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.

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.

The film follows Kirk and Spock from their pre-Starfleet Academy days to their embarking upon the USS Enterprise to combat Nero, a Romulan from an alternate future who threatens the United Federation of Planets. The story takes place in an alternate reality due to time travel by both Nero and the original Spock in order to free the film and the franchise from established continuity constraints while simultaneously preserving original story elements.