Star Trek V: The Final FrontierClosed Captioning
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Kirk (William Shatner), McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and Spock (Leonard Nimoy) are enjoying a vacation in Yosemite National Park when duty calls. Vulcan cult leader Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill) and his followers have invaded a "planet of peace," where delegates from hostile races coexist in a sort of intergalactic United Nations. Ordered to quell the crisis, the Enterprise crew discovers that it's a ruse perpetrated by Sybok, who takes over the ship, piloting it toward the "Great Barrier," an energy field at the galaxy's rim. Sybok, who is revealed to be Spock's half-brother, possesses the ability to help people face their "inner pain." He also believes that God lies beyond the Great Barrier. Once arriving there, however, Sybok and the Enterprise crew discover only an imprisoned alien entity. Shatner wrote the story and made his directorial debut with the film, failing to ape the success that his colleague Nimoy enjoyed with his pair of Trek directing forays.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 43
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 34
- Average Rating: 4.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Captain Kirk and his crew go where too many film makers have too often gone before.
Rotten: Bloated, bombastic and maddeningly pretentious.
Rotten: William Shatner's inauspicious feature directing debut is a double letdown.
Rotten: A snoozola of astronomic proportions.
Unfairly bashed upon....
Since this film came out all anyone does is bash it and Shatner unfairly. I doubt it is still available, but there was a book written about the making of this movie, plus Shatner's own book about the making of the Trek films that really tell the truth of this film. Paramount's cheapness regarding the Trek films is what did this one in. Shatner had such an epic landscape in his head to do this film with, but Paramount and their cheap mindset pulled the teeth of his vision and left him unable to do MANY of the concepts he planned. Which is very sad. It makes me so mad since they use to poor money into The Next Generation, both the show and the movies....yet ALWAYS played it cheap with the original crew. But alas, funny enough to me...what Trek V ended up being was probably the closest to capturing a big screen version of the original TV series....huge concepts...with some cheesy bits of dialogue and hampered by cheap effects. The other films all seemed like big movie versions....this actually seemed more like the show in movie form...Maybe not what he intended, but I enjoy it through those eyes.
Anytime the best trio in sci-fi history get together it's going to be a great time, period.
Star Trek Five: The Final Frontier is the best of the films
Star Trek Five: The Final Frontier is the best Star Trek film out there. The scenes were great and the moral a good one. The bridge of the Enterprise was my favorite set, very up to date and the Enterprise-A itself was better than the original. Plus, this was the last of the films with George Takei on the Enterprise. If you love Trek and want a great film, buy it. You won't be disapointed.