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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Katara Cinema

Robert Wise / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 1979 / 132 min / Colour / Bluray
In English / English subtitles
Interests: Science Fiction, Adventure
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.



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Synopsis

For the legions of fans of the television series ‘Star Trek’, one of the most exciting moments in the history of motion pictures was the first appearance on the big screen of the beloved USS Enterprise. And what a moment it was. Lovingly viewed from just about every possible angle as it emerges from its space dock, the new and improved ship is truly something to behold.

As the film begins, we hear that the craft has undergone 18 months of redesign and refitting. Now, an alien entity cloaked in a massive energy cloud is on a collision course with Earth, so the Enterprise must be ready for battle in a mere 12 hours. Former captain – now Admiral – James T. Kirk takes control of the ship, reassembles his customary crew and leads them on a mission to save our planet.

The colossal ‘Star Trek’ franchise includes several film and television series, which injected into the collective consciousness notions like warp drive and teleportation,
and introduced us to Mr. Spock and his abiding phrase “Live long and prosper.” More than that, ‘Star Trek’ has long been celebrated for its humanistic and hopeful look forward to a more ethical and compassionate future for our species. This first foray into cinema was a wonderful addition to the ‘Star Trek’ legacy.

This film is presented with English subtitles only.

About the Director

Born in 1914, Robert Wise was one of the most influential American film directors and producers of the 20th century. His lengthy filmography includes ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ (1951), ‘The Desert Rats’ (1953), ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’ (1956), ‘I Want to Live!’ (1958), ‘West Side Story’ (1961), ‘The Haunting’ (1963), ‘The Sound of Music’ (1965), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director, ‘The Andromeda Strain’ (1971) and ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ (1979). He died in 2005.

Credits

Director
Robert Wise
Screenwriter
Harold Livingston
Producer
Gene Roddenberry
Editor
Todd C. Ramsay
Music
Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematographer
Richard H Kline
Cast
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Majel Barrett

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