Star Trek: The Motion Picture facts for kids
The Motion Picture
Theatrical release poster by Bob Peak
|Directed by||Robert Wise|
|Produced by||Gene Roddenberry|
Gene Roddenberry (uncredited)
Alan Dean Foster
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Cinematography||Richard H. Kline|
|Editing by||Todd C. Ramsay|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 7, 1979|
|Running time||136 minutes (Director's cut)|
Star Trek: The Motion Picture was the first movie set in the Star Trek universe. It was made in 1979 by Paramount Pictures. A strange and dangerous alien cloud called V'ger is coming straight at Earth, destroying everything in its path. Admiral James T. Kirk becomes captain of his old ship — the USS Enterprise - to save the Earth.
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The main cast of The Motion Picture in the film's costumes on the bridge set. Clockwise from far left: director Robert Wise, Collins, Barrett, Nimoy, Doohan, Shatner, Kelley, Whitney, Nichols, Koenig, producer Gene Roddenberry, Takei, and Khambatta. These and other publicity shots were taken after screen tests for the actors on August 3, 1978.
Ray Bradbury was one of the science-fiction writers who offered a premise for the Star Trek feature film.
After the original model was rejected, designer Syd Mead created a new version of the V'Ger ship.
Enterprise is attacked by V'Ger's "whiplash bolt" in a scene from the director's edition DVD. In the original feature the cloud was created by Trumbull's team, while the subcontracted Apogee under Dykstra created the bolt weapon. The model features Trumbull's system of self-illumination, and was shot fully lit, with the darker passes composited and burned in post-production.
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