Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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Release Date: November 1986

Time: 1h 59min

Director: Leonard Nimoy

Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Jane Wyatt (full cast)

My Rating: 6/10 egcpdz


An alien probe is attacking planet earth and it’s up to Admiral Kirk, Spock and the rest of the team on USS Enterprise to save the planet. They have to travel back in time to the 20th century and bring back two rare whales, which are extinct in their time. Only these whales can send away this alien probe and save the earth. During their mission they meet Amanda, who turns up to be a big help. 

thevoyagehome3This Star Trek movie was very different from the previous ones. I really like time travel and similar kinds of stories so this movie was absolutely my cup of tea. The scenery was tremendously different from the other Star Trek movies, considering the other movies have often taken place in space on the Enterprise. Now they were in San Fransisco, and it was not even during their time. I always enjoy seeing how the characters adapt to a different timeline and what they find odd or dissimilar. They managed to adapt pretty well I believe, they didn’t disturb the timeline or change something tremendous. Although, the story did not focused much on whether or not the timeline would change or be affected.

The movie also had a very clear and coherent story and for the first time did I understand lead_960everything that was going on. I had no trouble keeping up with the story and that made me really happy. The story itself might have been a little dull and uneventful. It wasn’t the most exciting plot to watch and it didn’t really signify Sci-Fi, nor Star Trek. Even though there were an alien threat, there were still very little about outer space and aliens.

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