STARRING: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols

1989, 106 Minutes, Directed by: William Shatner

art_start_5.jpg (9605 bytes)Description: A rebellious Vulcan (Laurence Luckinbill) kidnaps Federation officials in his overzealous quest for the supreme source of creation.

Usually one would say that a film such as this is for the fans, but even dedicated trekkies cringed at the sight of the old Enterprise crew sitting by a campfire with roasted marshmallows singing tacky camping songs . . .

The Star Trek crew meets something that might, or might not, be God on an alien planet. A tired plot and definite sign that the adventures of the Starship Enterprise is getting a bit saggy and old - bit like the corseted crew itself. Easily the worst film in the series: the sequel no one ever talks about! Surprisingly this one didn't kill the series off, but the original 1960s TV crew made their last appearance in the next big screen movie, namely Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) which isn't half bad at all. 

Some of Kirk, Spock, et al. crew members appeared in Star Trek - Generations (1994) to symbolically pass the baton to the Next Generation crew. Star Trek - First Contact (1996), Star Trek - Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) followed.



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