Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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!
Beginning with "save the world" importance and ending with life-affirming joy, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a film which shreds its urgency as it goes along, supplanting stakes for a sweet dose of environmentalism and shaggy comedy. Our characters are already so iconic in their traits that creating a humble hangout film feels like a natural progression in the Star Trek series. The heroes are obviously involved in the imminent threat, but the audience is carried away by slack scenarios and sublime mini narratives; slices of comedy which could only be achieved by a molecular understanding of these personalities. The hilarious chemistry is built around this team, their pasts, and the iconic energy their adventures hold, and even when the tone couldn't be breezier, it feels authentic. You'd have to be a double dumbass not to enjoy this.
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…
While I like the poster LB is currently using, this one is much better:
it's my favourite Star Trek movie because a) it's entertaining as all hell, b) Nimoy directs the shit out of it, and c) it's a classic Trek story in that the "villain" is inscrutable and/or not villainous at all. Plus, my favourite scene in Star Trek history:
I actually love Star Trek. Don't @ me about it. Unless you want to make the comment section a place for discussing how boss Star Trek is.
My favorite part is when McCoy gives an old woman on kidney dialysis a pill and she literally grows a new kidney within minutes.
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.
70mm at the Somerville Theatre.
So hamfisted with the environmental stuff and so god damn preachy! I love it. It’s even better than I remembered. Most every single joke lands and the vibe is perfectly lighthearted and silly.
The crowd’s favorite line and the cause of one of the biggest tidal waves of sudden laughter I’ve heard anywhere was Takei’s crooning of “San Franciscoooooo.”
OOHHHHH FUCK!!!!!!!!!! WHEN HE WAS IN THE TANK!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE DID THAT
OK, I liked them visiting San Francisco in 1986 and talking about how primitive we were then. Judging by the scenes we aren't advancing as fast as the scriptwriters implied we might. Ready for the next installment!
I love this film. After all the sadness and hardship of Star Trek II and III a light hearted comedy is just what the doctor ordered. It is funnier than I remembered and it's a lot of fun.
What an absolute delight this movie is! The crew of the Enterp...I mean, uh, Klingon Bird of Prey are completely taken out of their element by going back in time to 1980's San Francisco in order to bring back to the present help in solving this chapter's dilemma. The various ways they each try to function in the past, be it Mr. Spock's "colorful metaphors", Mr Scott speaking directly into a computer's mouse in order to communicate with it, or Uhura and Chekov trying to get help in finding the "nuclear wessels", are hilarious. Of course our heroes come through in the end like they always do, but in a way never seen before or since. This film is a one of a kind!
Kirk and Co. are fish out of water in the 1980s trying to get fish - well mammls - out of actual water in this environmentally friendly Star Trek...comedy. What. Colorful metaphor!
Whales, captain! Whales!
While it is refreshing to see a time travel movie where no one cares about changing stuff around, it just doesn't make sense. A fun movie, but that's about it.
Complete list. :-(