STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (Theatrical Release USA 1979)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Star Trek The Motion Picture starts fairly well, but after Captain Kirk gets into the Enterprise and begins flight, the movie is watchable, but boring. It seems they fly over a second ship for a very long period of time and then after a series of events, the film ends weakly. It’s almost like, “Let’s throw a bunch of patchwork quilt pieces into a box, shake vigorously, and see what comes out.” What came out was what went in because there wasn’t a good seamstress to make it into a beautifully patterned quilt.

Storyline

The Enterprise’s mission is to intercept an alien spacecraft.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Wise for directing effort. Thank you to Producers David C. Fein and Gene Roddenberry for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Scotty (James Doohan), Sulu (George Takei), Dr. Chapel (Majel Barrett), Chekov (Walter Koenig), Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), Ilia (Persis Khambatta), Decker (Stephen Collins), Janice Rand (Grace Lee Whitney), and Klingon Captain (Mark Lenard).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?


Maybe. Star Wars is much better.

Ben Meyers

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