History YMMV / StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier

28th Jul '16 10:26:27 AM Premonition45
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** And then, in ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'', [[spoiler:[[TheCharacterDiedWithHim it's revealed that Spock has died]], with the strong implication that he was the last surviving TOS crewmember.]]
13th Jul '16 2:55:22 PM Premonition45
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* VindicatedByHistory: To a ''very'' slight degree. For about a decade or so after its release it tended to be up there with things like ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' on "Worst Films of All-Time" lists, and wasn't much better regarded among ''Star Trek'' fans. Nowadays it tends to be regarded as just a mediocre sci-fi flick, with the likes of ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' attracting more BileFascination from casual viewers, and ''Trek'' fans turning their ire toward ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' and ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' instead. It has a few heartwarming character moments that elevate it slightly as well.

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* VindicatedByHistory: To a ''very'' slight degree. For about a decade or so after its release it tended to be up there with things like ''Film/HowardTheDuck'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' on "Worst Films of All-Time" lists, and wasn't much better regarded among ''Star Trek'' fans. Nowadays it tends to be regarded as just a mediocre sci-fi flick, with the likes of ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' attracting more BileFascination from casual viewers, and ''Trek'' fans turning their ire toward ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' and ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'' ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'', ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', or ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' instead. It has a few heartwarming character moments that elevate it slightly as well.
19th Apr '16 8:49:26 AM AnotherGuy
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* RomanticPlotTumor: Scott and Uhura? Since ''when''?
8th Apr '16 12:42:30 PM AnotherGuy
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: In a movie full of painful humor, Spock says this after saving Kirk:
-->'''Spock:''' (''when Kirk tries to hug him'') Please, Captain. Not in front of the Klingons.
** When Klaa blasts the Pioneer 10 probe, it emits a cartoonish shriek (?!).
** Maybe it spent the previous 300 years becoming sentient? [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture There are precedents...]]
** Uhura catching Sulu and Chekov in their attempt to avoid admitting they were lost. More specifically, Chekov's response without missing a beat:
--->'''Chekov:''' Sulu look, the sun's come out! It's a miracle!
*** Of course, what really makes it work is Walter Koenig's palpable contempt for the script.
4th Apr '16 6:45:15 PM haloinsider
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** At the press conference for this film (as seen in the special features), [=DeForest=] Kelley says [=McCoy's=] line, "He's dead, Jim." ''Oh, De!'' Kelley died only a decade later.
14th Feb '16 4:29:57 PM Kitch
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-->'''Chekov:''' Sulu look, the sun's come out! It's a miracle!

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-->'''Chekov:''' --->'''Chekov:''' Sulu look, the sun's come out! It's a miracle!
14th Feb '16 4:25:56 PM Kitch
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The infamous scene where Uhura does a naked fan dance.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: There are a few.
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The infamous scene where Uhura does a naked fan dance.dance.
** Klaa destroying ''Pioneer 10'' ForTheEvulz. It's never even mentioned that [[ScienceFictionWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale he would've had to enter deep into the Earth system to find it]].
1st Jan '16 10:23:55 AM MagBas
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* CanonSue: What Shatner turns Kirk into. He freeclimbs El Capitan, personally leads a squadron of {{space marine}}s [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything who don't do anything]], charges into a hostage rescue operation on horseback, is the only character who flat-out refuses Sybok's EpiphanyTherapy, and is the first person to think of asking God what he needs with a starship.
** Still, it could have been a lot worse - it actually ends up being [[spoiler:Spock and the drunken Klingon general]] who save the day.
*** Kirk doesn't so much "freeclimb" El Capitan as "fall off", the hostage rescue ends with Kirk getting his ship captured, and asking what God wants with a starship is probably his first victory of the movie that doesn't quickly turn into a defeat. It could have been a ''lot'' worse.
** The original script was actually worse, featuring Spock and [=McCoy=] also succumbing to the EpiphanyTherapy, thus leaving Kirk as ''the only heroic character'' for a good portion of the movie.
18th Dec '15 9:21:25 PM nombretomado
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** {{SF Debris}} has pointed out that the movie becomes a lot better if you view it as a satire of Roddenberry's ideal "Communist sex utopia" future.

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** {{SF Debris}} WebSite/SFDebris has pointed out that the movie becomes a lot better if you view it as a satire of Roddenberry's ideal "Communist sex utopia" future.
16th Nov '15 8:42:19 PM jameygamer
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* Sequelitis: In keeping with the odd-numbered films of the franchise, it is widely regarded as one of the lesser entries owing to its script, campiness, and poor special effects.

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* Sequelitis: {{Sequelitis}}: In keeping with the odd-numbered films of the franchise, it is widely regarded as one of the lesser entries owing to its script, campiness, and poor special effects.
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