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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.
"The one with the whales".
Star Trek went funny and bouncy with this, the fourth in the series. (Can we all admit though, that we all see it as the third? Does anyone count the first one? Really?) Trek was never great at humour, but here it does indeed work "on all thrusters". It's a light film, with not many consequences and no villain, in other words it's a breath of fresh air. We are asked to remember that Star Trek (and sci-fi in general) can be optimistic, and needn't be doom and gloom all the time. I think I like this one more each time I see it.
MY THREE WORDS
Bouncy, light-weight, swift.
Coming to America meets Star Trek parody, only it's real and it's glorious. “This is a real movie, with real hollywood actors, that was really made." -My Friend
The Voyage Home is the 4th Star Trek (original series) film, continuing directly after The Search for Spock. The crew decides to return to Earth, but there are complications and they need to go on another quest.
The plot is the most ridiculous yet, with an unknown spaceship (assumed to be an automated probe) showing up by Earth, broadcasting a signal directed at the oceans, apparently trying to communicate with humpback whales. But also crippling all human technology and vaporizing the oceans. The damage is assumed to be accidental (like, how? the probe senders don’t consider cooking the whales to death and devastating their entire planet would be a problem regarding their chat?) but in any case the whales are…
First time viewing on film, first time with an audience. Still holds up enough. Vulcan logic still applies. This is what Star Trek is, not that lens flare reboot garbage.
Yeah it is a film about time travel which means the crew of the Enterprise have to go back in time to steal a couple of whales or the future Earth will be destroyed.
Still no where near the strangest plot I Star Trek have come up with.
I only work in outer space.
Departing from the usually level of seriousness, viewers are treated to a fun-filled adventure in a more familiar setting where the cast of characters must navigate themselves among the primitive surroundings, often with hilarious results. Despite the silliness of the plot this entry is by no means makes a mockery of the series. While straying true to the continuing philosophical tone there's also a strong emphasis on fragile balance between man and nature. I can see why this is considered to be the fan favourite as the high level of enjoyment easily warrants repeat viewings.
Despite it's unconventional and rather laughable premise, this installment to the popular franchise delivers a strong, lighthearted, and endearing story which continues to delight serious fans of the sci-fi series. Unlike its predecessors, this sequel trades grandiose ambition for structured character development and witty dialog; thus, returning to the roots of its source material by reflecting on the iconic players who made it memorable. Moreover, the move into a modern era allows the location to be more relatable to viewers and provides a more accurate commentary on an environmental issue which was plauguing society at time.
I don't think I've ever seen all of this movie before, which is, turns out, a shame because it's quite charming and enjoyable. I can see why it was released over Christmas.
A great blend of comedy and drama. Nimoy is on fire in this one. "Is it not time for a colorful metaphor?"
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