MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 244 this week

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  7 December 1979 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 58,229 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 392 user | 128 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Director:

Writers:

(based on Star Trek created by), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 12 May 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 05 May 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 21 Dec 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 05 May 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

User Polls

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using a life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

Director: William Shatner
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Captain Picard, with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.

Director: David Carson
Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

Director: Jonathan Frakes
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. They also make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous maiden flight at warp speed.

Director: Jonathan Frakes
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty.

Director: Stuart Baird
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
Star Trek (1966–1969)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Pulled to the far side of the Galaxy, where the Federation is 75 years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Decker
...
...
Klingon Captain
...
Alien Boy
...
Epsilon Technician
Gary Faga ...
Airlock Technician
Edit

Storyline

A massive alien spacecraft of enormous power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only star ship in range is the USS Enterprise still in dry-dock after a major overhaul. As Captain Willard Decker readies his ship and his crew to face this menace, Admiral James T. Kirk arrives with orders to take command of the Enterprise and intercept the alien intruder. But it has been three years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise on its historic five year mission... is he up to the task of saving the Earth? Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Not owning it would be illogical (DVD release) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Trek I: The Motion Picture  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$82,300,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

(director's cut)| | (70 mm prints)| (as Dolby)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Wise was convinced to accept the position as director by his wife, who was a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) television series. His wife was also instrumental in convincing Wise to campaign for Leonard Nimoy's return to the project. See more »

Goofs

AS we look through the window of the Floating Office Complex from the outside, there is no Travel Pod docked in the dock (next to the window). Moments later, after Admiral Kirk beams aboard, he and Scotty enter a Travel Pod docked at that dock. (This is corrected in The Director's Edition.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Klingon captain: [giving an order in Klingon] Tactical...
See more »

Crazy Credits

End title: "The human adventure is just beginning." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Free Enterprise (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Beam me out of here Scottie, this one is boring me to death!
27 December 2009 | by (California, northern) – See all my reviews

I think I saw this when it came out in 1979. Just watched it on DVD (got the boxed set of the Star Trek movies for Christmas). This movie is bad, a real stinker.

Plot is essentially a remake of one of the original series episodes. (Sorry, I'm not enough of a Trekker to remember them by name, but the episode was better.).

I have never seen so many reaction shots. Show a special effect (many similar to, but not as interesting as the sequences in "2001, A Space Odyssey" filmed a dozen years earlier). Follow special effect with reaction shot. Then another reaction shot. Then another special effect. Then another reaction shot.

The amount of interesting dialog could fit on the back of a cereal box, in large print.

Spends so much time showing the exterior of the Enterprise it seemed like porn for nerds. Slow pacing.

I was thinking it would be a good exercise for a film class on editing to see if you could get a good 45 minutes out of this. But I'm not sure it would be a fair assignment.

Look, I like Star Trek. I watched it in the '60s, watched it in syndication in the '70s, have seen most (perhaps all) of the movies. Have seen many episodes of each of the ST franchise. This movie stunk.

Most significant fact about this movie -- William Shatner appeared to be in better shape than when he was in the series, or in later films. Of course he may have been wearing a truss

I looked up Robert Wise's other credits, and he did know how to tell a story at one time. But I can't imagine he was proud of directing this one.

Ultimately, skip this one. Even if you got the boxed set and think it would be fun to watch them all in order. If you do watch it, keep the remote handy to speed through the many special effect / reaction shot sequences.


15 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Star Trek Viewing Order thescribe7
Stephen Collins is under criminal investigation........................ axeman97
'You don't know her a TENTH as well as I do!' seeingdouble007
Best composed VFX of the series ComicNerd
Gorgeous Movie koivulag
Blu-ray special release possiblility? trekkie1954
Discuss Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?