Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) 40th Anniversary

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Movie Info & Cast


Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture on the big screen with the original 1979 theatrical cut, featuring Jerry Goldsmith's rousing ocerture. When an unidentified alien destroys three powe3rful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command. The legendary cast of the original Stark Trek television series, including Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan, mobilize at warp speed to stop the alien intruder from it's relentless flight toward Earth.


  • William Shatner
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • DeForest Kelley
  • James Doohan
  • George Takei
  • Majel Barrett
  • Walter Koenig
  • Nichelle Nichols
  • Persis Khambatta
  • Stephen Collins

Did You Know?


  • Just before the Epsilon IX station is destroyed by V'Ger, Commander Branch (David Gautreaux) mentions that the size of the V'Ger cloud is "My God, over 82 AUs in diameter." For comparative purposes, the distance between Earth and the Sun is 1 AU (short for "Astronomical Unit") and the distance between the Sun and Pluto ranges between 30-40 AUs, which would mean the V'Ger cloud could theoretically encompass the entire Solar System! In the Director's Cut, the line is altered by skillful sound editing, making the size of the cloud only "over 2 AU's in diameter" - Wise (wisely) decided 82 AUs was just too much. 1 AU has an equivalent to 150 million kilometers or 93 million miles. (In the Australian DVD, there is still a reference to 82 AUs in the film, but to only 2 AUs in 'Starfleet Academy SciSec Brief 001: Mystery behind V'Ger', a featurette in the 'Extras'.)
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  • Spock's sideburns are squared at the bottom when he is lying on the diagnostic bed.
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    • Captain James T. Kirk: Evaluation, Mr. Spock.
    • Spock: Fascinating.
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Verified Review

I saw this movie in the theater 40 years ago and it was great to celebrate the anniversary with a group of fellow Trekkies

Linda S
Verified Review

Wonderful sets, great special effects give a sense that the Enterprise was real with a crew of 500. Loved seeing it again on the big screen. It’s been 40 years since I last saw it in a theatre. Goosebumps and tears of joy all over again.

Joey M



Star Trek: The Motion Picture is probably about as good as we could have expected. It lacks the dazzling brilliance and originality of 2001 (which was an extraordinary one-of-a-kind film). But on its own terms it's a very well-made piece of work, with an interesting premise.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times