over 3 years
This is a serious, well-made sci-fi movie. Slowly, but rewarding. Very beautiful, too.
almost 4 years
long, but easily one of the deepest and thoughtful star trek movies.
almost 6 years
A space classic, with its ups and downs!
I love the cover of this movie... I guess the movie's okay too
Taylor Reginald Wright
almost 7 years
The slow pace of this thoughtful and visually arresting adventure is it's one weakness.
Let down by the fact it seems to never end but saved by a beautiful soundtrack.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the first film based on the Star Trek television series. The plot of the film is set in the twenty-third century, when a mysterious and immensely powerful alien cloud called V'Ger approaches the Earth, destroying everything in its path. Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) assumes command of his old starship—the USS Enterprise—to lead it on a mission to save the planet and determine V'Ger's origins.
When the original television series was cancelled in 1969, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry lobbied Paramount to continue the franchise through a film. The success of the series in syndication convinced the studio to begin work on a feature film in 1975. A series of writers attempted to craft a suitably epic script, but the attempts did not satisfy Paramount, so the studio scrapped the project in 1977. Paramount instead planned on returning the franchise to its roots with a new...