Saturday, 27 September 2014

BREAKING THE COMPLETIST - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Exploring my DVD collection and my addiction to owning complete sets, including seasons and movies I don't want to own, even to complete the set.

Every odd numbered Star Trek film sucks, they say.  But they usually have all the films in their Star Trek collection.

This blog started with me saying how I didn't want to own Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) on DVD, no matter how much it hurt not to have the complete set of Star Trek films.  But does that make it harder or easier not to get other films in the series?

The every even Star Trek film sucks theory means that Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) should be on the chopping block, but it's OK.  It's slow and pointless, but it still almost watchable.  The fact that it follows directly on for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - Director's Cut) and directly into Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
(Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) probably helps as well (but that's a whole other level of completism.)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier) is a different story entirely.  The film tries to push too many buttons at once (Spock and McCoy's families) and answer too many deep questions (Is the giant intangible head on the planet at the center of the galaxy God or not?) that it...

Fortunately, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) was made and was good, giving the complete original crew a fitting send off and letting them go out on a high note rather than fading away like so many other franchises.

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