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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. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

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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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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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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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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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In Star Trek (2009), what did the Romulans do for 25 years while waiting?

In the film Star Trek (2009), Spock said Nero captain of the Romulan mining ship waited 25 years for him to arrive (in which were only seconds for Spock). So what did Nero and his band of misguided ...
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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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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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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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How does the 2009 Star Trek film mesh with Enterprise canon?

All of the events in the 2009 Star Trek movie would have taken place after the adventures of Captain Johnathan Archer and company. So, unless J.J. Abrams and friends decide to completely hand-wave ...
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What is red matter and what is its origin?

In Star Trek (2009) there is a mysterious substance called red matter that is able to create spontaneous singularities. These singularities are able to contain supernovae that threaten the galaxy, ...
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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, ...
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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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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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Why is the Star Trek 2009 reboot called a reboot?

Doctor Who (2005) isn't called a reboot. It is called a continuation of the old series. This was made possible by that regeneration ju-ju and stuff. On the other hand, Star Trek 2009 reincarnation is ...
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Is the Star Trek (2009) movie considered canon?

While I think the Star Trek (2009) movie was pretty cool looking, its story-line wreaks total havoc with all the existing post original series content. I know that Gene Roddenberry was very strict ...
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How could Enterprise remain at warp after ejecting its cores in Star Trek (2009)

In the 2009 film, How did the Enterprise maintain warp despite having ejected its cores?
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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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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 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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In Star Trek (2009) why was the Romulan mining ship medical bay full of water

In the film Star Trek (2009), why was the Romulan mining ship's medical bay full of water up to shin depth?
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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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Do the Q Exist In the Abrams Star Trek Universe?

In the Abrams Star Trek universe, do the Q exist? Any reference to them in or out of universe? Any novelizations, comics, commentaries, or quotes from Abrams or writers about them?
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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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Which timeline is Picard set in?

Given that Romulus is destroyed in Picard mirroring the events of the Star Trek reboot movie, is this timeline following on from that film (i.e there is no Vulcan and Kahn was found far earlier in the ...
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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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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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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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Why did Chekov try to speak English?

In Star Trek (2009), we see Pavel Chekov humorously struggling with the computer at his console--as he tries to enter a code by voice in his heavily-Russian-accented English, the computer fails to ...
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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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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 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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