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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

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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.

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A massive alien spacecraft of enormous power destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, entering Federation space. Admiral James T. Kirk is ordered to take command of the USS Enterprise for the first time since her historic five-year mission. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but they are also destroyed by the alien spacecraft. The only starship in range is the Enterprise--after undergoing a major overhaul at Spacedock on Earth. Kirk rounds up the rest of his crew, and acquires some new members, and sets off to intercept the alien spacecraft. However, it has been there years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise... is he up to the task of saving Earth? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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

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7 December 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Trek I: The Motion Picture  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$82,300,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The producers and the cast were very worried about their appearance after being away from Star Trek (1966) for ten years. Special lighting and camera tricks were used to hide the cast's aging, and William Shatner went on a near-starvation diet prior to filming. However, in all subsequent Star Trek movies it was decided to make the aging of the crew part of the story. See more »

Goofs

When the Vulcan Master (Edna Glover) performs a mind meld with Spock during his Kolinahr ceremony, her face drops with obvious disappointment when she learns of the space consciousness calling Spock which is clearly an emotion a Vulcan Master shouldn't be feeling. She also beams with obvious pride earlier while talking about Kolinahr as "total logic". See more »

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

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Theme from 'Star Trek: The television Series'
Written by Alexander Courage and Gene Roddenberry
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Action Packed Classic.
20 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is bursting with action scenes! The scene where Kirk stares at the Enterprise, the scene where Scotty stares at the Enterprise, the scene where Bones stares at the Enterprise. The scene where the Enterprise is being stared at by Kirk is also a highlight. The scene where the Enterprise is being stared at by Scotty. The scene where the Enterprise is being stared at by Bones is another great one. The scene where they are ALL staring at the Enterprise at the same time is one of my favourites. The scene where the Enterprise is being stared at by ALL of them at the same time is even better.

I love this movie! It's long. I took a girlfriend to see it and by the time it was over I had not only kissed her but we had had three children and a holiday in Greece.


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