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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

Director:

William Shatner

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (creator: based on "Star Trek"), William Shatner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock
DeForest Kelley ... McCoy
James Doohan ... Scotty
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
George Takei ... Sulu
David Warner ... St. John Talbot
Laurence Luckinbill ... Sybok
Charles Cooper ... Korrd
Cynthia Gouw Cynthia Gouw ... Caithlin Dar
Todd Bryant ... Captain Klaa
Spice Williams-Crosby ... Vixis (as Spice Williams)
Rex Holman ... J'onn
George Murdock ... God
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Storyline

When the newly-christened starship Enterprise's shakedown cruise goes poorly, Captain Kirk and crew put her into Spacedock for repairs. But an urgent mission interrupts their Earth-bound shore leave. A renegade Vulcan named Sybok has taken three ambassadors hostage on Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace. This event also attracts the attention of a Klingon captain who wants to make a name for himself and sets out to pursue the Enterprise. Sybok's ragtag army captures the Enterprise and takes her on a journey to the center of the galaxy in search of the Supreme Being. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Taglines:

Adventure and Imagination Will Meet At the Final Frontier See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Startrek.com

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

9 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$27,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,375,648, 11 June 1989

Gross USA:

$52,210,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,210,049
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

A scene was filmed and cut which Sybok's holy warriors are racing across the desert of Nimbus 3 and Sybok points out to them Paradise City in the distance. See more »

Goofs

Sybok says that Columbus proved the world was round. This is a common misconception. In fact, the circular globe had been developed nearly 100 years before Columbus sent sail on his voyage, and the fact that the Earth is round had actually been proved by the ancient Greeks by measuring shadows at different distances from the equator. (It could be argued that, being a Vulcan, Sybok has inadequate knowledge of Earth history.) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sybok: I thought weapons were forbidden on this planet. Besides, I can't believe you'd kill me for a field of empty holes.
J'Onn: It's all I have.
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Crazy Credits

Highest descender fall recorded in the United States: Ken Bates. See more »

Alternate Versions

The CBS broadcast premiere removed a number of scenes from the movie. 1) All scenes featuring the dancing triple-breasted catwoman were removed. 2) The campfire scene was trimmed, ending with Spock producing the 'marshmellon' - effectively removing the infamous 'Row Row Row Your Boat' sing along between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. 3) The scene between Uhura and Scotty on the bridge as they receive new orders from Starfleet Command. 4) The "I could use a shower" scene between Kirk and Spock in the turbolift. See more »

Connections

Followed by Star Trek Beyond (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mountain
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
[Opening theme music]
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Everything you've heard is true - unfortunately
30 August 2002 | by LupercaliSee all my reviews

I like underdogs. So, 12 years after having first seen Star Trek V, and thinking it was bizarrely bad, I gave it a second watch, hoping I would find some redeeming quality which I missed the first time around.

I didn't.

The writing is half-baked, and although at first the quality of the acting is stable enough to keep the movie on its feet (albeit shakily), the further we get into the plot the sillier it gets. The last quarter of the film is just plain ridiculous. What was even worse, from the original cast's POV, is that this was the first ST movie to be released AFTER the franchise returned to television with Next Generation, and the average episode of Next Generation would put this to shame* - including the special effects! What an embarrassment.

The Final Frontier isn't thoroughly wretched - I gave it 4 out of 10 - but it's so far below the standard of its predecessors (yes, including the first one) that the only reason I can think of to watch it is because you'll appreciate the other movies more.

* unless it's an episode with Troi's mother in it.


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