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PG| 2 hr. 16 min.

Plot Summary
The Federation calls on Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise to contain an immense nimbused object that's on a crash course with Earth. After investigating, the crew discovers that the alien cloud harbors artificial intelligence with an ominous primary directive. Crisis strikes when a probe dispatched by the energy cloud attacks the crew, abducting navigator Lt. Ilia (Persis Khambatta). An android look-alike containing her memories shows up soon after.

Cast: William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , DeForest Kelley , Stephen Collins , Persis Khambatta , James Doohan , Nichelle Nichols , Walter Koenig

Director: Robert Wise

Genres: Science fiction

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Release Date: January 1st, 1979|2 hr. 16 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Star Trek: The Motion Picture is probably about as good as we could have expected. It lacks the dazzling brilliance and originality of 2001 (which was an extraordinary one-of-a-kind film). But on its own terms it's a very well-made piece of work, with an interesting premise. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Fans will probably spend little time debating Star Trek's intellectual depths; there are none. But the human element triumphs over the technological in a resolution that is sentimental and highly satisfying. Star Trek is a visually boggling 23rd-Century fantasy. But peel away the budget and it's as comforting as an old-fashioned fable. [8 Dec. 1979] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Perhaps the greatest strength of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is that, despite a badly-paced middle, it boasts a strong beginning and end. show more

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