Star Trek parents guide

Star Trek

A change in the time continuum allows for a new story line for Kirk and Spock (now played by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto).

Overall B+

At last! Screenwriters are boldly taking fans of this TV and movie franchise where they have never gone before -- back into the pasts of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and his trusty companion Spock (Zachary Quinto). This prequel will finally answer how the Captain became so confident and cocky, and how the Vulcan acquired his logical and unemotional demeanor.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C+
Substance Use C+

Why is Star Trek rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Star Trek PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content.

Run Time: 126 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Star Trek rated PG-13? Star Trek is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content.

Dealing with Romulan rebels is never pretty. Many scenes in this film depict conflict sequences on both a wide scale (spaceships shooting each other) and a personal level. Characters engage in frequent hand-to-hand combat, often with bloodied injuries shown. Other scenes depict characters using futuristic weapons. Deaths occur from these encounters. Characters are also injured or killed by falling, impaling, being engulfed in fire or crushed by falling debris. A character nearly drowns. A man is shown strapped to a table in a torture situation—he is verbally threatened and a parasite is put in his mouth. Strange beasts chase and attempt to eat a human. A boy is bullied and pushed by others at school. A brief scene shows a shirtless man and woman in underwear in bed together (their sexual intentions are quickly interrupted). Another female character undresses and is shown in a bra and panties. A few mild profanities and terms of deity are heard. The script includes some sexual innuendo and a single joking reference to bestiality. Drinks are served in a bar, and a somewhat inebriated character begins fighting with other patrons. A man drinks from a flask. A child drives recklessly and is chased by police.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta PG Violence.
Manitoba PG Violence. Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Violence.
Quebec G Not recommend for young children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Star Trek"

Cast and Crew

Star Trek is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, J.J. Abrams.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Star Trek movie is November 17, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 17 November 2009

Star Trek on DVD is in an anamorphic presentation (enhanced for widescreen TVs), with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Bonus materials include:

- Commentary: by JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci

- Featurette: A New Vision

- Bloopers: Gag Reel

Star Trek: 2-Disc DVD Special Edition, with Digital Copy is in an anamorphic presentation (enhanced for widescreen TVs), with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Included on this two-disc set are:

- Commentary: by JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci

- Bloopers: Gag Reel

- Featurettes: A New Vision, To Boldly Go, Aliens, Score and Casting.

Additional Scenes: Spock Birth, Klingons Take Over Narada, Young Kirk, Johnny and Uncle Frank, Amanda and Sarek Argue After Spock Fights, Prison Interrogation and Breakout, Sarek Gets Amanda, Dorm Room and Kobayashi Maru (original version), Kirk Apologizes to the Green Girl and Sarek Sees Spock.

- DVD Rom: STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for XBOX 360, PC and Playstation.

- Digital copy of the movie.

Star Trek: Blu-Ray 3-Disc Special Edition, with Digital Copy offers the movie in 1080p HD resolution, with audio tracks in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English) and Dolby Digital 5.1 (English). Subtitles are available in English, French and Spanish. Extra features include:

- Commentary: by JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci

- Bloopers: Gag Reel

- Featurettes: A New Vision, To Boldly Go, Aliens, Score and Casting.

Additional Scenes: Spock Birth, Klingons Take Over Narada, Young Kirk, Johnny and Uncle Frank, Amanda and Sarek Argue After Spock Fights, Prison Interrogation and Breakout, Sarek Gets Amanda, Dorm Room and Kobayashi Maru (original version), Kirk Apologizes to the Green Girl and Sarek Sees Spock.

- DVD Rom: STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for XBOX 360.

- DVD Rom: Weblink to the STAR TREK D-A-C Free Trial Game for PC and Playstation.

- BD Exclusive: Starships, Planets, Props and Costumes, Gene Roddenberry’s Vision, Ben Burtt and the Sounds of Star Trek and Starfleet Vessel Simulator.

- BD-Live: NASA News

- Digital copy of the movie.

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For another adventure with Captain Kirk and Spock, check out: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Other movies from this franchise that we have reviewed include: Star Trek: Nemesis, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: First Contact.

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