Number 3 in the '50 Films To See Before You Die Challenge.'
I'm not a huge fan of any of the original TV series but I love this reboot of the franchise.
Star Trek has always been a part of my life mainly because it's been my father's favorite show since he was a kid. He's not a Trekkie or anything but I remember him watching Next Generation and Voyager when I was younger. He still catches it whenever he can on SYFY. He even has a folder he kept full of drawings and magazine clippings from when he was a kid as well as a model of the Enterprise. I always used to think of it as the geeky show my dad watched when I was little. But now that I am older and am a bit geeky myself I have grown to understand why he loves it so much.
This new Star Trek takes the elements everyone loves from the original series and brings everything else up to another level. It still has the highbrow philosophical elements of the original Star Trek but with just a dash of the Star Wars-esque action added in. It is a very visually stunning film as well. I admit, I love those lens flares!
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: I may throw up on you.
James T. Kirk: I think these things are pretty safe.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Don't pander to me, kid. One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds. Solar flare might crop up, cook us in our seats. And wait till you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles, see if you're so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding. Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence.
James T. Kirk: Well, I hate to break this to you, but Starfleet operates in space.
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Yeah. Well, I got nowhere else to go, the ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my bones.
Scotty: I like this ship! You know, it's exciting!
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy: Dammit, man! I'm a doctor, not a physicist!
Christopher Pike: I'm Captain Christopher Pike. To whom am I speaking?
Nero: Hi, Christopher. I'm Nero.
Spock Prime: What if I told you that your transwarp theory was correct, that is is indeed possible to beam onto a ship that is traveling at warp speed?
Scotty: I think if that equation had been discovered, I'd have heard about it.
Spock Prime: The reason you haven't heard of it, Mr. Scott, is because you haven't discovered it yet.
Scotty: Are you from the future?
James T. Kirk: Yeah, he is. I'm not.
Scotty: Well, that's brilliant. Do they still have sandwiches there?