Star Trek

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Star Trek

J J 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
Spock Zachary Quinto
Spock Prime Leonard Nimoy
Nero Eric Bana
Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy Karl Urban
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Simon Pegg
Hikaru Sulu John Cho
Uhura Zoë Saldana
Pavel Chekov Anton Yelchin
Amanda Grayson Winona Ryder
Captain Christopher Pike Bruce Greenwood
Sarek Ben Cross
Ayel Clifton Collins Jr
George Kirk Chris Hemsworth
Winona Kirk Jennifer Morrison
Gaila Rachel Nichols
Admiral Richard Barnett Tyler Perry
Keenser Deep Roy
Director J J Abrams
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Pictures UK Guidance: Edited for violence and swearing. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 8 May 2009

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