Updated: Thu, 16 May 2013 06:45:00 GMT | By Daniel Bettridge
10 best Star Trek movie moments

Kirk assumes command – Star Trek (2009)

Kirk assumes command – Star Trek 2009 (© Rex Features)
  • Join us as we run down some of Star Trek’s best movie moments (© Rex Features)
  • Re-introducing the Enterprise – Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 (© Rex Features)
  • Captains meet – Star Trek: Generations 1994 (© Rex Features)
  • Hello, Computer - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 (© Rex Features)
  • Borg battle - Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (© Rex Features)
  • Kirk assumes command – Star Trek 2009 (© Rex Features)
  • Spock’s Death - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 (© Rex Features)
  • Data dies - Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (© Rex Features)
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J.J. Abrams faced a tough job ahead of his much-anticipated Star Trek reboot. As well as pleasing hardcore fans, the director was tasked with attracting a new generation into auditoriums and all whilst somehow coming up with a way to neatly reboot the Trek timeline. He somehow succeeded thanks in no small part to a movie which combined pithy in-jokes with heart-pounding action sequences performed by a cast who helped to redefine the crew of the Enterprise. All of which are on show in this superb scene, the first of several fist-pumping sequences that helped Abrams to take Star Trek where no man had gone before.