May 08, 2009 · Directed by J.J. Abrams. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy. 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.
Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by J. J. Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.It is the eleventh film in the Star Trek franchise, and is also a reboot that features the main characters of the original Star Trek television series portrayed by a new cast, as the first in the rebooted film series.
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Star Trek is probably the most rebooted sci series ever, with numerous spin offs, so was a bit skeptical them doing it again,. But with J J Abrams at the helm, is a brillant fast paced movie, loads of CGI effects .
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In the year 2233, the Federation starship USS Kelvin investigates a "lightning storm" near Klingon space, which they soon realize to be a black hole. Suddenly, the massive warship Narada emerges and immediately opens fire on the Kelvin, inflicting heavy damage on the vessel. The Narada ceases fire, and its first officer, Ayel, hails the outmatched Kelvin. Speaking for its captain, Nero, Ayel demands that the Kelvin's commanding officer, Richard Robau, come aboard the Narada via shuttlecraft....
Approximately ten years later, around the early to mid-2240s, a young boy is seen racing down the road in an antique Corvette across the open Iowa landscape, blasting 20th century music. Soon, a policeman on a flying motorbike chases him, ordering the boy to stop the car. Evading the officer, the boy heads for a quarry and jumps out of the car, moments before it speeds over the edge and crashes on the canyon floor below. The policeman apprehends the boy, who defiantly identifies himself as "J...
Cadets are assigned to ships based on their aptitude, with the most capable cadets assigned to the USS Enterprise, a ship completed so recently that it hasn't even been christened yet. Uhura is originally assigned to the USS Farragut, but complains directly to Spock, citing her numerous commendations and recommendations, insisting she had earned an assignment to the Enterprise. Spock quickly corrects that oversight. Kirk has been grounded pending a ruling on his inquiry and is not allowed to...
"Acting Captain's Log, Stardate 2258.42. We have had no word from Captain Pike. I therefore classified him as a hostage of the war criminal known as Nero. Nero, who has destroyed my home planet and...
"Citizen, what is your name?" "My name is James Tiberius Kirk." 1. - Iowa cop and a young Kirk, after his joyride "I must decline." "No Vulcan has ever declined admission to this academy!" "Then, as I am half Human, your record remains untarnished." 1. - Spock and the Vulcan Science Council Minister, who had just complimented him on overcoming the "disadvantage" of having a Human parent "I'm impressed. For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only had sex with farm animals." "Well… not only." 1. - Uhura and Kirk, discussing xenolinguistics "Oh relax, cupcake – it was a joke." "Hey, farmboy! Maybe you can't count, but there are four of us and one of you!" "So get some more guys, and then it'll be an even fight." 1. - Kirk and a Starfleet cadet, before a fight breaks out "You know, your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved eight hundred lives, including your mother's – and yours. I dare you to do better." 1. - Pike, to Kirk "Space is disease...
Development on Star Trek began in 2005 when Paramount contacted Roberto Orci (who was working with J.J. Abrams and Alex Kurtzman on the studio's Mission: Impossible III at the time), asking for ideas on how to revive the franchise. Former Star Trek franchise head Rick Berman, though, shortly before he was let go from Paramount, has credited Abrams with presenting the idea of revisiting Star Trek to the studio when the latter was signed for a five-movie deal in early 2006. (Star Trek Magazine...
Story and script
The original treatment for the film (the initial story outline) was completed in August. By the 24th of that month, writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman had begun working on a first draft of the screenplay, which was completed by 12 December 2006. A second final draft was complete by 8 October 2007. In total, the script took approximately four months to write. The final script was about 128 pages long. In an interview posted 8 March 2007, the writers stated that the "intended title" for the...
The film's production was designed by Scott Chambliss. Ryan Church was the primary designer of the USS Enterprise and other starships, while Trek veteran John Eaves designed the various shuttlecraft. Excepting the Industrial Light & Magic staffers, who had previously worked on the Star Trek franchise and were still in the employment of the company at the time, Eaves was the only regular production staffer who had worked on Star Trek productions, set in the prime universe, to be officially hir...
At the time production began, Star Trek was set for a worldwide theatrical release on 25 December 2008. Later, Paramount was reportedly considering bumping up the film's release date one or two days or moving it to 19 December 2008. On 13 February 2008, however, Variety magazine reported that the film's release would be put back, from 2008 to 8 May 2009, in order to take advantage of the summer movie season. Around the time the delay was announced, a Paramount spokesperson stressed that the c...
The gala world premiere of Star Trek took place on 7 April 2009 at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. The film's cast and crew were in attendance. This was followed by a number of additional premiere events around the world – Austria; Belgium; France; Germany; Japan; Korea; the Netherlands; New Zealand; Russia; Spain; London, UK: 20 April 2009 ; Los Angeles, USA. A few hours prior to the official premiere in Sydney, fans in Austin, Texas were given a surprise screening of the film....
Although the United States release date was set for 8 May 2009, advance screenings of the film began at 7 pm on 7 May 2009. However, the first worldwide release was in France, Belgium, and the French-speaking parts of Switzerland on 6 May 2009. For the first time, a Star Trek film was released in IMAX as well as conventional theaters. Although the film was not shot with IMAX cameras, the film was able to be converted to the 70 mm IMAX format. This was the first Trek project since the abandone...
Star Trek is the first film of the franchise to have won an Academy Award, the Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup. It also received three more Academy Award nominations. The National Board of Review named Star Trekone of the Ten Best Films of 2009. Star Trekreceived the following awards and honors:
As of July 2008, Paramount has distributed several teaser posters at various conventions to promote awareness and hype about the film. The first, as stated above, was released on 22 July 2007 (see early discussion and speculation above). A second teaser poster for the new film was introduced at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, on 27 July 2007. This poster features a white background with the words Star Trek written in the TOS-style fontand comprised of a star field backdr...
USB card wallpapers
A set of nine exclusive wallpapers were released on Star Trek-themed USB cards, with three images per card.
Websites and viral marketing
A promotional website dedicated to the new film went live at 8:05pm EST on 16 January 2008 and can be found paramount.com/startrek here. The site introduced the new official logo for the film, which was also seen in the teaser trailer. Paramount also set up a page for the movie on the social-networking website Facebook where fans may congregate. Following the launch of the film's teaser trailer, the official website contained a hidden link to NCC-1701.com, a viral promotional site supposedly...
Cast and crew
Uncredited cast 1. J.J. Abrams as the voice of the Iowa Cop 2. Alex as Starfleet cadet 3. Tansy Alexander as Lieutenant Alice Rawlings 4. James Anderson as an injured soldier 5. Rico E. Anderson as a councilmember 6. LaDesha Ard as a Starfleet cadet 7. Richard Arnold as a Romulan crewmembers 8. Ewen Audrey as a Starfleet cadet 9. Leslie Augustine as a doctor 10. Jonathan Baca as a Starfleet cadet 11. Corey Becker as a Starfleet cadet 12. Leonard Baligaya as a Starfleet cadet 13. Stefon Benson...
Unconfirmed cast and crew
Unconfirmed cast 1. Leslie Alnesas a nurse 2. Fallon Brooksas a Starfleet cadet 3. Neil S. Bulkas a Starfleet cadet 4. Brad Champagneas a Starfleet cadet 5. Sarah Abrams Char as a prisoner 6. Talon DeSoto'as an engineer 7. Claire Doré as an Enterprisecrewman 8. Aliza Finleyas hurried cadet with clipboard 9. Ian Fisheras shipyard worker #1 10. Cole Fritchas a Klingon prison guard 11. Robert Grantas a Starfleet officer 12. Jarrell Hall 13. Monte Hunteras a Starfleet cadet 14. Paul Kumar as a Ke...
1. Paramount Pictures– Distributor, Production Company 2. Spyglass Entertainment– Production Company 3. Bad Robot Productions– Production Company 4. MavroCine Pictures– Production Company 5. Industrial Light & Magic– Special Visual Effects 6. Digital Domain– Additional Visual Effects 7. Svengali Visual Effects– Additional Visual Effects 8. Lola VFX– Additional Visual Effects 9. Persistence of Vision Digital Entertainment– Previsualization Effects 10. The Third Floor– Additional Previsualizati...
May 06, 2009 · The 2009 “Star Trek” film goes back eagerly to where “Star Trek” began, using time travel to explain a cast of mostly the same characters, only at a younger point in their lives, sailing the Starship Enterprise.
The 2009 science fiction adventure film, Star Trek, is a reboot of the Star Trek television series that aired from 1966 to 1969. It features the original characters created by Gene Roddenberry, played by new actors.
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