Star Trek

Star Trek

JJ Abrams (2009)

121min
12 Certificate
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The 11th Star Trek motion picture is a prequel to the original TV series - a canny decision from producer/director JJ Abrams (Mission: Impossible III), tasked with reviving the franchise following the largely unloved TV series Enterprise. A big budget ($150 million) and top-flight digital effects designed to snare a new audience combine with a scene-setting scenario and enough in-jokes to satisfy the old guard. Big and noisy, but equally interested in relationships, it really works. A young, impulsive James T Kirk (Chris Pine), made cynical by a pre-credits tragedy, reluctantly attends Starfleet Academy and stows aboard the USS Enterprise. Here his frosty relationship with Vulcan first officer Spock (Zachary Quinto from TV's Heroes) thaws in the grip of an epic, time-travelling battle with Eric Bana's impressive Romulan foe, Nero. Light relief is provided by Simon Pegg's offbeat engineer Scotty and an already grumpy Dr "Bones" McCoy (Karl Urban). With the help of his young and pretty cast, Abrams has managed to successfully reboot a 43-year-old formula.

Summary

The trainee crew members of the starship Enterprise embark on their maiden flight, which pits them against a Romulan commander from the future who is planning a horrific revenge on those he blames for a tragedy in his own time. Sci-fi adventure based on the original TV series, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana and Leonard Nimoy.

Cast & Crew

James T Kirk Chris Pine
Mr Spock Zachary Quinto
Dr Leonard `Bones' McCoy Karl Urban
Nero Eric Bana
Nyota Uhura Zoe Saldana
Montgomery `Scotty' Scott Simon Pegg
Capt Christopher Pike Bruce Greenwood
Spock Prime Leonard Nimoy
Director JJ Abrams
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Pictures UKGuidance: Edited for violence and language. Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
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