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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.
I never liked this one very much. I don't like fish out of water stories and I don't like those fucking whales.
Very lighthearted compared to the previous films. This one has a sense of humor that is pretty surprising. A lot of fun and better than part 3 but still pales in comparison to Wrath of Kahn.
Funny, but not very Star Trek-y.
Star Trek IV and VI are the Star Trek movies that I most like (including the new ones).
Star Trek IV has an ingenious plot and blends perfectly scifi with humor.
Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. As they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of a mysterious alien probe 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 in the hopes of finding the only living creature that can talk to the probe, humpback whales. Just about pitch perfect and on point with social commentary, this is classic Trek meeting the save the whales movement head on and embracing it, all…
Continuing my quest to watch all of the Star Trek films for the first time I have to say I came away from this installment with the largest and dorkiest smile imaginable. As cheesy as the plotting gets here, the proceedings are sprinkled with enough humor to make this a ridiculously fun two hours.
I must confess, I like time travel tropes.
Now THIS is Star Trek.
'The Voyage Home' is just what Gene Roddenbery intended his final frontier to be: absurd, wacky, character-driven, and just plain entertaining. It is the pinnacle of the Star Trek saga, triumphing where its predecessors failed. Films 1-3 were less character-oriented--with the exception of Kirk and Spock, no shipmate really got any great spotlight moments. In film #4, everyone in the crew gets a chance to show forth their eccentric personalities through a pristine script and a wonderful story. I won't say too much, not wanting to spoil the plot for anybody, but the story is so crazy that it involves A) whales B) time travel and C) Spock learning how to cuss, all…
corny and enjoyable with lots of humor. much less serious than the others. the premise is ridiculous but it's still a lot a fun. scotty trying to deal with a computer from the 80s made me laugh out loud.
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
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