History Film / StarTrekTheMotionPicture

6th Feb '16 4:37:17 AM eroock
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* YouLookFamiliar: Spock's father is a Klingon Captain! (Although admittedly you wouldn't recognize him unless you knew it was the same actor under the heavy make-up.) ** He also looks suspiciously like the Romulan commander in the episode "Balance of Terror", making Mark Lenard notable for being the only actor to have played all three of the major recurring non-human races in the Original Series' canon.
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* YouLookFamiliar: Spock's father is a Klingon Captain! (Although admittedly you wouldn't recognize him unless you knew it was the same actor under the heavy make-up.) ** He also looks suspiciously like the Romulan commander in the episode "Balance of Terror", making Mark Lenard notable for being the only actor to have played all three of the major recurring non-human races in the Original Series' canon.
15th Nov '15 1:20:28 PM eroock
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No bolding for work titles. See format rules on How To Create A Works Page, 4th paragraph "No bolding is used for work titles" and FAQ: "What emphasis do I use for the title?: Whatever you do, it does not belong in boldface-font."
'''''Star Trek: The Motion Picture''''' is the first movie in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series, released in 1979.
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'''''Star ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture''''' Picture'' is the first movie in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series, released in 1979.
10th Nov '15 6:03:28 PM ecuvulle6267
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* SpaceSuitsAreSCUBAGear: Averted. Both Spock's and Kirk's space suit air systems were contained within a backpack type suit which fed directly to the helmet.
21st Oct '15 11:38:17 AM FurryKef
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lead -> led
The plot sounds simple enough. An unstoppable entity calling itself V'ger is heading towards Earth, destroying all in its path, and the ''Enterprise'' is sent out to investigate. The story was originally written to be an hour and a half pilot to ''Phase II'' (two hours with commercials), stretched to 2 hours, most of which involved the bridge crew staring at special effects in awe. This lead to the film to receiving several {{Fan Nickname}}s based on its quite slow pacing, such as "The Slow Motion Picture". Wise's declared intent at the time was to create a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' for that era. This film's criticized slow pacing was partly the reason towards making an [[ActionizedSequel Actionized]], [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel Surprisingly Improved]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Sequel]].
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The plot sounds simple enough. An unstoppable entity calling itself V'ger is heading towards Earth, destroying all in its path, and the ''Enterprise'' is sent out to investigate. The story was originally written to be an hour and a half pilot to ''Phase II'' (two hours with commercials), stretched to 2 hours, most of which involved the bridge crew staring at special effects in awe. This lead led to the film to receiving several {{Fan Nickname}}s based on its quite slow pacing, such as "The Slow Motion Picture". Wise's declared intent at the time was to create a ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' for that era. This film's criticized slow pacing was partly the reason towards making an [[ActionizedSequel Actionized]], [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel Surprisingly Improved]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Sequel]].
21st Sep '15 12:09:36 PM fauxtoast
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Eight years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, which had gone on to be [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]], Creator/{{Paramount}} Studios decided to greenlight a SequelSeries, ''Franchise/StarTrek: Phase II'', to serve as a backbone of a new fourth major television network, with ''Trek'' Creator/GeneRoddenberry running the new show. However, within a couple of years, and after substantial pre-production had already gone forward on the new series, Paramount ultimately vetoed the idea of starting a new network.
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Eight years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, which had gone on to be [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]], Creator/{{Paramount}} Studios decided to greenlight a SequelSeries, ''Franchise/StarTrek: Phase II'', to serve as a backbone of a new fourth major television network, with ''Trek'' creator Creator/GeneRoddenberry running the new show. However, within a couple of years, and after substantial pre-production had already gone forward on the new series, Paramount ultimately vetoed the idea of starting a new network.
21st Sep '15 12:09:16 PM fauxtoast
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Eight years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, which had gone on to be [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]], Creator/{{Paramount}} Studios decided to greenlight a SequelSeries, ''Franchise/StarTrek: Phase II'', to serve as a backbone of a new fourth major television network, with Creator/GeneRoddenberry at the helm. However, within a couple of years, and after substantial pre-production had already gone forward on the new series, Paramount ultimately vetoed the idea of starting a new network.
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Eight years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, which had gone on to be [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]], Creator/{{Paramount}} Studios decided to greenlight a SequelSeries, ''Franchise/StarTrek: Phase II'', to serve as a backbone of a new fourth major television network, with ''Trek'' Creator/GeneRoddenberry at running the helm.new show. However, within a couple of years, and after substantial pre-production had already gone forward on the new series, Paramount ultimately vetoed the idea of starting a new network.
21st Sep '15 12:07:14 PM fauxtoast
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The movie is also noteworthy for its score, composed by JerryGoldsmith, who would go on to score four more ''Trek'' theatrical films (he had been Roddenberry first choice to score the original ''Trek'' first pilot, "The Cage", but was unavailable at the time). Goldsmith's main theme would be re-purposed as the theme for StarTrekTheNextGeneration, and his Klingon themes would be adapted in other ''Trek'' film scores and in the new series.
21st Sep '15 11:56:09 AM fauxtoast
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clarified the intro to explain the film came out of work done on Phase II
Ten years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, it had been [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]] and so Creator/{{Paramount}} decided to make TheMovie with none other than Creator/RobertWise (director of ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'', ''Film/WestSideStory'' and ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'') at the helm. As a side note, the general story is nearly identical to the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]] episode "The Changeling", with elements from "Obsession" and the [[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]] episode "One Of Our Planets Is Missing" -- and in fact the movie's story was intended to be the pilot of the abandoned SequelSeries ''Franchise/StarTrek: Phase II''.
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Ten Eight years after the {{Cancellation}} of the original ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' series, it which had been gone on to be [[VindicatedByCable Vindicated By Reruns]] and so Reruns]], Creator/{{Paramount}} Studios decided to greenlight a SequelSeries, ''Franchise/StarTrek: Phase II'', to serve as a backbone of a new fourth major television network, with Creator/GeneRoddenberry at the helm. However, within a couple of years, and after substantial pre-production had already gone forward on the new series, Paramount ultimately vetoed the idea of starting a new network. However, Paramount decided to use the work already put into ''Phase II'' to finally make TheMovie (Roddenberry and Paramount had tried to get a ''Trek'' movie off the ground four years earlier that fizzled), with none other than noted director Creator/RobertWise (director of ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'', ''Film/WestSideStory'' and ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'') at the helm. helm. As a side note, the general story is nearly identical to the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]] episode "The Changeling", with elements from "Obsession" and the [[WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries Animated Series]] episode "One Of Our Planets Is Missing" -- and in fact the movie's story was intended to be the pilot of the abandoned SequelSeries ''Franchise/StarTrek: Phase ''Phase II''.
29th Aug '15 1:09:25 PM drbreakfast
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* SplitDiopter: The film is famous for its heavy use of these shots, in which the right side of the frame is focused differently from the left, allowing people standing in different areas of the bridge to all be in focus at once. While most directors attempt to hide the hide the line where the focus changes, Wise chose to leave it obvious, creating a very surreal effect almost as though two shots have been combined into one.
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* SplitDiopter: The film is famous for its heavy use of these shots, in which the right side of the frame is focused differently from the left, allowing people standing in different areas of the bridge to all be in focus at once. While most directors attempt to hide the hide the line where the focus changes, Wise chose to leave it obvious, [[https://cinemashock.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/audiovisual-split-focus-012.png?w=1280&h=544 obvious]], creating a very surreal effect almost as though two shots have been combined into one.
29th Aug '15 1:07:00 PM drbreakfast
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* SplitDiopter: The film is famous for its heavy use of these shots, which allow crew members standing in different areas of the bridge to all be in focus in once. Particularly notable because most directors attempt to hide the line where the focus changes, but Wise chose to make it obvious that each side of the frame is focused differently, creating a very surreal effect.
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* SplitDiopter: The film is famous for its heavy use of these shots, in which allow crew members the right side of the frame is focused differently from the left, allowing people standing in different areas of the bridge to all be in focus in at once. Particularly notable because While most directors attempt to hide the hide the line where the focus changes, but Wise chose to make leave it obvious that each side of the frame is focused differently, obvious, creating a very surreal effect. effect almost as though two shots have been combined into one.
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