Moria gives it 1 lousy star and calls it the worst of the lot. The New York Times has a negative review but says a good word about Shatner's direction:
Scene for scene, Mr. Shatner's direction is smooth and sharply focused. He has a sure feel for keeping ''Star Trek'' just this side of camp, and for the slightly tacky, artificial look that lets us know this is all a game. But he pays dearly for abandoning the Enterprise's mission: ''to boldly go where no man has gone before.''