Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture ★★ ½ 1979 (PG)

The Enterprise fights a strange alien force that threatens Earth in this first film adaptation of the famous TV series. Shatner's Kirk has been promoted to admiral and is called to take command of the vessel. He gets his old crew to tag along as well. Underrated at its theatrical release, but has benefitted from time, re-evaluation, and a director's cut. 136m/C VHS, DVD . William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Stephen Collins, Persis Khambatta, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Majel Barrett, Mark Lenard, Grace Lee Whitney; D: Robert Wise; W: Harold Livingston; C: Richard H. Kline; M: Jerry Goldsmith.