run time: 132 mins
considered: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols
movie summary: When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop it. (www.imdb.com)
my thoughts: Star Trek the Motion Picture was a flat-out disappointing movie that makes you wish you were doing something else while it plays. When the credits started, the new theme music seems like you’re about to watch an Indiana Jones or Star Wars movie. The plot of the Motion Picture was boring and uninteresting. All the Star Trek main characters like Captain turned Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner), First Officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and Doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy (DeForest Kelly) were way too serious, none of them portrayed their real personalities and there was no witty banter amongst them. Their interaction seemed awkward and forced. The worst thing about the whole movie was the “new” Enterprise uniforms. It may have been 1979 and years in the future from where the Original Series left off, but there was no gold, blue, or red uniforms. In their place are horrible looking red ones.
Although the movie was called Star Trek, had the all main characters in it, was shot on the USS Enterprise, it just didn’t feel like a Star Trek story.
People have told me that the first movie wasn’t a great adventure, and they were right.
my star rating: 2 out 10