The characters of Star Trek's original series feature, although they have all aged considerably and become weary with their adventures. Kirk complains about the ship being drafty and cold, his hernia, trouble sleeping, and that "nobody listens" to what he says. Kirk reacts with boredom when informed by a cane-using Sulu that there are Klingons on the starboard bow. Scotty is also so overweight he can no longer reach the Enterprise's control panel.
Behind the laughter
- The real Star Trek XII , Star Trek Into Darkness, was released in May 2013. While it did feature the characters from the original series, they were played by different actors with the exception of a brief appearance of Leonard Nimoy as Spock.
- The film is a parody of the progression of the series of movies based on Star Trek's original series. The later movies, especially V and VI, are often lampooned due to the characters' obvious increasing age and the accelerating weight gain by the cast, especially Scotty.