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REVIEWS OF MEGA BLOCKBUSTERS
STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE (1979)
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Directed By:
Robert Wise

Starring:
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Majel Barrett, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins, Grace Lee Whitney and Mark Lenard

Rated PG
Genre: Science Fiction
Format Used: My Own DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence
Also Known As:
Star Trek II (USA) (working title)
Star Trek: Phase II (USA) (working title)
Star Trek: Planet of the Titans (USA) (working title)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition (USA) (DVD title)

THE PLOT:

The Enterprise is refitted and about to go back to exploring the great unknown with a new Captain and a new crew. Admiral James T. Kirk goes on board to wish her a bon voyage. But when Earth is threaned by an alien cloud of unknown origin, James takes command in order to stop it from doing what it do to a fleet of Klingon ships.

When a prob of the ship destroys Lieutenant Ilia, she is replaced by some kind of android connected to V'Ger, the creature that lays within the center of the Cloud. The Enterprise heads for the center to find V'Ger, in order to reason with it or stop it if nessecary.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know Star Trek is the first low budget TV show to get a blockbuster make over, not the last. But certainly the first. Now for the movie review. Long, extremely long, incredibly long, annoying long. Basically I'm saying it's long. The human characters were there and I love the fact they used the original cast and the new editions are cool. But it is kind of long and slow, one of the slowest movies in a long time, as slow as 2001. But not as confusing as 2001. Anyway, that's my only major complaint about Star Trek The Motion Picture, long and slow. Great effects, acting and the story basically works and there is a twist near the end that I will not spoil. But if you can stand staying awake through the slow part, then it makes it worth the wait. 7 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I love Star Trek but I do have to agree with Zedd on his points, it was long and slow. Very slow at points, but having the original cast exploring the universe and the twist at the end does make it worth it. 8 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ CLEVER (Bringing Star Trek to a new generation of fans.)
+ COOL EFFECTS (Impressive effects, even by today's standards.)
+ CAST (It's good to see the cast from the classic TV show.)
+ STORY (For the most part, the story works.)
+ TWIST (The twist near the end works.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- LONG (At around 3 hours long, it's long.)
- SLOW (Being around 3 hours long, it gets slow in places.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't a fan of the original TV show, then you may not care about this blockbuster movie.)

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