Star Trek: The Motion Picture facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsStar Trek:
The Motion Picture
|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.
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