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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

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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.

Director:

William Shatner

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (creator: based on "Star Trek"), William Shatner (story) | 3 more credits »
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock
DeForest Kelley ... McCoy
James Doohan ... Scotty
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
George Takei ... Sulu
David Warner ... St. John Talbot
Laurence Luckinbill ... Sybok
Charles Cooper ... Korrd
Cynthia Gouw Cynthia Gouw ... Caithlin Dar
Todd Bryant ... Captain Klaa
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Vixis (as Spice Williams)
Rex Holman ... J'onn
George Murdock ... God
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Adventure and Imagination Will Meet At the Final Frontier See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Startrek.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

9 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viaje a las estrellas V: La última frontera See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$52,210,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,210,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film has similar arc to the James Bond film Spectre (2015) which was released 26 years later. In both films, Spock and James Bond are both revealed to have a half-sibling or a foster brother that are in charge of terrorist organizations that they had not seen in years or are presumed dead. In this film, Spock's half-brother Sybok whom Spock had not seen for many years after his banishment from Vulcan and is the leader of the Galactic Order of Light terrorist organization. See more »

Goofs

Just before the fight on Nimbus III, a shadow of a camera is clearly visible on Kirk's horse's head. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

Highest descender fall recorded in the United States: Ken Bates. See more »

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Referenced in Road Trek 2011 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
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Performed by William Shatner and DeForest Kelley
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Everything you've heard is true - unfortunately
30 August 2002 | by LupercaliSee all my reviews

I like underdogs. So, 12 years after having first seen Star Trek V, and thinking it was bizarrely bad, I gave it a second watch, hoping I would find some redeeming quality which I missed the first time around.

I didn't.

The writing is half-baked, and although at first the quality of the acting is stable enough to keep the movie on its feet (albeit shakily), the further we get into the plot the sillier it gets. The last quarter of the film is just plain ridiculous. What was even worse, from the original cast's POV, is that this was the first ST movie to be released AFTER the franchise returned to television with Next Generation, and the average episode of Next Generation would put this to shame* - including the special effects! What an embarrassment.

The Final Frontier isn't thoroughly wretched - I gave it 4 out of 10 - but it's so far below the standard of its predecessors (yes, including the first one) that the only reason I can think of to watch it is because you'll appreciate the other movies more.

* unless it's an episode with Troi's mother in it.


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