Star Trek V - The Final Frontier (1989)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
DeForest Kelley
Leonard Nimoy
James Doohan
Walter Koenig
Laurence Luckinbill
Nichelle Nichols
William Shatner
George Takei
David Warner
Movie Details
Director William Shatner
Producer Harve Bennett
Writer David Loughery
Studio Paramount Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 47 mins
Color Color
Plot
Movie critic Roger Ebert summed it up very succinctly: "Of all of the Star Trek movies, this is the worst." Subsequent films in the popular series have done nothing to disprove this opinion; we can be grateful that they've all been significantly better since this film was released in 1989. After Leonard Nimoy scored hits with Star Trek III and IV, William Shatner used his contractual clout (and bruised ego) to assume directorial duties on this mission, in which a rebellious Vulcan (Laurence Luckinbill) kidnaps Federation officials in his overzealous quest for the supreme source of creation. That's right, you heard it correctly: Star Trek V is about a crazy Vulcan's search for God. By the time Kirk, Spock, and their Federation cohorts are taken to the Great Barrier of the galaxy, this journey to "the final future" has gone from an embarrassing prologue to an absurd conclusion, with a lot of creaky plotting in between. Of course, die-hard Trekkies will still allow this movie into their video collections; but they'll only watch it when nobody else is looking. After this humbling experience, Shatner wisely relinquished the director's chair to Star Trek II's Nicholas Meyer. --Jeff Shannon
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Edition Special Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 097360677249
Chapters
Release Date 10/14/03
Subtitles English
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
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