V: THE FINAL FRONTIER
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan,
1989, 106 Minutes, Directed by: William Shatner
A rebellious Vulcan (Laurence Luckinbill) kidnaps Federation officials
in his overzealous quest for the supreme source of creation.
one would say that a film such as this is for the fans, but even
dedicated trekkies cringed at the sight of the old Enterprise
crew sitting by a campfire with roasted marshmallows singing
tacky camping songs . . .
Star Trek crew meets something that might, or might not, be God on
an alien planet. A tired plot and definite sign that the adventures of
the Starship Enterprise is getting a bit saggy and old - bit like the
corseted crew itself. Easily
the worst film in the series: the sequel no one ever talks about! Surprisingly this one
didn't kill the series off, but the original 1960s TV crew made their last
appearance in the next big screen movie, namely
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered
Country (1991) which isn't half bad at all.
Some of Kirk, Spock, et al. crew members appeared in Star Trek - Generations
(1994) to symbolically pass the baton to the Next Generation crew. Star Trek - First Contact
(1996), Star Trek - Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek -
Nemesis (2002) followed.