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Star Trek

The future begins 

Year: 2009 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by J. J. Abrams 
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg  
An image from Star Trek

In the year 2233, the Federation starship USS Kelvin is sent to investigate the appearance of a strange lightning storm in space. Whilst investigating, the Kelvin is attacked by the Narada, a Romulan ship commanded by the vengeful Captain Nero (Bana). The outmatched Kelvin is quickly subdued, forcing the crew to abandon ship. Acting-Captain George Kirk stays behind to ensure the escape of the survivors, his pregnant wife among them.

The young James Kirk (Pine) grows into a reckless yet intelligent young man and is convinced to embrace his potential and join Starfleet. Meanwhile, a young Spock (Quinto) grows up on Vulcan, where he suffers discrimination because of his half-human heritage, which drives him to enrol at Starfleet Academy.

When another strange lightning storm appears over Vulcan, the cadets, aboard the newly constructed USS Enterprise are deployed. And so begins the crew’s first adventure, as they battle to stop Nero.

Star Trek is an amazing film that manages to not only resurrect the franchise, but improve it beyond anything previously achieved. The clever plot is full of shocks and twists that you will never see coming, and will keep you guessing about Nero’s intentions and why he is so bent on destroying Vulcan. The awe-inspiring space battles are beautifully detailed, and pull the audience into the scenes, producing some truly unforgettable action sequences. You will be on the edge of your seat throughout the film.

The new Enterprise crew are worthy successors to the classic series, but the real genius of Star Trek is that you will appreciate it whether you are new to the franchise, or a veteran fan.

Mat Gardner

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Screenings of this film:

2009/2010 Autumn Term (35mm)
2009/2010 Autumn Term (35mm)
2013/2014 Autumn Term (35mm)