Captain Kirk challenges a renegade Vulcan on a search for the mystical world Sha-Ke-Ree, where he believes God dwells. Variable-quality effects and poor script, the weakest of the Star Trek films.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Artemis
Shatner negotiated to direct a Star Trek film, and this 1989 production, based partly on an idea of his as well, was it. The results are not entirely his fault -- special effects for the climax had to be kept short and simple because Industrial Light and Magic was busy with "Ghostbusters 2" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" -- but he has to share some of the blame for poor script and acting. A half-brother of Spock's named Sybok (decently played by Luckinbill) takes over the Enterprise in order to fly it through the Great Barrier to the center of the galaxy and the planet Shaka-Ri, perhaps to find God. For an extra complication, a rogue Klingon ship pursues the starship toward its odd destination. Although this episode perhaps most closely approaches the original series' theme of going "where no man has gone before," there are just too many wrong notes, such as Scotty knocking himself out walking into a bulkhead, or the Enterprise blithely crossing the Great Barrier with no trouble after a big deal has been made about no probe or exploratory vessel ever making it before. Early scenes on the planet Nimbus III smack of Lucas's Tatooine, and the epilogue and prologue with our heroes in Yosemite are truly lame. Trivia notes: an electron microscope closeup of a lobster claw stands in for the Shaka-Ri landscape during Kirk's initial flyover, and the planet's name is a play on the name of the actor originally cast as Sybok (oh, how one wishes!): Sean Connery.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Spock's half-brother Sybok hijacks the Enterprise in search of God.
The review of this Movie prepared by steve