And we're off. The main Star Trek theme kicks into glorious action as we run through the film's opening credits.
Cred successfully attributed, we land on a planet with the sunrise beautifully framed in the center of a valley.
Oh, we're in Yosemite National Park. We had no idea. The date is "Stardate 8454.1," whatever that means.
A climber slowly ascends a mountain without a lick of support. We'd be scared out of our minds.
We finally see the climber's identity—it's Kirk, the hero of the Star Trek series. He's reached a tough handhold and can't seem to find a way up.
Below, his right-hand man, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, watches nervously through a set of binoculars.
Kirk, who seems to be in incredible shape for his age, takes a moment to survey his surroundings. He's interrupted by the sudden appearance of his other right-hand man, Spock, who seems to be hovering on some sort of small, flying craft.
The camera pans down, and we realize that Spock isn't on a hoverboard—he's wearing a pair of rocket boots. Because of course.
Spock informs Kirk that he has no chance of beating the free-climb record on this particular rock formation. Kirk balks. He's not trying to break a record; he's just trying to have a fun time.
Through a terrible gravity pun, Spock makes it clear that it's literally impossible for Kirk to reach the top of the mountain. This is then proven when Kirk falls off the side.
Rocket boots at maximum capacity, Spock barrels past an obvious green screen to save his friend, catching him by the toe mere meters from the ground.