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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home -- To save Earth from an alien probe, Kirk and his crew go back in time to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.
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26 November 1986 (USA) See more »
Beaming down to Earth December 12 1986 See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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"Star Trek: The Voyage Home" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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119 min
Color (Technicolor)
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2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

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Majel Barrett appears as Christine Chapel for the final time. A year later, she would begin her recurring role as Lwaxana Troi on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), which she also played on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993). She also provided the computer voice on "The Cage" (Roddenberry's original pilot) and all TOS and TNG episodes and films; Voyager, DS9; Enterprise and TAS episodes.See more »
Miscellaneous: When the elderly lady is being pushed in a wheelchair, happily saying, "The doctor gave me a pill and I grew a new kidney", the nurse on the left side of the screen almost trips over the wheelchair, but manages to recover.See more »
Federation Council president:[In an emergency transmission] This is the President of the United Federation of Planets. Do not approach the Earth. The transmissions of an orbiting probe are causing critical damage to this planet. It has almost totally ionized our atmosphere. All power sources have failed. All Earth-orbiting starships are powerless. The probe is vaporizing our oceans. We cannot survive unless a way can be found to respond to the probe. Further communications may not be possible. Save your energy.
Federation Council president:Save yourselves. Avoid the planet Earth at all costs. Farewell.
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43 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
The most popular Star Trek movie, 4 February 2003
Author: perfectbond

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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