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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

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 her into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken three ambassadors hostage on Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace. This event also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself and sets out to pursue the Enterprise. Sybok's ragtag army captures the Enterprise and takes her 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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9 June 1989 (USA)  »

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Viaje a las estrellas V: La última frontera  »

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$27,800,000 (estimated)

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$55,210,049 (USA)
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William Shatner's cut ran slightly over two hours (not including ending credits or the opticals), which Paramount thought was too long. Their target runtime was one hour forty-five minutes, which would guarantee twice-nightly theatrical screenings. Harve Bennett was handed the task of shortening the film's running time, despite Shatner's view that nothing could possibly be removed. Shatner was horrified by Bennett's edit, and the two haggled over what parts to restore or cut. See more »

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As Kirk is falling from the mountain, with Spock trying to chase after him, it is clear the footage was shot against a green screen. Reflections from the studio lights can be seen in Spock's hair, which despite racing to the bottom of the mountain to save Kirk at high speed, never moves, nor shows any effect of wind. See more »

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[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.
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The Moon's a Window to Heaven
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by John Bettis
Performed by Hiroshima
Produced by Dan Kuramoto
Hiroshima courtesy of Epic Records
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The ONLY Star Trek ever made for Cinema !
15 May 1999 | by (Portimão, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Here´s another case of a very good movie, completely trashed down in its own country of origin, by some very bad publicity right from the begining. I never understood who started the rumor that this was going to be a bad movie.

Make no mistake, THIS IS THE BEST STAR TREK MOVIE EVER! Actually, to me this is the ONLY Star TREK movie ever made to the big screens.

This was the first time I felt I was watching STAR TREK at the cinema. William Shatner did a great job in capturing the atmosphere of the original 60´s series. Something than the other directors never achieved before.

Not even Leonard Nimoy did it. His movies were among the best, but they were always missing something, that to this day I still don´t know what it is, but it´s present in William Shatner´s STAR TREK V. I know this sounds a bit abstract, but if you loved the originals as much as I do maybe you felt the same too.

Even the original bridge blips and noises were present this time, making this new Enterprise really feel like the original one. And the production designers really tried to capture the original feeling of the Enterprise and at the same time adding this new modern look. Something that was never accomplished in the other films, where the sets had always something missing in the design, making them look more unrealistic and plastic than this new ones, which by the way are also brilliantly lit and have an excellent classic atmosphere.

But one of the great things that set this ST movie apart from the others is that we can see that it was directed with a personal style by William Shatner, something that is never present on the other ST movies, because all look the same and could be directed by any director and we never would find out each one did it. Not with STAR TREK V. This movie has a personal style. And a very good one. I think William Shatner should do a few more movies, because this one really looks different from the usual Hollywood production. Maybe it was because of this that it was destroyed.

Ok, the special effects could have been better and the ending of the story could have been magnificent, instead of that almost disappointment, but I read somewhere that the makers, had to cut lots of things they had written for the finale, because they had not much money to film it. It seems that this was the cheapest STAR TREK movie ever. Aparently someone didn´t trust Wiliam Shatner to direct this thing. What a mistake, because I bet if he had been given the money, I´m sure this movie would have been amazing.

Anyway, despite everything, this is an excellent STAR TREK movie, and the only one who really feels like STAR TREK. So don´t be afraid of watching this, because even the story is good, and they did an excellent job with the material they were allowed to write despite the lack of money for this production.

Once again ,we here in Europe have the contrary opinion to the Americans. Practicaly the only reviewers who didn´t liked the film, were the ones who hate Star Trek and sci-fi. Everybody else gave it high marks considering him the most acurate STAR TREK movie to date.

And I totally agree. Not a masterpiece, but a fantastic movie despite his flaws. 9 out of 10. Don´t miss it.


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