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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Report this Jul. 18 2011, 10:41 pm

Quote: I<3StarTrek @ Jul. 10 2011, 8:55 am

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>Star Trek: The Motion Picture was actually just an expansion of the going-to-be first episode of the failed-before-it-even-started TV series Star Trek II by Paramount. Spock wasn't going to be in that series and was to be replaced by an all-Vulcan named Xon. Interesting to me.

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Fascinating.....  But I'm sure glad they kept Spock.


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Report this Jul. 19 2011, 12:08 am

While it's not my -favourite- of the series (ST4 is), it's certainly not my least favourite (ST2 is). They could have really condensed the 'scenic' shots into something like a short few 'oh, look how pretty!' seconds..but, other than that- the base storyline is rather fascinating. Or, at least, I thought it was. It was an original thought for a plotline. However, plotlines that involve technology thinking on it's own, eventually, has the tendency to draw me in.


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Report this Aug. 08 2011, 9:50 pm

i just recently watched on blu ray, and i really enjoyed this film. true it is very slow but that really does not bother me and i am still taken by the fx shots of entering the energy cloud - one of the most beautiful fx shots i have scene in a Trek film.


couple this with an interesting storyline and i have to say it makes for an enjoyable movie.

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Report this Oct. 15 2011, 4:53 pm

Love it. Always will. True Trek

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Report this Oct. 31 2011, 5:59 pm

I absolutely love this flick.


TMP is a great cross between "The Changeling" and "The Corbomite Maneuver."


Just a lovely, brilliant, beautiful film...


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Report this Nov. 12 2011, 4:32 am

I think it is a difficult film to watch becouse of some realy long takes that were to me simply boring. I mean, at the beginning they show us the ship's exterior and it takes ages to a new scene.. Some shots were just too long. I have the impression it should've been done as an episode lasting 40 minutes, but not a fully lenght film.

But the plot is stunning, I love the history and when I watched it the first time (I intentionally avoided any information regarding this film just to make it a surprise for me), I really didn't expected V'Ger to be Voyager. I like the history very much, but I'd rather read it than watch it as a film! 

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Report this Nov. 12 2011, 9:14 pm

well i was born in 66 so as a kid i watched Star Trek at every oppertunity. I was Mesmorized by it lol. Have been Die Hard Star Trek every since. When TMP came out i was so excited... A new Star Trek that i didnt first see as a rerun. Didnt care that the story line was way to benign for the return of Star Trek. Just Glad it was back and that they didnt totally screw te ship up. Its not my favorite( about the middle of the pack for me) but it was still a good movie... only disappointing thing to me was it's knock off of The Changling. Granted it was a much better version of The Changling but still... From my understanding it was a Phase II script, but not the pilot. Of course most of the first two years of TNG are actually Phase II. I think for the return of Star Trek they could have chosen and better plot. Of course its a testiment to Star Trek itself and us Believers that after being canceled, then a weak returning, that it has become what it has.


 

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Report this Nov. 12 2011, 9:16 pm


 


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Report this Nov. 13 2011, 1:24 am

Quote: I<3StarTrek @ Jul. 10 2011, 8:55 am

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>Star Trek: The Motion Picture was actually just an expansion of the going-to-be first episode of the failed-before-it-even-started TV series Star Trek II by Paramount. Spock wasn't going to be in that series and was to be replaced by an all-Vulcan named Xon. Interesting to me.

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Not completely true. Spock was supposed to be in it - but as a recurring character rather than a fixed weekly regular. There was a dispute between Nimoy and Paramount and Roddenberry about all of this - but it is also untrue to say Nimoy wasn't interested, that he had turned his back on it etc. I would recommend anybody intererested to read Star Trek Phase II - The Lost Series by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens.


ST-P2 would have/should have launched the fourth TV network (a task left to the later and inferior Voyager) in 1978. And its feature-length pilot show In Thy Image did indeed transmute into Star Trek : The Motion Picture.


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Report this Nov. 13 2011, 10:34 pm

I watched this movie for the first time recently with much curiosity, as I had heard such conflicting accounts of it. However, I was determined to go into it with an open mind. And actually quite enjoyed what I saw. The opening sequence didn't seem too long at all (one classic complaint) and the v'ger machine itself was quite an intriguing concept.


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Report this Nov. 14 2011, 1:06 pm

I liked the opening sequence also and the vger concept as well. But after thinking for so long that the Star Trek i had grown to love was religated to the reruns for me to see... after the hype and aniticpation for what was comming... it was a bit disappointing. This would have been better as a episode not a motion picture, expecially not the one that would bring back and transform a legend into a icon. The Wrath of Khan did that, where TMP failed.\


 

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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 1:02 pm

I admire the ambition to make something thoughtful that wasn't just about dogfights and gunbattles, but they just didn't make it intelligent or interesting enough.


I didn't warm to Decker or Saavik, and wasn't sorry to know they wouldn't feature again.


One thing always annoyed me - the bit early on where they're testing the transporter - on REAL PEOPLE... like, WHAT???


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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 3:57 pm

Quote: CloudMinder2 @ Jan. 10 2012, 1:02 pm

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>I admire the ambition to make something thoughtful that wasn't just about dogfights and gunbattles, but they just didn't make it intelligent or interesting enough.

>I didn't warm to Decker or Saavik, and wasn't sorry to know they wouldn't feature again.

>One thing always annoyed me - the bit early on where they're testing the transporter - on REAL PEOPLE... like, WHAT???

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Savik wasnt in this film, she was in the 2nd film, and she also was seen again in the 3rd and 4th films.


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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 4:08 pm

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Savik wasnt in this film, she was in the 2nd film, and she also was seen again in the 3rd and 4th films.


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correct, i was of course thinking of Ilia 


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Report this Jan. 12 2012, 2:34 pm

The story is very good.  The argument could be made that it is what Star Trek is really all about: the human condition.  A being roaming the galaxy trying to determine the meaning of life, why it was created, and its place in the universe.  Add to that the parallel of what Spock is going through, trying to figure out where he belongs.  It's good stuff.  It's also very different in tone than any other Trek, and the long boring visual scenes tend to weigh it down a bit.  Still, it's a very good movie despite its faults.

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