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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

A movie directed by Robert Wise

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A Quick Tip by TheJohn

  • Dec 7, 2009
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A Big Budget and hopes were made for a lackluster story that is merely 2001 with Trek Characters. Boring to say the least but not terrible.
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review by . August 26, 2010
I can still remember the excitement I felt the first time I saw Star Trek: The Motion Picture. As a child in the early '70s, I can recall being slightly bored when my older brothers watched Star Trek reruns on TV. But it didn't take long before I was hooked, too, and I followed the adventures of Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest of the crew with avid fascination. Even as new science fiction adventures hit both the big and small screens, I remained loyal to Star Trek and creator Gene Roddenberry's …
Quick Tip by . May 16, 2010
Visually stunning movie that REALLY lags on with characters stunned by said effects. A little more action and editing could have helped.
review by . June 28, 2009
Spock travels through the alien vessel
Star Trek made a huge return in a big way at the end of the seventies with Star Trek: The Motion Picutre.  Talk for years about whether or not it was to be a TV series, to a made for TV movie to a movie and back again was abuzz and it wasn't until Star Wars came out that it was decided that it wil be a movie.  Star Trek was never bigger, with a reported 35 million dollar budget, a famous director Robert Wise at the helm and the whole cast back again with all new sets, costumes, …
review by . May 16, 2009
Star Trek: The Motion Picture Blu-ray
I don't think anything is ever going to change the fact that Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the most boring Star Trek film ever.  It might not be the worst, I think all trekkies agree that that honor goes to The Final Frontier, but definitely the slowest.  Hidden in all of the films slow and action-less two hours and twelve minutes (the longest Trek film to date) is a really beautiful movie that just shines on Blu-ray.    When Earth is is informed that a giant space …
review by . May 28, 2009
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
I don't think anything is ever going to change the fact that Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the most boring Star Trek film ever.  It might not be the worst, I think all trekkies agree that that honor goes to The Final Frontier, but definitely the slowest.  Hidden in all of the films slow and action-less two hours and twelve minutes (the longest Trek film to date) is a really beautiful movie that just shines on Blu-ray.    When Earth is is informed that a giant space …
review by . July 11, 2008
I've always enjoyed Star Trek. Although it was never quite my favorite science fiction series, I appreciated it for what it was and simply loved many of the characters and ideals that it gave life to. As I've gotten older, I've become most fond of the original series. I was very young when "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" was released, and always seemed to just miss it when it was replayed on television. Having viewed most of the original series, I decided to pick the film up on DVD and give it a …
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture was the first of six films that followed the events of Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew.  However, TMP is considered to be the most boring of the Star Trek films and did not fair overly well with the Critics.

The Motion Picture marked the beginning of a long relationship betweenStar Trek and Jerry Goldsmith as this was the first Star Trek project he composed.
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