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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.
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…
It's a good thing this movie's a comedy, b/c if it took itself seriously the horrible plot wouldn't hold up.
THIS IS THE BEST STAR TREK MOVIE and I'm gonna fight anyone who says otherwise.
A rare gem. A simple, well executed movie that is filled with joy and great character moments.
An oddball entry in to the Star Trek franchise (at least from what I've seen) that is a pleasant fish out of water story that doesn't stress the plot or dangerous nature of the mission. It's a film that I would love to see an audience's reaction to today, what with there being no villain and the whole goal is to rescue whales and bring them back to the future. It's impressive they were able to get this made and that it turned out so well.
The Voyage Home is the closing entry in the 'trilogy' of sorts that began with The Wrath of Khan (though one does not need to watch the previous films to understand this one) and it is quite different from the films preceding it.
The absurdist plot involves the Enterprise traveling back in time to 1986 to bring back two humpback whales to the 23rd century. Leonard Nimoy directs this film and intentionally desired to keep things light and turns what should have been a bizarre failure into a watchable and entertaining flick. Most of the film focuses on 1986 San Francisco with our fish out of water Enterprise crew getting to play around in this highly comedic sci-fi story. The ensemble gets a little more to do in this film, and most of the comedy finds its mark, making The Voyage Home a highly watchable and fun little adventure.
The writing for each scene in San Fran is done absolutely to perfection, the ignorance of the 23rd century characters in the 20th century is hysterical.
The story is like The Motion Picture but with much more interesting light hearted moments and even more intelligent solutions. The earth has been invaded by an unknown source, similar to the first film but the trouble starts quickly in the film so it is much much more interesting.
Probably the most fun adventure of all time.
They drop space and action for laughs and a message about saving the whales. The crew come back to the 20 century to save two whales in order to save the world. And Kirk and Spock re-find their friendship. Well made with so good laughs. It feels more like a longer episode from the TV show then a film. Light on action and heavy on laughs.
Time for some colorful metaphors!
The funniest Star Trek film by far, The Voyage Home is an amazingly well done time capsule of a different time. Everything in this movie is damn near perfect and I honestly cannot watch this movie without a hell of a smile on my hell of a face all the hell of the way through.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!