Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

{5/5} “‘Sure you won’t change your mind?’ ‘Is there something wrong with the one I have?'” — Gillian & Spock

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, released in 1986

Admiral James T. Kirk and his officers head toward Earth to face charges. When they get close they’re greeted by a startling announcement — a probe is turning Earth uninhabitable. The probe is directing a message at the oceans, so Spock figures out that it’s trying to communicate with humpback whales — which are extinct. The only place to find humpback whales is on Earth of the past.

As in the previous movie, this one has many humorous moments. It has a terrific message, and it has our heroes working together to solve a problem.

One more quotation: “I don’t know if you’ve got the whole picture or not but he’s not exactly working on all thrusters.”

And one more quotation: “Everybody remember where we parked.”

Stars James Doohan, Catherine Hicks, Jane Wyatt, Brock Peters, and John Schuck. Directed by Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock). The music by Leonard Rosenman is delightful, especially “Hospital Chase.”

This is the 5th or 6th time I’ve seen it.

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