kids later with a slightly bloody lip.


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A bar scene: a woman orders a round of drinks for her and her friends, an intoxicated man starts to hit on her.
  • Kirk apears to be drunk at a bar.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The opening sequence is intense.
  • There are some images of an alien world being destroyed.
  • The scene with a scorpion-like creature being forced down a prisoner's mouth is brief, but grotesque and frightening.
  • A man is beamed into a water filtration system, where he almost drowns before being saved, which could be scary to some kids.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • There is a romantic scene between Uhura and Spock, in which the two kiss tenderly, and she hugs him and caresses his head and neck.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There is a scene on the snow/ice planet where a character is chased by a large, ferocious creature. Just as the creature attacks, an enormous monster very suddenly comes out of the ice and kills the creature, and then chases the character, until he enters a cave where a man fends off the creature with fire.
  • A main character's homeworld and many of its inhabitents are destroyed. Later you see the main character looking distressed, dispite the fact that he has "no feelings."

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