Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Movie critic Roger Ebert summed it up very succinctly: "Of all of the Star Trek movies, this is the worst." Subsequent films in the popular series have done nothing to disprove this opinion; we can be grateful that they've all been significantly better since this film was released in 1989. After Leonard Nimoy scored hits with Star Trek III and IV, William Shatner used his contractual clout (and bruised ego) to assume directorial duties on this mission, in which a rebellious Vulcan (Laurence Luckinbill) kidnaps Federation officials in his overzealous quest for the supreme source of creation. That's right, you heard it correctly: Star Trek V is about a crazy Vulcan's search for God. By the time Kirk, Spock, and their Federation cohorts are taken to the Great Barrier of the galaxy, this journey to "the final future" has gone from an embarrassing prologue to an absurd conclusion, with a lot of creaky plotting in between. Of course, die-hard Trekkies will still allow this movie into their video collections; but they'll only watch it when nobody else is looking. After this humbling experience, Shatner wisely relinquished the director's chair to Star Trek II's Nicholas Meyer. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Warning! Find out the region before you buy. The description does not specify the region. I bought this DVD from Amazon.ca. We are North America region 1. I assumed Amazon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Irene A Vlach
it came within a week, I was very impressed because that was just before Christmas. So my daughter got it under the tree :) Thank you for great costumer's service :)Published 17 months ago by Urszula Galas
So Spock has a half-brother who looks like a pointy-eared Saddam Hussein, who manages to attract and then hijack a sad excuse for the Enterprise, all in an attempt to penetrate the... Read morePublished on May 31 2013 by Daniel Jolley
Item was as described arrived in good shape
and on time. worth a watch again. the series is worth having
Why are people putting this movie down??
When I got this movie, I found it deals with issues that we all can relate to in our own personal life. Read more
i don't get it.people say this is the worst Star Trek movie of them all.i'm not sure i agree.i kinda liked it. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2007 by falcon
This Star Trek film is most definitely not THE worst ever...but only because "Generations" manages to fare even more dismally. At least Captain-Admiral-Captain J.T. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2005