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Plot: When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. Runtime: 132 mins Release Date: 07 Dec 1979
It's amazing how many Trekkies I meet describe Star Trek the Motion Picture as "A good sci-fi film, but an awful Star Trek movie."....And that's when they're feeling generous! This statement can't be farther from the truth. The story is well written and director Robert Wise makes the characters believable. The movie is not filled with the goofy jokes and ridiculous Shatner back-flip fight scenes that some Trekkies seem to enjoy. Instead, the battle with the mysterious alien entity reveals the dynamics and inner conflicts of the crew. Spock realizes that pure logic <more>
alone cannot answer all, but must be coupled with emotion in order to tap into our creative imagination and see the possibilities of our universe. Kirk is portrayed as a daring and brilliant captain, who learns that as a leader he needs to rely on the expertise of those around him. He is a more believable figure who is fallible and struggles to learn from his mistakes.The Enterprise is not envisioned as an easy to fly wonder ship that requires no more than the main Trek cast to run, but as a complex machine that needs precise tuning of components balanced by a crew of hundreds. The scene where Spock and the engineering crew struggle with balancing the mathematical models needed to program the warp engines convey the real dangers of space flight. Additionally, both the visual and audio effects add to the impact of this movie. For a film made in '79, before the advent of believable CGI, the special effects are superb. Believe it or not, I've noticed special effects scenes in Independence Day taken directly from Star Trek:TMP footage scan the shots of the inside of the mother ship ID4 when Will Smith is making his escape run . All in all, the ingredients of good character development, believable conflict, and hard science make this movie the true precursor to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Unfortunately, Star Treks III, IV, and V avoid the hard work this movie required and depend on the silly antics of its maturing crew.
The Most Beautiful Science Fiction Movie Period.... (by Don_Juan_Adan)
**No Spoilers**I think Orson Welles said it best in the trailers for this film."It will startle your senses. Challenge your intellect. And change your perception of the future....by taking you there."Indeed it will and does.Let me start off by saying, by all means: You don't have to be a fan of Star Trek to get into this movie. I'm not. Just watch it, and the motion picture will do the rest. I've been told countless times that Star Wars is the greatest Sci-fi film of all time. I'd like to correct those people. Star Wars is the greatest "action and special <more>
effects sci-fi film" of all time. Nothing more....and nothing less. I'm a big fan of Star Wars. It was my favorite sci-fi movie--even beating out Alien, 2001, and Starship Troopers.That was until I saw this film. I remember right after watching Star Wars that I felt good inside because it was a rush that one can only get--from eye candy. Star Trek: The Motion Picture gave me a different rush--a more profound touch that made me realize movies can have a deeper meaning. Much like 2001, this deals with life....actually more about the "meaning" of life. The purpose of existence. Some of the best quotes in cinema history can be traced to this film. My favorite line is from Spock. It pretty much sums up the theme of Star Trek: The Motion Picture"Each of us, at some point in our lives, turns to someone - a father, a brother, a God - and asks, "Why am I here? What was I meant to be?"One thing that really stands out in Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the musical score by Jerry Goldsmith that makes me wonder if it was blessed by God. Star Wars could never get me to buy the soundtrack on CD. This movie has. I wonder why this didn't win an Oscar for best score.Now to the plot:When three Klingon Alien Starships are attacked and erased from existence by a vast giant omnipotent cloud, drifting in space; a close by Star Base finds out that not only is the cloud headed directly towards them, but is also on a direct path for Earth. The Star Base in question The Epslion 9 sends a message to Star Fleet for a Starship to be sent and prevent it from reaching Earth.The only Starship in enough range to stop the cloud in time is none other than the famous Enterprise from the infamous 1960s television series. The Starfleet legend and hero Captain Kirk and the rest of his crew from the also famous five year mission of the show, make a comeback for one last mission and many more later, but those are other movie reviews .Before the crew can start on their mission, they patch up old wounds put aside their anger for each other to face the menacing unknown that awaits them, realizing this may be the last time they speak to one another...alive.Not much is known about the cloud or why it is erasing everything in it's path from existence; other than what Spock, the science officer of The Enterprise, has sensed from it...."It only knows that it needs, Commander. But, like so many of us, it does not know what."Suspense eats away at you when the final showdown between The Enterprise and the intelligent vast cloud finally comes. And the movie doesn't stop their. Like I said, the movie talks about the meaning of life.If you can, buy the director's cut on DVD or VHS. This IS the most beautiful science fiction movie you will ever see.
This is a superb film filled with elegant, impressive, and powerful details. (by lwalsh)
Most science fiction films emphasize action over thought. Of the few that offer intellectual as well as visual or visceral stimulation, Star Trek: The Motion Picture is certainly among the best, especially now that legendary director Robert Wise has released a 'Director's Edition' which much more fully represents his original intentions no review based on any previous version, none of which were approved by Wise, should be considered valid any longer .The plot is almost excessively simple: a gigantic energy cloud of alien origin is headed toward Earth, and the starship Enterprise <more>
must find a way to communicate with it and to take whatever action is necessary. But the point of ST:TMP is not the plot as such; rather, it is an examination of the balance between rationality and emotion which is vital to maintain and succor a genuinely human life make no mistake; ST:TMP is, at its deepest level, about humanity, not spaceships and alien clouds . We see here a classic tension-- between the coldly rational mind of Spock and, beyond that, of the entity inside the cloud and the brash emotionalism of Captain Kirk and, particularly, Dr. McCoy. Underlining this is the one-time love affair between Commander Decker and Navigator Ilia, an affair cut off through fear of what each might have become, of the deep personal changes necessary in true mutual love. The elements come together in the magnificent finale, in which each of the main characters confronts their own greatest need and discovers that their quests can succeed only through the transcendence of the very desires which provoked the quests in the first place.However thoughtful, the film does not lack for superb production details. Wise has edited the film much more tautly than before, so that each sequence stands in elegant balance with every other. The trip through the cloud and over what lies at its center is among the most beautiful such things in science fiction easily surpassing the similar moments in 2001: A Space Odyssey . The first views of the Enterprise, shot largely from Kirk's perspective, are filmed almost as one might gaze at a long-absent lover finally seen again, slowly and sensuously and with great care not to miss anything. The set designs are superb, and the overall cinematography polished to a high degree. And of course Jerry Goldsmith's score, nominated for an Academy Award, remains among the finest of film scores; time and again it undergirds and enhances the action or the visuals absolutely stunningly.Star Trek: The Motion Picture, like 2001 and Tarkovsky's Solaris, is not a fast-paced film, and those seeking action-packed adventure would do best to look elsewhere. But understood as what it truly is-- a moving and powerful meditation on a fundamental dichotomy of human consciousness-- it stands as a major achievement and an almost overwhelming cinematic experience.
This was an under-rated film in the first version, and it is improved a great deal with the changes that Robert Wise made just a few years before he passed away. There has been a backlash against this picture, mostly for two reasons; it was not Star Wars, and it was not what people expected of Star Trek.If you put these expectations aside, and if you also have some attention span and willingness to relax into a picture this is a remarkable experience. I often here people use words like boring, too long etc. Well yes, if we are expecting a quick-hit, film that can be digested in 90 minutes <more>
like a TV show, this is not that type of film. If we apply these standards to Lawrence of Arabia, 2001, Blade Runner, Bridge on the River Kwai, or Citzen Kane which Robert Wise edited, none of these films would have ever been made.If you put Star Trek The Motion Picture in context of it's scale and the craftsman involved you start to appreciate it's quality and elegance. Robert Wise does not need qualification. He brings an elegance and texture to work and life in space that StarWars has not put to screen to this day.Star Wars even now seems like nothing more than an impressive exercise in effects and sound. It is always reminding us that it is a movie. ST-TMP on other hand departed into an "immersive experience" developed by Robert Wise, with the amazing talents of Doug Trumbull and John Dykstra, and the enormous contibutions of Jerry Goldsmith. Likewise, the photography, the scale of the sets and the editing of the film all contribute to a immersive world that saturates the viewer into the film.You gain a lot of knowledge and appreciation of this film and the experience that they achieved by watching the Director's Edition DVD and listening to Wise, Trumbull, Dykstra, Goldsmith and others discuss the production. This was a uniquely creative and enormous effort, and considering the technological limitations, the demands of the studio, and the many demands of the Star Trek Bible that qualified the creation of the movie. I am pleased to see that other reviewers here have come to appreicate this movie many years later. I encourage the skeptics to find the time to relax and watch it on the biggest screen you can find.
A different kind of Star Trek (by The_Other_Snowman)
I recently watched this movie for the first time in ten or fifteen years. When I was younger I thought this one was even worse than Star Trek V, because as bad as "The Final Frontier" was, at least it had some action and colour.The version I just saw wasn't the new Director's Edition, just the old video, but I was still completely surprised by just about everything -- partly because I hadn't seen it in so long, and partly because it's so totally different from all the following Trek movies. I even kinda liked the silly space pajamas everyone wears.After this, the <more>
movie series turned to action-oriented stories, a more militaristic look and feel, and infinitely less challenging concepts. True, the pacing of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" drags in parts, and the behavior of its stars is a little cold and stiff. But instead of treating us with space battles and phaser shootouts, it gives us long, loving shots of the newly revamped starship Enterprise, and instead of rather tawdry plots grounded in mundane reality, it takes us on a metaphysical voyage into an unknown, bizarre, and palpably huge alien device. The relationship of the three main characters has changed a little after several years apart, and they're each getting used to things all over again: Kirk has to deal with the unfamiliar new ship; Spock, after trying to purge his emotions, must confront his human half; and McCoy is "shanghaied" out of retirement for the trip. Decker and Ilia, the new characters, provide enough interest that they were virtually resurrected as Riker and Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation.The sense of scale is important. The cloud surrounding V'Ger is gigantic, and the ship at the heart of the cloud is a whole world to itself. The Enterprise must fly into the cloud and communicate with the ship, and it's the only time in any of the ten movies that the heroes actually confront something new and unknown. This was a staple of the original show, and some of the best episodes of the spin-off series. The subsequent films were content with setting their battles and chases in space, but "Star Trek I" actually wants to explore that space. The question at the centre of the film, posed by Spock, is "Is this all we are? Is there nothing more?" Kirk, Spock, and V'Ger are all searching for an answer to that question.However, the thing that definitely drags the film down is the sound. The red alert blares every other minute, and mechanical computer voice-overs announce just about everything they possibly can. In the process of updating the ship, they've emphasized the computers and mechanics of the vessel in a way they never had before or since, and the effect is jarring and interesting at the same time. The Enterprise is much more of a physical ship traveling in space, and less of a device to facilitate storytelling.The visual effects are amazing enough to warrant some digital cleaning, and the movie should be seen in widescreen, preferably on a large television.It's too bad that this movie wasn't more of a success, because I would like to see more Star Trek in this style. After many years and many TV shows, I admit I've gotten a little tired of space battles.UPDATE: I recently watched the Director's Edition DVD. The sound effects are fixed, and the film has been re-edited to tighten the pace ever so slightly. The changes made are not on the level of the Star Wars special editions, but they do make the movie more watchable. It's a little more coherent now, and I like it even more.
This is what science fiction is all about (by The_TJT)
Watched this one after few years, didn't remember what it was all about. Oh yes, it was the one with "V'ger"...aka amazingly beautiful Persis Khambatta...with her head shaved. Most beautiful bald woman I can think of right now...The film is about huge unbeatable "cloud" approaching and threatening Earth, only thing standing in between is Enterprise with its legendary crew. It appears I enjoy the film more and more each decade I see it again.I thought there was slightly too much time used on introduction and drafting of old crew, but once the "action" <more>
began it kept me on edge of my seat all the way through. Don't think that "action" I mention was fighting and shooting, it wasn't. Perhaps lack of silly fighting makes all too many people to say that this film was too long and slow paced. Well, I disagree - this is exactly the kind of science fiction I love, you are given chance to use your own imagination. Some say pacing and the film is similar to Kubrik's 2001...I won't argue against it.The film had amazing special effects for its time. No, not amazing, incredible. But don't watch it for special effects only, the real interest of this film lies in the nature of the alien "cloud" and Enterprise crew trying to figure it out and trying to cope with it. Special effects were used as a tool to launch YOUR imagination, as they should be.This film is probably closest to spirit of original series, without much campiness though. A thinking man's Star Trek film. What a wonderful treat. They don't make films like this any more.9/10
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the first film in the Star Trek series, the most successful series in movie history. After all, the fact that a movie series can hold the public's interest for 21 years and nine films and that the whole Star Trek concept is alive and well after over 30 years says something about the genius of Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek's creator.People seem to cricitize this film heavily. Some of the criticisms of the film that I have heard in my discussions with people include phrases such as "frightfully boring," "way too long," and <more>
"chronically lacking in action." However, if that is all you saw in the film, then you clearly missed out on the film's beauty. This film is not about guns, explosions, blood, or machismo. It is about the philosophical relationship between logic and emotion.The film is masterfully directed by Robert Wise, the academy award winning director of "The Sound of Music." The film reunites the original cast of the Star Trek series with a few new faces ... Stephen Collins as "Capt. Decker" and Persis Khambata as "Lt. Ilia". It also recaps the events that have transpired in each original series character since the television series in the late 60's with a sensitivity to newcomers to the Star Trek universe. It effectively introduces newcomers to Star Trek without insulting the intelligence of those of us who are thoroughly familiar with Star Trek.The plot features an intelligent, logical entity that calls itself VGER. VGER is an innocent entity with one mission ... "learn all that is learnable... transmit that information to the creator." VGER in its incredible journey has in essence gained knowledge that spans the very essence of the universe. VGER now has set a course for Earth in an attempt to share its knowledge with its creator. VGER believes that its creator is on Earth.VGER becomes a threat to life on Earth when its destroys three Klignon vessels and a Federation space station with incredible destructive power. To counter this threat, Admiral Kirk takes command of the Enterprise and leads the Enterprise in an intriguing battle with this alien entity.While battling this alien entity, Admiral Kirk, Spock, and the rest of the crew learn about the relationship between human logic and emotion. They explore philosophical issues such as "Is this all that I am?" and "Is there nothing more?". I believe Spock summarizes the quest for answers to these questions by his statement about two-thirds of the way into the film that indicates that "logic alone is not enough". They eventually learn to appreciate the unique attributes that make us human ... "our weaknesses ... and the drive that compels us to overcome them."In conclusion, this film has a great plot, great special effects, and excellent music and cinematography. Definitely see it if you are truly interested in taking a philosophical journey into the essence of what makes us human.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture has its unique place in cinema history as probably the first television series to get a big screen motion picture. Completely due to its special fan base, the like of which has never been seen before or since.In order to keep the phenomenon going Gene Roddenberry knew he had to have something special to offer and he did. The continuity from the television series was accomplished effortlessly, in fact one of the new characters Commander William Decker is the son of William Windom who was another starship captain in an episode. More I can't say less I give the <more>
plot away.In fact Decker played by Stephen Collins would be commanding the newly fitted Enterprise if it were on a routine mission. But with the threat of an immense alien being on a direct path to earth now Admiral James T. Kirk takes command of the starship himself and with Decker reunites all the old crew from the TV series to meet the threat.Fans of the original series will also see the similarities in plot between another episode involving the Enterprise meeting up with an old space probe that now has taken on some new functions. The same idea forms the basis of this film's story although in every way it has been expanded and a new ending conceived. Here's a hint, a budding relationship between Collins and new ship's lieutenant Persis Khambatta is what ultimately saves the earth.Just as you remember them William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and Walter Koenig are all back and completely in character as you remember them. The new people Collins, Khambatta and the rest are integrated nicely into the story.Star Trek: The Motion Picture received three Academy Award nominations, for Best Art&Set Direction, Best Visual Effects, and Best Musical Score. The special effects never overwhelm the telling of a good story which is the primary mission and best asset of the original television series and its successors. If you're not a Trekkie before seeing this film, you may be come one upon viewing.
The most faithful to the original series (by mzarich)
Star Trek the Motion Picture was different from all other Star Trek films. Before getting into the movie too much, a ground work based on the various Star Trek series and movies must be established so that this film can be discussed within that context.The original Star Trek series had a very 1960's look to it. The characters were 1960's characters and the feel of the show was very similar to other 1960's shows. Compare the original Star Trek series with the Next Generation and it is quite clear. Captain Kirk exhibits confidence, decisiveness and always maintains control of his <more>
ship and his crew. The captain on the Next Generation and other series is very understanding with everybody, non-confrontational and tries to portray a very complex character. Two different captains for two different era's.For the most part, the episodes in the original Star Trek series were self contained, and one didn't need to see the previous episodes to enjoy a particular one. Starting with Star Trek the Next Generation, the series seemed as if it was being made only for hard core Star Trek fans, who never miss an episode, by putting all kinds of stupid technical talk and a kind of soap opera theme to the show.Something similar can be said for Star Trek the Motion picture when compared to the movies that followed it. One cannot watch Star Trek 3 and fully know what is going on without having seen the Wrath of Khan. Or how confused were some of the "non Star Trek fans", who never saw the second or third films when they went to the movie theater to see Star Trek 4. References to Spocks death and why the crew was not in the Enterprise must have been confusing. Star Trek 5 and 6 are self contained, but there are still a few references to events in the previous films in them. The other problem with the Star Trek movies was the continual, ongoing conflict with Klingons. Films 3, 4, 5 and 6 involved Klingons 4 to a lesser extent . And the Klingons got badder and meaner with each film that it eventually became kind of ridiculous. Star Trek kind of ceased to be science fiction and became just some other action movie taking place in outer space. The actors also seemed to overdue their characters as time went on. And by the time Star Trek 6 came along, a good amount of the dialog seemed as if it was all part of some inside joke.Star Trek the Motion picture avoided all of these problems because it was the first movie and because of when it was made. Star Trek the Motion picture is a true science fiction story, it's not another battle between Kirk and the Klingons. It is simply a story independent of any other Star Trek story. Indeed, it is placed within the framework of Star Trek the characters, the Enterprise, the 24th century , but it is completely independent. The actors play their roles much more seriously and realistically than in later movies. There are a few jokes, but the seriousness of the mission is always looming over the movie. Nobody is cracking jokes or one liners as they are presented with the prospect of Earths destruction.Kirk seems almost as youthful as he did in the original series in the Wrath of Khan he seemed to have aged a lot . William Shatners hair was not permed yet, it looked like it did in the 1960's.Perhaps the best part of the movie though is the art direction. The sets, the ships and the lighting are all very good. Too many science fiction movies today make the future look like it will be filthy, unsanitary, very gloomy, very depressing. Movie sets are usually overdone with all kinds of black stains everywhere, junk lying around, ooze running down walls. Very gritty and grimy. And the people are always sweaty. But, in the 1950's through the end of the 1970's, the vision of the future was always clean, shiny, comfortable. This futuristic vision kind of manifested itself in Disneylands Tommorowland. This version of the future was dominant in Star Trek the Motion Picture's art direction. There were not very many big budget science fiction films which were made that had this particular look to them. Star Trek the Motion Picture did it on a big budget, and it looks very good.As important as the sets and spaceship models themselves was the lighting. Star Trek the Motion picture complimented its clean, futuristic looking sets with a kind of dark lighting while still using some color mostly blues . America's space program at the time when this film was made must have had some influence on this. Images of dark mission control and radar rooms as well as dark space capsules redefined the futuristic look. Because of this, the purple and green lights which were partly used to give some excitement to the spartan sets of the original Star Trek series were gone. However, just enough color was used so that the stale look of contemporary science fiction movies was fortunately missing. The outside of the enterprise seems to not be a bland gray, but rather it has a slight yellowish-brown hue to it, as does the inside of the enterprise. Other parts of the ship have a nice pale green or blue tint to them.All in all, this was a good movie, unfortunately slow at times, but still an interesting storyline to follow. From the sets, to the lighting and the special effects, this was probably the pinnacle of 1960's-1970's science fiction. And it was good to see this type of science fiction film finally produced with such a big budget and such professionalism. It was probably the last and greatest movie of its kind.