Star Trek - The Motion Picture

1979

Robert Wise
Director
Paramount
Studio

The crew of the Enterprise saddled up once more in this first big screen offering. As Trek goes rather ponderous, as a sci-fi romance it soars. That's it, if you can forget about it being Trek, this is a magnificent film, with awesome special effects courtesy of maestro, Douglas "2001" Trumbull.

-The Sloth

Somehwat underwhelming feature film debut for the franchise, undercut by a limp TV plot, awful costume design, and some poor acting in key roles. Fortunately, the producers got sick of Roddenberry's meddling and took control, allowing Wrath of Khan to become the best of a very long-running series.

The 2001 "Director's Cut" is not an improvement. If a director is so insecure with the final product they release that they feel the need to constantly tinker, perhaps they should let more confident hands do the work.

-Dave W.



7th December 1979
Cinema



132 mins
2.35:1


13th May 2003
DVD









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William Shatner
Rear Admiral / Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
Spock
Leonard Nimoy
Spock
DeForest Kelley
Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy
DeForest Kelley
Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy
James Doohan
Commander Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
George Takei
Lt. Commander Hikaru Sulu
Walter Koenig
Lieutenant Pavel A. Chekov
Nichelle Nichols
Lt. Commander Nyota Uhura
Majel Barrett
Dr. Christine Chapel
Persis Khambatta
Lieutenant Ilia
Persis Khambatta
Lieutenant Ilia
Stephen Collins
Commander Willard Decker
Grace Lee Whitney
Janice Rand
Mark Lenard
Klingon Captain, IKS Amar
Billy Van Zandt
Alien Boy
(TV Edit Only)
Roger Aaron Brown
Epsilon IX Enlisted Technician
Gary Faga
Airlock Technician
David Gautreaux
Commander Branch
John Gowans
Assistant to Rand
(as John D. Gowans)
Howard Itzkowitz
Cargo Deck Ensign
Jon Rashad Kamal
Commander Sonak
(listed in credits as Lt. Commander)
Marcy Lafferty
Chief DiFalco
Michele Ameen Billy
Epsilon IX Lieutenant
Jeri McBride
Technician
(TV Edit Only)
Terrence O'Connor
Chief Ross
Michael Rougas
Lieutenant Cleary
Susan O'Sullivan
Woman
(Transporter Accident Victim)
Ralph Brannen
Crew Member
Ralph Byers
Crew Member
Paula Crist
Crew Member
Iva Lane
Crew Member
Franklyn Seales
Crew Member
Momo Yashima
Crew Member
Jimmie Booth
Klingon Crewman
Joel Kramer
Klingon Helmsman, IKS Amar
Bill McIntosh
Klingon Crewman
(as Bill McTosh)
Dave Moordigian
Klingon Crewman
Tom Morga
Klingon First Officer, IKS Amar
Tony Rocco
Klingon Crewman
Joel Schultz
Klingon Crewman
Craig Thomas
Klingon Crewman
Edna Glover
Vulcan Master
(Kolinahr High Master)
Norman Stuart
Vulcan Master
Paul Weber
Vulcan Master
Joshua Gallegos
Security Officer
(Ensign Perez)
Lisa Chess
Yeoman
(TV Edit Only)
Leslie C. Howard
Yeoman
Sayra Hummel
Technical Assistant
(TV Edit Only)
Junero Jennings
Technical Assistant
(TV Edit Only)
Arthur Tovey
Vulcan Civilian at Air Tram Station
(uncredited)
Richard Arnold
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Rosanna Attias
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Fred Bronson
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Celeste Cartier
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
JoAnn Christy
Vulcan Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Vern Dietsche
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Christopher Doohan
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Montgomery Doohan
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Walt Doty
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Scott Dweck
Vulcan Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Don Fanning
Zaranite Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Dennis Fischer
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Cassandra Foster
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Barnetta Fowler
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
David Gerrold
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
William Guest
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Bill Hickey
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
James T. Kirk
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Katherine Kurtz
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Steven Lance
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Randall Larson
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Don J. Long
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Barbara Minster
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Beth Moberly
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Ve Neill
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Zack Richardson
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Susan Sackett
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Frank Salsedo
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Kathleen Sky
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Louise Stange-Wahl
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Leigh Strother-Vien
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Cedric Taporco
Saurian Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Denise Tathwell
Vulcan Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Bjo Trimble
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
John Watts
Andorian Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Marlene Willauer
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Millie Wise
Crewmember at Mission Briefing
(uncredited)
Robert Bralver
Stunts
Bill Couch
Stunts
(as William Couch)
Keith L. Jensen
Stunts
John Hugh McKnight
Stunts
Sharon Hesky
Federation Civilian

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