Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
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Average Rating: 5.2/10
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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop it.
Dec 7, 1979 Wide
Nov 6, 2001
Paramount Home Video
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James T. Kirk
Leonard "Bones" McCo...
Cmdr. Willard Decker
Montgomery "Scotty" ...
Billy Van Zandt
Grace Lee Whitney
Roger Aaron Brown
John D. Gowans
Assistant to Rand
Jon Rashad Kamal
Lt. Commander Sonak
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The expensive effects (under supervision of Douglas Trumbull) are the secret of this film, and the amazing wizardry throughout would appear to justify the whopping budget.
[It's] like attending your high-school class's 10th reunion at Caesar's Palace. Most of the faces are familiar, but the décor has little relationship to anything you've ever seen before.
Star Trek's freshman big screen effort was crippled by a plodding pace and a somber tone.
a little too boring
As an exploration of the loneliness of a unique machine consciousness, great! As an exciting SF experience, maybe not.
Director Robert Wise has no feeling for Trek's pop insouciance, and the movie unfolds ponderously.
The long, majestic scene in which Scotty (James Doohan) takes Kirk in a shuttle toward the refurbished Enterprise is still breathtaking.
A disappointing segement of the series
Often unfairly maligned because it's slow and contemplative, but has some real ideas behind it.
Ponderously long, yes; but it was and still is a true movie event.
Star Trek-The Motion Picture is a smart sc-fi thriller whose fascinating characters and thought-provoking plot are emphasized more than special effects.
You've heard the about the curse of the odd-numbered Star Trek films. It REALLY applies to this one.
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- James T. Kirk: What it needs in order to evolve is a human quality. Our capacity to leap beyond logic.
- Leonard "Bones" McCoy: Spock, this 'child' is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now, what do you suggest we do? Spank it?
- James T. Kirk: Warp drive, Mister Scott!
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