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

Series
Star Trek
Original Title
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Title
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Director
Robert Wise
Author
Producer
Gene Roddenberry, Jon Povill
Writer
Actors
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
Runtime
2 h 12 min
Release Date
7 December 1979
Genres
Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
Overview
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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