Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • An massive alien spacecraft of enormous power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only starship in range is the USS Enterprise--still in drydock 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>
  • A massive alien spacecraft of enormous power destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, entering Federation space. Admiral James T. Kirk is called upon to take command of the USS Enterprise for the first time since the television series ended. The alien spacecraft is heading towards Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only starship in range is the Enterprise--after undergoing a major overhaul in drydock. Kirk rounds up the rest of his old crew, and acquires a few new members, and sets off to intercept the alien spacecraft.

    - Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>
  • The dazzling, refurbished USS Enterprise soars proudly once again in this ultimate space adventure. When a massive alien spacecraft destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to the newly-transformed USS Enterprise to take command. Shatner is joined on this heroic mission by Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and the cast from the acclaimed "Star Trek" television series. The entire crew mobilizes at warp speed to stop the alien intruder from its relentless flight toward Earth.

    - Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>
  • An alien spacecraft descends upon three Klingon cruisers 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 situation is, what else, the NCC-1701. That would be the registration number for the USS Enterprise, which has been rebuilt. Thus, the entire original crew you knew from the television series 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?"

    - Written by Nathan Redmond (nates12@hotmail.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.

    - Written by Kenneth Chisholm


In Klingon space, three Klingon battle cruisers encounter a huge cloud-like anomaly. On the bridge of one of the ships...

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