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The Best - And Worst - Of Star Trek Movies

The movie is very dark in all possible ways, and like TWOK it takes a popular and compelling strand of story from the TV series and makes it into a great movie. The Borg are scary, you get to watch people being assimilated, there's explosions and the self

The movie is very dark in all possible ways, and like TWOK it takes a popular and compelling strand of story from the TV series and makes it into a great movie. The Borg are scary, you get to watch people being assimilated, there’s explosions and the self

"Finally," everyone says. Of all the Star Trek movies, The Voyage Home was the one that had the widest appeal to sci-fi and non sci-fi fans alike. Set in 1980's San Francisco, the movie is the wrap-up of the story arc which began with the ending of TWOK a

"Finally," everyone says. Of all the Star Trek movies, The Voyage Home was the one that had the widest appeal to sci-fi and non sci-fi fans alike. Set in 1980’s San Francisco, the movie is the wrap-up of the story arc which began with the ending of TWOK a

The eco-warrior "Save The Wales" theme might grate on some and gratify others, and it certainly is a step down from battling in the Mutara nebula to kidnapping two humpbacks, but that's half the fun. The movie is slapstick, again avoids the pseudo-science

The eco-warrior "Save The Wales" theme might grate on some and gratify others, and it certainly is a step down from battling in the Mutara nebula to kidnapping two humpbacks, but that’s half the fun. The movie is slapstick, again avoids the pseudo-science

This is the funniest Star Trek movie of them all, from Spock attempting to understand the human predilection for profanity to Scott's encounter with a 20th Century computer, and it gives the movie a broad appeal. In strict competition with one another for

This is the funniest Star Trek movie of them all, from Spock attempting to understand the human predilection for profanity to Scott’s encounter with a 20th Century computer, and it gives the movie a broad appeal. In strict competition with one another for

Alright, so they killed Kirk for no good reason. The bastards. But think about it, if he were still alive then the temptation to drag TOS crew out of their retirement homes to sit looking bewildered as 180 year old guest stars would be too great for Trek

Alright, so they killed Kirk for no good reason. The bastards. But think about it, if he were still alive then the temptation to drag TOS crew out of their retirement homes to sit looking bewildered as 180 year old guest stars would be too great for Trek

Aside from the Kirk-killing, this is a good movie - not quite as dark and compelling as First Contact, but like Star Trek III it has exploding planets and exploding Enterprise. And Klingons. Can't forget the Klingons. The character development is also qui

Aside from the Kirk-killing, this is a good movie - not quite as dark and compelling as First Contact, but like Star Trek III it has exploding planets and exploding Enterprise. And Klingons. Can’t forget the Klingons. The character development is also qui

What sells this movie for me, ultimately, is the fact that it's an episode of The Next Generations on the big screen and with a bigger budget. It's the same problem-solving adventure we're used to on a grand scale and pulled off with some graphical flare.

What sells this movie for me, ultimately, is the fact that it’s an episode of The Next Generations on the big screen and with a bigger budget. It’s the same problem-solving adventure we’re used to on a grand scale and pulled off with some graphical flare.

If Generations is a good example of how to do an episode of Star Trek on the big-screen, The Motion Picture is not. Essentially, it's a very, very long, drawn out episode of Star Trek on the big screen, the main focus of which is to say "Ohh look, it's St

If Generations is a good example of how to do an episode of Star Trek on the big-screen, The Motion Picture is not. Essentially, it’s a very, very long, drawn out episode of Star Trek on the big screen, the main focus of which is to say "Ohh look, it’s St

TMP isn't a bad film, per se, but it is a rather drawn-out one; though the directors cut edition does go some way towards rectifying many of its problems. The movie starts slow, gives us a big reveal of the new and improved Enterprise and what Kirk, Spock

TMP isn’t a bad film, per se, but it is a rather drawn-out one ; though the directors cut edition does go some way towards rectifying many of its problems. The movie starts slow, gives us a big reveal of the new and improved Enterprise and what Kirk, Spock

This lingering on the fact that "Yes, it's a motion picture" is somewhat understandable in the context of the time, with the cult following of Star Trek, and many Trek fans would have had a massive hard-on watching that long reveal of the Enterprise. Howe

This lingering on the fact that "Yes, it’s a motion picture" is somewhat understandable in the context of the time, with the cult following of Star Trek, and many Trek fans would have had a massive hard-on watching that long reveal of the Enterprise. Howe

  • In 40 years of Star Trek we have had ten movies - some great, some not so great, one of which left Arthur C. Clarke brooding over its inclusion in his list of the best science fiction films of all time. We want to explore what makes a great Star Trek movi

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