Director: J. J. Abrams Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Deep Roy
Certificate: 12 Running Time: 127 Minutes
Tagline: "The Future Begins"
As sad as it may be to admit, I'm getting on a bit now, but I've been a fan of Star Trek since all the way back before I hit my teens. The Original Series made my Sunday mornings something to look forward to, then the Next Generation Arrived before Paramount started getting really Trek crazy, introducing multiple shows at once. Most recently there was Enterprise, a much-maligned instalment in the franchise but it was still Star Trek and that was fine by me. Its unfortunate cancellation brought an end to a long run - some eighteen years in fact – of new Trek on our TV screens, and any further movies looked unlikely too. This was a sad period for us sci-fi geeks during which there was little to keep our spirits up. Then, however, news broke of something Trek-related and it would be brand new - hooray!
|Spock and Kirk on the bright and shiny new Enterprise...|
|Behold - the shiny new and redesigned USS Enterprise...|
|Nero looking mean, helped by his spiky staff...|
|Kirk, Scotty, Bones, Sulu, and Uhura...|
|The Narada, the scary black ship on which Nero resides...|
|Kirk looking relaxed during the Kobayashi Maru test...|
|Kirk and Sulu wreak havoc on a high platform...|
RKS Score: 8/10