Nothing but a long day's journey into ennui.
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.
This 1979 movie adaptation of the cult TV series is blandness raised to an epic scale.
For non-addicts, the smart plot and effects go some way towards compensating for the plastic characters and costumes.
[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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Star Trek - The Motion Picture: Director's Edition is no 2001 (its obvious inspiration -- a fact that is more evident here than ever before), but it represents thought-provoking, well constructed science fiction.
| Original Score: 2.5/4