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star_trek_the_motion_picture1979 – THEATRICAL VERSION


DIRECTOR: Robert Wise

May Contain Spoilers!

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a much maligned entry into the Trek canon, seen as too slow, cold and lacking the heart of the original cult TV series, which had finished a decade earlier. But I feel that nearly 34 years after its hasty release back in December 1979, this epic and much purer science fiction feature film should be reassessed.

A little known fact about this movie is that it was last to feature and theatrical overture, though it also speaks volumes about the tone of which Robert Wise was trying to set for the silver screen debut of a moderately successful adventure show from late 1960’s. Star Trek’s popularity built to legendary proportions in the 70’s, after the show’s three-year run and after the runaway success of Star Wars in 1977, Paramount

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