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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…
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 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…
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.
Cylindrical space whales. Frivolous use of time travel. Double dumb ass. This is some of the dumbest shit I've ever seen. Am I just a bitter person? I don't know. I cannot believe that this script was written, considered a good idea, and then actually turned into a film in a popular franchise.
Picking up straight where Star Trek III left off this is a strange film to end this story arc but a good one. At the start we see Kirk and co preparing to go home to be court marshalled, prepared to face all their consequences of their actions in the last film. An interesting start but a noble one too. That action sums up this film. Noble. It's a film about a crew who will do whatever it takes,no matter the cost to save a planet and people they love regardless of the fact that they may end up going to jail at the end of it. Noble.
However, the film and cast are all aware of just how funny…
I'm no longer enamored with Khan's fixation on revenge, it got him ultimately killed. I've learned to love Kirk's life affirming process, and his loyalty to his family-his crew...
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home marks Leonard Nimoy's second directed movie, its the best of the series. Its full of humorous moments, featuring the crew out of its element, trying to adjust to 20th century culture in San Francisco. New York or Chicago, on a Subway, among other things, may have been more interesting, but Humpback Whales in one of those cities, probably does not fit the story...
After the absence of a real love interest in the previous 3 flicks, Kirk meets a cetacean biologist, Gillian Taylor, played by…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Earlier when I reviewed Star Trek: The Motion Picture I raved about how the film didn't really possess a villain, and after an iconic portrayal of an iconic character in its sequel, while feeling that the last film's villain existed largely for the sake of that film having a nemesis; The Voyage Home is fortunately a return to the first in not having a villain, as a villain is not necessary. More often than not, abstraction can be one of the most terrifying forces. Such is the case in The Voyage Home.
Returning to the helm for a second round, Nimoy crafts what is undoubtedly one of the strongest Trek films and certainly my favorite along with Meyer's tout and…
So-long and thanks for all the Krill.
Bones reviews the film on camera, telling everyone (audience included) that the plot is crazy. Somehow it all hangs together to make a film that is fun.
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