Not the latest addition to the much-loved franchise, but rather my re-examination of the ten movies pre-reboot on shiny discs. Cards on the table here … I love Trek! I love its characters, its humour, its optimism for a better future. Heck, I even love its cheesiness and the old wobbly sets of the original series. But whilst I approach this evaluation from a biased viewpoint, I have tried to retain some objectivity and recognise that a few of these movies are really not that good.
So , lets make it so …
#10 Star Trek: The Final Frontier – 1.5 out of 5 stars
The one where they seek God
Bombastic and pretentious with dire special effects. Makes you wonder where the film’s budget went.
#9 Star Trek: The Motion Picture – 2 out of 5 stars
The Motionless Picture
So ….. slow ……. Press fast forward and view at warp speed.
#8 Star Trek Insurrection – 2.5 out of 5 stars
The one where Riker shaves off his beard
or … the one where Riker and Troy share a bubble bath (eeuw!!)
Inoffensive, but its lack of scale and ambition makes it feel like a long Next Gen tv episode
#7 Star Trek Nemesis – – 2.5 out of 5 stars
The one with the Romulans
High point – Tom Hardy as the baddie. Low point – the psychic rape of Deanna Troy. Was that really necessary?
#6 Star Trek Generations – 3 out of 5 stars
The one with the horses
Passing the baton from OS to NG but somewhat forgettable
#5 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock – 3 out of 5 stars
The one where The Enterprise is destroyed. Again.
Essentially a bridging film between TWOK and the one with the whales.
#4 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – 3.5 out of 5 stars
The one with the Klingons
Not to be confused with ST III. With a great turn by Christopher Plummer as the key baddie
#3 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home- 4 out of 5 stars
The one with the whales
Great character moments with many memorable lines
#2 Star Trek First Contact – 4 out of 5 stars
The one with The Borg.
Easily the best of the Next gen movies, although that’s not saying much
#1 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – 5 out of 5 stars
Not just a great ST movie but a great movie.
I urge you to read Bazza’s excellent review.