Chris Nashawaty
November 11, 2009 at 05:00 AM EST

Star Trek

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
127 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/08/09
performer
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg
director
J.J. Abrams
author
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy
We gave it an A-

Rebooting the mothballed Star Trek franchise was never the no-win scenario (”Kobayashi Maru,” for the nerd herd) that J.J. Abrams & Co. describe on this two-disc set’s back-patting commentary. After all, fans already ate up Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Still, Abrams’ turn at the helm of the Enterprise is a triumph. Star Trek is exciting, the cast is terrific, and the cameo by Leonard Nimoy is done with both love and smarts. If there’s a nit to pick, it’s Eric Bana’s villain, Nero. He’s no Khan. A bounty of EXTRAS includes outtakes and cool deleted scenes like Spock’s birth. The only thing missing is a drool bib. A-

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