I finally got around to seeing Star Trek (2009) this afternoon. Director J. J. Abram's fingerprints are all over it. As the executive producer of the TV show Lost, he's fond of inserting time travel into the plot. I would imagine that, if there are any sequels with this new crop of young actors, the destruction of Vulcan will somehow be relegated to an alternate timeline!
Zachary Quinto, who plays the deliciously evil Sylar on Heroes, stands out as the young Spock. The love interest with Zoe Saldana as Uhura is a nice twist on what we'd otherwise expect!