Rating the Star Trek Movies

These are the voyages...

 

Paramount has made Star Trek one of the cornerstones of its empire, releasing 11 movies in 30 years with number twelve scheduled for release in 2012.  Twelve movies combined with Star Trek, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and the Enterprise television programs to offer a rich, multi-faceted universe that continually built upon the Star Trek lore and mythology.  Star Trek movies markedly differ from the television episodes in that a television series is trapped in a static format—nothing happens that will dramatically change the premise of the show.  The relationships and scenarios are much the same seven years into the show as they were in the very beginning.  The movies are fun because they are free to advance the stories and characters to allow for growth.  The major changes that take place in the lives of the Star Trek characters mostly occur in the movies—or between them.

I watched Star Trek from the very beginning, tuning in each week to the exploits of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise.  The animated series hit Saturday morning television in 1973.  I was too old to watch cartoons, but still made time for this one.  Given the standards in animation at the time, it was extremely well done and featured stories by talented authors such as Samuel Peeples, D.C. Fontana and David Gerrold.  This cartoon was really Star Trek.  When The Next Generation was introduced, I gladly accepted the 24th century Star Trek universe, complete with counselors and Klingons on the bridge of a starship.  Deep Space Nine was simultaneously my favorite and least favorite Trek offering; I was averse to its dramatic departure from the standard Trek adventure; when I got used to it, I saw DS9 as the most complex, thought-provoking of all Trek incarnations.  I enjoyed Voyager’s odd anti-quest (to boldly get back from where no one has gone before).  Enterprise reminded me of the first pilot (The Cage), and Captain Archer seemed the commander I would most like to serve under if I were in Star Fleet.  It wasn’t my favorite version of Star Trek, but it was good enough to hang with the rest.

And then there were the movies.  I eagerly anticipated the first Star Trek movies, standing outside in a long line on a cold, wet night to see Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  It was a visual treat, and the Wrath of Khan was Star Trek at its best.  Generations passed the torch from the original cast to the STNG group, and the latest movie offers both a look back and ahead.  I wish to list the Star Trek movies in my personal order of preference, along with what I liked and disliked about each.

To boldly go where no one has gone before

Hailing frequencies opened...
Hailing frequencies opened...
The cast of Star Trek
The cast of Star Trek
The animated Star Trek.
The animated Star Trek.
Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Other cast members included Will Wheaton as Wesley Crusher, Whoopie Goldberg as Guinan, and Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar.
Star Trek: The Next Generation. Other cast members included Will Wheaton as Wesley Crusher, Whoopie Goldberg as Guinan, and Denise Crosby as Tasha Yar.
The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  The show had a huge supporting cast--too large to name here.
The cast of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The show had a huge supporting cast--too large to name here.
Cast of Star Trek: Voyager.  They wanted to boldy return from where no one had gone before--an odd premise for Star Trek, but I liked it anyway.
Cast of Star Trek: Voyager. They wanted to boldy return from where no one had gone before--an odd premise for Star Trek, but I liked it anyway.
The Cast of Star Trek: Enterprise.
The Cast of Star Trek: Enterprise.
The cast of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The cast of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Ricardo Montalban as Khan, a product of 20th century genetic engineering
Ricardo Montalban as Khan, a product of 20th century genetic engineering
The wedding of Riker and Troi
The wedding of Riker and Troi
The cast of the Star Trek movie
The cast of the Star Trek movie
Old Spock and new--both featured in the new Star Trek movie
Old Spock and new--both featured in the new Star Trek movie

The movies, in my order of preference


Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Budget: $12,000,000; Box Office: $97,000,000; Reviews: Praised. Khan returns to menace Kirk, who (in the midst of a mid-life crisis) is reunited with a former lover and his son. Spock dies saving the ship in the end. What I liked: Khan was a terrific menace, and the Kirk-Spock friendship was never depicted so well. The Enterprise as a training ship was a nice touch, and Kirstie Alley performed well as Saavik. What I disliked: Kirk and Khan never met face-to-face.

Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home (1986). Budget: $27,000,000 (estimate). Box Office: $133,000,000. Reviews: Praised. An alien probe wreaks havoc on Earth while attempting to communicate with an extinct species. Kirk and his crew go back in time to “save the whales” and solve the problem. What I liked: William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were at their best in this fun and entertaining story—their interaction was never better. What I disliked: They agree to bring Gillian Taylor to the future and she’s assigned to a science vessel! Can I go, too? I like science!

Star Trek: First Contact (1996). Budget: $45,000,000. Box Office: $146,027,888. Reviews: Praised. The Borg travel back in time to change Earth’s history. Picard and the Enterprise follow, arriving the day before Zephram Cochrane’s historic warp drive flight. Picard and Data battle the Borg on the Enterprise; the remaining crew ensures Earth’s history remains unchanged. What I liked: Classic dialogue, including Cochrane asking if the Enterprise crew were astronauts on some kind of “star trek”. The idea of Vulcans noticing Cochrane’s flight was a nice touch. What I disliked: No effort to unify the Cochrane of this movie and the character presented in the original series, visually or characteristically.

Star Trek (2009). Budget: $150,000,000. Box Office: $384,953,671. Reviews: Praised. Retelling of Kirk’s days in Star Fleet Academy and his ascension to command of the Enterprise. Spock and a Romulan commander emerge from a black hole into the past, creating a new time line. Spock guides young Kirk toward command in order to defeat the Romulan Nero. What I liked: The new cast was attractive and energetic, with the promise of more Star Trek movies to come. What I disliked: The alternate reality storyline frees writers to take Trek in any direction they choose, but I dislike that everything we’ve seen so far has technically been “erased”. While I found a relationship between Uhura and Spock intriguing, Spock would not kiss in the turbo-lift—I don’t care how young they are. Vulcans don’t do that in any reality.

Star Trek Generations (1994). Budget: $35,000,000 (estimate). Box Office: $118,100,000. Reviews: Mixed. Kirk saves the Enterprise but is lost in an energy ribbon called the Nexus. 78 years later, Picard’s Enterprise encounters the same phenomena. A refugee named Soran intends to destroy a sun in an effort to return to the Nexus. While trying to stop Soran, Picard enters the Nexus and finds Kirk there. They return to defeat Soran, but Kirk is killed. What I liked: Changes in the lives of the crew since we saw them last. Picard’s repressed love of family and children, revealed in full in the Nexus. What I disliked: Kirk symbolically handing over the reins of the ship to Picard. Picard wasn’t a newbie, we watched him as captain for seven years.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). Budget: $46,000,000; Box Office: $139,000,000; Reviews: Mixed. The Enterprise is re-launched to investigate a powerful force heading toward Earth. The menace was an earth probe that gained unimaginable power and returned in search of its creator. What I liked: The new Enterprise was beautiful and the cast looked surprisingly young, despite a 10+ year hiatus. The changes in Spock, McCoy and the rest were intriguing. What I disliked: The plot was slow and ponderous, with the crew gawking at what they saw on the view screen throughout. It was pretty, but it didn’t look dangerous.

Star Trek Nemesis (2002). Budget: $60,000,000. Box Office: $67,312,826. Reviews: Mixed. The Enterprise is sent to Romulus, where they meet a Reman named Shinzon—a clone of Picard. Shinzon claims to want peace, but secretly plans to attack Earth. Enterprise battles Shinzon’s massive ship while Picard meets Shinzon in hand-to-hand combat. He defeats the clone and destroys his plans for conquest, but at the cost of Data’s life. What I liked: The crew finally moves on with their lives—Riker and Troi marry, Crusher returns to Starfleet Medical, etc. The less evolved replica of Data allows the character to “start over” in its quest for humanity. What I disliked: The actor playing Shinzon looked nothing like Patrick Stewart, except for his bald head. The idea that he could be recognized as Picard was preposterous.

Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock (1984). Budget: $17,000,000. Box Office: $87,000,000. Reviews: Mostly positive. Kirk hijacks the Enterprise and returns to the Genesis planet to save Spock, whose “katra” was transferred to McCoy. The Enterprise is destroyed in the process. What I liked: The theme of friendship continues. Also, small moments in the film, including Uhura’s pointing a phaser at a cadet wishing for excitement, and the Captain of the Excelsior, wondering why a ship in space dock would go to yellow alert. What I disliked: The ending was a foregone conclusion since we knew Spock would return—subsequently, the plot seemed contrived.

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). Budget: $58,000,000. Box Office: $112,600,000. Reviews: Mixed. Star Fleet conspires with an alien species to “steal” a planet from its peaceful occupants without their knowledge. Picard determines the covert act violates the Prime Directive and opposes the alien race and Star Fleet. What I liked: Data always makes a cool opponent, and it was interesting to watch his “out-of-control” attack. I also appreciated that Data’s emotion chip was removed—the tendency to play him for jokes and gags injured his character. What I disliked: This movie was correctly billed as a “glorified television episode.” It added nothing to Star Trek.

Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Budget: $27,000,000. Box Office: $96,889,000. Reviews: Mostly positive. The Klingon Empire is on the verge of collapse following the explosion of one of their moons. They sue for peace, and Kirk is sent to meet with their emissaries. Enterprise seemingly fires on the Klingon vessel, and Kirk and McCoy are sentenced to a prison planet. Spock discovers the traitor who killed the Klingons, and Kirk is freed. What I liked: The movie attempted to genuinely end the careers of Kirk and his crew—we knew it was their last adventure. What I disliked: The plot was confusing, and the idea of Klingons sitting around quoting Shakespeare seemed absurd.

Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier (1989). Budget: $27,800,000 (estimate). Box Office: $70,000,000. Reviews: Panned. The Enterprise attempts to diffuse a hostage situation at Nimbus III. Spock’s half-brother takes over the ship in search of Sha Ka Ree, where he hopes to meet the creator. What I liked: The hallucinations Sybock used on Spock and McCoy to reveal their pain were interesting. Also, Nichelle Nichols proved age had done nothing to her shapely legs. What I disliked: Did it have to be a Vulcan looking for Sha Ka Ree? Did it have to be a passionate Vulcan, no less? Did it have to be Spock’s half-brother? These were plot twists without logic or merit, and made the movie seem foolish. The Klingons seemed superfluous to the plot, as well.

Untitled Sequel (2012). We’ll have to wait and see….


Paramount has made each Star Trek television series and all movies available for home viewing in DVD or Blu Ray disc format.


Thanks for reading. Resistance is futile.


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

I was always a Star Wars guy myself but I did enjoy several of the Star Trek films and I liked The Wrath of Khan, and Star Trek 2009 the best. I agree about you saying Kirk and Khan not meeting face to face though. Thanks for a great hub.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Star Trek will continue to be one of my all time favorites, both movies and television alike. Although, the shows that did not work for me at all would be DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise. Hey, I like Scott Bakula, but the show just didn't do it for me. It just didn't feel like Star Trek. Neither did Voyager.

I've yet to see the new movie, but I eagerly await doing so. I'm also a cheap S.O.B. so, I'll be waiting for PPV... :)


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks, Truth. I liked Star Wars also, and I couldn't help but notice that the newest Trek movie had very much a Star Wars look to it--at least as much as it could have while still being identified as Star Trek. The thing about Kirk and Khan never meeting face to face kind of bugged me, too--all we ever saw of Khan and the Enterprise crew was his recognition of Chekov, who wasn't even on the show yet when Khan appeared. Oh, well, I still enjoyed it a great deal.

Thanks for commenting.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Springboard, thanks for your comments. I was slow to warm to both DS9 and Voyager. DS9 eventually won me over and I eventually came to really enjoy it. I will confess that when they brought Seven of Nine to Voyager, they had me... okay, I'm a sucker for a pretty lady. Enterprise, well..it wasn't the same. I tried really hard to embrace it and it certainly was not a bad show--in fact, it added a lot to the Trek mythology and I am glad it was on the air. I didn't enjoy it as much as the other shows, though. (It also seemed a little more brutal--Archer and the others seemed like they were always getting beat up or tortured or something!)

Thanks again for your comments.


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

The word brutal does seem to sum up the "Enterprise" episodes. I always felt that the Trek series ultimately had a positive spin. "Enterprise" was very dark to me. The "mission," if you will, seemed removed from the whole Trek theme.

As far as DS9 is concerned, it wasn't a terrible show. Just not one that really captured my imagination like the first two shows did. But it's still in syndication (I think), and there's never harm in going back for another look. I will say, as well, that it took me about 1 entire season before "The Next Generation" really took hold of me.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Springboard, thanks for your comments. You know, the interesting thing about DS9 for me was that I didn't really embrace it while it was on the air--it won me over in syndication. I watched it most of the time while it was on, but it was in syndication that it really grew on me and struck me as a thoughtful, multi-layered show. It also took awhile to transform it into that. Early episodes featuring Quark and Odo running around antagonizing each other made me think of the old "Mutt and Jeff" cartoons. Over time it became more than that. (I also think adding Worf to the mix was a good touch...)

Thanks again for your comments.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I've always been a Star Trec fan in all its incarnations. Never saw the cartoon version however.


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Nice job. My fave, "The Wrath of Khan"

My second fave, "Star Trek" 2009

Thanks for this hub, Mike!


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KeithTax 6 years ago from Wisconsin

I can remember watching the original Star Trek series on a black and white TV in the late sixties. My parents enjoyed the series as well, so we got to watch it every time it was on. Other than football, Star Trek was about the only TV we watched. Nice article.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Peggy, the cartoon ran for less than 25 episodes, but it featured the voices of the entire original cast and, for its day, the animation was really good.

Jess, Wrath of Khan was my favorite, also. I felt it most embodied the totality of Star Trek. The other movies captured Trek well, but never so completely as this one did. I liked the latest Trek movie also, and I look forward to seeing what they can come up with next.

Keith, I remember watching both Star Trek and Lost in Space in the '60s as a kid. I loved them both, but my older brother preferred Star Trek. And I watched football, also. It was in the '60s that the Chiefs had their Super Bowl team!

(Wow, I feel pretty old realizing that the Chiefs are 40 years removed from their title team. Oh, well...)

Thanks so much for your comments, they are much appreciated!


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drej2522 6 years ago from Augusta, GA

Wrath of Khan definitely ranks up there as one of the top-rated Star Trek films. But, I grew up with Generations, so I'm going with First Contact. I think that movie did a good job of explaining the Star Trek origins, had the best action sequences, and it had the freaking Borg! (before they were overused in Voyager!)


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

drej, thanks for your comments. First contact was a terrific film that I enjoyed very much, and I agree it did a lot to add to the background history of Star Trek. It was definitely my favorite of the Next Generation films. Thanks again.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks for reading, assembler.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Good Hub I like the TV series Voyager and Star Trek next Generation; I also liked the movie Star Trek Generations.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks for commenting, Coolmon2009. Generations was one of my favorites, and I liked Voyager and Next Generation as well.

Thanks again.


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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Great hub. I agree that Wrath of Khan is the best of the OS films and that First Contact is the best TNG film. I never really became a Trekkie until TNG so I'm partial to that cast.


cosette 6 years ago

The Wrath of Khan was worth it just for Kirk going "KHANNNNN!" :D

i loved the new Star Trek film. young Kirk and Spock were great!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Uninvited Writer, I appreciate your coming to my page and reading. I loved TNG and thought their series was the most reasonable in all Trek lore--their actions and motivations (usually) always made sense. Patrick Stewart as Picard and Brent Spiner as Data were fabulous casting choices. The entire cast had some great moments.

Thanks for your comments, UW.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Cosette, thanks for your comment--gave me a huge smile. I agree, "Khannnnn!" was a classic Trek moment.

I really enjoyed the new Star Trek film, also. The whole cast did a fine job and it will be interesting to see what their next movie will be like.

Thanks again.


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Jim Bryan 6 years ago from Austin, TX

Hi Mike,

I have yet to see the newest movie, but have seen all the other movies and virtually every TOS, TNG, DS9, and VOY episode. My favorite movie is "The Undiscovered Country." I enjoyed the plot and thought it further established the Star Trek Universe (though the Shakespeare-quoting Klingons were a bit silly). With it coming two years after the fall of the Berlin wall, there was a symmetry as art imitated life in a more literal sense that we are normally treated to. The biggest problem I had with it was over-editing which has ruined a lot of movies over the years. If they had put in the attack that killed Kirk's son, the movie would have been more powerful...but they didn't ask me .


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Hey, Jim, thanks for commenting.

You're correct, "The Undiscovered Country" probably did more for the totality of Star Trek's mythology than any other single movie did. I will still confess to discomfort at watching the Klingons quote Shakespeare, but I also recall that Worf correctly identified the song Data sung in "Star Trek" Nemesis" as the work of Irving Berlin. So, I guess Klingons are just magnificently well-versed in Earth music and literature.

The topicality of the movie (and its similarities with the fall of the Berlin Wall) were nice to see and a hallmark of the original series. It was nice and very appropriate to watch them once again use Star Trek as a form of social commentary relevant to our own age. Star Trek always maintained its unique philosophy, but it had almost slipped into depicting a utopia. The Undiscovered Country showed an aspect of storytelling rarely seen in Star Trek since the original series.

Thanks for your comments, Jim.


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

My husband is a "Trekkie" too and has seen any and everything to do with Star Trek. I always thought the original series was corny but my husband has talked me into seeing a few thought-provoking episodes. He also talked me into watching all of DS9 with him, which I enjoyed. I also enjoyed the new Star Trek movie which he absolutely loved.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Cari Jean, thanks for commenting. I hope someday your husband will convert you into a full-time "Trekkie." Star Trek is a fun and thought-provoking show and I have loved it since I was a child. The original series had some very corny episodes, as you indicated, but some very fine shows as well. Each series had enough high points to make it worth watching (in my humble opinion).

I enjoyed the newest movie, also!

Thanks again for your comments.


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bat115 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I share the same top 3 with you, but I would have to switch the places of V and VII


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

bat115, thanks for reading. I appreciate your comments. The top three or four movies were all outstanding.

Thanks again.


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MrSpock 6 years ago

Voyage Home tops the list even if it was kind of silly. Generations comes in second!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Mr. Spock,

Thanks for reading. I loved both Voyage Home and Generations and could easily have rated them differently. In fact, since I rated the movies instead of just listing them, one had to come in last by default, but I enjoyed every last one of them.

Thanks again for reading, Mr. Spock. Live long and prosper.


rml 6 years ago

I've always enjoyed the humorous episodes, and I would cast a vote for The Voyage Home as one of the best of the movies.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

rml, thanks for your comments. I enjoy the humorous episodes also. Remember "A Piece of the Action," where Kirk and Spock were running around like gangsters and playing a card game called "Fizzbin?" That was a terrific episode. And, The Voyage Home was among my favorites of all the Star Trek movies in all their incarnations.

Thanks again for your comments, I appreciate them greatly.

Mike


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questingspirit 6 years ago from Philippines

Liked this a lot - resistance is futile indeed. :) I used to think of II-III as one whole, and I'd place the new ST in the top 5. Speaking of which, re the comments of some folks that ST 2009 looked more like SW...J.J. Abrams was an avowed SW fan and he did admit that in conventions. He grew to like ST only in the process of makin the movie. I guess the influence spilled over.


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Teddletonmr 6 years ago from Midwest USA

Thanks for the voyage down star trek lane, great hub.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

questingspirit, thanks for leaving your comments. I apologize for the long delay in responding, your comments didn't show up and I never noticed you were here until Teddletonmr also left a comment.

I was recently discussing the Star Wars influence with my brother-in-law, and we agreed the visual similarities were many. We wondered if there was a conscious effort to bring Star Wars fans into the Trek fold with a new look that would be familiar to Star Wars folks. I didn't dislilke the similarities, but I didn't find them necessary, either. I think the Trek look is distinctive enough to stand on its own.

Well, thanks again, I appreciate your comments, particularly since it was something I wondered about. Sorry again for taking so long to respond.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Teddletonmr, thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments. Live long and prosper.

Mike


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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

I love this hub, great work done here, other than say the last about five I totally agree with your listed preference... I wasn't as big on the last few next generation ones, but still, this is a great list....


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Hi Rebecca, thanks for reading. The last Next Generation movie or two didn't seem very good to me, either. I like the energy the new cast brought to Star Trek, and hope they can establish a new following. I would hate to see Star Trek go away.

Thanks again for reading.

Mike


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John B Badd 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

I would say 2009, First Contact, Insurrection, Voyage Home for top four. I think we will see at least two more movies with the new cast, they did an awsome job.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Hey John, thanks for reading. I hope Paramount will squeeze as much out of this new cast as they are able to give--I thought they were extremely good. Hope to see something new on the Star Trek horizon someday, as well. I always thought it would be interesting to vault another 150 years into the future from the Next Generation time, and see how the Federation had changed. When I first considered the idea, I thought you could actually guest-star Data and the Hologram doctor from Voyager--two artificial and subsequently immortal "beings." Of course, they are both too old to reprise their roles now, but it would have been fun.

Thanks again, I appreciate your comments.

Mike


Reptile Vivarium 6 years ago

You have a fantastic hub going on here. I have yet to meet someone as in-depth with star trek movie reviews as you are. I operate a star trek collectables hub and am also a huge fan of ST. It's no wonder you have a ton of followers; you write useful content!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Reptile, thanks so much for your kind words. I've always been a fan of Star Trek in all its forms, and anything I've written here is just a reflection of the interest I've maintained in all things Trek. Thanks again for reading, I appreciate your stopping by.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

A logical rating Mr.Lickteig.

I would like it if you come see my hub named:The early history of the planet Vulcan with Mr.Spock:a journey into the star trek universe.Sorry for the long title


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Mr. Spock, thanks for stopping by. I went to look at your site and found no hubs. I will try to stop by again at some point. Thanks again.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

I see I made an erorr on my part the title is The early history of the planet Vulcan with Spock:A jounery into the Star trek universe sorry again for the long title

Live long and prosper


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Sorry, Mr. Spock. When I go to your site it says the hub is no longer published. Just tried it again.

Most illogical...

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

Ok Mr.Lickteig ill try to work it out

Live long and prosper


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

I'll stop by again later.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

It had aperently had to many links I ironed them out but its being reviewed


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks for coming back, I will stop by in awhile.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

oh yeah make sure you leave a comment


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Yup.


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Count Alucard 6 years ago

Wow Mr.Spock I didn't expect to see you here on hubpages

good hub by the way


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Count Alucard, thanks for stopping by. I didn't expect Spock to visit either. If Kirk or Picard show up also, I will know I've made it big.

Thanks again.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

Mr.Alucard is an old friend of mine he told me about hub pages but I said I would never join but I got curios and that is why he was shocked about me being hear there is also a small update on my hub a picture of the planet vulcan

Live long and prosper Mr.Lickting


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

You too, Mr. Spock.

Mike


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Great Reviews Mike - I love Star treck. Mr Spock was my favourite Character with his funny ears.

I've just noticed while writing these comments that he is on Hubpages. lol. (Mr Spock left a comment too)

Thanks and Best Wishes.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Elena, thanks for stopping by. I was surprised to find Mr. Spock here on HubPages, as well. As I mentioned to him, if Captain Kirk or Captain Picard stop by to say hello, I will know I've hit the big time.

Thanks for your comments, I always appreciate your stopping by.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

Why thank you Mr.Lickteig


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

You're quite welcome, Mr. Spock.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

you know in wrath of khan.Khan acts like hes met chekov before even though the episode space seed takes place before chekov is on board

It is most illogical

Live long and prosper


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Mr. Spock, you're correct and it was not only illogical, but a shame. It was too bad that the only member of the Enterprise crew that Khan interacted with was the one he never actually saw before. Khan may "never forget a face," but what does it mean to never forget a face you've never seen?

Illogical, indeed. But a good movie, anyway.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

mabey chekov was hiding in shutle bay since the audience dint go there at all he might have been there the whole of season one and we just dint noctice


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

and I agree with what you dislike about the 2009 movie its was a disgrace to my character


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Spock, that's certainly a possibility. Perhaps Chekov was on the lower decks in the first season, and didn't get promoted to bridge duty until later. But, I thought we saw pretty much everything Khan did while he was on the Enterprise--there were guards posted outside his door, after all--so when did Khan get the chance to tour the lower decks and meet Chekov?

Oh, well.......

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Well, Mr. Spock, I wasn't sure who thought up the idea that Spock and Uhura should be groping in the turbo-lift, but it definitely didn't seem like something even a young Mr. Spock would do, especially if he was trying to suppress his human side. Don't get me wrong, I would be glad to make out with Uhura in the turbo-lift, but I'm a mere human. Spock wouldn't even put his arms around a woman who was in love with him until the spores got to him in "This Side of Paradise."

Once again--oh, well.....

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

well

never mind


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Sorry, Mr. Spock. Hope I didn't get to personal there, talking about your love life that way...... That was illogical of me.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

that was a counter part from an alternate reality as a vulcan I take no offence but my counter part having emotainal promblems probelly will


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Mr. Spock, thanks for stopping by.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

I have a new hub Mr.Lickteig

its called I need a starship crew please leave a comment there


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

I will stop by and read your hub after awhile, Mr. Spock. See ya.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

its my birthday


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Happy birthday, Mr. Spock.


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

thank you


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

my new hub is ready Mr.Lickteig

it is named :I need a starship


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Okay, I will take a look at it later. Thanks.

Mike


Dr.Mccoy 6 years ago

what's this a Vulcan making small talk I dint even think you could do that


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

your insults are most illogical


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Dr. McCoy, I suspect you and Mr. Spock are one and the same person.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Mr. Spock, please see the comment above.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

correct I wanted to test your skills in deduction before I asked you to become my First officer do you except the job


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

How much does the job pay?

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

Mike you know star trek lore why do you think anyone will get paid my chief enginier isnt getting paid neither is my cook or my helmsmen


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

You're right, of course, although Kirk used to tell Scottie he "earned his pay for the week," which suggested a capitalist society wasn't completely gone and forgotten.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

kirk says alot of things have you ever thought that it could be a joke do you take the job


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

I think I'll wait for my own ship--thanks anyway.

Mike


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Mr.Spock 6 years ago

we made a movie its called return of the Borgs on youtube

Im the guy with the mask


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Mike Lickteig 5 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Okay, Mr. Spock.


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biblicaliving 5 years ago from U.S.A.

Good Hub! Star Trek 2 was my favorite. I was raised on Star Trek, good American Sci-Fi!


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Mike Lickteig 5 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks, Biblicaliving. Star Trek 2 was my favorite, also.

Mike


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hanwillingham 5 years ago

Great review.


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

I noticed Star Trek Nemesis earned very little compared to it's cost to make, $67,000.000 for a 60,000,000 budget. Since I am not a new age hippy I always thought ST The Voyage Home was over rated.

If whales had been extinct for a hundred years could the ones brought from the past survive in the ocean's. Also since there were only three left could they continue to breed?

I didn't like DS9. The chractors all seemed to have bad attitudes. Very unfriendly to one another.


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Mike Lickteig 4 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Thanks for the kind words, hanwillingham. I appreciate your stopping by and reading.

Mike


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Mike Lickteig 4 years ago from Lawrence KS USA Author

Ruffridyer, thanks for your comments and insights. I never gave much thought to the challenges awaiting a whale transplanted three centuries into the future, but you are correct--saving the whales (even with time travel) probably isn't as straightforward as they made it look.

When DS9 originally aired, it was the first version of Trek I did NOT watch faithfully each week. I learned to appreciate it in syndication, and ultimately it won me over with its complexity and depth. I agree that the characters seemed constantly snippy if not downright rude to each other, but DS9 gave the impression that the characters were under a great deal of stress--something that was rarely implied on the original series or STNG. In fact, unless the Borg showed up, it always seemed like life was pretty easy for Picard and his crew.

I guess it is safe to say I found things to like in every incarnation of Trek.

Thanks again.

Mike

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