Star Trek fans were introduced to a new group of actors when Paramount released Star Trek in 2009.
The movie follows the early lives of your favorite characters, starting with the birth of James Tiberius Kirk on board a shuttle craft.
The story line also follows Spock as a boy.
Kirk befriends Dr. Leonard McCoy (Bones) and hits on Uhuru who brushes off his advances.
A new generation of Star Trek entertainment is unleashed.
The bad guys in the film are the Romulans led by the tattooed and believable villainous Nero.
The original and visibly aging Spock makes a brief appearance and meets the younger version of himself.
The action and special effects are outstanding.
The cast does a great job of taking characters that are part of our folklore and making them their own.
The Star Trek sequel is scheduled for release in May, 2913 in 3D.
The plot is a tightly kept secret.
In the meantime you can revisit Star Trek 2009 and acquaint yourself with the crew of the Enterprise.
Chis Pine as James Tiberius Kirk
He had many television roles including CSI Miami, the Guardian and ER.
He has an extensive background in theatre.
He broke onto the big screen opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
Pine starred opposite Lindsay Lohan in Just My Luck.
He was also in Blind Dating, Bottle Shock and Smokin Aces.
He holds a degree in English from UC Berkley.
He auditioned for the role of Jack Sulley in Avatar, but lost to Sam Worthingto
Zachary Quinto as Spock
He won an award for his performance in the Pirates of Penzance in High School.
He graduated with a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999,
His father died when Zachary was seven.
He played computer geek Adam Kaufamn on 24.
He played serial killer Skylar on Heroes.
He has also appeared on CSI, Charmed, Six Feet Under, L.A. Dragnet and Touched by an Angel.
He has modeled for GQ.
He is an active supporter of gay rights.
Simon Pegg as Scotty
He studied drama at the University of Bristol.
Much of his career has been in comedy. In 1999 he was nominated for a British Comedy award as best male newcomer.
He is married to Maureen McCaan. They have one daughter, Matilda.
He played Benji Dunn in Mission Impossible III.
He is a big Star Trek Fan.
Karl Urban as Bones
He attended Wellington College and the University of Wellington.
He played Eomer in parts two and three of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
He played Russian assassin Kirill in the Bourne Supremacy.
He has acted in a number of New Zealand television shows, including one soap opera.
He is married to Natalie Wihongi. They have two sons, Hunter and Indiana.
He is an ambassador to KidsCan, a charity that helps underprivileged children in New Zealand.
Zoe Saldana Nazairo as Uhura
Her father, Aridio died when she was nine. Afterwards, Zoe and her mother moved to the Dominican Republic where she developed a passion for dance.
She played ballet dancer Eva Rodriguez in the movie Center Stage.
She had a major role in Pirates of the Caribbean; The Curse of the Black Pearl.
She's probably best known for her role as Neytiri in ">Avatar.
She has committed to acting in the next two Avatar sequels.
She has also worked on television shows, Law and Order and Six Degrees.
She placed #37 on Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women in the World list.
She had not seen the original Star Trek series but met with Nichelle Nichols (who played the original Uhuru) before making the movie.
Hohn Cho as Sulu
John Yohan Cho was born June 16, 1972 in Seoul, South Korea.
Cho graduated with a degree in English from UC Berkley and taught school for a while.
He had a small but very memorable role in American Pie.
He played Harold in the movie Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.
He had a reoccurring role in Ugly Betty.
He has also been cast in television shows Grey's Anatomy and Off Center.
He is married to Kerr Higuchi.
Cho, along with other members of the Star Trek (2009) cast and crew traveled to Camp Arijan in Kuwait to screen the movie to some U.S. military personnel.
Anto Yelchin as Chekov
His parents were professional figure skaters who, along with Anton, emigrated to the U.S. when he was six months old.
He studied at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Reseda, California.
He enjoyed critical acclaim in his role as Bobby Garfield opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hearts of Atlantis.
He is the youngest member of the Star Trek cast.
He enjoys chess.
Bruce Greenwood as Captain Christopher Pike
(Stuart) Bruce Greenwood was born August 12, in Noranda, Quebec, Canada.
He graduated from high school in Zürich.
He planned to be a professional downhill skier.
He is the oldest of the Star Trek cast and has a strong pedigree in both television and movies.
He was cast as Dr. Seth Griffin on St. Elsewhere and Pierce Lawton on Knot's Landing.
He once worked as a diamond driller in Canada's Northwest Territories.
He is married to Susan Delvin.