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Jean Luc Picard September 27 2012 05:18 AM

Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
I would have to see for me its pretty close between Nemesis and First Contact.

Insurrection was an absolute joke of epic proportions, and had no business even being a tv episode. Generations was alright, but not that great.

So which is your favorite and why?

Ryan Thomas Riddle September 27 2012 05:55 AM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
In this order:

STAR TREK (2009)

Why? This brought back STAR TREK in a vibrant, exciting way. It reinvigorated a franchise that had become stale as a week old baguette. Heavy on "action-adventure or else", there was an energy in this film that had never been seen in a STAR TREK movie, one that was so desperately needed. Above all else, this movie moved ... it was a motion picture. Yeah, Abrams put a little STAR WARS in our STAR TREK, but there was nothing wrong with that. TREK needed something that would give it a jump start back into warp speed.


Yes, I am a man of great contradiction. This film was an ambitious piece of science-fiction cinema, or as close as STAR TREK has ever come to it. It tried to elevate the bar, but fell far short of its lofty goals. That being said, it is possibly the last of the measured, more thoughtful 70s era science-fiction movies, which saw a great paradigm shift several years before with the release of a little film called STAR WARS.


Horatio Hornblower in space ... 'nuff said. As a huge Age of Sail nut, I loved that this movie was very much a true Hornblower adventure dressed up in STAR TREK.


OK ... ok. It's the worse of the worse, but I still like it. Shatner was a far better director than Nimoy in terms of camerawork, framing interesting and far more dynamic shots. Also this film had some of the better character bits between the Big Three in all the TOS movies. I only wish they were in a wholly better movie. That being said, there's some interesting ideas in this movie, but they were very half-baked and really needed a more skilled screenwriter (yeah, Loughry, you weren't it) to fully work them out.


And the Next Gen movies were really nothing more than two-hour cliffhangers.

LOKAI of CHERON September 27 2012 12:54 PM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?

JohnChod September 27 2012 03:01 PM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
Interesting to see the love for The Motion Picture. That gets my vote as well. It had its issues, but, after all, it was the on-screen return that all of us who lived through the original TV run were waiting for. It was an event. It was one of the few times I ever went to a movie and had to wait in a line that serpentined its way out the doors of the lobby.

Production values and effects were wonderful, the Enterprise looked fantastic and they really tried to make an epic, thoughtful movie.

Its is still the Star Trek film that I am able to watch the most often.

Xaios September 27 2012 11:48 PM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
I have to go with the redheaded stepchild of the "good" ST movies, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Is it the best from a critical perspective? No. However, it has several things I love:

- Spock at his most realized, fully formed self.
- Kirk as a character who truly grows.
- Kim Cattrall when she was still hot. ;)
- The most interesting depiction of Klingons in all of Trekdom.
- Cliff Eidelman's fantastic score.
- The amazing cinematography of the surface of Rura Penthe/Alaska.

It's arguably the best acted of the original 6, and it shows. I get chills down my spine whenever McCoy cries out "I tried to save him!" And Kirk pumping his fist and gritting his teeth as he proclaims "fire!" is Shatner at his most... Shatnery. :lol:

Greg Cox September 28 2012 12:31 AM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
Hard to pick an absolute favorite. If a disruptor was held to my head, I would probably choose THE WRATH OF KHAN, but THE VOYAGE HOME, THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, and STAR TREK (2009) are all contenders.

FIRST CONTACT is far and away the best of the TNG movies, but, deep down inside, TOS is still STAR TREK to me.

teacake September 28 2012 01:36 AM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
Order of favorites:

1. ST:XI
2. The Undiscovered Country
3. Final Frontier
4. First Contact
5. Generations
6. The Voyage Home
7. The Wrath of Khan
8. The Search for Spock
9. Nemesis
10. Insurrection
11. The Motion Picture

First Contact was the top of the pile for years but I have really over watched it. The TOS films have more cud potential in the long run.

R. Star September 28 2012 01:39 AM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
1. Wrath of Khan
2. Undiscovered Country
3. Voyage Home
4. First Contact
5. Search for Spock
6. Generations
7. Final Frontier
8. Motion Picture
9. Nemesis
10. Insurrection
11. ST09

For me, the classic TOS movies were the top of the pack over the TNG ones. I've stated how I feel about the new movie on several threads so I won't go into that here. There were exceptions of course. A couple bad movies in the TOS arc, and First Contact was over the TNG pack.

Delsaber September 28 2012 01:44 AM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
Wrath of Khan. The rest just kind of fall into line as they will.


Ugh! I can never resist doing this. Fine! Here!

1. Wrath of Khan
2. Undiscovered Country
3. Voyage Home
4. First Contact
5. Generations
6. Search for Spock
7. Nemesis
8. The Motion Picture
9. Final Frontier
10. Insurrection

Yes, Nemesis is three whole spots better than Insurrection. At least until the next time I write this list, I guess. The lower five tend to drift a lot, even if the names are always the same.

XI? I think of that as a separate thing. It is the master of its own domain, if you will.

BillJ September 28 2012 06:40 PM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
I honestly don't know? But when I want to watch a Trek movie I usually grab either The Motion Picture, The Search for Spock or The Undiscovered Country.

LOKAI of CHERON September 28 2012 07:05 PM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
Oh what the hell, I'm gonna do a list:

1. The Motion Picture
2. The Wrath Of Khan
3. The Voyage Home
4. The Search For Spock
5. The Undiscovered Country

6. Star Trek '09

7. Generations
8. First Contact
9. The Final Frontier

10. Insurrection

11. Nemesis

beamMe September 28 2012 07:14 PM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
Star Trek

Vasquez Rocks September 28 2012 07:49 PM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
1. First Contact
2. The Voyage Home
3. The Wrath of Khan
4. The Undiscovered Country
5. Nemesis
6. Generations
7. Star Trek '09
8. Insurrection
9. The Search for Spock
10. The Final Frontier
11. The Motion Picture

RyanKCR September 29 2012 02:38 AM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
4. NEM
5. FC
6. 2009
7. TUC
8. TVH
9. G
10. TFF
11. I

los2188 September 29 2012 05:00 AM

Re: Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?
1. Wrath of Khan...hard to argue with that one at times.
2. First me it seemed much more epic and at the end of Generations, I knew they had to do one with the Borg, so my excitement was a build up of 2 years worth of waiting and wanting.
3. Star Trek...I wish I had given it a chance when it came out so I could have watched it on the big screen, but I was so frustrated and tired of Trek after having watched Nemesis.
4. The Undiscovered Country...A great send off for all. Would have been much more entertaining and interesting for me had Saavik been the traitor instead of Valeris.
5. Generations...To me it was a better movie than most people give it credit for. To this day, I enjoy the movie from the beginning until the saucer section crash lands, then I turn it off. I just ignore common sense and the nexus.
6. Nemesis...again, for me, better than most people give it credit for, but I really didn't care for the clone crap, nor the B-4 hook.
7. The Motion Picture...I love the Klingon chime and the V'ger music, not to mention Persis khambatta (even at my tender age of 5 at the time), God rest her soul.
8. The search for Spock. I was disappointed by it after having watched TWOK, but brought back Spock.
9. The Voyage Home. I'm one of the of the rare that didn't care that much for it. It had funny moments, but I hated the whale sound of that thing flying thru space.
10. The Final Frontier...Just didn't do it for me.
11. Insurrection...why don't I just pop in a DVD and watch Time's Arrow....or Best of Both Worlds for a TNG episode that's much better than this?

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