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 … more
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, … more
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 … more
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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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.