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Story

Back when the first Star Trek feature was released in December 1979, the Trek franchise was still relatively modest, consisting of the original TV series, an animated cartoon series from 1973-74, and a burgeoning fan network around the world. Series creator Gene Roddenberry had conceived a second TV series, but after the success of Star Wars the project was upgraded into this lavish feature film, which reunited the original series cast aboard a beautifully redesigned starship U.S.S. Enterprise. Under the direction of Robert Wise (best known for West Side Story), the film proved to be a mixed blessing for Trek fans, who heatedly debated its merits; but it was, of course, a phenomenal hit. Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) leads his crew into the vast structures surrounding V'Ger, an all-powerful being that is cutting a destructive course through Starfleet space. With his new First Officer (Stephen Collins), the bald and beautiful Lieutenant Ilia (played by the late Persis Khambatta) and his returning veteran crew, Kirk must decipher the secret of V'Ger's true purpose and restore the safety of the galaxy. The story is rather overblown and derivative of plots from the original series, and avid Trekkies greeted the film's bland costumes with derisive laughter. But as a feast for the eyes, this is an adventure worthy of big-screen trekkin'. Douglas Trumbull's visual effects are astonishing, and Jerry Goldmith's score is regarded as one of the prolific composer's very best (with its main theme later used for Star Trek: The Next Generation). And, fortunately for Star Trek fans, the expanded 143-minute version (originally shown for the film's network TV premiere) is generally considered an improvement over the original theatrical release. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Commentary by: director Robert Wise, special photographic effects director Douglas Trumbull, special photographic effects supervisor John Dykstra, music composer Jerry Goldsmith, and actor Stephen Collins
  • Disc 1:
  • The newly restored, director's edition of the feature film
  • Text commentary by Michael Okuda, co-author of the Star Trek Encyclopedia
  • Disc 2:
  • 3 retrospective documentaries with cast and crew interviews
  • 3 trailers
  • 8 television commercials
  • 11 deleted scenes
  • 5 additional scenes
  • Storyboard archives
  • New Star Trek series Enterprise promo spot

Cast

William ShatnerCaptain Kirk
Leonard NimoySpock
DeForest KelleyDr. McCoy
James DoohanScotty
George TakeiSulu
Majel BarrettDr. Chapel
Walter KoenigChekov
Nichelle NicholsUhura
Persis KhambattaIlia
Stephen CollinsDecker
Grace Lee WhitneyJanice Rand
Marcy LaffertyChief DiFalco

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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: Robert Wise
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 132 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 7, 1979
  • Ratings
    North AmericaG
    EuropeU
    AustraliaG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 13, 2003
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