Star Trek XI was shot on 35mm film. From an artistic intent perspective film has grain and a look that is only gotten by shooting on film. The last time we had a Trek TV series on film was season 3 of Enterprise. Star Trek: Enterprise The Complete Fourth Season - 2004-05 DVD review Other recent Paramount Pictures major action movies have been shot on 35mm including: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) which has about 550 visual effect shots. and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) which has over 1,650 visual effect shots, The film must be digitized before the effects can be added which is a cost to the producers. Should Star Trek XII should be shot on film or digital?