STAR TREK 2009 – A short review

Well, it’s time for applause. The new gang directing and producing the next incarnation of the STAR TREK franchise has come up with a movie that should appeal to long-time fans of the series as well as new audiences.

How to talk about this story without giving things away? Well, we have one pie-in-the-sky plot point that is “Shades of Classic Star Trek, Batman!” We’re talking about time travel and possible paradoxes. What we end up with is introducing all the major characters from the first show (bridge crew, Chief Engineer and Chief Medical Officer) but in new and different ways – all the way from who knows whom first, extra romantic entanglements, totally missing history re-arranged – to Leonard Nimoy showing up to explain what’s happening.

And it works.

The acting is solid, and occasionally brilliant. The