Star Trek 4: The Voyage home 1986

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For their fourth big-screen outing the crew of the USS Enterprise abandon their usual 23rd century time frame for Earth in the year 1986. In order to save the planet from a rogue space probe in the future, Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Bones (DeForest Kelley) and co must travel back to the twentieth century to find the only creature capable of communicating with it: a whale.

Starring:
Catherine Hicks,Walter Koenig
Runtime:
1 hour 58 minutes

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Star Trek 4: The Voyage home

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Horror
Director Leonard Nimoy
Starring Catherine Hicks, Walter Koenig
Supporting actors Deforest Kelley, William Shatner, Nich, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, George Takei, Leonard Nimoy
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "gmgjkfjkg" on 2 Feb 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This film is a great Star Trek movie. It really makes up for the disappointment of the previous movie (The Search for Spock)
The great thing about this film that sets it apart from all the other Star Trek films is that it takes all our favourite Trek characters out of their normal setting and puts them into one that is alien to them but familiar to us (present day America). In doing this we get the chance to laugh at the flawed attempts of these incredible people from the future to cope with the world that we live in. Spock is especially amusing in this scenario. This film helps fans and none fans of Star Trek connect with the characters in a way like they have never done before.
This is the most successful Star Trek film ever and it is easy to understand why. I recommend this film to everybody alike. It is great.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Silas Wegg on 11 Dec 2003
Format: DVD
This is probably my favourite Star Trek movie. It's hysterically funny: Shatner, Doohan, Nimoy and Koenig all have excellent comic timing as they try to blend in with 20th Century San Francisco culture with hilarious results. I only left out Nichols because she didn't really get any of these classic lines to work with.
The story is excellent, funny and great for all the family.
The main thing about this movie - which somehow got lost when the Next Generation hit our screens - was that it didn't take itself seriously. It was made to be enjoyed. It didn't patronise, brow-beat or pompously preach. It took an important issue and made it both thought provoking and fun.
A fine movie indeed.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By K. O'Leary on 21 Nov 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Don't listen to those who refer to The Voyage Home as a comedy, it is not. Star Trek is always better when it's not taking itself too seriously, and this fourth instalment is the only time the film series captured the perfect light hearted drama of the original TV show in my opinion. It is proper, family entertainment, far removed from the pompous space opera wannabe the first film tried so hard to be. And who could tire of Checkov saying "nuclear wessels"? I know I won't.

I'm not sure if the budget was bigger than the earlier Star Trek films, but IV certainly has a classier look; the sets and costumes seem much higher quality, and production standards appear good too (lighting is particularly noteworthy, such as the moody ship interiors). The cast all put in some very natural performances here (helped by a great script), and are obviously enjoying themselves. Only a rather naive time travelling "dream" sequence jars; and Leonard Nimoy (who directed), gamely puts his hands up in the commentary to admit his dissatisfaction with it. Oh, and we have to see Sulu in that awful cape again.

Picture quality is excellent; truly as good as it gets on BRD. I was struck immediately by the fabulous detail of the improved costumes in the opening scene, and the bubbling water at the end of the time-travelling sequence is strikingly realistic. It's the vivid colour though that steals the show; from the well defined neon rainbows of the 23rd century displays, to the subtle hues of the costumes, The Voyage Home is a Technicolor delight from start to finish. Sound quality too is admirable, although not quite as noteworthy as the image.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Nov 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This marks the fourh installment in the Star Trek series. After disobeying starfleet orders the crew of the late starship Enterprise must return home to earth to face the consequences of there actions. Travelling home in a captured Klingon ship they discover that Earth is being held at the mercy of a probe. Kirk must travel back in time to find the answer to the probes message or let the world be destroyed.
This film is one of the best because it is lighter than all the others. It is also funny in places. Also complete with a wonderful light and happy score to make this film one of the best remebered in the Star Trek series. Also see Star trek three and two for more classic adventures.
This is a film not to be missed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 9 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
On Earth the 'Klingons' have accused 'James T Kirk' of a long list of crimes
including 'murder'
The Federation are holding the 'Enterprise' crew responsible for the destruction
of a 'Star-Ship' along with the charge against 'Kirk' of disobeying a direct order.
The Heroic-Crew that had rescued their friend and fellow crew-member 'Spock'
from 'Genesis' have remained upon 'Vulcan'
To clear their name and reputation the crew must return to Earth to face their
accusers.
Unbeknown to the crew, a probe which has shut-down both Klingon and Federation
installations and Vessels on it's course to Earth, the planet is under threat.
'Kirk' and his crew which includes 'McCoy' 'Scotty' 'Sulu' 'Chekov' and 'Uhura'
are joined by 'Spock' as they set off from 'Vulcan' for 'Earth' piloting the captured
'Klingon' Bird of Prey.
They are warned on route to stay away from 'Earth'.....after investigation and logical
elimination 'Spock' realizes the signals being transmitted by the probe are similar
to that of a 'Humpback' Whale.
It seems the 'Probe' is trying to communicate with a species that have long since
been extinct from 23rd Century Earth.
The Crew devise an ingenious plan to save 'Earth's dilemma by attempting to
return to Earth at an earlier time.
The mission to try and save the Whales for the future by transporting some back to
their time, the intention to change history and hopefully satisfy the needs of the
mystery probe.
Things are very different on 20th Century Earth for the crew, understanding how
things work back then prove difficult for the crew.
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