The other night (Tuesday night, to be exact), I went over to the local CD Trader Store (they sell new and used DVDs, CDs and vinyl) to pick up some movies.
I was in the mood to re-visit the Star Trek movies featuring the original cast of the 1960s television show.
It was just my luck that they had a set of all of the movies, beginning with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and ending with Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country (1991). It is pictured at left.
After I got home, I sat down to watch the movie over some chocolate chip ice cream.
The movie, directed by Robert Wise, hasn't aged very well, to say the least. Frankly, it was a colossal bore when it came out in 1979 and it remains a colossal bore today. The special effects were a disappointment, despite having John Dykstra and Douglas Trumbull on board. Granted, the special effects were before digital imaging. Matte lines and other flaws were very apparent.
|Above, the refitted and rebuilt Enterprise in space dock.|
At least the next entry in the movie series, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982) had a much better story and much better special effects.
It was interesting to see a much younger and thinner William Shatner.