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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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$27,800,000 (estimated)

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$52,210,049 (USA)
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Sybok says that Columbus proved the world was round. This is a common misconception. In fact, the circular globe had been developed nearly 100 years before Columbus sent sail on his voyage, and the fact that the Earth is round had actually been proved by the ancient Greeks by measuring shadows at different distances from the equator. (It could be argued that, being a Vulcan, Sybok has inadequate knowledge of Earth history.) See more »

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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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Regardless of being a franchise fan or not, it's a poor film all round.
6 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The voyage here is a search for God, the big guy in the sky, the big cheese with a beard. Cunningly disguised as the thirst for ultimate knowledge. Taking over from Leonard Nimoy in the directing chair is The Shat himself, Captain Tiberius William Shatner Kirk. In an attempt at blending the fun corny aspects of the series with sci-fi histrionics (Klingon dialogue consultant, really?), Shatner and his co-writers have only achieved what is almost an embarrassing parody of a parody.

Where's the danger? Where's the brothers in arms spirit? In fact where is our badly underwritten crew? Star Trek humour is a wonderful thing, when it's in the right places and done with a straight lace so befitting what has come before The Final Frontier. Some light moments exist, but they do not compensate for the lack of serious moments. While do we really need another Spock revelation? Really?

Some nice sets and little knowing Trek moments aside, The Final Frontier is just a bad movie experience. 3/10


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