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A 2009 American science fiction action film directed by J. J. Abrams, the 11th film in the Star Trek movie series and reboot of the franchise. The film features a young James T. Kirk trying to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

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Is this sequence in "Star Trek" (2009) a reference to a Hoth sequence from "The Empire Strikes Back"?

In the Kelvenverse timeline, which begins in Star Trek (2009), there is a sequence where alter-Spock attempts to rid himself and the Enterprise crew of alter-James T. Kirk, after getting off to a ...
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Why doesn't old Spock travel to the nearby Federation outpost on his own?

In Star Trek (2009), Spock is captured by Romulans and abandoned on a planet (or moon, seemingly) near Vulcan, from which he later watches The timing is unclear but it seems he has been there for ...
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How Did Kirk and Sulu Survive the Free Fall from Space Above Vulcan?

In Star Trek (2009), Kirk, Sulu (and a third) free fall from space in an attempt to disable the drill. Presumably, the shuttle didn't divert to enter Vulcan's atmosphere, so how did the three avoid ...
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Why does Captain Christopher Pike use a Wheelchair?

In the Star Trek (2009) movie, Captain Christopher Pike is injured during his capture, and is clearly seen using a wheelchair at the medal ceremony for Kirk. The question is: is there any in-universe ...
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How come they couldn't heal Captain Pike's injuries in Star Trek?

As we saw in the Star Trek movies and TV shows, the Federation has extraordinarily advanced knowledge, science, medicine and technology. They were able to cure all fatal injuries, horrible diseases ...
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What's the purpose of the plastic curtains in Captain Robau's shuttle?

In the opening of the movie, Captain Robau (Faran Tahir) pilots a shuttle to the Romulan mining craft. The shuttle he piloted has a set of plastic curtains between the pilot and the rest of the crew ...
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How does the Red Matter singularity work?

The Red Matter is used to create a singularity. Does this singularity crush everything that enters it or just act as a wormhole and transport everything to a different point in time and space? When ...
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