What was the first ST movie you ever saw in theaters?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by HarryCanyon1982, May 28, 2015.

  1. LJones41

    LJones41 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 21, 2015
    I'm from Long Beach, CA.
    "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" was the first one I saw. And I regret it to this day.
  2. JediKnightButler

    JediKnightButler Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 9, 2000
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Does Drive-in count? That's where I saw Star Trek III, which, I believe, was the first one I saw outside of the home. I have seen all of the other ones (except for INS) in the theater.
  3. Citizen Cook

    Citizen Cook Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 14, 2015
    Generations. An old cinema that has since been driven out of business by a soulless multiplex.
  4. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Dec 13, 1999
    NJ, USA
    In a legit theater it was STIII, though I did see STTMP and STII projected onto a screen before seeing them elsewhere.
  5. RogueVasad

    RogueVasad Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Oct 5, 2015
    Wrath of Khan. I don't remember much because I was only 12 days old but the Eels scared little me.
  6. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 5, 2013
    I've seen all of them except TUC in the theater.
  7. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    In a time and place long past...
  8. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Sure it counts. I also saw Star Trek III for the first time at a Drive-in (which is no longer there, I think that lot is a Safeway now). I was 14, although I've seen all of them at the theater, sometimes opening day but mostly after the first weekend. My very first was TMP when I was nine.
  9. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    12 DAYS old? Hell, I'm amazed you could remember anything at all!
  10. Tribble puncher

    Tribble puncher Captain Captain

    Jan 17, 2012
    Washington, OK
    TMP....The last thing I remember was falling asleep when they were going through the cloud surrounding V'Ger....the music and visuals must have knocked my 6 year old butt out.....the plot was way over my head at the time, had no clue what was going on. Love the film as an adult now, however...
  11. ItIsGreen

    ItIsGreen Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 29, 2015
    Coventry, UK
    Hi everyone, first post here.

    First movie I saw at the cinema was VI, I was 8 years old and I remember we went to see it after I finished school for the day, and my dad came home from work early for it so it felt special.

    My dad and I are the big Trekkies in our family and we've been to see each one together since, can't imagine watching them with anyone else.

    I also remember getting for my birthday one year a box-set of all the movies from TMP thru First Contact, which was the most recent one at the time, on VHS. I wore those damn tapes out, I watched them so much...
  12. NigellaDeanna20

    NigellaDeanna20 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 10, 2015
    Greystones, Ireland
    Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country - Saw it when I was 14 in early 1992. Great story and send off for the original star trek cast. Loved the cameo by Michael Dorn (Worf) as the Klingon defense counsel at the trial of Kirk and McCoy. :)
  13. Astra

    Astra Captain Captain

    Sep 29, 2015
    Dresden, Germany
    The one that will come out next year... [​IMG]
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  14. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    E. coast U.S.A.
    Cool, STB. :techman:
    My first ST movie was TMP as a young boy on Friday December 7th 1979. :biggrin:
  15. Buzzinpoa

    Buzzinpoa Ensign Newbie

    Nov 17, 2015
    Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, South Am.
    For me it was Star Trek II... Maybe because of this I think this is THE BEST movie... In my mind I was blown by the "real" visual of the effects, the set, all seemed so fantastic and... REAL...! I was 14 then... And I had just seen Trek in a few months earlier on TV... Since then I fell in love... A love that keeps me going by today...!! :)
  16. Shalashaska

    Shalashaska Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 6, 2015
    Nice to see I'm not the only one! :lol:

    I'm 15, so apart from '09 and IT, I never really had the chance to see the others in theaters. Very excited for Beyond though, I have a feeling Lin and Pegg/Jung will knock it out of the park.
  17. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

    Mar 16, 2003
    I remember sitting at the dinner table around 1980 and my older brother telling me:
    "They're making a Star Trek II."

    My first thought: "What about Star Trek I"

    I had no idea it existed.
    Saw TWOK in the theater on opening day. I was 10 or so and remember telling my dad on the way home..."I feel sorry for Spock." (sad that he died)
  18. IrvinWithAnEye

    IrvinWithAnEye Ensign Newbie

    Dec 30, 2015
    Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    I was also 14 when I saw TUC as my first ST movie. I'd been an ST fan for a bit, but had never seen one of the movies. Being a diehard Scotty fan, my favorite bit was....

    Spock: Ahh! Mr. Scott! I understand you're having difficulty with the warp drive. How much time do you require for repair?

    Scotty: There's nothin' wrong with the bloody thing! *trails off*

    Spock: Mr. Scott, if we return to spacedock, the assassins will surely find a way to dispose of their incriminating footwear, and will never see the Captain or Dr. McCoy alive again.

    Scotty: Could take weeks, sir

  19. The Squire of Gothos

    The Squire of Gothos Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 24, 2001
    Northern Ireland
    Mine too and I was about the same age. Dad (not a natural Trek fan) took me to see it, thanks Dad :techman:
  20. DaddlerTheDalek

    DaddlerTheDalek Captain Captain

    Aug 27, 2014
    NRW, Germany
    Scotty was awesome in TUC. :)