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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier [1989] (2 discs)

Director:William Shatner
Writer:David Loughery
Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Length:106 minutes
(1 hour 46 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Star Trek
IMDB Rating:4.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:23%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: An unusual Vulcan takes hostages and forces Kirk to respond.

Reaction: The studio cheated Shatner out of the ending he wanted which could have helped this movie a lot, but there are still a few pacing problems, uncharacteristic acting and the effects are a bit of a disappointment.

Personal Rating: 6/10

"I liked him better before he died."

Select Cast and Crew
William Shatner => Director / Captain James T. Kirk
David Loughery => Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Harve Bennett => Producer / Adm. Robert Bennett
Beverly Hart => High Priestess
Bill Quinn => David McCoy
Charles Cooper => Gen. Korrd
Cynthia Blaise => Young Amanda Grayson
Cynthia Gouw => Caithlin Dar
David Warner => St. John Talbot
DeForest Kelley => Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
George Murdock => God
George Takei => Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu
James Doohan => Capt. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Jonathan Simpson => Young Sarek
Laurence Luckinbill => Sybok
Leonard Nimoy => Captain Spock
Melanie Shatner => Yeoman
Nichelle Nichols => Cmdr. Uhura
Rex Holman => J'onn
Spice Williams-Crosby => Vixis (as Spice Williams)
Todd Bryant => Capt. Klaa
Walter Koenig => Cmdr. Pavel Chekov

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Laurence Luckinbill is the real-life son-in-law of [?] Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, having married their daughter, Lucie Arnaz, back in 1980. Desi and Lucy's production company, "Desilu Productions Inc.", produced the first two seasons of [Star] [Trek].
  • The name of Dr. McCoy's dying father, according to Star Trek III, is David.
  • Stuntman [?] Kenny Bates is credited with the highest descender fall in the U.S., standing in for William Shatner's fall from El Capitan.
  • The sick-bay from [Star Trek: The Next Generation] is used, unaltered in the film, which marks the first appearance of [Star Trek]'s LCARS computer system.
  • The mountain James Kirk is climbing in Yosemite is named, aptly enough, El Capitan.
  • Enterprise-D corridor sets from [Star Trek: The Next Generation] were used as Enterprise-A corridors in this film. Very few cosmetic alterations were made so as not to interfere with filming of the TV series, which was under way at the same time.
  • The name "Sha Ka Ree" is a play on words from the original actor asked to play the part of Sybok: Sean Connery.
  • This film contains the first confirmed appearance of Starfleet Marines - the officers accompanying Kirk and crew down to Nimbus III have since been said to be Marines.
  • Max von Sydow was favored for Sybok
  • The surface of Shaka-Ri as viewed during reconnaissance by Captain Kirk was generated from an electron microscope image of a lobster's claw.