Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Voyage Home

The Voyage Home -or Save the Whales, as we call it around here- is the 4th in the Star Trek film series. There are lots of reasons I don't much care for this one, but it's one of The Daughter's favorites. I don't like time travel stories and don't usually like the ST stories that go back in time. I make jokes about the number of writers involved ("too many cooks"?). One of my favorite scenes is the one in the hospital where McCoy interacts with patients and doctors. The Original Series cast is here. Mark Lenard is Sarek and Jane Wyatt is Spock's mother. Robin Curtis makes an early appearance as Saavik. Leonard Rosenman does the music.


The New York Times and Variety like it. Moria does not. Roger Ebert says,
This is easily the most absurd of the "Star Trek" stories - and yet, oddly enough, it is also the best, the funniest and the most enjoyable in simple human terms. I'm relieved that nothing like restraint or common sense stood in their way.

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