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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.

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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What does God need with a starship? See more »


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Trivia

The bridge set alone cost $250,000. See more »

Goofs

Obvious double in the upside-down shot of Bones running toward Kirk after his fall from the mountain. 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." (I.e., Kenny Bates.) See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

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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Fifth of the series about a Vulcan hijacks the USS Enterprise and takes it on a journey to the center of the universe
14 March 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This somewhat slow , humorless and little intriguing outing . An Amusing Adventure and Imagination Will Meet At the Final Frontier .A new attempt to boldly venture where no man has gone before in which the greatest Enterprise of all is adventure . It deals with a renegade Vulcan called Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill ) , Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother , kidnaps the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the Galaxy and then he takes it on a voyage to the mythic center of universe , and along the way they suffer Klingon threaten , as usual . As Sybock commands the aging crew to go on a mission to a far planet to carry out a dangerous journey to discover God (George Murdock) . The batty Vulcan holds forth on the state of God , pain and the Galaxy , just as well there's a ship full of hostile Klingons to contend as well . Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew (DeForest Kelley as McCoy , James Doohan as Scotty , Walter Koenig as Chekov , Nichelle Nichols as Uhura , George Takei as Sulu) of Enterprise must battle the rebel Vulvanian , a Spock's old friend/foe out for revenge .The Enterprise is back. This time, have they gone too far? Why Are They Putting Seatbelts In Theatres This Summer? What does God need with a starship?

A regular and inferior sequel that sags in the middle , packing some warm moments , primitive special effects , and comradly in the nostalgic mode of predecessors and successors entries . William Shatner's mediocre directorial debut , and even he co-write the screenplay , along with Harve Bennett , David Loughery , based on the characters imaginated by the real creator : Gene Roddenberry , but it results to be a poor following to the Nimoy-shooting fourth outing : ¨The voyage home¨ in the series . Heavy-handed , slow-moving and pretentiously pseudo-theological , including God's appearance . The filming is serviceable enough ,if things sometimes get too deliberately ridiculous , absurd and silly , but there is still a deal of entertainment to be gained from the banter , jokes, agreeable talking and singing among the old comrades : William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , DeForest Kelley while hicking throughout the mountains and Woods . During pre-production meetings, screenwriters jokingly proposed to have Commander Uhura appear as an erotic dancer in order to lure away the hostage takers from the Paradise compound , then the producers , surprisingly , approved of the idea right away , and there shows up the always likeable Nichelle Nichols at an bemusing strip-tease . In the film appears the franchise's ordinaries , adding the following ones : Laurence Luckinbill , David Warner , Goerge Murdock ,Charles Cooper and cameo by Harve Bennet , series's producer , as a member of the Starfleet Chief of Staff. It contains the always rousing musical score by the great Jerry Goldsmith . And a colorful and adequate cinematography by Andrew Laszlo . The motion picture was middlingly directed by William Shatner .

The long franchise started with the popular TV series , following the cinematic renditions , these are the following ones : the first ¨Star Trek , the Motion Picture¨ by Robert Wise ; ¨Star Trek 2 the wrath of Khan¨ by Nicholas Meyer ; ¨The search of Spock¨ by Leonard Nimoy ; ¨The voyage home¨ by Leonard Nimoy ; ¨The undiscovery country¨ by Nicholas Meyer and ¨Generations¨ by David Carson in which blends classic roles as William Shatner , James Doohan , George Takei with a new generation formed by Patrick Stewart , Brent Spiner , Levar Burton , Marina Sirtis , Jonathan Frakes . And going on other series starred by these new roles such as : ¨Némesis¨ by Stuart Baird , ¨Insurrection¨ by Jonathan Frakes , ¨First Contact¨and many others ....,


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Official Sites:

Startrek.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

9 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,375,648, 11 June 1989

Gross USA:

$52,210,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,210,049
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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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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