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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  9 June 1989 (USA)
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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.

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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>

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$27,800,000 (estimated)

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$55,210,049 (USA)
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William Shatner was inspired to approach Laurence Luckinbill for the role of Sybok after seeing a PBS presentation of Luckinbill's one man stage show about Lyndon Johnson (1987). See more »

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Flawed, but not too bad
27 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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