Star Trek

Star Trek

DVD - 2009
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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2009.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Star trek (Television program)

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BookReviewer2015 Aug 30, 2017

An awesome Trek movie!

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Catmamakim Jun 26, 2015

i just have not yet found a Star Trek movie that I did not like! My kids got into this one too!


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BookReviewer2015 Aug 30, 2017

An awesome Trek movie!

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KMH1993
Nov 21, 2016

I had never watched the original series from the 60's so I never understood some of the references a Trekkie would. But I decided to throw myself into the Star Trek universe through this movie and I found out that I loved it. Chris Pine, in my honest opinion, was made for Captain Kirk and Zachary Quito as Spock just nailed it. If I didn't like Star Trek then, I do now.

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LauraSteinert
Jun 28, 2016

I missed this when it came out and only after liking "Into Darkness" casting decided to give it a try. It was fine, but there was no real political message--nothing about race, religion, environmentalism--the things that I always associate with Star Trek (yes I am that old.) What is the point of Star Trek if we can't tackle important issues?

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Xinbiaolu
Jun 27, 2016

I'm using my dad's account. I'm an 18 year old girl and I would like to say: this movies was awesome! And I definitely can recommend it to everyone especially to this generation. Had one of my favourite plots and action plus Chris Pine looks kinda cute here too which adds a bonus! Out of 1-10 I rate it 10/10 or maybe a bit more since it was that good!

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xflorence
Jun 11, 2016

About midway in the movie there is and off hand comment about "alternative reality" apparently in a belated attempt to cover the glaring lack of Respect for the original series. In the original we had no reason to believe that Kirk was a total dick, there was No indication of a relationship between Uhura and Spock. Spoks mom was alive and well in the original oh and how in the hell did some mining vessel morph into the ultimate weapon of mass destruction and time travel.

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Manuel
Jan 30, 2016

Well, I'm an "older Trekker" and disliked this version intensely. Leonard Nimoy's resurrection as the original, but much older, Spock is weak, but I'm grateful he was there as an anchor to what went before. This movie specializes in spectacular jumps in scene as well as in space. There is far too much fighting. If the needs of the many have deteriorated to this low, no-philosphy level, they can have it. Give me the original series and the Next Generation! They have substance, but this thing has none. Nothing can be learned here. It's suitable for age 10--maybe.

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rswcove
Nov 19, 2015

This is Star Trek for the ipad generation, which is interesting when you look at the consoles in Star Trek: The Next Generation. I want to clarify that this is not an insult. This movie is an update and will work for younger generations for precisely the reasons that it sits awkwardly or doesn't work for old fans. It reboots the continuity, keeping Leonard Nimoy as the only link to the original series.

Chris Pine can't act, but that doesn't hurt him any more than it hurt William Shatner in the role. Zachary Quinto can act, and the scenes with him and Nimoy are truly intriguing to watch. They try, they really try to make Uhura not simply the receptionist, but even Zoe Saldana can only do so much. Urban and Pegg are both a hoot. Cho is a great Sulu and they give him a nice update as well.

The plot does feel a little like they ripped off their oldest rival. When 'Not the Death Star' showed up, I started wondering when 'not lightsabers' would make an appearance, but they thankfully never did. The movie works, but misses a lot of what made the original charming.

Abrams reminds me of a less talented Quintin Tarantino, remixing the classics into modern homages- but he doesn't know how to inject his own flavor into the batch and so they come out a little under spiced. There is nothing wrong with this. The movie is better than the sequel, in that it has a more coherent plot and its links to the original material actually make sense, rather than feeling tacked on to appease screaming old trekkies. Worth a watch, does not live up to the hype- like ever Abrams movie.

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terri1984
Jul 22, 2015

Always had a good laugh :) awesome humour and excellent remake I was never a fan until I watched this movie

Catmamakim Jun 26, 2015

i just have not yet found a Star Trek movie that I did not like! My kids got into this one too!

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peasworth
Feb 08, 2015

Saw this some years ago. Watched it again just now, and yup... its still good. I feel sorry for you that cannot enjoy this due to some preconceptions of what star trek "should be". This is a good space movie and has an early Star Wars feel to it.
That said... there are far too many light flares in the shots. And then I watched the extras and there is the director talking about how much he loved the flares. If you are able to overlook this, you should enjoy this movie.
Its a keeper.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Jan 07, 2016

Bones: "I lost the whole damn planet to my ex"

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geekadoodle
Jul 23, 2013

Scotty: I like this ship, it's exciting!

52107amb Mar 12, 2013

Uhura- Oh please there's a mouth breather under your bed.

Kirk- You can here me breathing??

Uhura- You?!!!

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Monolith
Dec 16, 2012

Spock: "...Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds... To seek out new life-forms and new civilizations... To boldly go where no one has gone before."

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Monolith
Dec 16, 2012

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "Dammit, man! I'm a doctor, not a physicist!"

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Monolith
Dec 16, 2012

James T. Kirk (after getting reamed by Spock): "Who was that pointy-eared bastard?" Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I don't know, but I like him."

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Monolith
Dec 16, 2012

Flight Officer: "...You need a doctor." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I told you people I don't need a doctor, dammit -- I AM a doctor!" Flight Officer: "You need to get back to your seat." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I had one. In the bathroom with no windows." Flight Officer: "You need to get back in your seat, NOW." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I suffer from aviophobia -- it means fear of dying in something that flies!" Flight Officer: "Sir, for your own safety, sit down or else I'll make you sit down!"

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Monolith
Dec 16, 2012

Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "I may throw up on ya." James T. Kirk: "I think these things are pretty safe." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait'll you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence." James T. Kirk: "Well, I hate to break this to you, but Starfleet operates in space." Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: "Yeah. Well, I got nowhere else to go. The ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my 'bones'." (sips out of his flask, hands it to Kirk)

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 01, 2016

Sexual Content: When Ahora and Kirk first meet in a bar, she says she thought of him as the kind of guy who "has sex with farm animals", he says "Well, not only".

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 01, 2016

Other: The word "ass" is used a couple of times.

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geekadoodle
Jul 23, 2013

Sexual Content: There is a scene where James Kirk is almost naked with a girl kissing her. Could have been left out.

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radhipatel
Aug 19, 2013

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