Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater
Dir. Robert Wise. 1979, 132 mins. DCP. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Majel Barrett, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins. Ripe for reassessment, the much maligned first feature film in the Star Trek franchise was a marquee project for Paramount Pictures designed to capitalize on the resurgence of popularity for science-fiction films in the wake of Star Wars by elevating the beloved television serial to a new level of grandeur. The result proved a commercial disappointment for the studio, but seen from today’s vantage point, with its marvelous special effects courtesy Douglas Trumbull and a script that is long on hokey speculative themes and short on action, this film constitutes a refreshingly authentic Star Trek experience. Recommended for ages 8+
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