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Abrams used his production company, Bad Robot Productions , to develop his Star Trek films in collaboration with their distributor, Paramount Pictures , and co-financing production company Skydance Productions . His production partners on the films were Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk . The films were written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci , who have written for Abrams several times in the past.

In 2010, the Producers Guild of America nominated Abrams and Damon Lindelof for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures for Star Trek . [1] In addition, Abrams won Best Director at the 2009 Spike Scream Awards . In 2010 Abrams has been nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Director for his work on Star Trek . The film received five more nominations. [2]

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Abrams is the son of Gerald W. Abrams and Carol Abrams, both television and film producers. Abrams Sr. was a friend of writer/director Nicholas Meyer . [3] After being raised in Los Angeles, California, Abrams attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, from which he graduated in 1988.

Abrams married Katie McGrath in 1996. The couple have had three children together: Henry, born 1998; Gracie, born 1999; and August, born 2006. Abrams and McGrath are partners of The Mission Continues charity co-founded by Eric Greitens , which benefits post-9/11 veterans.

Abrams' first foray into films was Nightbeast (1982), for which he was a composer and sound effects editor. The first film he wrote was 1990's Taking Care of Business , which featured Star Trek: The Next Generation performers Gates McFadden and John de Lancie in supporting roles. He next co-wrote 1992's Forever Young which co-starred J.D. Cullum , Eric Pierpoint , Richard Ryder , and Nicolas Surovy .

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Abrams acquired his claim to fame and a huge fan base as the creator of the popular television shows Felicity and Alias . He also served as executive producer on both of these series. Star Trek writers Orci and Kurtzman worked with Abrams on Alias . Abrams and fellow Star Trek producer Damon Lindelof later became two of the creators and executive producers of Lost , which starred Terry O'Quinn , Daniel Dae Kim , and Sam Anderson .

He has also written for a number of popular big screen features, including 1998's Armageddon co-starring Jeff Austin , Brian Brophy , Jim Fitzpatrick , Googy Gress , Anthony Guidera , John Mahon , J. Patrick McCormack , Marshall R. Teague , and Lawrence Tierney in his final film role and 2001's Joy Ride with Jim Beaver , the latter of which he produced through his newly formed Bad Robot Productions. Other films he wrote include Gone Fishin' (featuring Louise Fletcher ).

Abrams directed and co-wrote (with Kurtzman and Orci) 2006's Mission: Impossible III for Paramount Pictures. Following the release of this film, Abrams signed a five-year contract with Paramount, of which the next Trek films are part. He has also signed a six-year contract with Warner Bros.; both contracts together are worth more than $55 million. [4] Tracy Middendorf and Simon Pegg were among the actors Abrams cast in Mission: Impossible III ; he later cast Pegg as Scotty in Star Trek . [5]

In addition to Star Trek , Abrams produced the hit film Cloverfield with Trek executive producer Bryan Burk. This film, in which a giant creature attacks New York City, was released in January 2008. In that film were Margot Farley , Scott Lawrence , Pasha Lychnikoff , and Kelvin Yu . All of those actors were then cast by Abrams for Star Trek or Into Darkness . It has also been reported that Abrams is attached to direct an adaptation of Stephen King book series The Dark Tower . [6]

In October 2007, it was announced that a pilot for a one-hour comic drama developed by Abrams has been purchased by ABC. The show, called Boundaries (which he executive produced with Bryan Burk and Jill Soloway ), was the first sale made by Abrams as part of his television deal with Warner Bros. [7] Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Abrams had made his first network series sale for Warner Bros., a science fiction/horror series called Fringe , which was subsequently purchased by Fox. Abrams received executive producer credit on the show, along with Star Trek executive producers Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. [8] Fringe premiered on the Fox network in September 2008 and ended in 2013 after five seasons and a recurring role by Leonard Nimoy .

Abrams has created a spy series entitled Undercovers , which has been picked up by NBC for a fall 2010 premiere. [9] His next film project was Super 8 , which he wrote and direct. He also produced Super 8 with acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg , co-starring Jack Axelrod , Jason Brooks , Michael Giacchino , Bruce Greenwood , Tim Griffin , Greg Grunberg and Marco Sanchez . [10] In addition, Abrams returned to the Mission: Impossible franchise as a producer on the fourth film Ghost Protocol with Simon Pegg. In September 2011, it was revealed Abrams had officially agreed to direct the Star Trek sequel. [11]

Following the cancellation of Abrams' television series Undercovers in 2011, Alcatraz in 2012, and Fringe in 2013, he worked as executive producer on the action series Person of Interest (2011-2014) and the adventure series Revolution (2012-2014, starring Billy Burke ).

Abrams later directed and produced Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), the science fiction film Portal (2016), producer on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), and the science fiction film Half-Life . Other projects as executive producer include the fantasy series Believe (2014) and Westworld and as producer the thriller The Cellar (2016) and 11.22.63 .

Awards and honors [ ]

Abrams was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for his work on the pilot of Alias . Additionally, he and the producers of Alias shared a Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television from the Producers Guild of America Golden Laurel Awards.

Abrams and the other producers of Lost (including Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk) received one of television's highest honors when their show won the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Abrams and the producers of Lost also won the 2005 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series and were nominated for a second WGA Award. In addition, they shared a Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic from the Producers Guild of America Golden Laurel Awards, received a second nomination from the PGA, and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts TV Award nomination.

His direction of Lost 's pilot episode won Abrams an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama. He also earned a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for directing the pilot. Abrams shared an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series with co-creators Lindelof and Jeffrey Lieber for the pilot episode of Lost . In addition, he and composer Michael Giacchino shared two American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards in the category of Top TV Series for their work on Lost .

Entertainment Weekly has named Abrams the 29th Smartest Person in Hollywood. [12]

On 5 November 2012 it was announced that Abrams will be honored with the 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award by the Producers Guild of America. The award ceremony was held on 26 January 2013. [13]

Involvement with Star Trek [ ]

Abrams is a fan of both Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation and refers to the franchise as "smart television".

Even though he has not followed the other Trek spin-offs as closely, Abrams stated prior to its release that his film will be faithful to established Trek canon . [14] (X)

When Abrams signed on to produce Star Trek in April 2006, he was also given the option to direct the picture. Abrams, however, declined to accept the director's position until the script was complete and he was sure he was the man for the job. Abrams worked with Kurtzman and Orci on the story throughout 2006 and early 2007 and finally signed on to direct on 23 February 2007. Abrams was convinced to direct the film by his wife, who felt the film had strong female characters, and by acclaimed director Steven Spielberg, who was impressed by the script. [15] Of his imminent involvement with Star Trek , Abrams stated:

Appearing at San Diego's Comic-Con International with the writers and producers of Star Trek on 26 July 2007, Abrams admitted that, although he loves Star Trek , he was more interested in Star Wars while growing up and his favorite television series was The Twilight Zone. He also stated that, after reading the script for the new Trek film, he would have been jealous if anyone else directed it. He then gave the first official casting news for the new Star Trek film, announcing that Zachary Quinto had been cast to play young Spock and that Leonard Nimoy would be coming out of retirement to portray the older Spock , which was met with much enthusiasm.

When describing his and his team's involvement with Star Trek at Comic-Con, Abrams stated:

In addition to Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof and Burk, many other people working on Star Trek have worked with Abrams in the past. These include cinematographer Dan Mindel , production designer Scott Chambliss , composer Michael Giacchino , editor Maryann Brandon , casting director April Webster , executive producer and unit production manager Stratton Leopold , previz supervisor David Dozoretz , and actors John Cho , Rachel Nichols , Simon Pegg, and Zoë Saldana .

Star Trek started shooting on 7 November 2007 , and wrapped on 8 April 2008 . In addition to directing and producing Star Trek , Abrams also wrote and performed two pieces of music heard in the film: " Awasoruk Jam ", which was played in the Shipyard Bar ("Awasoruk" is Kurosawa spelled backwards), and " Josh Greenstein ", played in the scene with Kirk and Gaila and named after the head of Paramount's marketing department. He was credited as " Cyrano Jones " for both songs. He also voiced the Iowa Cop , portrayed by stuntman Jeremy Fitzgerald , who stops a young James T. Kirk after he crashes the Corvette. ( Star Trek DVD commentary)

A sequel was announced as being in development on 30 March 2009 , with Abrams returning to produce. [17] Abrams chose to direct the 2011 film Super 8 : following its release, it was announced he would direct the Star Trek sequel, which began filming in January 2012. [18] He was nominated for a 2014 Saturn Award as Best Director. [19] For Star Trek Into Darkness , Abrams co-wrote the songs " The Growl " and " The Rage That's In Us All ".

It has been reported that Abrams and Bad Robot will continue producing the Star Trek films after he chose to direct Star Wars: Episode VII in January 2013. [20]

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Star Trek is ready to boldly go where they've gone three times before.

On Tuesday, J.J. Abrams announced plans for a fourth Star Trek film at the Paramount Investors Day presentation. The film will be directed by Matt Shakman ( WandaVision ) with Abrams producing, and the aim is to bring back many of Abrams' original stars from his 2009 reboot of the long-running franchise.

"We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new Star Trek film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting and help take Star Trek into areas that you've just never seen before," Abrams said. "We're thrilled about this film, we have a bunch of other stories that we're talking about that we think will be really exciting, so can't wait for you to see what we're cooking up. But until then, live long and prosper."

However, EW has learned that the studio has yet to enter negotiations with that original cast at this juncture. The cast features a litany of high profile names, including Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, John Cho as Sulu, Karl Urban as Bones, and Simon Pegg as Scotty. Anton Yelchin , who featured as Chekhov in Abrams' previous three entries , died in 2016 before the previous film in the franchise, Star Trek Beyond , hit theaters.

The new film will feature a screenplay by Josh Friedman ( Avatar 2 ) and Cameron Squires ( WandaVision ) based on a earlier draft by Lindsey Beer ( Sierra Burgess Is a Loser ) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet ( Captain Marvel ).

With his 2009 film, Abrams reset the Star Trek timeline, originally established in Gene Roddenberry's 1960s groundbreaking sci-fi television series. He followed it up with 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness, but the last time the characters' were seen on the big screen was in 2016's Star Trek Beyond, which Abrams produced with Justin Lin directing.

Plans to bring them back — including a 2018 announced sequel set to team Pine with Kirk's late father as portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in the 2009 film — have stuttered along the way. For a time, Quentin Tarantino was even circling a project .

Of late, Star Trek fans have turned back to television for new content on series Picard and Star Trek Discovery.

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It has been six years since “Star Trek” fans have seen the USS Enterprise on the big screen, but they will soon get to see it again as producer JJ Abrams announced at ViacomCBS’ investor presentation that his studio Bad Robot is getting set to shoot the fourth installment in the “Trek” reboot film series. Matt Shakman, the veteran TV director whose credits include “Game of Thrones” and the hit Marvel series “WandaVision,” will direct the upcoming film with the entire reboot cast in talks to return, including Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock as well as Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Simon Pegg.

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“We are thrilled to say that we are hard at work on a new ‘Star Trek’ film that will be shooting by the end of the year that will be featuring our original cast and some new characters that I think are going to be really fun and exciting and help take ‘Star Trek’ into areas that you’ve just never seen before,” Abrams said. “We’re thrilled about this film, we have a bunch of other stories that we’re talking about that we think will be really exciting so can’t wait for you to see what we’re cooking up. But until then, live long and prosper.” The “Star Trek” reboot series — known as the Kelvin Timeline in “Trek” lore — began in 2009 with an origin film directed by Abrams that told the story of how Kirk became the captain of the Enterprise, followed by the sequels “Into Darkness” in 2013 and “Beyond” in 2016. The fourth installment will be the first since the passing of Anton Yelchin, who played Chekov in the series.

In defense of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies

J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movies dared to go boldly go where 'some men' had gone before.

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For a fanbase as passionate as the one Star Trek has collected over the years, change is often met with collective suspicion rather than communal excitement.

Star Trek is sacred, and those who cut their teeth on the William Shatner -starring original series or the much loved Next Generation are fiercely protective of their darling franchise. Anyone brave enough to reimagine the series for new audiences has a cosmically high bar to leap, with many believing the task to be a no-win scenario (a ' kobayashi maru ', perhaps?).

In the age of remakes, remasters and reimaginings, Star Trek has seen numerous iterations of its winning formula, some garnering success and others catastrophic failure. Losses be damned, though, as when it does succeed, the seasoned sci-fi franchise does so in spectacular fashion.

While shows like Discovery and Lower Decks take us to a new branch of Starfleet or a new story in the Star Trek universe, the 2009 self-titled film tackles the Kirk and Spock story head on, and it's bravery is rewarded. The 2009 film is a masterclass in contemporary science fiction, and by building Kirk and Spock respectively and setting them for a collision course in the film's opening act, it reminds us of the pair's polarizing differences, as well as their critical similarities.

It’s a new Star Trek for a new audience, and in forging something fitting for the current climate of films and media it’s crucial that the seasoned franchise makes small, yet significant differences to ensure that new releases don’t feel like a relic from the past.

In Defense of the J.J. Abrams Star Trek Movies: image shows Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) in Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Leap Before You Look 

The success of the Star Trek license has been a result of a winning formula; one that’s sure to capture the hearts of many, and - critically - is future-proofed to continue to appeal to new fans. J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions didn’t do away with what made the original series special (unlike some sci-fi properties), instead they reflected on the past and evolved them significantly. Thus, the Kelvin timeline was born.

Old friends and new alliances prop up the plot of the first in the trilogy, and the familiar face of series icon Leonard Nimoy is simply a wonderful wrinkle that pays dividends. The passing of the torch from Nimoy to Quinto was simply excellent, and though the role was somewhat short-lived for the Heroes actor, it was more than prosperous as his performance as the stoic, yet compassionate Spock impressed critics and fans alike. In fact, it's hard to pluck a bad or out of place performance from the entire trilogy, as the glut of talented actors presented offer some of their best to date. 

It has to be said, however, that though the performances remain top notch, it's evident that some of the magic is lost as the trilogy develops. Into Darkness reintroduces us to an iconic villain but lacks the emotional weight of the first and while Beyond provides more of the USS Enterprise crew that we’ve come to love, it does have an air of the 'soulless Summer blockbuster' feel to it. What makes the trilogy more than a one hit wonder is Abrams and co’s ability to develop authentic, grounded and human character quirks for a whole host of personalities that are often anything but.

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Star Trek Into Darkness was largely a victim of a poor release window. Set out into a world cluttered by cookie-cutter offerings in the MCU like Ironman 3 and lackluster Shyamalan sci-fi attempts like After Earth, the consensus was that it didn’t offer much that the scores of other summer blockbusters didn’t. It’s a great film, and a continuation of a story that thoroughly deserved another chapter in the tale. The chemistry of the Enterprise crew is as good as it’s ever been and the injection of a menacing villain was a much needed correction to the only significant flaw of the first film.

Beyond was helmed by Justin Lin of Fast and Furious fame, and while he brought his own flavour to the franchise (and far fewer lense flares), it saw our heroes depart on a fun --albeit linear-- adventure that served as a platform for the already-developed characters to flourish. No origin story was necessary to maintain the viewers’ attention, as the chemistry that three films across seven years had forged between the actors and their respective roles.

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Furthermore, the somewhat vague reports of Quentin Tarantino circling the Star Trek IP is enticing to anyone familiar with his previous work, and though many believe the recent trilogy to be concluded, there's always a possibility of a continuation, and the Pulp Fiction director's supposed interest is enough to garner more than a little excitement. Will it happen? Who knows, but it's enough to make keen cinephiles (Star Trek fan or not) curious.

The trilogy is flawed, yes, but with the franchise providing less-than-stellar action sequences and over the top acting in decades past, it's clear to viewers that Star Trek wears its flaws on its sleeve. In truth, most of said viewers would find such blemishes charming rather than distracting, and a reminder that the franchise has always blazed new trails rather than retreading old ones. 

Like James T. Kirk and his father before him, Star Trek is a franchise that always leaps before it looks, which has resulted in a few harsh lessons and more than a few home runs. A quick glance at our Star Trek movies, ranked worst to best article will show that when J.J was firing on all cylinders, his Trek movies were up there with the best of them.

To Boldly Go... 

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Nostalgia is a frightfully difficult impulse to overcome. When we find something we love in fiction, the characters, its stories and the adventures that they take us on are forever etched into our minds, only maturing with age to the point where the rose-tinted spectacles are in full effect.

To many, Star Trek was the first series that took our impressionable minds to the moon and back, providing hours of escapism amongst the stars and allowing us a glimpse at what the future could be like.

As the swinging 60's stretch further into the rear view mirror and Star Trek's humble beginnings feel even more humble in comparison to modern CGI, the JJ Abrams-produced  trilogy is proof that, in the face of immense adversity, the franchise still has more to give.

Abrams' take on the seasoned sci-fi franchise provides bright-eyed viewers of today the opportunity to feel the same way our parents and grandparents felt the first time their screen was graced by the frightful Gorn or the sinister Khan. It's made Star Trek fans of the sons and daughters of those faithful Trekkies from decades past, which is all the evidence you need to believe that J.J. Abrams created something truly special.

If you're looking to revisit the latest Star Trek trilogy, check out our Star Trek streaming guide to find out where you can watch the movies online. And if you're wondering where the Kelvin movies fit into the rest of the Trek timeline, well it's complicated, but our Star Trek movies in chronological order guide explains it all.

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Y ou want "bromance"? I'll give you bromance - the greatest of them all. It's the bromance that flowers in this wildly exciting and enjoyable summer action movie, about the manly relationship between a mercurially talented starship commander and his mixed-race first officer, whose virile otherness is signalled by discreetly tapering pointy ears, eyebrows in a thick geometric frown and that extraordinary straight fringe, a hairdo he must maintain in front of the bathroom mirror every night with a ruler and pair of scissors.

Why have we filmgoers wasted so much of our time and attention on all those other beta-male bondings and under-par buddy hookups when the greatest friendship of all was right there under our noses? The story of Kirk and Spock is brought thrillingly back to life by a new first generation: Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, who give inspired, utterly unselfconscious and lovable performances, with power, passion and some cracking comic timing. It's a film in which my chief emotion was a kind of grinning embarrassment at enjoying it all quite so much.

This is Star Trek: The Early Years, the story of the Enterprise crew when they were teen- to twentysomethings with some serious cadet attitude. Their fledgling relationships are dramatised and interspersed with spectacular action sequences, juxtaposing the "nighttime" effect of deep space with the sunlit, parched alien planets on which the stars find themselves crash-landing. For people like me who grew up watching Star Trek movies and feeling secretly shocked at how old Shatner, Nimoy et al looked compared to their lithe selves on the TV show - well, this makes for an extra blast of pure energy.

Director JJ Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have found a cunning way of rewriting the backstory. Hateful Romulan Nero, played by Eric Bana, enraged by what he (wrongly) sees as Spock's destruction of his home planet, travels backwards in time with a mission to destroy the future authors of his people's misfortune. James T Kirk's father, who was originally to grow happily old, witnessing his son's glorious rise through the Star Fleet ranks, now dies in a Romulan attack, after he gets his pregnant wife to safety - and she excitingly gives birth to Jim in the escape module itself. And so we are given a new, parallel-universe early story of the Enterprise.

Without his dad's calming influence, Jim grows up a tearaway and a wrong 'un: there is a fantastic sequence in which he crashes his uncle's vintage sports car while pursued by a hi-tech robo-speed-cop. After being beaten senseless in a bar fight, Kirk is redemptively recruited to the fleet by a friend of his late father: wise Capt Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood). Meanwhile, the bookish and earnest young Spock (Quinto), is bullied by his Vulcan classmates for having a human mother - played by Winona Ryder - and made the subject of racist condescension by his Vulcan elders, who refer to his human ancestry as a disability. Incensed, Spock joins the human Starfleet and instantly becomes a star pupil.

In fact, it looks very much as if Spock, not Kirk, will be the star of the film as well, and the Kirk-Spock friendship is to ignite in rivalry and even violence. Spock has what first seems like the greater leadership potential, and to Jim's chagrin, the beautiful African-American crew-member Uhura (Zoe Saldana) seems to like Spock more. Spock also gets a powerfully surreal (and not entirely, ahem, logical) meeting with his older self: Leonard Nimoy contributes a performance of gentle, other-worldly dignity, and it is this older Spock, over the closing credits, who gets to recite the legendary words about the mission to seek out new life, new civilisations. The final words are, incidentally, politically corrected to "where no one has gone before".

What a treat it is to see the bridge of the USS Enterprise, box fresh and gleaming new: it is quite irrationally exciting to hear that strange, echoey-tweety heartbeat of the shipboard computer-system, the klaxon alarm in moments of peril, and the fsssht-fsssht of the automatic doors opening and closing. It is weird, in 2009, to see the 1960s UN-style ethos preserved, with the mini-skirt costumes for female personnel and toddler pyjama-tops for the guys. Then, as now, there's an American at the helm, but other nations, and present and former foes are generously represented: the Russian Chekhov (Anton Yelchin) and the Japanese Sulu, played by the Korean-American actor John Cho. As in the 60s, however, Starfleet unfortunately feels no great conciliatory need to include anyone from the Middle East. Britain's Simon Pegg plays the engineer Scotty, and beings his own distinctive shtick to the part, and Karl Urban is Bones, the gruff medic - of all the current cast, he seems the one nearest in age to the original.

Unlike George Lucas's massively encumbered and obese Star Wars prequel-trilogy, this new Star Trek is fast-moving, funny, exciting warp-speed entertainment and, heaven help me, even quite moving - the kind of film that shows that, like it or not, commercial cinema can still deliver a sledgehammer punch. It sure didn't feel like a trek to me.

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JJ Abrams Star Trek Movies in Order: A Journey through the Final Frontier

When it comes to science fiction movies, few franchises have captured the imagination of audiences quite like Star Trek. With its rich lore, captivating characters, and thought-provoking themes, Star Trek has become a cultural phenomenon that has spanned over five decades. And in 2009, director JJ Abrams took the helm to breathe new life into the beloved series with his rebooted Star Trek movies. In this article, we will take a journey through the final frontier and explore JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movies in order .

1. Star Trek (2009): The first installment of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek trilogy takes us back to the origins of the iconic crew of the USS Enterprise. This film serves as a reboot of the original series and introduces audiences to a younger version of Captain James T. Kirk (played by Chris Pine) and his loyal crew. With stunning visuals, thrilling action sequences, and a fresh take on familiar characters, Star Trek (2009) successfully reignited the franchise’s popularity.

2. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013): The second film in JJ Abrams’ trilogy delves deeper into the relationships between the crew members while introducing a formidable new villain, Khan Noonien Singh (played by Benedict Cumberbatch). As Captain Kirk faces personal and professional challenges, he must navigate a web of deception and make difficult choices that will test his leadership skills. Star Trek Into Darkness is an action-packed installment that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

3. Star Trek Beyond (2016): In the final chapter of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek trilogy, director Justin Lin takes over the reins to deliver an exhilarating space adventure. The crew finds themselves stranded on an uncharted planet after their ship is attacked by a ruthless alien warlord named Krall (played by Idris Elba). As they fight for survival and reunite with new allies, the crew must discover the true nature of Krall’s intentions and find a way to save the Federation. Star Trek Beyond is a fitting conclusion to Abrams’ trilogy, offering a perfect blend of action, humor, and heart.

While JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movies have faced some criticism from die-hard fans for deviating from the original series’ tone and style, they undeniably brought new life to the franchise and introduced it to a whole new generation of viewers. With their stellar cast, breathtaking visuals, and thrilling storytelling, these films successfully captured the essence of what makes Star Trek so beloved.

In addition to Abrams’ trilogy, he also served as a producer on subsequent Star Trek projects like Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, further expanding the universe he helped revive. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the series, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movies are an exciting journey through space that should not be missed. So grab some popcorn, set your phasers to stun, and prepare for an adventure that will take you where no one has gone before.

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J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Had A 'Code Word' That Guided The Entire Vibe Of The Film

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It was galling — outrageous, even! — for Trekkies to learn that J.J. Abrams was not one of them. 

Abrams, coming off successful TV shows like "Lost" and his first feature film "Mission: Impossible III," was the director selected by Paramount to helm the brand-new reboot of "Star Trek." At the time, the franchise had fizzled out (the final remaining TV series, "Star Trek: Enterprise," had been canceled four years before), and it was crying out for something exciting to get the audience's attention again. Trekkies at the time would have loved something insular and nerdy, like, say, a three-hour epic based on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." For legal reasons, Paramount had other ideas. 

You see, Paramount and CBS, both previously owned by Viacom, had recently undergone a split, forcing the "Star Trek" movie rights into one camp and "Star Trek" TV rights into the other. Any "Trek" movies put into production would have to be legally different from any of the TV shows. Paramount's solution was to reboot the franchise in an alternate timeline where the characters and ships have the same names but look and behave notably differently. The Kelvinverse was officially born. 

Abrams, not a Trekkie, gave himself an aesthetic mandate when making his version of "Star Trek," and it was made to ensure that his "Trek" was to be unlike any of the previous iterations. In the oral history book "The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams,"  edited by Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, Abrams and his screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman revealed that they had a simple, brazen code phrase when it came to making their new movie its own "thing." 

That code phrase was "rock 'n' roll."

Rock 'n' roll

Kurtzman noted that, in 2009, we were much closer to the future timeline of "Star Trek" than show creator Gene Roddenberry was back in the mid-1960s. In the real world, our technology has grown to match what was presented as futuristic and fantastical in 1966; flip-open Starfleet communicators are now less advanced than one's average smartphone. As such, Kurtzman and Orci required something striking — and not necessarily futuristic — to "grab" people and let them know that this wasn't their grandfather's "Star Trek." 

Their solution was a sequence of the young James T. Kirk (Jimmy Bennett) driving a 20th-century car and listening to 20th-century music. Kurtzman explained: 

"The reason we built the sequence with young Kirk in the Corvette in the trailer is because we wanted the audience to immediately understand that the touch points feel a lot more present than they did when Trek first came out. [...] It's not an accident that that was the first thing you saw in the trailer because there's no way your mind says, 'It's going to be "Star Trek."' When he says his name is James Tiberius Kirk, you go, 'What?' That was all part of bringing people into it from a new place."

This was a wonderful way for the new filmmakers to shake themselves free of what they didn't like about "Star Trek," namely its stodgy intellectualism. That led to Orci revealing their catchphrase. This new "Star Trek" wasn't a classical piece. Orci said: 

"Science fiction can be very cold and very abstract, so the idea was to make it still be science fiction, but have it be visceral. Our code word for that was 'rock 'n' roll.'"

One cannot argue that the 2009 "Star Trek" isn't "rock 'n' roll."

Abrams likes action, not Star Trek

Abrams himself abided by the rock 'n' roll mandate as well, wanting to yank "Trek" away from its signature themes of diplomacy and thrust it firmly into the realm of action and adventure. "Trek" can handle action, of course, but in this author's view, it's better when it sticks with philosophy and difficult moral conundrums. Regardless, Abrams wanted something striking and visceral, aiming to make "Trek" more like "Star Wars." Abrams said:

"[F]or me, it was giving people a way into this world in a way it's never been done. By doing this film with the kind of resources that certainly a Trek film has never been allowed to have before. By delivering on a level of visceral fast-paced action that Trek has never really had as its signature. What we came up with was a story of incredible characters, of incredible potential, of real optimism and wonder, and treated it in a way that provides a kind of emotional connection, visceral excitement, visual spectacle that Trek had never seen before."

Abrams would admit in a 2013 interview with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" that he never "got" "Star Trek," feeling the characters were too cold and distant. He watched it with friends, and it wasn't his bag. "Trek" was "too philosophical" for him. He always preferred "Star Wars," with explosions, guns, and archetypal heroes and villains. 

Stewart, meanwhile, reacted in the natural fashion that any Trekkie might. "I stopped listening to you when you said you didn't like 'Star Trek,'" Stewart said. "I know what happened because your mouth was moving after that, so I'm assuming you apologized." 

J.J. Abrams on What He Collects, Favorite Video Game Systems, Supreme Leader Snoke and Pokemon Go

The busy producer of ‘Star Trek Beyond’ also reveals who he slept with to work on both 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek', what he’d like to see in a future 'Star Wars' Anthology film, and a lot more.

With Star Trek Beyond opening in theaters this weekend, the other day I landed an exclusive video interview with producer J.J. Abrams . Since he's been answering a lot of the same questions about Star Trek , plus the fact that I didn’t want to talk about spoilers from the movie, I decided to ask some fun questions. We talked about what he collects, favorite video game consoles, what they’d like to see in a Star Wars anthology movie, if he’s playing Pokemon Go, Supreme Leader Snoke, how many times he talked Simon Pegg off a ledge while making Star Trek Beyond , and who he slept with to be able to work on both Star Wars and Star Trek .

As most of you know Star Trek Beyond finds the crew deep into their five-year mission, and brings Idris Elba into the fold as a villainous character, with Kingsman standout Sofia Boutella playing a new ally. Chris Pine , Zachary Quinto , Simon Pegg, Karl Urban , Zoe Saldana , John Cho , and Anton Yelchin also star as director Justin Lin works from a script penned by Pegg and Doug Jung .

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“Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

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The incredible career of J.J. Abrams: How the 49-year-old 'Star Wars' director became this generation's Steven Spielberg

Jeffrey jacob abrams was born june 27, 1966 on long island but grew up in los angeles with his parents, producers gerald w. and carol ann abrams. his sister, tracy, is a screenwriter..

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born June 27, 1966 on Long Island but grew up in Los Angeles with his parents, producers Gerald W. and Carol Ann Abrams. His sister, Tracy, is a screenwriter.

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Abrams adored films by directors such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and when he was 13, his grandfather gave him a Super 8mm camera, prompting Abrams to begin filming home movies.

Abrams adored films by directors such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and when he was 13, his grandfather gave him a Super 8mm camera, prompting Abrams to begin filming home movies.

He met Matt Reeves at a young filmmakers festival in Los Angeles and soon began collaborating with him. The two were asked by Kathleen Kennedy, then working for Spielberg, to repair and refurbish some Super 8mm films he had made as a teen.

He met Matt Reeves at a young filmmakers festival in Los Angeles and soon began collaborating with him. The two were asked by Kathleen Kennedy, then working for Spielberg, to repair and refurbish some Super 8mm films he had made as a teen.

Source: Vanity Fair  

Abrams' first job in Hollywood was creating sound effects and music for 1982's "Nightbeast." He was only 16.

Abrams' first job in Hollywood was creating sound effects and music for 1982's "Nightbeast." He was only 16.

Rather than attend film school, he went to Sarah Lawrence College after taking his father's advice: “It’s more important you go off and learn what to make movies about, than how to make movies.” He graduated in 1988.

Rather than attend film school, he went to Sarah Lawrence College after taking his father's advice: “It’s more important you go off and learn what to make movies about, than how to make movies.” He graduated in 1988.

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He sold his first script during his senior year of college, "Taking Care of Business," which he cowrote with Jill Mazursky. The duo also eventually sold the script for what became 1997's "Gone Fishin," which starred Joe Pesci and Danny Glover.

He sold his first script during his senior year of college, "Taking Care of Business," which he cowrote with Jill Mazursky. The duo also eventually sold the script for what became 1997's "Gone Fishin," which starred Joe Pesci and Danny Glover.

His first solo script to be picked up was the 1991 romantic comedy "Regarding Henry," starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. He went on to write the screenplay for "Forever Young" (1992) and is listed as a cowriter for Michael Bay's sci-fi adventure "Armageddon" (1988).

His first solo script to be picked up was the 1991 romantic comedy "Regarding Henry," starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. He went on to write the screenplay for "Forever Young" (1992) and is listed as a cowriter for Michael Bay's sci-fi adventure "Armageddon" (1988).

He married Katie McGrath in 1996 and the couple has three children.

He married Katie McGrath in 1996 and the couple has three children.

Source: IMDB

Abrams' first hit came as the cocreator — along with his old friend, Reeves — of the TV drama "Felicity," which aired from 1998 to 2002. Abrams eventually made his directing debut with episodes 13 and 14 of season one.

Abrams' first hit came as the cocreator — along with his old friend, Reeves — of the TV drama "Felicity," which aired from 1998 to 2002. Abrams eventually made his directing debut with episodes 13 and 14 of season one.

Abrams founded Bad Robot Productions (originally just Bad Robot) in 2001, which partnered with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios in 2006 after a deal with ABC ended.

Abrams founded Bad Robot Productions (originally just Bad Robot) in 2001, which partnered with Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Studios in 2006 after a deal with ABC ended.

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The first project released under Bad Robot was "Alias," which ran from 2001 to 2006. The show helped Abrams earn his first Emmy nomination in 2002 for drama writing.

The first project released under Bad Robot was "Alias," which ran from 2001 to 2006. The show helped Abrams earn his first Emmy nomination in 2002 for drama writing.

But even though he had already released hit shows, it was the premiere of ABC's "Lost" that established Abrams as a writer/producer/director to know. Created in 2004 by Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, and Damon Lindelof, the show ran for seven seasons and won four Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe Award. The sci-fi drama became a cult phenomenon.

But even though he had already released hit shows, it was the premiere of ABC's "Lost" that established Abrams as a writer/producer/director to know. Created in 2004 by Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, and Damon Lindelof, the show ran for seven seasons and won four Primetime Emmys and a Golden Globe Award. The sci-fi drama became a cult phenomenon.

Abrams has served as an executive producer on a number of shows, including "What About Brian," "Almost Human" and "Revolution." He also cocreated the short-lived series "Undercovers" and the Emmy-nominated "Fringe."

Abrams has served as an executive producer on a number of shows, including "What About Brian," "Almost Human" and "Revolution." He also cocreated the short-lived series "Undercovers" and the Emmy-nominated "Fringe."

Abrams didn't stop composing music back in 1982. He has also composed the theme songs for "Felicity," "Alias," "Alcatraz," "Revolution," Fringe," "Almost Human," and "Person of Interest."

Abrams didn't stop composing music back in 1982. He has also composed the theme songs for "Felicity," "Alias," "Alcatraz," "Revolution," Fringe," "Almost Human," and "Person of Interest."

After watching "Alias," Tom Cruise approached Abrams about directing "Mission: Impossible III," even though Abrams had never directed a feature film before. After rewriting the existing script with frequent collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Abrams took on the task and released his feature debut in 2006.

After watching "Alias," Tom Cruise approached Abrams about directing "Mission: Impossible III," even though Abrams had never directed a feature film before. After rewriting the existing script with frequent collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Abrams took on the task and released his feature debut in 2006.

Source: BuzzFeed 

Abrams collaborated again with Reeves on 2008's "Cloverfield," a sci-fi horror film, serving as a producer.

Abrams collaborated again with Reeves on 2008's "Cloverfield," a sci-fi horror film, serving as a producer.

Abrams jumped into another franchise with his 2009 reimagining of "Star Trek." One of his most critically acclaimed films, it holds a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This further helped establish Abrams as the sci-fi king and proved he could produce blockbusters.

Abrams jumped into another franchise with his 2009 reimagining of "Star Trek." One of his most critically acclaimed films, it holds a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This further helped establish Abrams as the sci-fi king and proved he could produce blockbusters.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

He followed it up with "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013), but the film didn't receive quite the same response. Abrams told BuzzFeed that he takes "full responsibility" for the sequel film's failure to live up to the first.

He followed it up with "Star Trek Into Darkness" (2013), but the film didn't receive quite the same response. Abrams told BuzzFeed that he takes "full responsibility" for the sequel film's failure to live up to the first.

Abrams didn't return to direct the third film in the "Star Trek" reboot series, but he is featured as a producer. "Star Trek Beyond" is set for release July 22, 2016.

Abrams didn't return to direct the third film in the "Star Trek" reboot series, but he is featured as a producer. "Star Trek Beyond" is set for release July 22, 2016.

Abrams has directed five feature films so far, and his only nonfranchise film is 2011's "Super 8," a sci-fi film he penned himself. He finally had a chance to collaborate with his idol Steven Spielberg, who served as a producer on the film.

Abrams has directed five feature films so far, and his only nonfranchise film is 2011's "Super 8," a sci-fi film he penned himself. He finally had a chance to collaborate with his idol Steven Spielberg, who served as a producer on the film.

In 2013, Abrams took a step in a new direction and came up with the concept for a mystery novel written by Doug Dorst. "S" presents the mystery of who is V. M. Straka, the author of the fictional book featured in the novel, through margin notes and extras (like postcards and newspaper clippings) left by two fictional readers.

In 2013, Abrams took a step in a new direction and came up with the concept for a mystery novel written by Doug Dorst. "S" presents the mystery of who is V. M. Straka, the author of the fictional book featured in the novel, through margin notes and extras (like postcards and newspaper clippings) left by two fictional readers.

Abrams' most recent directing venture was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first film in a new sequel trilogy for the franchise. Abrams cowrote the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of the original trilogy's "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

Abrams' most recent directing venture was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first film in a new sequel trilogy for the franchise. Abrams cowrote the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of the original trilogy's "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi."

Abrams had previously turned down Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy's offer to launch the new "Star Wars" films. "I’d done a 'Mission: Impossible' movie; I’d done 'Star Trek.' I didn’t wanna do another sequel — I’m sick of movies with numbers ... As a fan, I’d rather just go to the theater and watch the movie,” Abrams told Howard Stern.

Abrams had previously turned down Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy's offer to launch the new "Star Wars" films. "I’d done a 'Mission: Impossible' movie; I’d done 'Star Trek.' I didn’t wanna do another sequel — I’m sick of movies with numbers ... As a fan, I’d rather just go to the theater and watch the movie,” Abrams told Howard Stern.

Source: Howard Stern

Abrams is a big fan of keeping secrets about his projects, but he doesn't do it to be mean. He told NPR, "It's literally wanting people to have a good time and to have a little bit of a surprising time. So whenever I'm trying to keep things quiet, it is 100 percent an effort to make the experience of actually seeing the movie or TV show more enjoyable for the viewers."

Abrams is a big fan of keeping secrets about his projects, but he doesn't do it to be mean. He told NPR, "It's literally wanting people to have a good time and to have a little bit of a surprising time. So whenever I'm trying to keep things quiet, it is 100 percent an effort to make the experience of actually seeing the movie or TV show more enjoyable for the viewers."

Source: NPR

The film marked the return of actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and a few others as they reprised their classic roles, but also introduced a new set of characters whose lives intersect with the original characters.

The film marked the return of actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and a few others as they reprised their classic roles, but also introduced a new set of characters whose lives intersect with the original characters.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was released December 18 and has since become the fastest film to reach $1 billion at the box office.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was released December 18 and has since become the fastest film to reach $1 billion at the box office.

Source: Business Insider

Though he passed on directing the remaining "Star Wars" films, he will return as executive producer for "Star Wars: Episode VIII."

Though he passed on directing the remaining "Star Wars" films, he will return as executive producer for "Star Wars: Episode VIII."

But he's not through amazing us. In March 2016 he was a producer on the hit thriller "10 Cloverfield Lane," a "spiritual sequel" to "Cloverfield," which has made over $100 million worldwide at the box office.

But he's not through amazing us. In March 2016 he was a producer on the hit thriller "10 Cloverfield Lane," a "spiritual sequel" to "Cloverfield," which has made over $100 million worldwide at the box office.

Other upcoming films featuring Abrams as a producer include "Valencia" and "M:I 6," the next film in the "Mission Impossible" franchise. He's also serving as an executive producer on the TV series "Roadies."

Other upcoming films featuring Abrams as a producer include "Valencia" and "M:I 6," the next film in the "Mission Impossible" franchise. He's also serving as an executive producer on the TV series "Roadies."

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Paramount announces yet another Star Trek prequel

It’s a prequel to the prequel, itself a sequel to another prequel..

Movie-industry shindig CinemaCon was the venue at which Paramount Pictures announced it has started work on a new Star Trek movie. Slashfilm reports Untitled Star Trek Origin Story will be a prequel to Star Trek (2009), J.J. Abrams’ glossy prequel to Star Trek (1966). It’ll be directed by Toby Haynes, most famous around these parts for helming episodes of Andor and Black Mirror’s USS Callister . The screenplay has been written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote The Lego Batman Movie and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies .

So that we’re clear, Untitled Star Trek Origin Story will serve as a prequel to the 2009 origin story and a sequel to 2001’s origin story, Enterprise . It will likely be set before Discovery, which was conceived as a prequel to Star Trek (1966) and Strange New Worlds , which is a prequel to Star Trek (1966). And, look, if you’ll allow me to get a little personal for a moment, I am deeply overjoyed at the news. Given the dearth of origin stories, prequels and nostalgia-parades in the Star Trek universe, an Untitled Star Trek Origin Story is a welcome, necessary and life-giving addition to the franchise.

Let’s be honest, it’s high time we got something insular and backward-looking after so many years of non-stop groundbreaking, original adventures shorn from the burdens of continuity.

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Star trek origin movie officially announced by paramount for 2025 release.

Paramount Pictures officially announces the next Star Trek movie at CinemaCon, which will arrive in movie theaters in 2025.

  • Paramount Pictures announces new Star Trek movie for 2025, directed by Toby Haynes and written by Seth Grahame-Smith.
  • Chris Pine-led Star Trek 4 remains in development, while the new film is an origin story set decades before Abrams' 2009 movie.
  • Alongside the Star Trek origin movie, Paramount reveals a packed slate of exciting films for 2025-26 at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Paramount Pictures officially announces the next Star Trek movie, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2025. As reported in January, the next Star Trek movie isn't the long-delayed, Chris Pine-led Star Trek 4 produced by J.J. Abrams, which remains in development at Paramount. Rather, the next Star Trek movie is an origin story directed by Toby Haynes ( Star Wars: Andor ) and written by Seth Grahame-Smith (A braham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter ).

Screen Rant' s Rob Keyes (@rob_keyes) is at CinemaCon in Las Vegas where Paramount Pictures confirmed the next Star Trek movie , currently called Untitled Star Trek Origin Story , to be released in 2025. J.J. Abrams is also producing Untitled Star Trek Origin Story, which takes place decades before Abrams' Star Trek 2009 movie. See Rob Keyes' Tweet below:

Paramount also confirmed Untitled Star Trek Origin Story will begin production later this year for theatrical release in 2025.

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Star trek's new movies in theaters and paramount plus explained, star trek is finally making movies again.

After nearly a decade, Star Trek i s back to making movies. Star Trek on Paramount+ has created a television renaissance for the franchise, but the theatrical side of Star Trek overseen by Paramount Pictures has languished in development hell since Star Trek Beyond bowed in the summer of 2016. Toby Haynes' Untitled Star Trek Origin Story is yet another prequel, but as it's said to be set decades before Star Trek 2009, it could very well be set after Star Trek: Enterprise 's mid-22nd century voyages but otherwise be an origin story for both Star Trek 's Prime and alternate Kelvin timelines .

Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 4 , which is the "final chapter" of the USS Enterprise crew led by Chris Pine's Captain James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto's Spock, has seen some movement with a new screenwriter, Steve Yockey ( The Flight Attendant ), tackling the long-delayed sequel. Pine and his fellow Star Trek actors, including Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, and Sofia Boutella, have all expressed their eagerness to return if Star Trek 4 can come together.

It's a positive sign that Star Trek movies are finally coming back.

Paramount+ is making their own Star Trek movies, with the recently-wrapped Star Trek: Section 31 awaiting a release date. Starring Academy Award-winner Michelle Yeoh, Section 31 i s the first made-for-streaming Star Trek movie, and it is reportedly set during Star Trek 's "lost era" with connections to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Section 31 could get a sequel if successful, and the Star Trek: Picard spinoff dubbed Star Trek: Legacy may also become a streaming movie instead of a series. However all this shakes out, it's a positive sign that Star Trek movies are finally coming back.

Source: Rob Keyes Twitter

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Paramount announces yet another Star Trek prequel

M ovie-industry shindig CinemaCon was the venue at which Paramount Pictures announced it has started work on a new Star Trek movie. Slashfilm reports Untitled Star Trek Origin Story will be a prequel to Star Trek (2009), J.J. Abrams’ glossy prequel to Star Trek (1966). It’ll be directed by Toby Haynes, most famous around these parts for helming episodes of Andor and Black Mirror’s USS Callister . The screenplay has been written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote The Lego Batman Movie and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies .

So that we’re clear, Untitled Star Trek Origin Story will serve as a prequel to the 2009 origin story and a sequel to 2001’s origin story, Enterprise . It will likely be set before Discovery, which was conceived as a prequel to Star Trek (1966) and Strange New Worlds , which is a prequel to Star Trek (1966). And, look, if you’ll allow me to get a little personal for a moment, I am deeply overjoyed at the news. Given the dearth of origin stories, prequels and nostalgia-parades in the Star Trek universe, an Untitled Star Trek Origin Story is a welcome, necessary and life-giving addition to the franchise.

Let’s be honest, it’s high time we got something insular and backward-looking after so many years of non-stop groundbreaking, original adventures shorn from the burdens of continuity.

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