New Star Trek Movie Plot Details

Published 7 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am,

enterprise detail thumb2 New Star Trek Movie Plot DetailsSome significant plot information regarding the new Star Trek movie has come our way. If you read Screen Rant regularly, you’ll recall that back in October we stated that there would be Klingons in the new film. This was supposedly debunked by other sites, but lo and behold, a few days ago a slip of the lip by Anton Yelchin who plays Chekov in the Star Trek 11 apparently confirmed that Klingons will indeed appear in the film.

Well now we’ve come across some new information about the plot regarding the USS Enterprise, the timeline aspect of the film, and a whopper of a plot spoiler that’s so huge that I have decided not to reveal it.

Before I go on I want to say that I know we’re all hungry for information on Star Trek (as well as other sci-fi and fantasy movies), but I think that sometimes we can tend to get carried away and end up taking away some of the joy of seeing a movie for the first time by knowing too much about it when we finally sit down to watch it.

Personally, that makes it hard to cover movie news sometimes because while I want to pass on what I know about a particular movie, sometimes I avoid reading a story because I myself don’t want to see a spoiler.

So… while I’ll share some of what I know, I’m going to hold some things back (and don’t email me asking what they were because I won’t tell you).

However, if you want to read some minor spoilers, feel free to read on. If you DON’T want any more story details, stop reading now.


The story does not just involve time travel. It actually explores alternate timelines, and jumps between them quite a bit.

While from what we’ve seen so far it seems like they’re being very faithful to the original Enterprise design, in an alternate timeline there will be a significantly different version of the NCC-1701. From what I’ve been told it will be a very kick-ass version – essentially an all-out warship.

Some of the film will also take place in the time of Star Trek: The Next Generation, although I won’t say at what point in the film.

Star Trek opens on Christmas Day 2008.

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  1. I agree with you. Nimoy doesn’t strike me as someone who takes projects lightly, especially one in which he could become so infamous if it turns out to be a bad movie.


  2. Which is really weird because J.J. Abrams gave all kinds of nonsense reasons why Shatner couldn’t be in this movie. And if he’s lying, then he’s seriously in danger of pissing off generations of Star Trek fans. (I already hate Cloverfield, which he produced; I don’t want to hate Star Trek)

  3. Jonson Even if we
    were to forget that Kirk died in Generations at his age he would be retired from Starfleet. Shatners very out of Federation shape.
    IMO, most Star Trek fans will see the film weather he’s in it or not because Star Trek isn’t about Kirk.
    Shatner NOT in this film won’t matter at all at the BO.

  4. I don’t know how many of the people here read the Star Trek novels, but in one of the ones written after Generations, Kirk is revived through Borg nanites. The book is called “The Return” and was authored by Shatner. Even Kirk can’t die even after he’s dead. LOL.

  5. Yea I heard about that Andy. How lame would that be if it was turned into a screeplay. VERY. The hardcore fans would freakout.
    ( Can hear them now, THE BORG are overdone!!!!!)
    The book was CO-written by shatner. That means shatner told other writers what he wanted in the story and then drove down to Manhatten beach to shoot “Boston Legal”. Its all about the cash Andy. Same with his involvement with the new film. Do you really think he’s bummed he’s not in the film because the fans want him in it.

    Its all about him and the deal.
    I’m so done with shatner I wish he would go to Risa and leave us alone.

  6. shatners working his buutt off now so that one day in the near future he can have his head placed in a jar and then continue to do voiceover work as Cap Kirk, Tj, whatever.

  7. Hey Steve,

    Go easy on The Shat – he’s a cool guy. Have you ever watched the movie “Free Enterprise”? If not, run, don’t walk to go out and rent/buy it.

    It will give you a whole new view of Shatner.

    Awesome movie. Guarantee you’ll love it.


  8. Sorry Andy, yesterday was Super Tuesday and I was getting very frustrated last night….. Didn’t mean to get hostile with ya.
    Sorry Vic, when I read a post about somehow getting shat in the new trek film I usually react this way.
    And btw he dosnt write his own books.(Allways has a co-author or ghost writer).
    Yes!! I own Free Enterprise “the extended 2 disc edtion”. (What kind of geek to you think I am? I’m hardcore geek!).
    Some call me Geek/squared. Heehee
    Not to continue my shat-attack, but if you watch the documentaries on making the film Free Enterprise, the Directors had to give Shatner COMPLETE script control this after begging him for months and telling him that it would be good for his career. (He hated the idea at first). Check the bonus features!!!
    That kinda thing gets around this town fast.
    Free Enterprise couldn’t have worked without Shatner, but the New Star Trek film can.
    Not bashing the guy just stating the facts…. :)
    Ok Shat-attack over…..
    Also Free Enterprise was a great film and very original. Highly recomend the 2-disc version as they redid alot of the effects and added some new scenes. :)

    • Geez! If this isn;t bashing then what is? I know ole Billy has gotten old, and pudgy, and soft, and……Well, he’s STILL an integral part of the Star Trek lore. There are many respectful ways to incorporate him into the movie. Make him an ambassador, someone’s grandfather or a love interest…….Oops, strike that last one!

  9. Awesome, I predicted the movie would use an alternate timeline/universe from the beginning. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to give the TNG crew one last hurrah while still spawning an all new Star Trek?

  10. The TNG crew was already given their last hurrah. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Paramount treated Trek fans with respect?

    ZAR said “Why not tell it plain and simple: HOW the first mission of the Enterprise NCC-1701 got together?”

    Personally, I think it’s a done deal that if Paramount made the OPTIMISTIC film that ZAR suggests, it would be the smash hit of the year.

    But this whole “alternate timelines” thing has me worried because it opens the door for Paramount to rationalize violating Star Trek’s optimistic cannon and treat Trek fans like idiots. Look, the possibility of an all-out Warship Enterprise is a frightening example of a horrible misinterpretation of what Star Trek was all about – Roddenberry was always FIERCELY ADAMANT about not turning the Star Trek series into some kind of space wars because that violated the basic optimism and premise of the show.

    Even in the original series episode “Mirror, Mirror”, Kirk finds a way in the dark mirror universe to outsmart the mirror Enterprise crew – and at the end makes an impassioned plea for non-violence to mirror Spock that, to me, typifies the optimism and hand-of-friendship that made the series so beloved by millions – that intelligence beats violence.

    It took a lot of skill, experience, and OPTIMISM to write the original Star Trek series. and with the dark, pessimistic dramas I see coming out of Paramount these days, I sometimes wonder if they are capable of that skill.

    I think that when Roddenberry died, Paramount’s subsequent changes in the franchise forced the series to die an ignoble death.

    Or as Bones would say, “You know Paramount, they LOVE to change things”

  11. I’m always a little confused to hear the belly-aching regarding Trek not being as good as it used to be. With the exception of Voyager, the TV shows all range from great to at least decent. I haven’t seen Nemesis, but I can’t believe it’s as horrible as I’ve heard. (I have it on DVD, just haven’t watched it, been busy sifting through the FIVE DISC! set of Blade Runner I got recently) Some Trek is better than no Trek. Yeah, time travel has been done, alt-universes and having cameos from anyone who’s ever been on the show have been, too. But like they said on South Park, there’s not that much that’s original anymore. If you dig deep enough, somebody’s already done it. So just chill and enjoy the ride. The teaser trailer gave me goosebumps when Nimoy’s voiceover started right when the camera came over the front of the saucer section under construction. Trust me, if Nimoy is cool with the script, we will be, too.

  12. The lackluster & depressing Nemesis is as horrible as you’ve heard. That’s why you’ve heard so many people say that it’s horrible.

    When you treat intelligent fans like they are stupid, you lose the fans. But it’s been said better – just look at the sad comments about Nemesis on

    Need I remind you that Nemesis was not the success that previous ST movies were? As a matter of fact, the studio was embarrassed to admit that Nemesis barely broke even. Based upon it’s meager profits, it wasn’t even worth making.

    Why did it do so poorly? Before the Original Series faithful rely more on word-of-mouth than studio marketing. Also, need I remind you that there are many Star Trek fans amougst the popular movie reviewers.

    But Nemesis was more than that – it was a warning to Paramount to not take Trek fans for granted. It absolutely proves beyond any doubt that some Trek is NOT better than any Trek. Nemesis proved that reruns of the original series were better than “any Trek”.

  13. I guess my point was a little more wide-sweeping than just Nemesis. I was referring to TV and movies both. Plus, even the original series has been knocked by some for its cheesy costumes, bad sfx, and the naivety of no war or hunger, etc. Not my opinion, but it’s out there. I suppose the only thing I think we should worry about is other actors portraying Kirk, Spock, etc. That could bomb. Or it could rock: how many James Bonds have there been? Or Dr. Whos? Anyway, personally, I’d rather have a Next Generation-caliber TV series than a movie, but that’s just me.

  14. Yeah Jerry.
    One big prob with recasting Kirk and Spock is that it will be difficult to capture the same feel since shatner and nimoy were those characters.
    I’m totally with you Jerry that paramount should have gone forward with a next gen tv series. !!

  15. What’s the big spoiler that you won’t reveal? Is it about Vulcan being destroyed?

  16. Shatner is a complete jerk, and I am glad he is not in the new movies. He is not a “cool guy”, as someone posted earlier. (I am speaking from my personal experience working with Bill in the horse industry.) in fact, most people who know him, can’t stand him. He is a horrible person to work with. I am sure this is why is is not in these new movies.

  17. I want spoilers not filters, tell me everything hat’s why I came here. I thik the new movie has smething to do with Khan.