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!
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.
The very best Star Trek movie as it exists more as a hangout and reaches towards Roddenberry's preoccupation with environmentalism than it does engaging in battle or explosions. They go back to the old trope of being from a different time period and this does register plenty of laughs, Spock, McCoy and Kirk are given the most significant amount of the material, as it should be, and all the actors deliver. I don't think I'll ever tire of hearing Nimoy curse.
I adore this movie mostly for the existence of marine biologist Gillian though, and her adoration for these whales is almost motherly. Her wide eyed belief in a future and space is also commendable. She's ready to jump at…
Some people favor The Wrath of Khan's compelling revenge tale. Others love the Cold War-fueled The Undiscovered Country. And to the .001% that believe the greatest Trek film is that awful turd known as The Final Frontier, go. Just leave. You're making Leonard Nimoy roll around in his grave right now! Anyway, as for me, when it comes to the ultimate Trek film, one that truly surprised me when first experiencing these films, is The Voyage Home.
Closing a story arc that started with "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN", the plot of The Voyage Home sounds ridiculously stupid on paper. Our heroes have to travel back in time to the 1980's San Francisco to retrieve some humpback whales to save the earth from annihilation…
In this movie, WHALES.
ST4 is a goofy movie on a lot of levels. But it gets away with it -- not unlike the Roger Moore era Bond films -- through panache, love, and reveling in its own silliness. It's also, ironically, one of the most quoted ST films around.
- Giant cigarette butt probe goes to Earth seaching for ... whales. Wait, have whales been communicating off-planet previously?
- Probe also starts mucking up Earth's environment; the whales would not have been amused.
- Star Fleet's response to all of this? Panicky handwaving, and waiting around until all the ships in orbit are drained of their power (thanks, harmless probe!) to start to react.
- Saavik stays behind on Vulcan because…
Very entertaining due to the fish out of water aspect for the characters.
It's really weird to see this series just take a total TURN on it's plot. There's no action in space, there's no travel to other planets, it's just time traveling fun! I think that's why I liked it. We get rid of the darkness of the series and all the drama and just show that the crew can have some fun every once and a while.
A fun continuation of the story begun in Star Trek II and continued in Star Trek III. A classic fish out of water story (pun intended) as the characters from the 23rd century travel to the 20th.
These actors are really starting to show their age, but it's still an enjoyable, if not hokey, film.
Re-watched it lately and was moved by the nativity of our youth. We thought THAT was a funny movie?
Far from the most exciting, tense or clever Trek film, but certainly the most tongue-in-cheek, and probably the most fun. Sure it's silly and far from subtle, but it's so affectionate towards its characters and provides the most laughs in any supposedly straight sci-fi film I can remember. Nice break from space battles here too. And I wonder if the mom and dad on 7th Heaven ever compared notes about their time with Captain Kirk.
Star Trek jumped the whale on this one.
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