Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier is the 5th in the series and the only one to be directed by William Shatner. We call it "What Does God Need with a Space Ship?" Critics don't generally like this one, but we've always gotten a kick out of it. The Original Series cast comes back. Spock gets a half brother. David Warner plays the Federation representative to Nimbus 3. We like him in the George C. Scott Christmas Carol. He is also in a ST:TNG episode as one of the many who have held Picard captive through the years, and he comes back as yet another character in the next Star Trek film. He is in Grail, a Babylon 5 episode.


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.''

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