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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!
Film #30 of the March Madness 80s Sci-Fi Movie Challenge!
Film #4 in The Star Trek Marathon!
One of the more lighthearted feature films in the series! For myself it was a time to marvel over its absurd ability to weave an unbelievable narrative that is so literally out there that it truly is where no man (writer/director/audience) has ever gone before!
The humorous interactions between our iconic hero's amongst themselves and amongst mankind from the 21st century was particularly appealing! Normally they are facing such immediate and dire circumstances that there's no room for levity or lighthearted moments exposing their true nature warts and all that only serves to make their characters that…
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.
McCoy: "You're proposing that we go backwards in time, find humpback whales, then bring them foward in time, drop 'em off, and hope to Hell they tell this probe what to do with itself?"
Kirk: "That's the general idea."
Oh man. I was not expecting this. For those who haven't seen it, The Voyage Home is a situational comedy involving the crew of the Enterprise back in 20th century California. If I had gone into it expecting that I think I might have been able to enjoy it more, but I've basically been hoping for more Wrath. This is certainly constructed well enough as far as comedies go, and once I figured out what it was doing I got a few good laughs out of it, but personally I prefer the more space adventure-oriented installments in the franchise.
"Bill, let's make a Star Trek film about the Enterprise crew stealing whales from the 1980s," Jim says, before taking another bong hit.
"By the gods, that sounds great!"
Just a great movie to watch with the family.
Yep, it still stands up as an endearingly daft, very 1980s fish-out-of-water comedy (whale-out-of-water?).
The film's tightness and effectiveness impresses; especially as it introduces enough jeopardy without having either a villain or even any real violence of which to speak, all of which stands as a testament to Leonard Nimoy's storytelling. This was the big crowdpleaser of the franchise, and it deserved to be. It's sweet-natured good fun, and it deals with its ecology theme lightly.
I always worry for Shatner's hairpiece when he goes into the sea at the end, though.
In which the voyage has a pit stop in the past. Again, a direct sequel. I did not expect that. Also fun is the new wrinkle of the crew helming a Klingon warbird (is that right? close enough?) instead of the Enterprise. There's a bit of culture shock to get us started, then we travel back in time to the past of 1986 where even more culture shock can happen. I think the best thing, though, is that the wild outfits the crew are wearing aren't all that different from the shockingly bad "normal" fashion on display from the citizens of the "past". Remember when I said the first film suffered from a lack of bad guy? Well, this one…
I always liked this movie as a kid, and it still holds up for me. Sure, it's silly and far-fetched, but it also strikes me as one of the purest realizations of Star Trek's utopian future, a feat accomplished through throwing the characters back into the 20th century to bring its shortcomings to light.
The one with the whale's....
This must be the funniest Star Trek movie, relying on fish-out-of-water antics.
Tremendously Enjoyable. Of course, all the Star Trek movies are, but this one was particularly so. It was funny, in the silliest of ways, and the primary plot hangs upon two humpback whales, which is just absurd and unexpected, but very pleasant. It also has time travel, which is always very entertaining, and much of the comedy comes from Chekov trying to break into a nuclear submarine, in the height of the San Fransisco cold war crises, so thats funny. It also has to do with Spock, who you may remember was still all messed up in the last movie, re-learning how to balance his Humanity and his Vulcanism. It also has Kirk wooing an environmental activist, who is part of the whole whale plot. Its silly, not nearly as epic as Wrath of Khan, but still extremely fun in its own way. Most recommended.
For many people, The Voyage Home was their introduction to Star Trek, and it isn't hard to see why. Easily the lightest of the films, it's a fun romp through time that satisfactorly concludes Spock's resurrection arc and brings the crew back to their old selves.
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