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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) A strange cloud descends upon Klingon vessels and eradicates them with an energy bolt. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but they too are wiped out by the entity. The starship assigned to the case is, what else, the NCC-1701. That would be the registration number for the U.S.S. Enterprise, which has been rebuilt. Thus, the entire original crew you knew from the TV show returns. Although they are prepared to face the entity, nothing will prepare them for the ride to come. The film asks the question Paul Gauguin asks in a painting bearing this name: "Where do [I] come from? What [am I]? Where [am I] going?" Trekkers, note the appearance of Will Decker, the son of Matt Decker, who killed himself in the TV episode, "The Doomsday Machine". The film can be summed up in a single word: beautiful.

Movie Tagline:
The human adventure is just beginning

Also Known As:
Star Trek II
Star Trek: Phase II
Star Trek: Planet of the Titans
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition

Title: Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Release Date: December 06, 1979
Runtime: 132 mins
Genre: Adventure
All Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Klingon
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital EX, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: PG

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for sci-fi action and mild language.

Robert Wise

William Shatner ...Admiral James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ...Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley ...Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
James Doohan ...Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
George Takei ...Lt. Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu
Majel Barrett ...Dr. Christine Chapel
Walter Koenig ...Lt. Pavel Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ...Lt. Cmdr. Uhura
Persis Khambatta ...Lt. Ilia
Stephen Collins ...Cmdr. Willard Decker
Grace Lee Whitney ...CPO Janice Rand
Mark Lenard ...Klingon Captain
Billy Van Zandt ...Alien Boy
Roger Aaron Brown ...Epsilon Technician
Gary Faga ...Airlock Technician
David Gautreaux ...Cmdr. Branch
John D. Gowans ...Assistant to Rand
Howard Itzkowitz ...Cargo Deck Ensign
Jon Rashad Kamal ...Cmdr. Sonak
Marcy Lafferty ...Chief DiFalco
Michele Ameen Billy ...Lieutenant
Jeri McBride ...Technician
Terrence O'Connor ...Chief Ross
Michael Rougas ...Lt. Cleary
Susan O'Sullivan ...Vice-Adm. Lori Ciana (as Susan J. Sullivan)
Ralph Brannen ...Crew Member
Ralph Byers ...Crew Member
Paula Crist ...Extra
Iva Lane ...Crew Member
Franklyn Seales ...Crew Member

» [more cast members]

David C. Fein
Jon Povill
Gene Roddenberry

Gene Roddenberry
Alan Dean Foster
Harold Livingston

Jerry Goldsmith

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • The human adventure is just beginning
  • There is no comparison
  • Not owning it would be illogical (DVD release)
Movie Quote(s):
  • Captain James T. Kirk: Evaluation, Mr. Spock. Commander Spock: Fascinating.
  • Commander Spock: It's life, Captain, but not life as we know it.
  • [Kirk apologizes for assuming command over Captain Decker] Captain James T. Kirk: I'm sorry, Will. Commander Willard Decker: No, Admiral. I don't think you're sorry. Not one damned bit. I remember when you recommended me for this command. You told me how envious you were and how much you hoped you'd find a way to get a starship command again. Well, sir, it looks like you found a way.
  • [a transporter accident has just occurred] Transporter chief: Enterprise, what we got back didn't live long... fortunately.
  • Captain James T. Kirk: Well, for a man who swore he'd never return to the Starfleet... Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Just a moment, Captain, sir. I'll explain what happened. Your revered Admiral Nogura invoked a little-known, seldom-used "reserve activation clause." In simpler language, Captain, they DRAFTED me! Captain James T. Kirk: [In mock horror] They didn't. Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: This was your idea. This was your idea, wasn't it? Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, there's a... thing... out there. Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?
Movie Trivia:
  • Viewing Spock's mind meld with V'Ger frame by frame shows images of the Klingons, Ilia, Epsilon IX, and the Voyager VI space probe.
  • Paramount then announced that they would be creating a new TV network, initially operating one night a week showing Paramount TV-movies and a new "Star Trek" series about the Enterprise's second 5-year mission, with most of the original cast and the title "Star Trek Phase II". It soon became clear that they could not make a go of the new network, but Paramount continued work on the new series in the hope of selling it to one of the existing networks.
  • For a previous unproduced TV series of his called "Genesis II", Gene Roddenberry had created a story he called "Robot's Return". This was now rewritten for "Star Trek" by Alan Dean Foster under the title "In Thy Image", and proposed as the two-hour premiere episode of "Star Trek Phase II". However, Paramount executive 'Michael Eisner' responded, "We've been looking for the feature for five years and this is it", and made the final decision to forget the new series and produce the story as a movie.
  • The decision was made in August 1977, but in order to keep the team together during the necessary renegotiation of contracts, Paramount kept it secret until March 1978; when Rona Barrett broke the secret in December 1977, they denied it. Meanwhile, they pretended that the TV series was still going to happen, even soliciting scripts for episodes that would never be made. Sets built for the TV series were used in the movie, but modelwork had to be redone after the changeover was made public, due to the need for finer detailing in a movie.
  • Director Robert E. Collins, whose background was mostly in television, was hired to direct the two-hour premiere, but after the change to a movie, Paramount wanted a more experienced director and replaced him with Robert Wise.
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