Star Trek movie poster

The reunion of the TV series cast, after ten years, is doubtless a dream come true for fans of the show. For nonfans, the reunion aspect is not too bothersome, and even contributes a strong sense of character to a very suspenseful and, in a literally hair-raising resolution that points the way to a marriage of man and machine, ultimately very satisfying piece of science fiction. Besides a Star Trek movie, of course, this is a Robert Wise movie, which means that everything, from the talkiest talk to the spectacular special effects, is well under control. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, Stephen Collins, and Persis Khambatta. 1979.

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Jay Allen Sanford March 26, 2010 @ 1:23 a.m.

Trek had a huge opening weekend in San Diego, playing at no less than 10 local drive-ins, the huge Cinerama theater, and at downtown's Balboa theater, where they had just installed the city's second deluxe Dolby surround sound system. In fact, one of the Balboa employees risked life and limb to climb atop the tower dome and install laser light fixtures intended to draw the curious to 4th Avenue from all over downtown, likely contributing to the then-rundown theater selling out for the first several nights of Trek's engagement.

The following weekend, most theaters screening Trek were all but empty. And the city had forced the Balboa to remove the laser, as it allegedly caused much confusion among pilots landing at nearby Lindberg field.

Ah, those were the days - back when Jaws made you afraid of the water, Friday the 13th made you afraid of hockey masks, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture made you afraid of sequels....


nan shartel March 26, 2010 @ 10:56 a.m.

how totally true Jay Allen...hahahahahahahahaha

Alien made me pull my feet up in the seat for fear of what might be under it


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