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Film Review - Star Trek - The Motion Picture
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.....
The Star Wars phenomena took off in 1977. At that time, Star Trek - Phase II was in early design for the television return of the Starship Enterprise. Welp, Star Wars was the biggest movie of all time at that time, and the powers at Paramount Pictures decided that Star Trek would be a movie.
What no one remembered was what was Star Trek? In the 1960s, Star Trek was the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It was the expanding of the human knowledge and wisdom, and it was a mirror on our society. Star Trek - The Motion Picture is none of this.
We're treated to so many beauty shots of the newly re-fitted Enterprise, that there are actually whole passages where you can go buy popcorn and not miss anything. Star Trek in the '60s was also action-adventure. This movie is ssssssllllllooooooooowwwwwww, about 45 minutes too long. Luckily, there are more Star Trek incarnations to watch that are much better.