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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Posted by: Ben Jackson
Date Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 21:12:52
Date Posted: Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 14:17:34

As much as I like Star Trek, this movie just stinks. The plot is simple. Three representatives from the Romulans, Klingons, and the Federation get captured. The Enterprise goes to help but gets hijacked by a Vulcan with feelings who turns out to be Spock's brother, which doesn't affect the story very much. He makes people side with them by "taking away their pain." He does this by showing them things they've seen before and are ashamed of. They go to the center of the Galaxy in about eight hours to try to find God. Who they find turns out not to be God, and Spock's brother dies. Oh yeah, there was Klingons in there for some reason.

First, the continuity was horrible. My favorite is when Kirk falls from a mountain and when Spock catches him while using his rocket boots, he stops but there is a string sticking out of his side. This is because they built a sideways set and hung him horizontally. There is also the deck number sequence while Spock, Kirk, and Bones shoot through a shaft. It goes something like "41, 52, 64, 52, 73...."

Second, the plot just didn't make very much sense to me. The script needed a LOT of work.

Third, the bad attempts at humor just made me gag. They aren't funny, and they take away from what little quality the movie has.

I give it 3 turkeys, though, because it could be fun to watch with friends and make comments to it. Some of those I've heard are hilarious.

Response From RinkWorks:

This episode struck me as the "William Shatner ego trip." I can imagine him thinking, just after he got the directorial job, "Let's see, what can I have me do? I know! I'll fight God and WIN." -- Sam.

The worst, stupidest, dumbest, evilist, mostest horridest part about this movie is Shatner's line in the beginning (where Spock saves him with the rocket boots). "I've always known I'll die alone." YARGH! GACK! YICK! What the *heck* is that doing in the movie? What is the *point*? -- Dave.

And in "Star Trek: Generations," he ended up *not* dying alone anyway. -- Sam.

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