Star Trek I: The Motion Picture

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Paramount Released 1979

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Released:
1979
Rating:
PG

In the 23rd century, a giant cloud of energy is passing through the universe destroying everything in its way. When it nears Earth, the Starfleet Federation decides to send the Starship Enterprise to investigate the nature of the cloud. Though no longer the commander of the Enterprise, Admiral James T. Kirk, assumes command of his former vessel and departs to meet the cloud with his trusted crew. When the Enterprise reaches the cloud, they learn that there is an alien vessel at its center that calls itself V'ger. With the assistance of Science Officer Spock, the Enterprise learns that V'ger is actually Voyager 6, a spacecraft from the 20th century. During its long journey through space, the ship has achieved consciousness and is now destroying everything in its path. Will the crew of the Enterprise be able to stop it before it destroys Earth next?

Metacritic Score

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture is probably about as good as we could have expected. It lacks the dazzling brilliance and originality of 2001 (which was an extraordinary one-of-a-kin...

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Fans will probably spend little time debating Star Trek's intellectual depths; there are none. But the human element triumphs over the technological in a resolution that is sentime...

  • 63

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Perhaps the greatest strength of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is that, despite a badly-paced middle, it boasts a strong beginning and end.

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    William Shatner

    William Shatner

    Captain James T. Kirk/Captain James "Jim" Kirk

    Leonard Nimoy

    Leonard Nimoy

    Spock

    DeForest Kelley

    DeForest Kelley

    Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy

    James Doohan

    James Doohan

    Scotty/Montgomery "Scotty" Scott

    George Takei

    George Takei

    Sulu/Hikaru Sulu

    Majel Barrett

    Majel Barrett

    Dr. Chapel

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