Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci

This script, penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (above), dates from 2007 so may be a rough draft rather than a near-final draft of the movie script. The order in which things happen in the script are different than in the movie, but that could be down to movie editing after shooting, to change the pace of the final film.

It’s interesting to skim through the script whether you liked the Star Trek reboot movie or not.

Scanning it, I found 37 places where the F-word was used; not in dialogue but in describing situations. Now I don’t know about you, but I expect a writer (even a screenwriter) to have a more extensive vocabulary for describing emotional situations than the F-word. Here’s an example:

Star Trek 2009 Script Snippet

Maybe that really does say something about the writing ability of Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman – limited in vocabulary, limited in imagination.

Read 2009 Star Trek movie script here.

BTW, there are more Star Trek movie scripts here:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1978-07 Draft)
Written by Gene Roddenberry, Harold Livingston

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982-03 Draft)
Written by Jack B Sowards, Harve Bennett

Star Trek: Generations (1994-03 Draft)
Written by Rick Berman, Ronald Moore, Brannon Braga

Star Trek: First Contact (1995-09 Draft)
Written by Ronald Moore, Brannon Braga

Star Trek: Nemesis (Undated Draft)
Written by John Logan

Top image: Scriptwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (image source).

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