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Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

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Director:
Writers:
Gene Roddenberry (based on Star Trek created by)
Harold Livingston (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 December 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The human adventure is just beginning See more »
Plot:
When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Most Beautiful Science Fiction Movie Period.... See more (375 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Shatner ... Captain Kirk

Leonard Nimoy ... Spock

DeForest Kelley ... Dr. McCoy

James Doohan ... Scotty

George Takei ... Sulu

Majel Barrett ... Dr. Chapel

Walter Koenig ... Chekov

Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura

Persis Khambatta ... Ilia

Stephen Collins ... Decker

Grace Lee Whitney ... Janice Rand

Mark Lenard ... Klingon Captain

Billy Van Zandt ... Alien Boy

Roger Aaron Brown ... Epsilon Technician
Gary Faga ... Airlock Technician

David Gautreaux ... Commander Branch

John Gowans ... Assistant to Rand (as John D. Gowans)
Howard Itzkowitz ... Cargo Deck Ensign
Jon Rashad Kamal ... Lt. Commander Sonak

Marcy Lafferty ... Chief DiFalco
Michele Ameen Billy ... Lieutenant
Jeri McBride ... Technician
Terrence O'Connor ... Chief Ross
Michael Rougas ... Lt. Cleary
Susan O'Sullivan ... Woman (as Susan J. Sullivan)

Ralph Brannen ... Crew Member

Ralph Byers ... Crew Member
Paula Crist ... Crew Member
Iva Lane ... Crew Member
Franklyn Seales ... Crew Member

Momo Yashima ... Crew Member
Jimmie Booth ... Klingon Crewman

Joel Kramer ... Klingon Crewman
Bill McIntosh ... Klingon Crewman (as Bill McTosh)
Dave Moordigian ... Klingon Crewman
Tom Morga ... Klingon Crewman
Tony Rocco ... Klingon Crewman
Joel Schultz ... Klingon Crewman
Craig Thomas ... Klingon Crewman
Edna Glover ... Vulcan Master
Norman Stuart ... Vulcan Master
Paul Weber ... Vulcan Master
Joshua Gallegos ... Security Officer
Lisa Chess ... Yeoman
Leslie C. Howard ... Yeoman
Sayra Hummel ... Technical Assistant
Junero Jennings ... Technical Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Arnold ... Crewmember (uncredited)
Fred Bronson ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
Celeste Cartier ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
Vern Dietsche ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)

Christopher Doohan ... Extra (uncredited)
Montgomery Doohan ... Extra (uncredited)
Scott Dweck ... Vulcan Enterprise crewmember (uncredited)
Dennis Fischer ... Engineering Officer (uncredited)
Cassandra Foster ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
Barnetta Fowler ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
David Gerrold ... Crewman (uncredited)
William Guest ... Crewmember (uncredited)
Sharon Hesky ... Federation Civilian (uncredited)
James T. Kirk ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
Donald J. Long ... Enterprise crewmember (uncredited)
Winnie McCarthy ... Epsilon IX Crewmember (uncredited)
Barbara Minster ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)

Ve Neill ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
Susan Sackett ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
Frank Salsedo ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
Louise Stange-Wahl ... Crew Member on Rec Deck (uncredited)
Bjo Trimble ... Crewman (uncredited)
Scott Whitney ... Vulcan Medic (uncredited)
Millicent Wise ... Enterprise Crewmember (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Wise 
 
Writing credits
Gene Roddenberry (based on Star Trek created by)

Harold Livingston (screenplay)

Alan Dean Foster (story)

Produced by
David C. Fein .... producer (2001 director's edition)
Jon Povill .... associate producer
Gene Roddenberry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Todd C. Ramsay  (as Todd Ramsay)
 
Casting by
Marvin Paige 
 
Production Design by
Harold Michelson 
 
Art Direction by
Leon Harris 
Joseph R. Jennings  (as Joe Jennings)
John Vallone 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda DeScenna 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Fletcher  (as Bob Fletcher)
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Minster .... hair stylist
Ve Neill .... makeup artist
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist
Janna Phillips .... makeup artist
Rick Stratton .... makeup effects
Carlos Yeaggy .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive in charge of production
Phil Rawlins .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kevin G. Cremin .... dga trainee (as Kevin Cremin)
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (as Danny McCauley)
Douglas E. Wise .... second assistant director (as Doug Wise)
Douglas Trumbull .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Lee Cole .... graphics
Tom Cranham .... production illustrator
Tom Ivanjack .... set painter
Jack Johnson .... production illustrator: Apogee, Inc.
Eugene S. Kelley .... construction coordinator (as Gene Kelley)
Steven Kerlagon .... set painter
Martin A. Kline .... production illustrator: Apogee, Inc. (as Martin Kline)
Daniel Maltese .... set designer
Robert McCall .... production illustrator
Syd Mead .... production illustrator: Apogee, Inc. (as Syd Meade)
Michael Minor .... production illustrator
Don Moore .... production illustrator
David J. Negron .... production illustrator (as David Negron)
Andrew Probert .... production illustrator (as Andy Probert)
Ron Resch .... geometric designs: Boston University
Richard M. Rubin .... property master (as Dick Rubin)
John R. Shourt .... production illustrator: Apogee, Inc. (as John Shourt)
Jimmy Williams .... carpenter
Maurice Zuberano .... production illustrator
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Kevin Shanks .... drapery man/floor covering (uncredited)
Rick Sternbach .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Dirk Dalton .... sound effects creator
Stephen Hunter Flick .... sound editor
Joel Goldsmith .... sound effects creator
Cecelia Hall .... sound editor
Sean Hanley .... dialogue editor
Alan Howarth .... sound effects creator (as Alan S. Howarth)
Gregg Landaker .... re-recording mixer
Francesco Lupica .... sound effects creator (as Francisco Lupica)
Mark A. Mangini .... adr editor
Benjamin Martin .... sound effects editor (2001 director's edition)
Steve Maslow .... re-recording mixer
Alan Robert Murray .... sound editor (as Alan Murray)
Tom Overton .... sound mixer
Frank Serafine .... sound effects creator
Bill Varney .... supervising re-recording mixer
Colin Waddy .... sound editor
George Watters II .... sound editor
Craig Huxley .... sound recordist (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... mechanical special effects (as Marty Bresin)
Ray Mattey .... mechanical special effects
Darrell Pritchett .... mechanical special effects
Alex Weldon .... mechanical special effects
Courtney Dane .... special effects (uncredited)
Kevin Pike .... special effects: custom props (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Lindsay Adler .... visual effects coordinator: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Larry Albright .... effects props and miniatures
Richard Alexander .... mechanical designer: Apogee, Inc. (as Dick Alexander)
Michael Backauskas .... special editorial
Don Baker .... photographic effects camera
Charles L. Barbee .... photographic effects camera: Apogee, Inc. (as Chuck Barbee)
Philip Barberio .... photographic effects camera (as Phil Barberio)
David Bartholomew .... photographic effects editorial: Apogee, Inc.
Deborah Baxter .... photographic effects assistant: Apogee, Inc.
David Beasley .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Lisze Bechtold .... animation and graphics
Mat Beck .... electronic designer: Apogee, Inc.
Mona Thal Benefiel .... assistant: Mr. Trumbull
Thane Berti .... photographic effects photography
Bruce Bishop .... effects props and miniatures
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc. (as Cosmos Bolger)
Rob Bonchune .... digital modeler: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition) (as Robert Bonchune)
Al Broussard .... effects props and miniatures
Steve Burg .... visual effects art director: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition) (as Stephen Burg)
Deena Burkett .... animation and graphics
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Glenn Campbell .... photographic effects photography
Kathryn Campbell .... special editorial (as M. Kathryn Campbell)
Mark Cane .... photographic effects grip: Apogee, Inc.
Merllyn Ching .... animation and graphics
Elrene Cowan .... animation and graphics
Don Cox .... photographic effects camera
Chris Crump .... effects props and miniatures
Kris Dean .... special electronics
Angela Diamos .... animation and graphics: Apogee, Inc.
Cy Didjurgis .... animation and graphics
Daren Dochterman .... visual effects supervisor (2001 director's edition) (as Daren R. Dochterman)
Mike Donahue .... systems engineer: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition) (as Michael Donahue)
Dennis Dorney .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc.
Roger Dorney .... optical photography supervisor: Apogee, Inc.
Jim Dow .... miniatures
Doug Drexler .... digital modeler: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Janet Dykstra .... photographic effects assistant: Apogee, Inc.
John Dykstra .... photographic effects supervisor: Apogee, Inc.
John Dykstra .... special photographic effects supervisor
Douglas Eby .... photographic effects camera
Leslie Ekker .... animation and graphics
John Ellis .... photographic effects camera
Robert Elswit .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc. (as Robert Elswitt)
Charles Embrey .... photographic effects gaffer: Apogee, Inc. (as Chuck Embrey)
Jonathan Erland .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc. (as Jon Erland)
Lee Ettleman .... effects props and miniatures
Scott Farrar .... photographic effects photography
Michael L. Fink .... effects props and miniatures (as Mike Fink)
Stephen Fog .... special electronics
P.J. Foley .... animator: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Bob Friedstand .... photographic effects photography (as Robert Friedstand)
Joe Garlington .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Ernest Garza .... visual consultant
Bo Gehring .... computer motion control system for miniatures
Bruno George .... photographic effects camera: Apogee, Inc.
Christopher George .... photographic effects photography
Pete Gerard .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Rick Gilligan .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
John H. Gilman .... special electronics (as John Gilman)
Rocco Gioffre .... additional matte paintings
Leora Glass .... photographic effects assistant
David Gold .... photographic effects gaffer
Joyce Goldberg .... assistant: Mr. Yuricich
Philip Golden .... photographic effects assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Phil Gonzales .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc.
Jim Goodnight .... special electronics
Abbot Grafton .... optical and mechanical consultant
Kris Gregg .... effects props and miniatures
Alan Gundelfinger .... optical consultant
Rick Guttierez .... effects props and miniatures
David R. Hardberger .... photographic effects camera (as David Hardberger)
Alan Harding .... photographic effects camera
Linda Harris .... animation and graphics
Allen Hastings .... plate photography: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Richard O. Helmer .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc. (as Richie Helmer)
Jack Hinkle .... photographic effects editorial
Sherry Hitch .... digital compositing and cleanup: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition) (as Sherry L. Hitch)
Richard E. Hollander .... electronic and mechanical design (as Richard Hollander)
Robert Hollister .... photographic effects photography
Thomas Hollister .... photographic effects photography (as Tom Hollister)
Fred Iguchi .... special electronics
John James .... photographic effects project manager
Don Jarel .... photographic effects camera
Gregory Jein .... miniatures (as Greg Jein)
Phil Joanou .... special visual consultant: Apogee, Inc.
Paul D. Johnson .... electronic designer: Apogee, Inc. (as Paul Johnson)
Ann Johnston .... assistant: Mr. Shepherd (as Ann M. Johnston)
Proctor Jones .... photographic effects assistant: Apogee, Inc.
Michael Joyce .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Nicola Kaftan .... animation and graphics
Denny Kelly .... photographic effects editorial: Apogee, Inc.
Deborah Kendall .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
John Kimball .... animation and graphics
Greg Kimble .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc.
Steve Klein .... photographic effects editorial: Apogee, Inc.
Mark Kline .... photographic effects grip: Apogee, Inc.
Tom Koester .... animation and graphics (as Thomas Koester)
Don Kurtz .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Milt Laiken .... optical consultant
Lin Law .... photographic effects camera
Michael Lawler .... photographic effects camera: Apogee, Inc.
Deidre Le Blanc .... animation and graphics
Adam 'Mojo' Lebowitz .... visual effects supervisor: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Robin Dean Leyden .... special electronics (as Robin Leyden)
Brian Longbotham .... production kinetic lighting effects: engine room and Voyager 6 complex
Stephen Mark .... photographic effects editorial: Apogee, Inc. (as Steve Mark)
Guy Marsden .... visual consultant
Clayton R. Marsh .... photographic effects camera (as Clay Marsh)
Pat McClung .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
David McCue .... photographic effects camera
Grant McCune .... miniatures supervisor: Apogee, Inc.
Russell McElhatton .... photographic effects photography (as Russ McElhatton)
Mimi McKinney .... assistant: Mr. Dykstra
Michael McMillen .... effects props and miniatures (as Mike McMillen)
Gregory L. McMurry .... special electronics (as Greg McMurray)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... special visual consultant: Apogee, Inc. (as Mike Middleton)
Bill Millar .... photographic effects project manager
Alvah J. Miller .... electronic designer: Apogee, Inc.
John Millerburg .... animation and graphics: Apogee, Inc.
Virgil Mirano .... visual consultant
Harry Moreau .... animation effects: Apogee, Inc.
Linda Moreau .... animation and graphics
Conne Morgan .... animation and graphics
Max Morgan .... photographic effects camera
David R. Morton .... digital matte paintings (2001 director's edition) (as David Morton)
Josh Morton .... special electronics
Mike Myers .... special electronics
Erik Nash .... special visual consultant: Apogee, Inc.
Gerald Nash .... optical and mechanical consultant
Ron Nathan .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc.
Sam Nicholson .... production kinetic lighting effects: engine room and Voyager 6 complex
Paul Olsen .... animation and graphics
Tom Pahk .... effects props and miniatures
Mike Peed .... photographic effects photography
Trevor Peirce .... animator: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition) (as Trevor Pierce)
Jose Perez .... digital modeler: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Greg Pierce .... animation and graphics
John Piner .... photographic effects projectionist
George Polkinghorne .... mechanical designer
Jerry Pooler .... photographic effects camera: Apogee, Inc.
Stephen W. Pugh .... visual effects unit production manager: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition) (as Steve Pugh)
Bob Quinn .... animator: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
John Ramsay Jr. .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc. (as John Ramsay)
Lex Rawlins .... photographic effects photography
Gary Rhodaback .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Christopher S. Ross .... effects props and miniatures (as Chris Ross)
Steve Sass .... electronic designer: Apogee, Inc.
Dennis Schultz .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
David Scott .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Jonathan Seay .... photographic effects photography
Dieter Seifert .... mechanical designer
Robert Shepherd .... photographic effects project manager: Apogee, Inc.
Robert Short .... effects props and miniatures
William Shourt .... mechanical designer: Apogee, Inc. (as Bill Shourt)
Denise Shurtleff .... photographic effects assistant: Apogee, Inc. (as Tut Shurtleff)
Russ Simpson .... miniatures
Dick Singleton .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Steve Slocomb .... photographic effects photography (as Steve Slocum)
Richard Smiley .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Douglas Smith .... photographic effects camera: Apogee, Inc. (as Doug Smith)
Nora Jeanne Smith .... special editorial
David Smithson .... digital file handling: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
David Sosalla .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Robert Spurlock .... effects props and miniatures
Scott Squires .... photographic effects camera
Mark Stetson .... effects props and miniatures
David K. Stewart .... photographic effects director of photography (as Dave Stewart)
Lee Stringer .... animator: Foundation Imaging (2001 special edition)
John E. Sullivan .... photographic effects camera: Apogee, Inc. (as John Sullivan)
Robert Swarthe .... special animation effects
Michael Sweeney .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc.
Richard Taylor .... designer: Robert Abel & Associates
John Teska .... animator: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Robert C. Thomas .... photographic effects photography (as Bob Thomas)
Rick Thompson .... effects props and miniatures
Ron Thornton .... visual effects producer: Foundation Imaging (2001 director's edition)
Don Trumbull .... mechanical designer: Apogee, Inc.
Douglas Trumbull .... special photographic effects director
Paul Turner .... effects props and miniatures
Susan Turner .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Patrick Van Auken .... photographic effects grip (as Pat Van Auken)
Timothy Warner .... photographic effects assistant
Don Webber .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Cynthia Webster .... photographic effects assistant (as Brett Webster)
Gary Weeks .... effects props and miniatures: Apogee, Inc.
Evans Wetmore .... electronic and mechanical design
Don Wheeler .... effects props and miniatures
Greg Wilzbach .... animation and graphics
Vicky Witt .... photographic effects editorial (as Vicki Witt)
Diana Wooten .... photographic effects photography: Apogee, Inc. (as Diane E. Wooten)
Hoyt Yeatman .... photographic effects camera
Alison Yerxa .... animation and graphics
Matthew Yuricich .... matte paintings
Richard Yuricich .... photographic effects director of photography
Richard Yuricich .... special photographic effects producer
Darryl Anka .... model maker (uncredited)
Philo Barnhart .... effects animation assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Baxter .... visual effects (2001 director's edition) (uncredited)
Chris Buchinsky .... animator (uncredited)
Chris Elliot .... model maker (uncredited)
Glenn Erickson .... visual effects editorial staff (uncredited)
Mark Freund .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Sari Gennis .... effects animator (uncredited)
Bill George .... model maker (uncredited)
Dave Gregory .... special optical effects lineup & plotting: Pacific Title (uncredited)
Ron Gress .... model painter (uncredited)
William Guest .... effects props and miniatures (uncredited)
David V. Lester .... optical effects unit manager (uncredited)
Dennis Michelson .... console display animation (uncredited)
John C. Moulds .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Paul Olsen .... model painter (uncredited)
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... animation intern (uncredited)
Michael Rivero .... effects camera (uncredited)
Barry Seybert .... visual effects (uncredited)
John Sore .... visual effects animator/modeler (2001 director's edition) (uncredited)
Zuzana Swansea .... model maker (uncredited)
George Trimmer .... model maker (uncredited)
Marv Ystrom .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bob Bralver .... stunts
Bill Couch .... stunts (as William Couch)
Keith Lane Jensen .... stunts (as Keith L. Jensen)
John Hugh McKnight .... stunts
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Morga .... stunt double: Leonard Nimoy in Space Suit (uncredited)
Kym Washington .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator (as Al Bettcher)
Jim Dickson .... additional photography
Michael Genne .... assistant camera
Larry D. Howard .... gaffer (as Larry Howard)
Bruce Logan .... additional photography
Bob Sorbel .... key grip
Mel Traxel .... still photographer
Charles F. Wheeler .... additional photography
Robert A. Wise .... assistant camera (as Rob Wise)
Bernie Abramson .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Richard Debolt .... camera & mechanical design (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Bear .... wardrobe
James P. Cullen .... costumer
Agnes G. Henry .... wardrobe (as Agnes Henry)
Mary Etta Lang .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Don Dittmar .... color timer
Rick Mitchell .... assistant film editor
Randy D. Thornton .... assistant film editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
Paul Hamill .... post-production assistant: Cinema Research Corp. (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alexander Courage .... composer: theme "Star Trek"
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Ken Hall)
Tommy Johnson .... musician: tuba soloist
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
John Neal .... scoring mixer
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... conductor (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Fred Steiner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Robert D. Mayne .... unit transportation coordinator (as Robert Mayne)
 
Other crew
Isaac Asimov .... special science consultant
Carol Sue Byron .... production assistant
Richard Foy .... titles
Suzanne Gordon .... publicist
Charles A. Ogle .... accountant
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor
John Rothwell .... unit publicist
Susan Sackett .... assistant: Mr. Roddenberry
Anita Terrian .... production secretary
Jesco von Puttkamer .... special science advisor
James Doohan .... Klingon and Vulcan languages (uncredited)
Leonard Nimoy .... additional writer (uncredited)
Gene Roddenberry .... creator: original story (uncredited)
Philip Weyland .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Star Trek I: The Motion Picture" - USA (DVD box title)
"Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition" - USA (DVD title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi action and mild language (director's cut)
Runtime:
132 min | USA:136 min (director's cut) | USA:143 min (TV version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital EX (director's cut) | Dolby | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | 6-Track Stereo (as Dolby)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (director's cut) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-10 | France:U | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:G | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:6 (theatrical rating) | New Zealand:G | Norway:12 | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:G | USA:Not Rated (Blu-ray rating) | USA:PG (director's cut) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Uhura's communications earpieces are the only original props from the original "Star Trek" (1966) TV series. They were dug out of storage when it was realized someone had forgotten to make new ones for the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As Kirk exits the shuttle at Starfleet Headquarters, immediately before he first sees Commander Sonak, a male crew member with regular 20th-century clothes is very quickly visible near the back of the shuttle next to a blonde female extra before both are obscured by Sonak's entry doorway (the extra begins her own walk-through in the background once Kirk and Sonak begin speaking).See more »
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81 out of 128 people found the following review useful.
The Most Beautiful Science Fiction Movie Period...., 21 November 2003
Author: Adán Castillo from LA in the US of A

**No Spoilers**

I think Orson Welles said it best in the trailers for this film.

"It will startle your senses. Challenge your intellect. And change your perception of the future....by taking you there."

Indeed it will and does.

Let me start off by saying, by all means: You don't have to be a fan of Star Trek to get into this movie. I'm not. Just watch it, and the motion picture will do the rest. I've been told countless times that Star Wars is the greatest Sci-fi film of all time. I'd like to correct those people. Star Wars is the greatest "action and special effects sci-fi film" of all time. Nothing more....and nothing less. I'm a big fan of Star Wars. It was my favorite sci-fi movie--even beating out Alien, 2001, and Starship Troopers.

That was until I saw this film. I remember right after watching Star Wars that I felt good inside because it was a rush that one can only get--from eye candy. Star Trek: The Motion Picture gave me a different rush--a more profound touch that made me realize movies can have a deeper meaning. Much like 2001, this deals with life....actually more about the "meaning" of life. The purpose of existence. Some of the best quotes in cinema history can be traced to this film. My favorite line is from Spock. It pretty much sums up the theme of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

"Each of us, at some point in our lives, turns to someone - a father, a brother, a God - and asks, "Why am I here? What was I meant to be?"

One thing that really stands out in Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the musical score by Jerry Goldsmith that makes me wonder if it was blessed by God. Star Wars could never get me to buy the soundtrack on CD. This movie has. I wonder why this didn't win an Oscar for best score.

Now to the plot:

When three Klingon (Alien) Starships are attacked and erased from existence by a vast giant omnipotent cloud, drifting in space; a close by Star Base finds out that not only is the cloud headed directly towards them, but is also on a direct path for Earth. The Star Base in question (The Epslion 9) sends a message to Star Fleet for a Starship to be sent and prevent it from reaching Earth.

The only Starship in enough range to stop the cloud in time is none other than the famous Enterprise from the infamous 1960s television series. The Starfleet legend and hero Captain Kirk and the rest of his crew from the also famous five year mission of the show, make a comeback for one last mission (and many more later, but those are other movie reviews).

Before the crew can start on their mission, they patch up old wounds put aside their anger for each other to face the menacing unknown that awaits them, realizing this may be the last time they speak to one another...alive.

Not much is known about the cloud or why it is erasing everything in it's path from existence; other than what Spock, the science officer of The Enterprise, has sensed from it....

"It only knows that it needs, Commander. But, like so many of us, it does not know what."

Suspense eats away at you when the final showdown between The Enterprise and the intelligent vast cloud finally comes. And the movie doesn't stop their. Like I said, the movie talks about the meaning of life.

If you can, buy the director's cut on DVD or VHS. This IS the most beautiful science fiction movie you will ever see.

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