Knowing the main characters in the movie and the original series will help you. L-R,
William Shatner was Captain James T. Kirk. Played in movie by Chris Pine.
Leonard Nimoy was Mr. Spock, First Officer. Played by Zachary Quinto.
DeForest Kelly played Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy. Ship's Doctor. Played by Karl Urban
James Doohan played Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott. Engineer. Played by Simon Pegg
George Takai played Hikara Sulu. Helmsman. Played by John Cho.
Nichelle Nichols played Uhura, Communications Officer. Played by Zoe Sladana
Walter Koenig played Pavel Chekov, Helmsman. Plyed by Anton Yelchin.
Yeah...I've seen a few episodes
I thought the movie was really good.