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.
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.
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.
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
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According to the text commentary on the DVD, Sulu and Chekov were supposed to be seen hiking at Mount Rushmore (even though the scene was filmed at Yosemite along with the scenes of Kirk, Spock and McCoy). Originally, there was supposed to be a tracking shot going up to reveal the Presidents' faces on a matte painting and that the matte would feature an African-American female president. The crew did do a rough matte of the Presidents' faces but the idea was scrapped due to budget constraints. See more »
At the start of the fight on Nimbus III between the away team and the insurgents, at the cut to Sybock negotiating with Chekov, a loud explosion is heard outside the establishment as if the building has been hit, yet in the viewer image, Chekov reacts as if the Enterprise has been hit. See more »
I thought weapons were forbidden on this planet. Besides, I can't believe you'd kill me for a field of empty holes.
It's all I have.
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Highest Descender Fall Recorded in the United States: Ken Bates See more »
Trying to convey some message in a film needs to be done with care. The results can be a disaster if in the wrong hands. For one thing, it needs to not be one-sided. It also shouldn't be pretentious. The fourth 'Star Trek' film gives an environmental message and it worked well. For the next chapter, the quest would be to find an answer to an age old question: Is there a God? Part V is one of the most critically hated in the series. After more than 20 years, is it really so bad?
Pros: Cast does fine. Beautifully scored. Great cinematography. Humorous at times. Nice production design. Many of the effects are solid. Moves at a good pace. Some interesting ideas.
Cons: Lacking in plot. Cheesy at times. Some of the effects, especially near the end, are cheap. Direction is sometimes heavy-handed. Some plot holes.
Final thoughts: The series was on a real winning streak from II to IV. With this installment, it takes a bit of a dive. Word has it there were many problems during production. It shows, but the film is far from being a total failure. It still delivers in a lot of ways and isn't lacking in fun.
My rating: 3/5
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