Movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Watched 20101210 (Netflix, Instant)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Robert Wise. 132 min.


Relevant Links:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (IMDb.com)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (RottenTomatoes.com)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Wikipedia.org)


Star Trek The Original Series:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)


Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)


20101210:
I didn't really understand the ending. But the movie was exciting when the shroud surrounding the mysterious plot began to unravel.


Stephen Collins (Eric Camden in 7th Heaven) stars as Decker! Having recognized him and looking him up, I was surprised to learn that his 7th Heaven co-star Catherine Hicks was Dr. Gillian Taylor in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. I can't believe I didn't recognize her.


I wasn't really looking out for facts which didn't obey the laws of physics, but one scene around the five minute mark stuck out like a sore thumb: a person in a spacesuit is shown floating about and a pair of thrusters fire at about the shoulder. It propels him forward but doesn't rotate him (it should be noted that standing center of mass is near the belly button).


Note that Spock uses a thruster suit at the one hour and thirty minute mark which looks to fire from where it should for proper forward movement.


[20140531]
V'Ger referenced in Futurama episodes "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (S04E12) and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" (S06AE02)


20140531:
Since the movie was about to expire on Netflix (streaming until 20140601), I watched bits and parts of it again, taking screenshots here and there.


In any case, in the previous entry (20101210) I wrote that "I didn't really understand the ending." From this cursory watching, I would say that I understand the ending, but the movie had given me no indication that I should believe such fusion was possible.

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