Kirk and Decker share a moment.
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture took everything that was great about the TV series and got rid of it: having the original crew behave as if they were meeting each other for the first time; adding extra characters we couldn’t care less about and making them the focus; grinding things down to an excruciatingly slow pace. Even with all of that, it’s still an interesting movie. It might have been better had it not been a Star Trek movie, to be quite honest. Some interesting film-making here, unmet expectations be damned. What can you do? I’ll still give it two and a half V’gers out of five.
This is our first request here at Movie Douche and we couldn’t be more pleased. Matt Ward of California, thank you for your suggestion. I won’t be doing a Star Trek Week – we just slogged through Star Wars Week and I don’t want to look like a complete geek/dork – but I do plan to roll out the original-cast movies in the near future. Why not?
Keep those requests coming!