Star Trek: The Motion Picture
This first Star Trek film reunites the U.S.S. Enterprise's original crew from the 1960s television show. Capt. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) -- now an admiral -- and his former crew must save humanity from a giant alien ship steadily approaching Earth. There's conflict on the ship as well as in the universe, as displaced Cmdr. Decker (Stephen Collins), the Enterprise's new captain, becomes Kirk's assistant. Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley co-star.
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- Robert Wise
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1980 Academy Award®
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
- Best Visual Effects nominee
PGSci-fi action and mild language.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary by Director Robert Wise; text commentary by Michael Okuda, co-author of "The Star Trek Encyclopedia."
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; deleted scenes; trailers; audio commentary; and more.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the Star Trek: The Motion Picture features sci-fi violence, including the implication of death, and some intense moments amped up by music. When released theatrically, the movie received a G rating by the MPAA, which was revised to PG in the director's cut. There are allusions to sexual activity, but nothing onscreen. Some aspects of the story involve spiritual/moral questions. Like all Star Trek offerings, this one reflects a multicultural universe largely concerned with peace and the well being of all people (and aliens).
- Sexual Content
- Mention that Decker formerly had intimate relations with a comely alien. She spends a lot of the movie in a robe with a very short hemline, and there is generalized talk about her species having a powerful psychic sexual allure.
- Space vessels are disintegrated into nothingness. A few crew are knocked around and scorched by energy bolts. A Vulcan nerve pinch. Minor characters perish in a transporter malfunction, but the horrific result is left to the imagination.
- Scotty says "hell."
- Social Behavior
- Intellect and good judgment save the day, instead of warfare. The United Federation of Planets is famously multicultural, multi-ethnic, even multi-species. The ethos of Star Trek is one of exploration and non-interference, though the crew inevitably gets involved in protecting the vulnerable and fighting evil.
- Nothing onscreen, but Star Trek, as a marketing franchise, has toys and products in "infinite diversity in infinite combinations," to quote a favorite Gene Roddenberry saying.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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