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Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the Black Sheep of the Franchise

22 July 2016 8:29 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With marketing for Star Trek Beyond calling back to it, we look back at The Motion Picture.

As the Enterprise crew gets set to boldly go where no man has gone before in Star Trek Beyond, an opportunity arises to look at the first big screen adventure of Captain James T. Kirk and Spock. Star Trek Beyond has certainly embraced Star Trek: The Motion Picture as the posters deliberately call back to the film. Why would Star Trek Beyond want to draw comparisons to what is widely considered to be the black sheep of the franchise? Perhaps they envision Trekkies far and wide are nostalgic and nostalgia is the hottest commodity in town.

Left: Star Trek Beyond (2016) Right: Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)

Bringing back the franchise and appeasing fans aside, Star Trek: The Motion Picture is an abhorrent film. Paramount was excited to launch a Sci-fi film that was more in line with Close Encounters of the Third Kind or »

- Max Covill

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