Star Trek–The Motion Picture

The human adventure is just beginning.

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Podcast Release Date:
Feb 27, 2009

Star Trek Series Episode 1

We get to the point faster than Kirk gets to the Enterprise!

Welcome to Now Playing’s Star Trek Retrospective Series. We are reviewing every movie in the Star Trek movie series in anticipation of the new Star Trek movie being released on Friday, May 8th, 2009. We kick off our series discussing Star Trek–The Motion Picture, released in 1979. Was the first movie adventure of the crew of the Starship Enterprise worth the wait, or was the gang better off staying in reruns? Listen in and find out!

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Movie Details

Star Trek
Original Title
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Robert Wise
Gene Roddenberry, Jon Povill
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Stephen Collins, Persis Khambatta, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, Grace Lee Whitney, Mark Lenard, Billy Van Zandt, Roger Aaron Brown, Gary Faga, Franklyn Seales, Joel Kramer
2 h 12 min
Release Date
7 December 1979
Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine, and hopefully stop it.

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