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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
The key to saving the future can only be found in the past.
Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of a mysterious alien presence whose signals are slowly destroying the planet. In a desperate attempt to answer the call of the probe, Kirk and his crew race back to the late twentieth century. However they soon find the world they once knew to be more alien than anything they've encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy!
You're proposing that we go backwards in time, find humpback whales, then bring them forward in time, drop 'em off, and hope to Hell they tell this probe what to do with itself?!
With 24 seasons over 5 television series and 12 feature films, The Voyage Home has to have the most ridiculous plot in Star Trek's over 45 year history and yet it ends up being one of it's greatest films. Not only does the film feature no real villain, but it's a lighthearted comedy featuring the Enterprise crew time traveling back to 1986 San Francisco to try and locate a couple of Humpback Whales to bring back to the 23rd century to save Earth. The concept is…
A Written Tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
We all have figures in entertainment who touch us in some way. Move us. Inspire us. They may not always be the most virtuous of people. They may not always make the greatest art. We as individuals however have found a reason to respond to them, the person we see behind the camera, or hear behind the microphone, or whose words we digest. And when those people pass on, we feel it more than you would other such strangers. To us they're nothing such - we own that piece of them we have admired, grown up feeling connected to. When that piece is no longer there, we mourn. This happened to me last year…
can you imagine a fourth entry in a lucrative franchise taking a hard swerve into comedy like this these days? although it's certainly choppy since it's still got a goofy, expository and "relevant" sci-fi adventure to deal with, you put a few beers in me and i'll start arguing for it as a Hawksian hangout movie born inadvertently out of nostalgic familiarity and outright fan service.
Quite possibly the silliest piece of media ever conceived.
The very best Star Trek movie as it exists more as a hangout and reaches towards Roddenberry's preoccupation with environmentalism than it does engaging in battle or explosions. They go back to the old trope of being from a different time period and this does register plenty of laughs, Spock, McCoy and Kirk are given the most significant amount of the material, as it should be, and all the actors deliver. I don't think I'll ever tire of hearing Nimoy curse.
I adore this movie mostly for the existence of marine biologist Gillian though, and her adoration for these whales is almost motherly. Her wide eyed belief in a future and space is also commendable. She's ready to jump at…
Some people favor The Wrath of Khan's compelling revenge tale. Others love the Cold War-fueled The Undiscovered Country. And to the .001% that believe the greatest Trek film is that awful turd known as The Final Frontier, go. Just leave. You're making Leonard Nimoy roll around in his grave right now! Anyway, as for me, when it comes to the ultimate Trek film, one that truly surprised me when first experiencing these films, is The Voyage Home.
Closing a story arc that started with "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN", the plot of The Voyage Home sounds ridiculously stupid on paper. Our heroes have to travel back in time to the 1980's San Francisco to retrieve some humpback whales to save the earth from annihilation…
Només Star Trek es pot permetre el luxe de transportar la tripulació de l'USS Enterprise als anys vuitanta per segrestar un parell de balenes d'un parc aquàtic i canviar totalment el registre d'una saga amb seguidors, diguem-ne tant fidels. Excusa que li serveix a 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' perquè Kirk, Spock i companyia passegin pels carrers de San Francisco com si fossin els Village People galàctics.
Descontextualitzar l'exquisita relació que hi ha entre el Capità Kirk i el vulcanià - en gags afortunadíssims i delirants val a dir-, no és suficient però per mantenir la tensió encetada a l'inici i que apuntava cap a un relat de grans proporcions.
M'agrada aquest spin-off d'Star Trek amb convidats de luxe com 'Martes y Trece' i Greenpeace.
WHALE STAR TREK IS BEST STAR TREK!!!
Érdekes a koncepció, egyszer jó volt, de több magyarázat kellett volna.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! What the hell was this??? I'm crying oh geez bwahahaha!!!!
this is the movie that got me into star trek
There's no reason this should work. Technically this is the Leprechaun 4: In Space of the series, the one where they ran out of ideas so they said "What if instead of voyages to new and fascinating worlds, we did the exact opposite!" But luckily Meerson, Krikes, Bennet and Meyer (which is incidentally, the name of the law firm I use) have crafted a deft script that takes proper advantage of the slate wiping of Search For Spock, relegating almost all exposition to a single scene up front and building on the characters new dynamics.
Also, the fish out of water stuff just works. It really works. Star Trek has always gotten a certain amount of mileage out of the…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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Full disclosure: I haven't seen any of the Star Trek films based on the original TV cast, which means I have no idea what happened in Star Trek I thru III.
That being said this was a very entertaining film. I really think of it as a Sci-Fi-Comedy, because the plot is so ridiculous even for Sci-Fi that you just go along with it and enjoy the Star Trek crew fumble around 1986 San Francisco. I also appreciate how this popular franchise that has always explored deeply human questions takes a stab at humanity causing the extinction of animals. Could this film be the turning point of the humpback whale population? Clearly this chart says so:
Man the politics in this movie are everything the right makes fun of the left for--just the worst liberal humanist 1980's granola save-the-whales-we-just-LITERALLY-need-to-talk-to-the-not-bad-but-misunderstood-guy idealist silliness. But goddamn do I just love the out of time jokes. Scotty and the Mac has to be a top-10 Trek moment for me.
Often hailed as one of the most successful Trek movies, Voyage Home finds our fugitive crew forced to travel back in time to 1985.
While the contemporary setting probably helped to make things more accessible to a general audience, I do find it to be a double edged sword at times.
Yes, seeing the 23rd Century characters struggle to understand the customs of their 20th Century ancestors does have a certain wit and charm, delivering some genuinely funny moments, but things do become a little stretched, the puns and quips a tad grating.
By the time we return to 23rd Century it does come with a certain amount of relief.
However with its silly plot and solid performances from actors who by this point know their characters inside and out, this is a fun romp that always makes me smile.
Distributors in the notes.
Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…