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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Movie Reviews

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09/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" by Yojimbo

The crew of the Enterprise return to Earth to find it under siege from a mysterious probe trying to communicate with the now extinct humpback whale and so travel back in time to 1980s Los Angeles to find some whales and save Earth's atmosphere from destruction. As you can tell from the extremely hokey premise, The Voyage Home is Star Trek with tongue placed firmly in cheek and is the closest the series skirted to outright comedy. There are plenty of laughs to be had in the culture clash between our old favourites from the crew and 80s L.A. and each member of the team gets their moment in the sun with some affectionate fun-poking and knockabout farce with a heavy handed but sincere eco message attached. It works better as humour than drama as the plot has holes you could sail a nuclear wes...

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01/07/2012 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

The Voyage Holme

It is the fourth feature film based on the Star Trek science fiction television series and completes the story arc begun in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and continued in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Intent on returning home to Earth to face trial for their crimes, the former crew of the USS Enterprise finds the planet in grave danger from an alien probe attempting to contact now-extinct humpback whales. The crew travel to Earth's past to find whales who can answer the probe's call.
After directing The Search for Spock, cast member Leonard Nimoy was asked to direct the next feature, and given greater freedom regarding the film's content. Nimoy and producer Harve Bennett conceived a story with an environmental message and no clear-cut villain.With a fantastic and original screen...

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01/13/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

one of the more original and creative entries

First of all, the plot for this movie has got to be one of the most backward-ass, ludicrous plots out of any movie ever, and this is a STAR TREK FILM! Seriously, I guess you got to give if credit for being original, but the storyline is about the crew traveling back in time to modern day 1986 to retrieve humpback whales, the only beings that can successfully communicate with an alien probe...what were they smoking? Nimoy does a very decent job at directing, but there is some unneeded corniness and tacked-on plot devices like Kirk's love interest. The love interest happens to be the woman who works at the aquarium and watches over the whales in 1986. The end is predictable and kind of unfulfilling, but besides those minor problems, I think ST:IV is one of the more original and creative ent...

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3/4 

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05/31/2009 (1 of 2 found this helpful)

Better than it sounds

Leonary Nimoy again returns to the director's chair for the fourth entry to the STAR TREK film franchise, which concludes a three-film long adventure arc that started with STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN. This time, Kirk, Dr. McCoy, Scotty, and a newly recovered Spock travel back in time to the 20th century in search of humpback whales to save their own time from being destroyed by a mysterious alien probe. They do this by traveling through the "modern-day" streets of San Francisco and convince a sassy woman worker to aid them. Doesn't that sound like a very strange idea for a STAR TREK film? Sure does, but guess what? It works really, really well, thanks to lively interactions from our cast and a surprisingly fresh sprinkling of humor. Much of the jokes come from our 23rd century heroes ...

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4/4 

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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A fun "Trek" in time

It has been a few months since members of the late "Starship Enterprise" had gone to the "Genesis Planet" to bring the reanimated body of "Spock" (Leonard Nimoy, who also directed the film) back to "Vulcan" so it could be reunited to its' "katra", the "Vulcan" living spirit. Now they are refurbishing the captured "Klingon" vessel so the crew can face charges brought against them after they went to the restricted planet despite being ordered not to go.

Meanwhile, in another part of the "United Federation of Planets" territory, a huge probe of unknown origin is playing havoc with the systems on "UFP" ships in its path. The probe eventually reaches Earth, and causes even more havoc as the transmissions from it are focused on the oceans.

Back on the "Klingon" ship now manned by the "E...

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3/4 

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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A fun "Trek" in time

It has been a few months since members of the late "Starship Enterprise" had gone to the "Genesis Planet" to bring the reanimated body of "Spock" (Leonard Nimoy, who also directed the film) back to "Vulcan" so it could be reunited to its' "katra", the "Vulcan" living spirit. Now they are refurbishing the captured "Klingon" vessel so the crew can face charges brought against them after they went to the restricted planet despite being ordered not to go.

Meanwhile, in another part of the "United Federation of Planets" territory, a huge probe of unknown origin is playing havoc with the systems on "UFP" ships in its path. The probe eventually reaches Earth, and causes even more havoc as the transmissions from it are focused on the oceans.

Back on the "Klingon" ship now manned by the "E...

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3/4 

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