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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

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To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

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The most acclaimed Star Trek adventure of all time with an important message. It is the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien probe is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In their frantic attempt to save mankind, Admiral Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien to them as anything they have ever encountered in the far-off reaches of the galaxy. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy return as Kirk and Spock, along with the entire Star Trek crew. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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The key to saving the future, can be found only in the past. See more »


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26 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Star Trek IV: The Adventure Continues  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$109,713,132 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film bore the dedication, "The cast and crew of Star Trek wish to dedicate this film to the men and women of the spaceship Challenger whose courageous spirit shall live to the 23rd century and beyond..." This was a reference to the Space Shuttle which exploded over Florida on January 28, 1986 killing its seven crew members. Their names were:

-Francis R. Scobee (born May 19, 1939 - 46 years old), Commander.

-Michael J. Smith (born April 30, 1945 - 40 years old), Pilot.

-Ronald McNair (born October 21, 1950 - 35 years old), Mission Specialist.

-Ellison Onizuka (born June 24, 1946 - 39 years old), Mission Specialist.

-Judith Resnik (born April 5, 1949 - 36 years old), Mission Specialist.

-Greg Jarvis (born August 24, 1944 - 41 years old), Payload Specialist.

-Christa McAuliffe (born September 2, 1948 - 37 years old), Payload Specialist. See more »

Goofs

Checkov states that the nuclear vessel they find is called the Enterprise. While it is actually the USS Ranger (CV-61), in this film the Ranger "plays" the Enterprise, much like an actor playing a part. See more »

Quotes

Punk on bus: [Playing loud music on the bus]
Kirk: Excuse me.
Punk on bus: [He ignores him]
Kirk: Excuse me. Would you mind stopping that noise?
Punk on bus: [He turns it up louder]
Kirk: [louder and firmer] Excuse me! Would you mind stopping that damn noise?
Punk on bus: [He flips him off]
Kirk: [He looks at Spock]
Spock: [He gives the punk the Vulcan neck-pinch, followed by the delighted applause of the grateful bus passengers]
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Referenced in The Outer Limits: The Voyage Home (1995) See more »

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Theme From Star Trek (TV Series)
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4 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Voyage Home is the Star Trek film that had the highest box office gross. It captured the imagination of the public who were eager to see Kirk and the crew in present day (1986) San Francisco. Luckily, the film was solid in all aspects and was enjoyed by long-time fans of the series as well. Although the outcome of the film is never in doubt, it never loses the attention of the viewer and entertains throughout. It actually felt fresh and original despite the fact that time travel had been done before (in the TV series) and it was the fourth film in the franchise. Recommended, 8/10.


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