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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…
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 heck is wrong with me? When I went to log this I had apparently given it 3.5/5. Star ratings are stupid, and this movie is amazing. To me, this is Star Trek at its finest, and most fun.
After seeing Star Trek III, I remarked that it was maybe too tied to its TV roots at that point in the series, as it seemed like a sort-of cynical attempt to reset the series narratively much like a TV show would. If that's so, then Star Trek IV is the positive side of that coin, as it's thrilling to see such a big budget blockbuster (in 70mm!) basically take a step back and do a "funny episode." It's the kind of thing you almost never see, and it's so much fun here. It helps that these guys are so at home in their characters, and in full hangout mode. Even Shatner seems hilariously in on the joke, schmoozing his…
I enjoyed this one just for its pure ridiculous plot. A weird steel pipe appears over Earth and is never explained. I assume it is Pilot Whales (pardon the pun). Then it sparks a fish out of water tale set in the mid 80s. A movie like this should be fun but it is borderline serious.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home represents the payoff of bringing Spock back from the dead. Time travel Star Trek-style returns in ST: IV. This is a funny and thought provoking movie. Every member of the cast is firing on all cylinders. I'm kind of surprised that a Klingon Bird of Prey class ship is large enough to house two whales and the water necessary to support them. Isn't this ship more a type of scout or frigate ship? Does this point matter? Nah.
Divertidísima entrega de la saga clásica. Quizá el argumento sea algo tonto, pero es la más divertida y para mí la mejor de la saga original.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It’s easy to see why the fourth installment of the original casts Star Trek adventures turned out to be the most popular. For one, The Voyage Home is a great film, and secondly, it’s the most accessible to Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike. This is due to the temporal element of the story requiring our heroes to spend time with regular present day human beings right here on good old Terra-firma. Add to that the positive and always popular idea that humans should stop being assholes to whales, and you have a winning message that a lot of people can agree with and relate to.
It is also the lightest most fun Trek in the original series too. We get to…
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Horrible, horrible plot, but I laughed a lot.
Doesn't hold up too well as an adult.
This movie is totally ludicrous. Completely and utterly ludicrous in every way imaginable. The fact that this is always listed in the top 3 trek films blows my mind. WALES! BLOODY WALES! I don't know why this works but it does. The banter is great and it is so self serious that you believe it's insanity.
The Voyage Home continues the story of the previous movie but can be enjoyed on its own as well. It deftly blends a bit of humor as well as social commentary that rounds out the Star Trek experience.
I like the way the movies tie together but can still be watched separately. Most of the special effects seem dated but these movies honor the Star Trek universe nicely.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- La Jetée
- Back to the Future
- The Terminator
- Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
- Mind Game
All the time travel films I can think of (and that I have seen) in order of greatness.
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
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