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?
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