Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
It's the 23rd century in director Leonard Nimoy's Oscar-nominated sci-fi adventure, and a mysterious power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. To save mankind, Capt. Kirk (William Shatner), Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) and the rest of the Starship Enterprise crew travel back in time to 1986 San Francisco, a world as alien to them as anything they've encountered in their travels through the galaxy.
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- Leonard Nimoy
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1987 Academy Award®
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Sound Effects Editing nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
PGParental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), PortugueseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; audio commentary; and more.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Star Trek movie is the most farcical of the big-screen series. As much comedy as adventure derives from the journey of the Starfleet heroes to 1986 Earth, and the relative rudeness and local color they encounter in San Francisco. There are instances of comical swearing and drug references.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- A brief flashback to a spaceship explosion from Star Trek III, but otherwise this is renowned as the Star Trek movie without a single shot fired in anger. One character does suffer a fall, and disastrous storms batter the Earth. Some stock footage of the killing and butchery of whales.
- Mr. Spock tries to fit into 20th-century culture by swearing gratuitously ("colorful metaphors," he calls it), played as comedy. Words used include "Goddamn," "hell," "dumbass," and "dips--t." A punk gives Kirk and Spock the finger.
- Social Behavior
- Starfleet is racially and species-integrated, individually quirky but respectful and appreciative of differences. They function as a great team, working together for positive outcomes. Kirk asks Spock to lie -- which Vulcans can't do, but he's able to "exaggerate" deceptively. Female characters, often on the sidelines or simply love interests, are particularly strong in this mission.
- Apple computers get a plug, as well as the Yellow Pages and other 20th-century billboards. Star Trek itself is quite a commodity.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking. Kirk explains Spock's alien ways to a 20th-century heroine by saying he did heavy drugs in the 1960s.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it