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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

View Poll Results: Which one?
TMP 16 16.67%
TWOK 0 0%
TSFS 32 33.33%
TVH 1 1.04%
TFF 15 15.63%
TUC 8 8.33%
GEN 6 6.25%
FC 1 1.04%
INS 9 9.38%
NEM 8 8.33%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old April 13 2012, 07:53 PM   #31
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Re: The Most Underrated Movie?

Well Back to the OP after some serious thought. I for one enjoyed every Trek film from TOS to TNG. Most of the time I really don't understand various fans reactions to needing to dissect and rip them apart.
Sure there are some that I enjoy more than others, but I never really didn't have the need to the whole "nit-picking " thing.
So in all honesty, I didn't place a vote at all.
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Old April 17 2012, 01:57 AM   #32
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Re: The Most Underrated Movie?

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Yeah, ST III suffers from being the "middle child" between Khan and the whales, but it's still a fun movie in its own right.
Yes. The Search for Spock is easily the most underrated of the bunch. I see it as the perfect companion piece to The Wrath of Khan.
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Old April 17 2012, 08:17 AM   #33
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Thanks for all the votes and comments, everyone.


Would love to hear some from those who voted for one the other films that haven't been discussed much. No counter-critiques --- this is a sunshine thread
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Old April 17 2012, 06:02 PM   #34
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Re: The Most Underrated Movie?

Trek III gets my vote. We have the Klingons featured in their first movie, a great over the top performance by Christopher Lloyd, Spock's "spirit" is entrapped within Dr. McCoy, Kirk et al. steal the Enterprise, sabotage the Excelsior, Kirk's son is killed, the Enterprise is blown up, Kirk kills the Klingon Captain and Spock is reunited with his spirit in a ceremony that gives us a further glimpse into Vulcan culture.

This movie has everything a Trek fan could ask for!!

I also like Final Frontier, the humor is very dated but otherwise it has a great theme and very good character development.
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Old April 17 2012, 06:26 PM   #35
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Re: The Most Underrated Movie?

I think Undiscovered Country. For me it shares the #1 spot with WOK. It rarely gets any attention at all.
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Old April 17 2012, 06:36 PM   #36
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I think Undiscovered Country. For me it shares the #1 spot with WOK. It rarely gets any attention at all.

Huh? TUC is usually rated very highly. I don't think of it as "underrated" at all.
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Old April 20 2012, 02:44 AM   #37
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I'm another vote for Star Trek III just because it's lumped with the "bad" odd numbered Treks, and it happens to be a favorite of mine. But I also want to say I agree that V deserves some respect for being the only Trek film to really focus on the Kirk/Spock/McCoy friendship. However there's just nothing else I like about it.
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Old April 22 2012, 07:01 PM   #38
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Star Trek V The Final Frontier.
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Old April 22 2012, 11:10 PM   #39
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While it's generally accepted that the even numbered movies are the stronger entries, I still feel that The Undiscovered Country is often glossed over. I'm not sure why, it just feels like it doesn't get enough praise. I've never heard anyone say it wasn't good, but I've never really seen it get as much love as the other even numbered movies had - Nemesis doesn't count.

I recently created thread on how I don't think The Final Frontier is that terrible.

Insurrection was another one I always liked. First Contact was always my favorite TNG film, but Insurrection is right after it. I've stated this before, but I really think Insurrection is the most Roddenberry-like Star Trek movie.
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Old April 23 2012, 02:49 AM   #40
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It was a toss up to me with The Search For Spock and Insurrection. But I think the general opinion of The Search For Spock gets a much more general positive review than Insurrection, so I went with Insurrection.
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Old April 23 2012, 04:39 AM   #41
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Pleasantly surprised to see so much agreement for TSFS.

Where it was hokey or clumsy, it nicely recalled the TV series. It moved along at a nice clip. It almost had a surprise (Nimoy wasn't listed in the opening credeits cast), and the ending had me cheering.
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Old April 24 2012, 04:50 PM   #42
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Re: The Most Underrated Movie?

Captain Mike wrote: View Post
Well Back to the OP after some serious thought. I for one enjoyed every Trek film from TOS to TNG. Most of the time I really don't understand various fans reactions to needing to dissect and rip them apart.
Sure there are some that I enjoy more than others, but I never really didn't have the need to the whole "nit-picking " thing.
So in all honesty, I didn't place a vote at all.

I thought I was the only one who felt that way. Can a fan just like a Trek movie because he/she like it?
Maybe I'm not the diehard fan of all things Trek, but I'm still think of myself as a fan.

I think that ST III is the most underrated movie. Second is ST:UC.
As for TNG movies, GEN is most underrated movie. Not as good as FC, but it's still pretty good. I like NEM. (I just like it, sue me). I just wasn't feeling INS. Too wussy for my taste.
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Old April 24 2012, 05:04 PM   #43
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Insurrection for me.

Far from the best movie but certainly not the worst it seems to have got lost in the shuffle when people list their movies.

Most fans harp on about the original stars in the movies, or the new JJ heaps of rubbish of the initial picard ones but this to me seems to get zero publicity in comparison to the others
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Old April 24 2012, 05:35 PM   #44
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Star Trek III has one of my favorite villain/hero stories in the entire series, even more so than the Wrath of Khan*.

I just liked how in The Search for Spock, there are three stories going on. One with Kirk and crew, one with David and Saavik, and the other with Kruge. The Kruge dynamic is great because this is a villain who knows nothing of Kirk short of being involved with the Genesis Device, and is only going after the Genesis Device for his own personal gain and not for some typical revenge plot. And when Kirk and Kruge finally meet, nothing is the same. Of all the times Kirk has used his diplomacy and authority to get what he wants out of his foes, it's Kruge that pins Kirk down.

And not many fans say this, but I find the destruction of the Enterprise to be a perfect example of Kirk finally accepting what the "No Win" scenario was all about. No matter how good you are, no matter what choices you have, you will always lose something as a result. He never saw it that way because he thought he could save everything like his ship and the Maru, but it wasn't until TWOK where he literally faced the no-win scenario for real. Not in the sense that klingons come in and blow up the Enterprise, but that no choice you made would lead to a good one (leave the maru to die, or try to rescue the maru and die yourself).

*I AM NOT DISSING TWOK! I LOVE TWOK!
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Old April 24 2012, 06:38 PM   #45
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Star Trek III has one of my favorite villain/hero stories in the entire series, even more so than the Wrath of Khan*.

I just liked how in The Search for Spock, there are three stories going on. One with Kirk and crew, one with David and Saavik, and the other with Kruge. The Kruge dynamic is great because this is a villain who knows nothing of Kirk short of being involved with the Genesis Device, and is only going after the Genesis Device for his own personal gain and not for some typical revenge plot. And when Kirk and Kruge finally meet, nothing is the same. Of all the times Kirk has used his diplomacy and authority to get what he wants out of his foes, it's Kruge that pins Kirk down.

And not many fans say this, but I find the destruction of the Enterprise to be a perfect example of Kirk finally accepting what the "No Win" scenario was all about. No matter how good you are, no matter what choices you have, you will always lose something as a result. He never saw it that way because he thought he could save everything like his ship and the Maru, but it wasn't until TWOK where he literally faced the no-win scenario for real. Not in the sense that klingons come in and blow up the Enterprise, but that no choice you made would lead to a good one (leave the maru to die, or try to rescue the maru and die yourself).

*I AM NOT DISSING TWOK! I LOVE TWOK!
Great summary and I agree! I think with higher production values III would be in the pantheon of great Trek films!
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