What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the Star Trek: The Motion Picture features sci-fi violence, including the implication of death, and some intense moments amped up by music. When released theatrically, the movie received a G rating by the MPAA, which was revised to PG in the director's cut. There are allusions to sexual activity, but nothing onscreen. Some aspects of the story involve spiritual/moral questions. Like all Star Trek offerings, this one reflects a multicultural universe largely concerned with peace and the well being of all people (and aliens).
- Families can talk about sci-fi violence. How realistic is the violence seen in this movie? Does it make the same impact if violence is in a sci-fi setting?
- How does Star Trek compare to other science fiction franchises?