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.
The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochran makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
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
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This film contains the first confirmed appearance of Starfleet Marines, an idea Gene Roddenberry wanted, but was unable, to include in Star Trek (1966). The officers accompanying Kirk and crew down to Nimbus III have since been said to be Marines. See more »
Spock uses rocket boots to traverse the turboshaft. This was achieved with a metal bar attached to a harness worn by Leonard Nimoy, sliding along a vertical track in the back wall of the turboshaft. The bar is visible in some shots, as is the shadow it casts on the back wall. 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 »
The CBS broadcast premiere removed a number of scenes from the movie. 1) All scenes featuring the dancing triple-breasted catwoman were removed. 2) The campfire scene was trimmed, ending with Spock producing the 'marshmellon' - effectively removing the infamous 'Row Row Row Your Boat' sing along between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. 3) The scene between Uhura and Scotty on the bridge as they receive new orders from Starfleet Command. 4) The "I could use a shower" scene between Kirk and Spock in the turbolift. See more »
The tremendous high of enthusiasm that Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home created is all but destroyed by this muddled, pointless and unfortunate entry in the long running Star Trek series. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is such a drastic plummet from the quality of the previous films that one wonders what happened.
Everything from screenplay, visual effects, editing, and story have all seemed to lose several points in this film, and the end result ends up feeling disjointed and apocryphal in relation to the continuity of the series. The story deals with tremendous metaphysical questions in the same way a troubled twelve year old would, and moments that could have had great power come across as if they were directed by a person who has a resume composed entirely of beer commercials. Many of the movie's sequences are obviously pandering to the ego of William Shatner, Star Trek V's director, writer and star. The brightest point of the entire film is the villain Sybok, played by Laurence Luckinbill. Luckinbill lends a degree of dignity to the material that it does not deserve, and is the only person throughout the film that seems to have half of his brain capacity functioning.
Star Trek V seems to want to tap into the nostalgia of its fan base, but does so with over-long and pointless scenes of Kirk, Spock and McCoy singing around a campfire. While the first film failed to make the characters paramount, Star Trek V gives the audience WAY to much of the character moments, sacrificing a decent and logical story and ignoring aspects of the previous films. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is the lowest point in the entire franchise, making it a necessity for the original crew to return for one more adventure.
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