Which one is your favorite Star Trek Movie?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Jean Luc Picard, Sep 27, 2012.


    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    There is, in fact, an eleventh film - it was released in 2009. They went with just plain Star Trek as the title - amongst others, it starred Chris Pine, Zach Quinto and Karl Urban recast in the iconic roles of Kirk, Spock and McCoy. If you want to know more about it, just click the link below.

  2. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    Okay, I'll bite . . . again.

    1. Khan.
    2. "The one with the whales."
    3. The Undiscovered Country
    4. Star Trek (2009)
    5. First Contact
    6. The Search for Spock
    7. Generations
    8. ST: TMP
    9. Insurrection
    10. Nemesis
    11. The Final Frontier

    Those bottom ratings are a little iffy, just because I haven't watched any of them for so long. Heck, I think I've only seen NEMESIS and INSURRECTION once each. I have them both on DVD, but have never been motivated to watch them again!
  3. ssosmcin

    ssosmcin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2002
  4. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 8, 2006
    I know i'm in the minority on this, but my favorite trek movie to this day is still Star Trek V The Final Frontier. To me, it is the most like an original series tv episode. Where the crew go out to explore. Sure, the budget and the effects were terrible for a big budget movie, but i never let special effects get in the way of my enjoyment of trek. Otherwise, i wouldn't be able to get past watching the old TOS, which had just as bad effects. My favorite scene of all the TOS movies is the Sybok/Kirk/Spock/McCoy observation lounge scene. That got to the heart of so many things that trek is about. I love Kirk's speech to Sybok in that. I probably re-watch this movie more than any of the other trek movies.
  5. xortex

    xortex Commodore Commodore

    Apr 25, 2006
    Staten Island, NY
    Planet of Titans would have been my favorite had it been made. Then the clowns took over the circus.
  6. wahwahkits

    wahwahkits Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 5, 2007
    England, somewhere between Liverpool and Chester
    I've missed you Xortex
  7. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 19, 2010
    east coast U.S.
    Agree on all your choices and thoughts here.:techman:
  8. xortex

    xortex Commodore Commodore

    Apr 25, 2006
    Staten Island, NY
    Wierd, but if I had to answer it, it would be this in reverse order. I find Khan the most unwatchable for some reason and even slower than TMP which was more full of ideas and possibilities than the one note fluffy revenge motif. Insurrection was a beautiful movie I'll gladly see again. I liked the Picard singing to Data scene. Nemesis was cool and creepy. The Final Frontier was the God Thing told in reverse where Shatner was the god kind of thing. Generations wasn't bad. It had ideas.
    Trek 2009 was craptacular - an excellent example of well written crap.
  9. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    And that's what makes it a horse race. I doubt any two fans would agree completely on what the best Trek movies are.
  10. Caligula

    Caligula Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2001
    Knoxville, TN USA
    The best:
    1) The Wrath of Khan

    2) The Search for Spock

    Very good:
    3) The Undiscovered Country
    4) First Contact
    5) Star Trek

    6) The Motion Picture
    7) The Voyage Home
    8) The Final Frontier
    9) Insurrection

    Below Average:
    10) Generations

    11) Nemesis
  11. The Janitor

    The Janitor Ensign Red Shirt

    Feb 21, 2012
    Michigan USA
    1. TMP
    2. TVH
    3. TWOK
    4. TSFS
    5. TUC
    6. FC
    7. TFF
    8. STXI
    9. NEM
    10. INS
    11. GEN

    ..Not much love for TNG movies I'm afraid.
  12. Admiral James Kirk

    Admiral James Kirk Writer Admiral

    Feb 5, 2001
    Tucson, AZ
    1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - Shatner's best turn as Kirk. Montalban was a Trek villain that has been often imitated and completely unequaled. The themes of friendship and sacrifice are poignant and resonate to this day. The battle scenes are tight and exciting. James Horner's score was a beautiful surprise and it's no surprise that he rips it off to this day. Easily the best of the Classic Trek films.

    2. Star Trek - The Classic Trek characters with a twist. A new cast. A new production crew. A new beginning. I took everything I loved about Classic Trek and amped it up to a ten. The movie that brought me back to the Trek fold after Voyager, Enterprise and Insurrection soured me on my beloved franchise.

    3. Star Trek: First Contact - Proof that the TNG crew could make it on the big screen. This movie has it all! A implacable villain in the Borg. A unique setting for Star Trek: a post-apocalyptic 21st Century. A bold hero succumbing to deep emotional wounds. It had all the fun and adventure of the Classic Trek films and proved again that Star Trek really loves Moby Dick!

    4. The Final Frontier

    5. The Motion Picture

    6. The Voyage Home

    7. Generations

    8. Nemesis

    9. The Search for Spock

    10. The Undiscovered Country

    I won't include Insurrection on this list because it's shit. Pure shit. :p
  13. xortex

    xortex Commodore Commodore

    Apr 25, 2006
    Staten Island, NY
    Unless they were working for JJ. Greg, did you write a nu-trek book or want to?
  14. NrobbieC

    NrobbieC Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 30, 2012
    Burton, UK
    If I had to order all of them:

    1. First Contact (also my 3rd all-time favourite film)
    2. Generations
    3. Insurrection
    4. Nemesis
    Barely Watchable (but probably wouldn't bother):
    5. TVH
    6. TUC (Flashback is far, far superior)
    7. XI
    8. TWoK
    9. TSfS
    10. TMP
    11. TFF
  15. bluepicard27

    bluepicard27 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    first contact :borg:,search for spock:klingon:, and star trek 2009 and nemesis(underated in my opinion)
  16. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    I had a great time writing a nuTrek book a few years back. It ended up getting shelved along with the other nuTrek books, but I got paid in full so I can't complain.

    In the meantime, I'm concentrating on TOS these days.
  17. 6079SmithW

    6079SmithW Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 18, 2009
    My top three trek films are Wrath of Kahn, First Contact, and Star Trek (2009). Out of all the films I've watched these the most amount of times. At the moment I'd say 2009 is my favorite but Into Darkness could change that this May.
  18. Revolution

    Revolution Ensign Red Shirt

    Oct 7, 2012
    1. The Wrath of Khan has always been my favourite and always well. It's got great characters and great dynamics between them and still holds up superbly IMO.
    2. The Voyage Home is a close second. It was necessary to have a lighter theme to the film after the dark TWOK and TSFS but TVH is not inferior for it.
    3. The Undiscovered Country is a very good piece of work and I never cease to end up in some nostalgia fit at the end.
    4. First Contact is a pretty brilliant piece of film and entertainment. Great writing. I really enjoy it but I don't find the TNG cast to be as interesting or engaging as the TOS cast, which is why it's 4th. Stewart and Spiner are mint though, it has to be said.
    5. The Search for Spock. In hindsight it was probably a mistake bringing Spock back into the fold, I'm sure Nicholas Meyer said similar. But purely in terms of characters and personal gratification, I'm glad they did. Good stuff.
    6. The Final Frontier. It's fine. It's decent entertainment but there are obvious flaws
    in the story and it doesn't look particularly great.
    7. The Motion Picture. I can appreciate films with substance and a bit of patient build up but this was excessive. Needs a good quick cut and more importantly a new story. I rarely pick it up to watch as it's not really that interesting or that entertaining.
    8. Generations. Quite a good watch and has some really good moments in it with the TNG crew. Kirk's death was very poorly done and I choose to erase it from my personal canon. ;)
    9. Insurrection. It's very simple which is its undoing. It would probably have been a good two parter in the series run of TNG. As a film it has little going for it though and you have to wonder what the production team saw in this in terms of potential for viewing on the big screen.
    10. Star Trek 2009. In a way it's possibly a good thing that Star Trek is back and a part of the public perception but it didn't do much for me. A bit too distant from the Star Trek I love.
    11. Nemesis. Can't think of any redeeming qualities. I've only watched it twice and don't intend to again.