Star Trek I - The Motion Picture (1979)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Nimoy
Shatner
William Shatner
Majel Barrett
Stephen Collins
James Doohan
DeForest Kelley
Persis Khambatta
Walter Koenig
Nichelle Nichols
Leonard Nimoy
George Takei
Movie Details
Director Robert Wise
Producer Gene Roddenberry
Writer Harold Livingston
Studio Paramount Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 2 hr 16 mins
Color Color
Plot
Back when the first Star Trek feature was released in December 1979, the Trek franchise was still relatively modest, consisting of the original TV series, an animated cartoon series from 1973-74, and a burgeoning fan network around the world. Series creator Gene Roddenberry had conceived a second TV series, but after the success of Star Wars the project was upgraded into this lavish feature film, which reunited the original series cast aboard a beautifully redesigned starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Under the direction of Robert Wise (best known for West Side Story), the film proved to be a mixed blessing for Trek fans, who heatedly debated its merits; but it was, of course, a phenomenal hit. Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) leads his crew into the vast structures surrounding V'Ger, an all-powerful being that is cutting a destructive course through Starfleet space. With his new First Officer (Stephen Collins), the bald and beautiful Lieutenant Ilia (played by the late Persis Khambatta) and his returning veteran crew, Kirk must decipher the secret of V'Ger's true purpose and restore the safety of the galaxy. The story is rather overblown and derivative of plots from the original series, and avid Trekkies greeted the film's bland costumes with derisive laughter. But as a feast for the eyes, this is an adventure worthy of big-screen trekkin'. Douglas Trumbull's visual effects are astonishing, and Jerry Goldmith's score is regarded as one of the prolific composer's very best (with its main theme later used for Star Trek: The Next Generation). And, fortunately for Star Trek fans, the expanded 143-minute version (originally shown for the film's network TV premiere) is generally considered an improvement over the original theatrical release. --Jeff Shannon
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Index 331
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition The Director's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 097360885842
Chapters 32
Release Date 11/6/01
Subtitles English
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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