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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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 actors earned for Star Trek in each era? [closed]

Five-part question. 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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Can destruction of the black hole restore original timeline?

Nero travelled back in time which created a new timeline (Star Trek 2009 movie). The same thing happened when Vosk travelled back in time (Star Trek: Enterprise season 4). When time machine of Vosk ...
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How did Narada escape from inside the event horizon of the black hole?

In Star Trek (2009) movie, Narada appeared from a black hole. Well, I don't know how a black hole cooks spacetime to make time travel, but I know one thing for sure: No Event from inside Event Horizon ...
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How does young Spock know about the spaceship?

In the reboot Star Trek movie young Spock and Kirk beam onto Nero's ship to stop him destroying Earth. Spock mind-melds with an unconscious Romulan and announces he's found the location of the Vulcan ...
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Why was command of USS Enterprise NCC-1701 given to Christopher Pike from Kirk?

According to Star Trek (2009) movie, Kirk became captain of USS Enterprise NCC-1701 when he was much younger than he was in TOS. In TOS, it was shown that Christopher Pike was captain of Enterprise 13 ...
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Why didn't Temporal Agents stop Nero from destroying Vulcan?

Temporal Agents were supposed to keep eyes on timeline. Whenever timeline was altered and Temporal Agents failed to prevent it, it was due to advanced tech of other factions of Temporal Cold War. ...
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Why did Nero wait for over decade after arriving in 23rd century? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Star Trek (2009), what did the Romulans do for 25 years while waiting? When Nero arrived in 23rd century, Kirk wasn't even born. But, at the time of destruction of ...
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Where were Vulcan sensor & defense when Narada attacked Vulcan?

Vulcan wasn't a primitive race. It was a warp-capable interstellar race which had a reputation of technology in local space. It was a member of United Federation of Planets, too. But, when Narada ...
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Why would a mining vessel have all kinds of advanced weaponry?

In Star Trek (2009), the Narada is equipped with some sophisticated missiles. Why would a mining vessel need such heavy offensive weaponry?
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What rank was Kirk when he first boarded the Enterprise in Star Trek (2009)?

In the 2009 film Star Trek, we see a young Kirk enter StarFleet Academy. A few years pass, and he takes the Kobayashi Maru test. Shortly afterwards, Nero attacks, and he ends up on the Enterprise. ...
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How powerful are supernovae in the Star Trek universe?

In the new Star Trek movie, Spock says that a "supernova threatened the entire galaxy". Yet in various TV episodes (notably ST:VOY - The Q and the Grey) only those ships and planets that were in close ...
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In Star Trek (2009), Did the Original Timeline Survive?

Usually, in Star Trek, when there's a timeline change, the indication is that the original timeline is gone and replaced with the new one. In City on the Edge of Forever, Kirk makes a comment that if ...
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Why was the new timeline in Star Trek considered acceptable?

In the 2009 Star Trek movie, why was the new timeline considered acceptable? In episodes of TOS and the movies, the crew would always go to great lengths not to alter the timeline and to restore any ...
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In Star Trek (2009), how did the warp-capable Enterprise get trapped by the gravity of a black hole?

In the last scene of Star Trek (2009), the Enterprise got trapped in the gravitational field of a black hole. Light can't escape a black hole if it's inside the event horizon. The Enterprise was ...
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Why was Kirk promoted to first officer?

In the 2009 Star Trek, Capt Pike field promotes Spock to captain and Kirk to first officer. Why would Pike do this when only 5 minutes earlier Kirk was being yelled at for being on the ship at all? ...
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Does the new Star Trek timeline have a new mirror universe as well?

In the Star Trek universe, there's a Mirror Universe where the Federation and our familiar Trek characters are basically the opposite of what it is in the main universe. Instead of a force for good, ...