Year Released: 1984
Main Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig , Majel Barrett, Nichelle Nichols
Review Date: November 2015
Last watched: August 2015
Number Watches: 5
Format Watched: DVD
“Jim. You’re name is Jim.”
The link with previous films might be a strange one to come in on if you haven’t seen them but as with all Star Trek it’s not the history that’s important, it’s the colourful, explosive, dramatic expanse of the universe and how the cast fly around in it that matters. William and company are all pretty much in control of the screen but the lack of Spock and the old-style Klingon stupidity make it a little less interesting and more just watch-for-the-sake-of-it.
When I first saw the Enterprise being destroyed all those years ago it was important, now not so much. Maybe kids seeing this for the first time can get a sense of wonder but for me there were a lot of just-accept-it-and-move-on moments.
They didn’t fly around the universe and get flung from side to side on the bridge enough for me. Not one of the better movies.
DVD Extras: I got the box set (Original Motion Picture Collection) of all the films and started watching them through so the DVD extras merged. For the most part there were some nice touches and a lot of effects parts with one or two interesting nuggets on each but not masses of wonderful insight. No great bloopers or that.
Yes. It’s one I’ll go back to after a long while.
Watch if on TV?
Yes. Star Trek has a pull on me that overcomes the rubbish. Mostly.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog with pointy ears on.