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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

PG| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Living in exile on the planet Vulcan, the ragtag former crew of the USS Enterprise steal a starship after receiving a planetary distress call from Earth: a space probe has entered into orbit around Earth, disabled global power on the planet and evaporated the oceans. Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the rest of the officers travel back in time to retrieve now-extinct humpback whales, which Spock has deduced will communicate with the probe and send it away from Earth.

Cast: William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , Catherine Hicks , DeForest Kelley , James Doohan , George Takei , Walter Koenig , Nichelle Nichols

Director: Leonard Nimoy

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Release Date: November 26th, 1986|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • This is easily the most absurd of the "Star Trek" stories - and yet, oddly enough, it is also the best, the funniest and the most enjoyable in simple human terms. I'm relieved that nothing like restraint or common sense stood in their way. show more

  • Star Trek IV, while not a superior effort, is an effective and enjoyable sample of entertainment -- not good science fiction, but a lightweight piece of comic fantasy utilizing characters so familiar that they feel like old friends. show more

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is the dopiest and most congenial in the series, an indication that the producers have at last acknowledged that what they're dealing with is not science fiction or adventure, but a kind of cosmic fluke. [27 Nov. 1986, p.F1] show more

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Catherine Hicks on the 25th Anniversary of 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'

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Mike Ryan on December 1, 2011

It was Thanksgiving weekend, 1986. In the past, I had convinced my parents to take me to see the first three 'Star Wars' movies at the theater, but 'Star Trek' was another story all together. My f...

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