Year Released: 1991
Main Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig , Nichelle Nichols, Mark Lenard , Kim Cattrall , Christopher Plummer , Michael Dorn , David Warner (I met him), Rene Auberjonois
Review Date: December 2015
Last watched: August 2015
Number Watches: 4
Format Watched: DVD
” Let them die! ”
“Captain’s Log, stardate 9529.1. This is the final cruise of the Starship Enterprise under my command.”
“Second star to the right and straight on till morning. ”
So many quotes from Shakespeare, so many attempts to get big plot in there and so much like a Star Trek episode. In many ways a good one to finish with but in others an example of the lack lustre scripts depending more on the ethos of the ST universe. Tired cast, slow action, but still a film to watch and enjoy. Star Trek sets are awesome, costumes wonderful and some of the lines are quite good but it’s definately comfort over style.
At least they acknowledged it would be the last of the first gen which is a good thing in these days of corporate franchising.
Watch and remember, watch and enjoy.
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.
If you’re looking at all the movies at once as I did with this box set, you start to see a great number of similarities with the sets and the character roles. I mean, they’re pretty obvious to start with but it’s all more samey when you get them back-to-back. So my advice is not to do that, give them space, at least a couple of weeks between each adventure. Enjoy going back to them and remember them fondly!
Watch if on TV?
Yes because it’s Star Trek
Snog, Marry, Avoid?