Sorry, but I really don't see what others did in this film.. except special effects and dramatic music. I loved the original Star Trek as a teenager... with it's creative story lines and unpredictability. In each episode I felt that somehow the normal bounds of my reality might recede or even be blown apart as I went boldly with the USS Enterprise crew into unimaginable places and situations. I like JJ Abrams and expected more.. all I got was Hollywood. It may as well have been a console game.. at least I would have been able to set phaser to stun and picked off the crew and cast one by one. Disappointing. Best film I saw last year was Safety Not Guaranteed... a Sci-Fi film for grown-ups. Great effects, funny, great characters and an estimated budget of $750k. Star Trek's is estimated at $190 MILLION. And all for what? Effects we have all seen before. Mass produced rubbish for the idiot masses.