MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 835 this week

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  9 June 1989 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 38,217 users   Metascore: 43/100
Reviews: 278 user | 91 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 27 Jan 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

User Polls

3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

Director: Jonathan Frakes
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. They also make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous maiden flight at warp speed.

Director: Jonathan Frakes
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After the Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty, the Federation soon find out the Romulans are planning an attack on Earth.

Director: Stuart Baird
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Star Trek (1966–1969)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Captain Picard, with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon.

Director: David Carson
Stars: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son's life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A prequel series, set 100 years before the original Star Trek series, which focuses on the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the formation of the Federation and the Earth-Romulan Wars. The series is set aboard the Earth ship Enterprise NX-01, captained by Jonathan Archer.

Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Laurence Luckinbill ...
Charles Cooper ...
Cynthia Gouw ...
...
Captain Klaa
...
Vixis (as Spice Williams)
Rex Holman ...
...
God
Edit

Storyline

When the newly-christened starship Enterprise's shakedown cruise goes poorly, Captain Kirk and crew put it into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken three consuls hostage on the planet Nimbus III, an event which also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself. Sybok's ragtag army captures the Enterprise and takes it on a journey to the center of the galaxy in search of the Supreme Being. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What does God need with a starship? See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 June 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Viaje a las estrellas V: La última frontera  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$55,210,049 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Technicolor)| (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Shatner practised aerobics and strength training daily to prepare for the film. The physical activity and directing duties meant he woke at 4 a.m. every day during filming, no matter what time he fell asleep. See more »

Goofs

The shuttle bay is narrower and taller in close-ups than in wider shots (ie, the scale of the miniature is wrong). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sybok: I thought weapons were forbidden on this planet. Besides, I can't believe you'd kill me for a field of empty holes.
J'Onn: It's all I have.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Highest Descender Fall Recorded in the United States: Ken Bates See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cannibal Ferox (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Fanfare from Star Trek Television Series
Music by Alexander Courage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Beginner's Luck (DVD)
19 August 2010 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

A lot of Trekkie's don't like this movie but for me, it's one of the best. But I don't know why exactly.

As the guests said on the commentary, this one is really about the trio (Kirk, Spock, McCoy) all the time. They really rejoice together, even if there are tensions between them. But as in true friendships, they can overcome their difference and unite about the essential.

I like also the minimalist action and spiritual quest. But, as Kirk notices, it's very unlikely to meet "God" in person. As our creator, he can't definitely live on a planet like us and sits all the day!

I really appreciate the outdoors sequence with the majestic Yosemite Park and the desert other planets. It changes from the claustrophobic space travels.

The art direction was great: the costumes and the Enterprise have a 70's look that is unusual. The music was wonderful with really beautiful cues! Goldsmith delivered the same achievement of STTMP.

It's full of little humorous moments, witty acting.

The movie flows peacefully, offers greats shots (Enterprise on the moon, reverberations in the shuttles, galactic background on the ship, …).

Finally, I wonder if all of this isn't the touch of Shatner as a director. As it's his unique directing, we will never know but for a first time, it was a great one!


10 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This series just gets worse and worse svenrufus
To the long time fans: rid-diego
Question to star wars and star trek fans savair1
Should I watch it? Is it worse than the worst star trek episodes? Hackmanfan100
WHY did Sybok have to be Spock's brother? green_dog
Blooper? Pirate_Patch
Discuss Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?