Script to Screen: Star Trek
The Star Trek franchise has captured the imagination of audiences for over fifty years using a blend of spacefaring high-adventure and futuristic, utopian themes. In 2009, J.J. Abrams refreshed and extended the Star Trek series with the series’ eleventh film. The new Star Trek centers on young versions of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto), who must lead the untested crew of the USS Enterprise to bring down Nero (Eric Bana), a time-traveling Romulan who killed Kirk’s father and now threatens the United Federation of Planets. This new chapter lives up to the franchise’s reputation for assembling talented ensemble casts, and showcases Abrams’s intuitive knack for acing and spectacle.
Editor Maryann Brandon (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Passengers, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will join Pollock Theater Director Matt Ryan for a post-screening conversation.This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the Department of Film & Media Studies, and the Scott Frank Fund for Screenwriting.
Students $5 / Community $7
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