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EW Gives New Star Trek Plot Details

Published October 17, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount, Entertainment Weekly
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Well, we might as well give this week to Star Trek. After a few weeks of silence it was impossible to go a single day without at least one sort of update from the film. To end the week, we have some new information about the film itself.

Star Trek Plot Details


In their extensive report on Star Trek, Entertainment Weekly does take the time to divulge on some plot details. Careful, as some might be considered light spoilers. And, yes, time travel has been confirmed for this film.

Star Trek's time-travel plot is set in motion when a Federation starship, the USS Kelvin, is attacked by a vicious Romulan (Eric Bana) desperately seeking one of the film's heroes. From there, the film then brings Kirk and Spock center stage and tracks the origins of their friendship and how they became officers aboard the Enterprise. In fact, the movie shows how the whole original series crew came together: McCoy (Karl Urban), Uhura (Zoë Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho), and Chekov (Anton Yelchin). The adventure stretches from Earth to Vulcan, and yes, it does find a way to have Nimoy appearing in scenes with at least one of the actors on our cover — and maybe both. The storytelling is newbie-friendly, but it slyly assimilates a wide range of Trek arcana, from doomed Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood) to Sulu's swordsmanship to classic lines like, ''I have been, and always shall be, your friend.'' More ambitiously, the movie subversively plays with Trek lore — and those who know it. The opening sequence, for example, is an emotionally wrenching passage that culminates with a mythic climax sure to leave zealots howling ''Heresy!'' But revisionism anxiety is the point. ''The movie,'' Lindelof says, ''is about the act of changing what you know.''



Check out the incredibly detailed Entertainment Weekly report on Star Trek here.

Star Trek opens to theaters on May 8th, 2009.

For the trailer, posters and more movie info, go to the Star Trek Movie Page.
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