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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

When plans to launch a second Star Trek television series in the late 1970s were scrapped by Paramount Pictures, the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry, instead transformed the aborted program's 2-hour pilot into this big budget theatrical feature. Five years after the legendary voyages of the starship Enterprise, James T. Kirk (William Shatner) is an unhappy, desk-bound admiral at Starfleet headquarters. Kirk goes aboard his old vessel to observe its re-launch under new captain Will Decker (Stephen Collins). Soon, however, an escalating crisis causes Kirk to take command of his old ship. A mysterious, planet-sized energy force of enormous power is headed for Earth. Reunited with Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), and the rest of his former colleagues, Kirk takes the Enterprise inside the massive energy cloud and discovers that it is the long-lost NASA space probe Voyager. Now a sentient being after accumulating centuries of knowledge in its deep space travels, the alien, which calls itself V'ger, has come home seeking its creator. Although not a critical home run, box office receipts for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) were strong enough to inspire a revamped television series and a long-running line of theatrical sequels. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 15, 1979

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harold Michelson Best Art Direction 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Dykstra Best Visual Effects 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Vallone Best Art Direction 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Yuricich Best Visual Effects 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Swarthe Best Visual Effects 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Douglas Trumbull Best Visual Effects 1979 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jerry Goldsmith Best Original Score 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jerry Goldsmith Best Original Score 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Linda de Scenna Best Art Direction 1979 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant McCune Best Visual Effects 1979 Nominee

Cast

William Shatner
as James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy
as Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley
as Leonard "Bones" McCoy
James Doohan
as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Stephen Collins
as Cmdr. Willard Decker
George Takei
as Hikaru Sulu
Persis Khambatta
as Lt. Ilia
Walter Koenig
as Pavel Chekov
Nichelle Nichols
as Uhura
Billy Van Zandt
as Alien Boy
David Gautreaux
as Commander Branch
Marcy Lafferty
as Chief DiFalco
Michael Rougas
as Lt. Cleary
Roger Aaron Brown
as Epsilon Technician
Gary Faga
as Airlock Technician
Ralph Brannen
as Crew Member
Ralph Byers
as Crew Member
Paula Crist
as Crew Member
Franklyn Seales
as Crew Member
Momo Yashima
as Crew Member
Joel Kramer
as Klingon Crewman
Tom Morga
as Klingon Crewman
Craig Thomas
as Klingon Crewman
Joel Kramer
as Klingon Crewman
Craig Thomas
as Klingon Crewman
Tom Morga
as Klingon Crewman
Paula Crist
as Crew Member
Momo Yashima
as Crew Member
Franklyn Seales
as Crew Member
Gary Faga
as Airlock Technician
Ralph Byers
as Crew Member
Roger Aaron Brown
as Epsilon Technician
Ralph Brannen
as Crew Member

Crew

Robert Wise
Director
Gene Roddenberry
Producer
Jerry Goldsmith
Composer (Music Score)
Todd Ramsay
Editor
Harold Michelson
Production Designer
John Vallone
Art Director
Jon Povill
Associate Producer
Linda de Scenna
Set Designer
Robert Fletcher
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Marv Ystrom
Special Effects
Richard Yuricich
Special Effects
Harry Moreau
Special Effects
John Dykstra
Special Effects
Robert Swarthe
Special Effects
Douglas Trumbull
Special Effects
Isaac Asimov
Consultant/advisor
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Philip Barberio
Visual Effects
Phil Rawlins
Unit Production Manager
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