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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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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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Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by John Bettis
Performed by Hiroshima
Produced by Dan Kuramoto
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Shatner's Triumph
7 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Star Trek V is perhaps the greatest science fiction film to ever grace the silver screen, indeed, to ever grace the earth. It is a film of unparalleled stature in its unceasing nature to ask the toughest questions of our time: can brother betray brother? does friendship ever outweigh the bonds of family? is there a god? if so, why does he need a starship(LOL!!!!!11)? This movie made me take a step back and reflect on my own search for God and for meaning in this sometimes difficult life. I admit with no shame that Kirk's closing lines on man's search for God brings a tear to my eye, each time I see it. On another level though, this movie not only delves into 'the final frontier' (LOL) but delves into the true echoes of exestentialism in our modern society and seems to ponder if 'echoes' are truly enough for our hustle and bustle society. I think Spock clearly answers this question in his flawless line: "no." Anyways, Star Trek V does what any good Star Trek film should do, and indeed what any film should do, helps us to understand what it means to be human and boldly goes where no man has gone before.

I give this film a 10, but wish I could give it a 12.


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