Young James T. Kirk is thrown a challenge by a commanding officer. “Your father was captain of a ship for twelve minutes and saved over 800 lives before dying. What are you going to do?”
“Star Trek” is back and the plot revolves around the beginning of the friendships and the first voyage of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Kirk and McCoy and Spock and the rest meet for the first time. The beloved characters can be seen in their early days and their characteristics are all there, although Kirk has a few things to learn before taking the helm of the ship. In an amusing scene, Sulu has a few problems in launching the ship as he forgets an important step, and Dr. McCoy, a.k.a. “Bones”, sounds like the character so well known when in one scene he says, “I’m a doctor, not a physicist!”
The film was funnier than I anticipated and I wondered at one point if the humor wasn’t being pushed a bit to the edge, but there is plenty of action and the humor is genuinely funny. However, and unfortunately, there are some utterances of strong language in the movie, and we are therefore unable to award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.