Spanning two decades and countless light years of interstellar adventure, Star Trek: Movies Collection 1-9
is a testament to the enduring goodwill of Gene Roddenberry's optimistic sci-fi concept. Long before Star Wars
sparked an explosion of big-screen science fiction, Roddenberry had planned a second Star Trek
TV series; the project fizzled, but its pilot script evolved into the first film in Paramount's most lucrative movie franchise. Despite its sluggish pace and bland "pajama" costuming, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
(1979) offered a welcomed reunion of the "Classic Trek" cast, packed with Douglas Trumbull's still-dazzling special effects. Trekkers were even more ecstatic when The Wrath of Khan
(1982) revived the spirit of the original series, even though director Nicholas Meyer was a Trek neophyte. With Leonard Nimoy directing, The Search for Spock
(1984) began where Khan left off, with a thrilling (albeit contrived) obligation to resurrect the formerly ill-fated Mr. Spock.
A box-office smash, Nimoy's The Voyage Home (1986) is the franchise's most accessible adventure--a high point offset by William Shatner's comparatively dreadful Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). Meyer (and his penchant for quoting Shakespeare) returned for The Undiscovered Country (1991), a conspiracy thriller that put the series back on track, inspiring fans to invoke the "even number" rule in rating their franchise favorites. Generations (1994) gracefully passed the torch to TV's The Next Generation, bidding farewell to Captain Kirk with honour and integrity intact. Highlighted by the evolving humanity of Brent Spiner's android Lt. Cmdr. Data, First Contact (1996) explored Star Trek history with a logical (hint) surprise encounter, and Insurrection (1998) provided an adequate expansion of the successful NextGen series. These films demonstrate the consistent vitality of Roddenberry's original vision, stoking any Trekker's appetite for "ongoing missions" in Nemesis and beyond. --Jeff Shannon
Star Trek Insurrection-In this most colorful and relaxed installment of Paramount's longest running series, Captain Picard leads his multicultural starship crew in a rebellion to save a planet from t; Star Trek First Contact-Captain Jean Luc-Picard and the crew of the newly commissioned Enterprise E battle the insidious Borg to restore the rightful future of Earth.; Star Trek Generations-In the tradition of the classic STAR TREK movies, we follow the next generation on its journeys through space and the unknown.; Star Trek 6 - Undisc'd Country-The Enterprise leads a battle for peace but when a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war are unleashed again as both worlds br; Star Trek 4 - The Voyage Home-William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the rest of the Enterprise crew take to the skies in one of the most acclaimed and intriguing Sta r Trek adventures ever. It's the 23rd; Star Trek 5 - Final Frontier-Starship Enterprise crew takes the ultimate voyage as they search for God and the mysteries of cosmos, both believed to be found on the legendary planet Shakaree.; Star Trek 3 -Search For Spock-Admiral Kirk's defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. Th; Star Trek 2 - Wrath of Khan-The evil Khan, marooned on a planet, takes over a space ship and pursues his arch enemy, Captain Kirk and the Enterprise.; Star Trek:Motion Picture SE-The U.S.S. Enterprise is dispatched to intercept an earthbound attacker destroying everything in its wake.