“Beautiful Yet Bad” (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Conference Time (TMP)
A conference held on the Enterprise, showing what the crew is up against

I know it’s been a while. I’m sorry. I had to finish my marathon sometime, and what better time than a time that you’re really, really, bored to watch Star Trek: The Motion Picture?

The Motion Picture (Poster)
The original poster art for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, from 1979 (a decade after Star Trek went off the air)

Far across the galaxy, there is a mysterious storm-like phenomenon destroying ships, completely vaporizing them. Starfleet has tracked the storm’s path, and it’s heading straight for Earth. Captain Kirk must resume control of the newly refitted USS Enterprise, to analyze the storm and take whatever means necessary to save Earth.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture wasn’t honestly as bad as I thought it was going to be. The special effects were very good for their time, and they still looked pretty cool today. Overall, the worst of the original six, but not actually as bad as you might remember. 6 out of 10.

Release Date: December 7th, 1979

Director: Robert Wise, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Stephen Collins

Runtime: 132 minutes (two hours and 12 minutes)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture took in around $82 million with a budget of $35 million


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