whats your rank of TOS and TNG films?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by trekkie4ever, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Garrovick

    Garrovick Commander Red Shirt

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    The Wrath of Khan
    The Motion Picture
    The Voyage Home
    First Contact
    The Undiscovered Country
    Insurrection
    The Search for Spock
    Generations
    Nemesis
    The Final Frontier

    I should point out that I don't actually dislike any of these movies, but in any list, something has to come in last.

    I can't really rank ST 09 in with the rest. I did enjoy it for the most part even with the poor writing and the gaping plot holes, but I just tend to think of it as a completely new franchise from all that's come before. Perhaps Into Darkness will change my mind... perhaps not.
     
  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The only one I truly dislike is Insurrection. It's the only one I haven't watched since getting the Blu-ray set.
     
  3. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Because TVH is an enjoyable, feel-good movie that's compulsively watchable and always leaves you smiling, while TMP is a worthy effort that's perhaps not as much fun to rewatch. I respect TMP, but seldom feel compelled to watch it again, whereas I always get sucked into TVH whenever I stumble onto it on TV.

    The way I see it, they're both "true" STAR TREK films in the same way that "The Changeling" and "The Trouble with Tribbles" are both Trek.

    (To be fair, I actually rewatched TMP the other day, for first time in ages, and it held up better than I remembered. But then I watched TVH and TUC again and, yeah, they're both much more engaging.)
     
  4. Josan

    Josan Commodore Commodore

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    I made a point of trying to rewatch TMP a couple weeks ago. Fell asleep again. I just can't get through it anymore.
     
  5. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I sometimes put it on when I can't get to sleep. Never fails. But I mean that in nicest way as I love it. It's Trek's warm glass of milk.
     
  6. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This is how I feel about The Voyage Home.
     
  7. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

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    1. Star Trek 09
    2. Wrath of Khan
    3. First Contact
    4. Voyage Home
    5. Nemesis
    6. STMMP-DE
    7. STIII
    8. Undiscovered Country
    9. Insurrection
    10. Generations
    11. Final frontier

    I wish I had a penny for every time I put this up!
     
  8. Lance

    Lance Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "Ranking" the movies:


    ADMIRALS:

    Wrath of Khan


    CAPTAINS:

    The Undiscovered Country
    First Contact


    COMMANDERS

    The Motion Picture
    Search for Spock
    Star Trek (2009)


    LIEUTENANTS

    The Voyage Home
    Nemesis


    ENSIGNS

    The Final Frontier
    Generations


    ENSIGN HARRY KIM

    Insurrection
     
  9. AdmiralScreed

    AdmiralScreed Captain Captain

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    Not the biggest fan of the Trek movies, but I'll give it a go...this could change a little the next time I watch these movies.

    Top Tier:
    TMP

    Middle Tier:
    NEM
    INS
    FC

    Bottom Tier:
    ST09
    GEN
    TUC
    TVH
    TSFS
    TWOK
     
  10. Balrog

    Balrog Commodore Commodore

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    ST09
    TSFS
    FC
    TVH
    TMP
    TUC
    GEN
    TFF
    INS
    NEM
     
  11. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Commodore Commodore

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    I've done about a million of these things, so what's a million and one?

    Excellent
    1. The Wrath of Khan
    2. Star Trek

    Very Good
    3. The Undiscovered Country
    4. First Contact

    Good
    5. The Voyage Home
    6. The Search for Spock
    7. The Motion Picture

    All over the shop
    8. Generations
    9. Insurrection

    Crimes against cinema
    10. Nemesis
    11. The Final Frontier
     
  12. Sam_I_Am

    Sam_I_Am Captain Captain

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

    I've never actually watched the Final Frontier. It's always been on my to-do list... at a very low position. The fact it has such a terrible reputation doesn't help.
     
  13. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Commodore Commodore

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    You definitely should. It has one or two good things in it, but the rest but the viewing time is spent trying to work out what everyone was smoking when they made it.
     
  14. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    FRONTIER has a couple of excellent Kirk/Spock/McCoy scenes. It's worth watching for those.
     
  15. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

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    Ensign Harry Kim ROFL that's brilliant.

    Yeah the camaraderie of the TOS crew in FF is the only saving grace of the film. Everything else is pretty foul.
     
  16. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

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    1. The Voyage Home (my fave, chemistry among the cast was great)
    2. The Wrath of Khan (brilliant plot, great acting)
    3. First Contact (best action in all the movies)
    4. The Undiscovered Country (nice political intrigue)
    5. Star Trek (2009) (overall, great revival of the original crew)
    6. The Search for Spock (moves at good pace, big moments for the characters)
    7. Nemesis (underrated I feel, 2nd best of TNG era and interesting story)
    8. The Motion Picture (epic feel)
    9. Generations (nice to see Kirk and Picard meet)
    10. The Final Frontier (had some funny bits, nice seeing them camping)
    11. Insurrection (ummmm....nice to see Riker and Troi back together I guess)
     
  17. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
    Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    Star Trek: First Contact
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    Star Trek: Insurrection
    Star Trek: Nemesis
    Star Trek: Generations

    Star Trek 2009 is a different movie franchise really. Doesn't resemble Star Trek too much.
     
  18. Xhiandra

    Xhiandra Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yeah, I can only think of one slower-paced movie.
    And it's an extremely obvious example.
     
  19. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's preposterous. No matter what your personal preferences may happen to be at the moment, Star Trek resembles Star Trek quite a bit. In fact, Star Trek is Star Trek.
     
  20. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I concur that's mainly what it's really only worth watching for. The sfx and secondary stuff are a bit rubbish. But Sybok and the God thing are interesting, it's made with a lot of heart and has one of my favourite scores.