Star Trek

2009

J. J. Abrams
Director
Bad Robot
Studio
Paramount
Studio

A time-travelling villain seeks revenge for the destruction of his homeworld. A freshly minted Enterprise and it's youthful crew head off to sort it out.

Oodles of visual razzamatazz (and nary a pause for breath) hide a fairly routine Trek outting (oddly reminiscent of the last one, Nemesis, in fact). A couple of very good character moments and the plot conceit that means anything can happen work for it and bode well for the next installment.

-The Sloth

Whatever the complaints of fanboys, including at one point myself, this is a pretty fantastic film, and a necessary reboot of what was a comatose franchise. There are some things that don't work, as in any film, but what does work works surprisingly well (not the lens flare, though). There is a lot of respect for the original series, especially in the choice to set this in an alternate reality, where anything can happen. "'There are always possibilites,' Spock said" to quote Kirk in The Wrath of Khan.

Note: Main cast (Kirk through Ayel) is listed first, then rest of cast in general order of appearance. I did lump the Enterprise and Narada crews together, though. Can't say I got everyone, but I think I have gotten everyone with a significant appeararance onscreen.

-Dave W.



8th May 2009
Cinema






8th May 2009
Cinema






17th November 2009
DVD



127 mins



17th November 2009
Blu-Ray



127 mins
2.35:1



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Chris Pine
James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto
Spock
Eric Bana
Nero
Leonard Nimoy
Spock Prime
Karl Urban
Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Zoe Saldana
Nyota Uhura
Simon Pegg
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
John Cho
Hikaru Sulu
Bruce Greenwood
Captain Christopher Pike
Anton Yelchin
Pavel Chekov
Ben Cross
Sarek
Winona Ryder
Amanda Grayson
Greg Ellis
Chief Engineer Olsen
Chris Hemsworth
George Kirk
Jennifer Morrison
Winona Kirk
Rachel Nichols
Galia
Faran Tahir
Captain Richard Robau
Clifton Collins Jr.
Ayel
Tavarus Conley
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Lauren Mary Kim
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Michelle Lenhardt
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Victor Paguia
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Jim Palmer
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Stunts
Randy Pausch
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Jade Quon
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Stunts
Sean Gerace
Humphrey, Kelvin Tactical Officer
Tony Elias
Pitts, Kelvin Bridge Officer
(as Antonio Elias)
Tim Griffin
Kelvin Engineer
Heidi Moneymaker
Kelvin Crewmember Sucked Into Space
Stunts
Freda Foh Shen
Kelvin Helmsman
Chrissy Weathersby Ball
Kelvin Bridge Officer
Stunts
Kasia Kowalczyk
Kelvin Alien (Alnschloss K'Bentayr)
(as Katarzyna Kowalczyk)
Kelvin Yu
Kelvin Medical Technician
Marta Martin
Kelvin Medical Technician
Unknown
Kelvin Medical Technician
Sonita Henry
Kelvin Doctor
Jeff Castle
Kelvin Crewmember
Billy Brown
Med Evac Pilot
Jimmy Bennett
Young Kirk
Greg Grunberg
Stepdad (voice on car phone)
Spencer Daniels
Johnny
Jeremy Fitzgerald
Iowa Cop
J. J. Abrams
Iowa Cop (voice)
Jacob Kogan
Young Spock
Lorenzo James Henrie
Vulcan Bully
(as James Henrie)
Colby Paul
Vulcan Bully
Cody Klop
Vulcan Bully
William Morgan Sheppard
Vulcan Science Minister
Akiva Goldsman
Vulcan Science Council Member
Anna Katarina
Vulcan Science Council Member
Unknown
Vulcan Science Council Member
Unknown
Vulcan Science Council Member
Unknown
Vulcan Science Council Member
Jim Nieb
Alien Bar Patron ("Sal")
Douglas Tait
Long Face Bar Alien
Tony Guma
Lew the Bartender
Jason Matthew Smith
Burly Cadet #1 ("Cupcake")
Marcus Young
Burly Cadet #2
Rob Mars
Burly Cadet
Zack Duhame
Burly Cadet
Gerald W. Abrams
Barfly
James McGrath Jr.
Barfly
Jacob Newton
Cadet at Bar
April Marie Eden
Bar Patron
Bob Clendenin
Shipyard Worker
Darlena Tejeiro
Flight Officer
Sufe M. Bradshaw
Cadet on Shuttle
Bertrand Roberson Jr.
Cadet on Shuttle
Unknown
Cadet on Shuttle
Unknown
Cadet on Shuttle
Reggie Lee
Test Administrator
Jeffrey Byron
Test Administrator
Jonathan Dixon
SImulator Tactical Officer
Tyler Perry
Admiral Richard Barnett
Ben Binswanger
Starfleet Academy Board Member
(Admiral James Komack)
Unknown
Starfleet Academy Board Member
(Admiral Nensi Chandra)
Unknown
Starfleet Academy Board Member
(Admiral Gretchen Lui)
Tansy Alexander
Starfleet Academy Board Member
(Lieutenant Alice Rawlings)
Margot Farley
Academy Board Stenographer
Paul McGillion
Barracks Leader
Lisa Vidal
Barracks Officer
Alex Nevil
Shuttle Officer
Arne Starr
Engineering Lt. Commander
Nana Hill
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Command)
Shaela Luter
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Command)
Jack Millard
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Command)
James Cawley
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Command)
Michael Saglimbeni
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Operations)
Makiko Konishi
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Operations)
Charlie Haugk
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Operations)
Unknown
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Operations)
Sabrina Morris
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Sciences)
Jolene Kay
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Sciences)
Unknown
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Sciences)
Kimberly Arland
Alien Enterprise Bridge Officer (Sciences)
Osgood Perkins
Lieutenant Hawkins,
Enterprise Communications Officer
Amanda Foreman
Lieutenant Hannity
Mark Bramhall
Vulcan Elder
Leonard O. Turner
Vulcan Elder
Irene Roseen
Vulcan Elder
Jeff O'Haco
Vulcan Elder
Ronald F. Hoiseck
Vulcan Elder
Sala Baker
Drill Platform Romulan
Damion Poitier
Drill Platform Romulan
Marlene Forte
Transporter Chief
Ilram Choi
Bridge Security
Chris Palermo
Bridge Security
Brian Waller
Vulcan Council Member
Unknown
Vulcan Council Member
Unknown
Vulcan Technician
Unknown
Vulcan Technician
Jeffery Quinn
Vulcan Technician
Deep Roy
Keenser
Jeff L. Green
Enterprise Security
Christopher Doohan
Transporter Technician
Massi Furlan
Torpedo Bay Crewman
Scottie Thompson
Nero's Wife (holographic image)
Pasha D. Lychnikoff
Romulan Commander
(as Pasha Lychnikoff)

Lucia Rijker
Narada Communications Officer

Jason Brooks
Narada Helmsman

Michael Berry
Narada Tactical Officer

Josef S. Klus
Narada Engineer

Matthew Beisner
Narada Crewman

Jesper Inglis
Narada Crewman

Neville Page
Narada Crewman

Nav Mann
Narada Crewman

Joe Quinto
Narada Crewman

James Lew
Narada Crewman

Mark Phelan
Narada Crewman

Richard Arnold
Narada Crewman

Bill T. Brown
Narada Crewman

Chris Torres
Narada Crewman

Wil Wheaton
Narada Crewmen (voices)

Michelle Parylak
Enterprise Bridge Officer (Sciences)
(Final Scene)

Majel Barrett
Enterprise Computer (voice)
(as Majel Barett Roddenberry)

Susse Budde
Med Tech

Jeff Chase
Dexter

Calvin Dean
Security Officer Daniels

David Jean Thomas
Vulcan Elder

Steve Wharton
Starfleet Cadet

Diora Baird
Wrong Orion (scene deleted)

Brad William Henke
Uncle Frank (scenes deleted)

Victor Garber
Klingon Interrogator (scenes deleted)

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes