Star Trek (2009) is the eleventh film based on the Star Trek franchise and features the main characters of the original Star Trek television series, portrayed by a new cast. It was directed by J. J. Abrams.

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Did Abrams make any Star Trek references in The Force Awakens?

J.J.Abrams directed Star Trek (2009) and Into Darkness before doing Star Wars Episode 7. Are there any references between the two films? I'm using a loose, broad definition of reference for this ...
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Why so much Red Matter?

In Star Trek (2009), the villain Nero uses Red Matter in order to This Red Matter was initially created by Spock In both cases it clearly only takes one drop of Red Matter in order to achieve ...
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Why do they use shuttles in Star Trek even for short distances?

Something I just can't understand why they use shuttles to go to and from earth to the space dock where the Enterprise is docked, when they could just instantly beam themselves there? ...
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Why would Uhura's linguistic skills matter?

In Star Trek(2009), why would it matter that Uhura knew Romulan? In all scenes together, Starfleet crew and the Romulans were able to understand each other. Either they were all speaking the same ...
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Is Uhura having good hearing meant to imply she is a good communications officer?

I remember in the first New Trek film she's hears someone mouth breathing under her roommates bed. Later her astute 'hearing' picked up the dialect difference between two alien species (I forget ...
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What are the technical differences between these two versions of the NCC-1701? [duplicate]

What are the major technical differences between the Enterprise NCC-1701 (TOS) and NCC-1701 (Abrams)? I don't recall TOS engineering looking like a sterile brewery or having a large transparent water ...
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Why did the protagonists in Star Trek (2009) not try to restore the timeline? [duplicate]

In every other Star Trek plot involving time travel, the ultimate goal of our heroes is to restore the old time line at all costs, including moral dilemmas like people who shouldn't live and so on. I ...
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Star Trek (2009) “It never occurred to me to think of space as the thing that was moving”

When I saw Star Trek (2009) I noticed something very weird. There is a scene in the movie where Scotty gets the specs to configure the transporters so that they can beam people between ships during ...
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How far did Scotty beam himself and Kirk?

According to this answer: During the 22nd century, standard Earth transporter systems had a range of 10,000 kilometers In the Star Trek reboot, Scotty manages to transport himself and Kirk ...
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How was Spock able to see destruction of Vulcan without getting destroyed?

In Star Trek (2009), when Vulcan was destroyed by Red Matter black hole, Spock (prime) was able to see it with naked eye. What's the size of Vulcan and how far away it is from Vega that the same ...
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How much did Starfleet lose due to Narada?

Are there canon estimates on how much (personnel, officers, ships) did Starfleet lose due to Nero/Narada's actions? I'm interested in either absolute #s, or percentages of total.
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How did Kirk manage to get Captaincy of the Enterprise despite just graduating from Academy?

Unless I completely misunderstood the timeline, Star Trek (2009) has the following happen to Kirk: He goes to the Academy At the end of the Academy, he cheats on the Kobayashi Maru test He faces an ...
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Why did Spock Prime suggest Kirk take command of the USS Enterprise from young Spock?

After Kirk was thrown out of the USS Enterprise and he met Spock Prime, Spock Prime suggested to Kirk that he should take over from Spock and become the captain of the USS Enterprise. Well, in the ...
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How does First Contact occur in the alternate timeline (from Star Trek 2009)?

Based on what we know, how does First Contact occur in the Star Trek 2009 timeline? And does First Contact mean the Enterprise-E crew is still somehow canon in this timeline? Star Trek: Enterprise is ...
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In which ways did scanning Nero's ship enhance/change Starfleet technology?

I've heard the explanation that the Enterprise from 2009's Star Trek looked so much more advanced was because data gathered from the Kelvin initially scanning Nero's ship when it first appeared ...
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What's the most money actors earned for Star Trek in each era? [closed]

This means: most per episode in the TOS era? most per episode in the TNG era (incl. DS9, Voyager and Enterprise)? most for a TOS film? most for a TNG film? most for an Abramsverse film?
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How and when/where did Jim Kirk learn to code?

At Starfleet Academy, Jim Kirk cheated on the Kobayashi Maru test by hacking the test and inserting code that he wrote enabling him to win in the otherwise unwinnable scenario. So when did Kirk ...
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How old was Porthos when Scotty killed him?

In Star Trek 2009, we meet Montgomery Scott in exile on Delta Vega. Scotty says his exile happened because he caused Admiral Jonathan Archer's dog Porthos to disappear during a test of an early ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for why the Kelvin and the Enterprise are so selectively good at shooting the Narada's missiles?

The Kelvin is splendid at shooting the Narada's missiles when the missiles are aimed at escaping shuttlecraft. The Enterprise can shoot the Narada's missles when the missiles are aimed at the ...
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Nacelles: if two are better than one, then why are three not better than two?

In Star Trek, the vast majority of Starfleet vessels (and prior warp-capable Earth vessels) are equipped with two warp nacelles. Those very familiar with the Star Trek universe need no convincing ...
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Pon Farr in the new timeline

In the original series episode "Amok Time", Spock describes the 7-year Vulcan mating cycle: We are driven by forces we cannot control to return home and take a wife or die. He cites precedents ...
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Robert April in the alternate timeline

Although it wasn't always official, for many years it has been an accepted part of Star Trek canon that Robert April was the first captain of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701). April was first introduced ...
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Was Kirk born prematurely in the alternate timeline?

There are two reasons the presence of Winona Kirk (James T. Kirk's mother) on the USS Kelvin in 2233 might not make sense: (1) Family members of officers and enlisted crew generally weren't housed on ...
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Nero's knowledge of George Kirk

Towards the end of Star Trek (2009), Nero threatens James Kirk aboard the Narada: A life I will deprive you of, just like I did your father. How exactly does Nero know that Kirk's father was on ...
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How would Starfleet know what a Romulan looks like in Star Trek 2009?

In TOS, Kirk's Enterprise encounters a Romulan warbird for the first time, after it had destroyed several Starfleet outposts along the Neutral Zone. When they see the ship's captain, they are ...
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Crew quarters on the Enterprise in Star Trek (2009) and Into Darkness

Something that bothers me is that, in the two alternate timeline Star Trek films, we do not see crew quarters — not even once. Were sets for crew quarters built at any point? If not, does ...
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Why was the drill right outside Starfleet Academy?

In Star Trek (2009), why was Nero's drill dropped into the water right outside Starfleet Academy? It just seems a little convenient. Is it canonically confirmed anywhere that Nero chose the location ...
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In Star Trek (2009) Why won't Nero beam Robau and Pike on board?

In Star Trek (2009) Nero orders the captain's of USS Kelvin and Enterprise to come to his ship. He knows that the Federation ship's transporters won't work and therefore orders them to take a shuttle. ...
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Still confused by the Abramsverse [closed]

Being a lifelong Trek fan, I am still bewildered by the Abramsverse Trek films. The use of the black hole created by the red matter apparently affects space-time much like the quantum rift from the ...
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Why did Nero intercept Spock while Spock was trying to save Romulus?

Why did Nero intercept Spock in the first place when Spock was saving Romulus. It was never explained, all Spock said was that "I was intercepted by Nero. My ship was no match for his..." Nero couldn'...
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What is the logical reason for bullying Spock?

In Star Trek (2009) we see a scene from Spock's childhood where he is regularly being bullied by some Vulcan children, in order to elicit an emotional response from him (see below video). ...
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In the 2009 movie, why was Spock's mother part of the Vulcan High Council?

In the 2009 movie, after destroying the drill boring into Vulcan, Spock goes to rescue the Vulcan High Council — "those tasked with protecting and preserving our cultural history." He goes on to ...
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Why did the Kelvin look like a reboot starship

Watching Star Trek 2009 and I came to the realization that the USS Kelvin (see below) looks very much like a 'reboot' starship (by 'reboot', I refer to the design of starships in the Abrams reboot ...
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Has the color of child Spock’s ears in the Star Trek reboot ever been discussed?

I always found something vaguely annoying about a production detail left out in the scene where the young Spock is speaking with his father, Sarek... You can clearly see that Spock has a split lip, ...
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Star Trek 2009 - Kirk crashing near Spock's cave - coincidence?

It has been a while since I saw it so please forgive me for asking. In Star Trek 2009 Kirk is thrown off the Enterprise, his escape capsule crashes on a Moon. Is it coincidence that his crash-...
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What was the point of the spinning section of the Jellyfish?

In Star Trek (2009), Ambassador Spock's ship The Jellyfish has the distinctive feature of having the rings rotating around it constantly. What was the point of this (in-universe) - it's the first ...
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What prompted such a dramatic change in computing technology in the ST reboot universe?

I know the obvious out of universe reason for the discrepancy in the computing systems in the reboot universe and TOS universe in ST, but is there an in-universe account for the substantial difference ...
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Was that random Orion Girl a spy in Star Trek 2009?

In the Star Trek 2009 movie, early on, we see Uhura discover that Kirk has had an intimate moment with an Orion Girl during his time at Starfleet Academy. But if I recall correctly, the Orion Women ...
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Star Trek (2009), why does Nero not destroy the Enterprise?

In the movie, Nero is 154 years ahead of the time, and allegedly uses Borg technology - a threat unknown to the Federation at the time. How is it possible that Nero doesn't simply destroy the ...
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who is the old spock in star trek movie? [closed]

Old "Spock" might be from the mirror universe, then how come our world's "J. Kirk" meet him ? And If he is from time then should not old Spock and new Spock cancel each other.
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Is the age that Kirk becomes Captain different in TOS and the reboot film?

How old is James T. Kirk when he becomes captain in TOS and in the reboot film? Do the ages differ?
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Drilling machine in Star Trek

If the Earth's defenses were broken then why Earthlings cannot attack the drilling machine in Star Trek when Narada starts drilling Earth to use red matter?
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In Star Trek, does the transporter conserve the momentum of transported objects?

In Star Trek (2009), when Kirk and Hikaru Sulu are falling from the drill, at the last moment Ensign Chekov locks on them and is able to transport them inside the ship. By the time they were ...
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What planets in the Romulan system survived the supernova?

It was told that Romulus was devastated into pieces by the nearby star that went supernova. But what happened to Remus (and the Remans for that matter) or any other minor planets in that system? ...
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Why was it acceptable to provide the alternative timeline with trans-warp beaming equations/formula?

Stated in the Star Trek (2009) movie, Montgomery Scott had postulated trans-warp beaming to allow an object or person to travel large distance by beaming from one location to the next. What I didn't ...
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What was the bulk of Starfleet ships doing in the Laurentian system?

Stated in Star Trek (2009) movie that Starfleet had the primary bulk of the fleet engaged in the Laurentian system. Was there ever any information why this was?
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Why does no one seem concerned by a singularity in (or near) Earth orbit?

At the end of the Star Trek reboot film, the Red Matter "ignites" and collapses into a singularity. This is occurring, if not in Earth orbit, then nearby and yet nobody seems concerned by this. I ...
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What are the “Subspace Frequencies” & “Border Protection Grids” in Star Trek?

In the movie Star Trek (2009), when Commander Nero takes in Captain Christopher Pike, he asks him about the "subspace frequencies" of Earth's "border protection grids". What does he mean by these ...
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Did Kirk make a racist remark?

In Star Trek (2009) there is a scene in which Kirk is accused of academic misconduct by Spock. After Spock's speech, Kirk remarks quietly to McCoy something about that "pointy eared bastard". Now, ...
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Why was Starfleet unable to destroy Nero's drill?

In the 2009 film, Nero attacks Earth near Starfleet Headquarters with his drill. The drill was previously shown to be extremely fragile and could be incapacitated by two troops with handheld weapons. ...