Saturday, June 22, 2013

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Sharon, Jack and I watched Star Trek: The Motion Picture on Friday night. Released in December of 1979, I can remember seeing this film in the theater in Davis (with Kim?). After seeing Star Trek into Darkness last weekend, I am going to start a project to go back and see all of the other Star Trek films in order like we did with the James Bond films.

Frankly, I found this movie pretty slow. There are long segments with the dramatic music showing the USS Enterprise at dock or the ship traveling through the alien cloud. The movie doesn't contain the fast paced action sequences that you get in contemporary movies. While that is not necessarily bad, Star Trek: The Motion Picture feels like it could have been an hour long television episode rather than a 2 hour and 10 minute movie.

I was surprised at how good the original the cast looked. At this point, William Shatner would have been 47.

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