Star Trek (2009)

Theatrical Release: May 8, 2009
Star Trek (2009)


The greatest adventure of all time begins with “Star Trek,” the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!

Dove Review

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.

Content Description

Sex: A character is a bit of a womanizer and is with one girl on a bed when they are interrupted by the girl's roommate; a man in a fight is thrown toward a girl he had been flirting with and he accidentally grabs her breast; kissing; a joke about having sex with farm animals.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-3; A-4; D-6; B-3; H-4; P-1; BS-1; A "Thank God"-1; Whore-1
Violence: Space battles and explosions with loss of life; a kid jumps from a racing car as it goes over a cliff and he survives; boys fight; a character's face is bloody after being beaten by several men in a bar; a few characters fall into a jet flame and are killed but the scenes are not bloody or gratuitous; a character is stabbed with a sword without blood being seen; characters are shot by phasers.
Drugs: Space drinks including beer; the use of medical drugs; a man's tongue and hands swell up as a result from a shot.
Nudity: A pregnant woman's thigh is exposed as she delivers a baby; a character is seen briefly in her underwear; shirtless man.
Other: The topic of death and genocide; a character has been marooned on a planet.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and Gene Roddenberry
Director: J.J. Abrams
Producer: Damon Lindelof
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 126 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter