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STAR TREK 4: THE VOYAGE HOME (1986)
This time around Captain Kirk and his (fugitive) crew travel back in time to the 20th century, paying a visit to 1986 San Francisco where, in an attempt to save mankind, the crew must battle through a foreign punk rock world of fast food pizza, video arcades, and of course, humpback whales?...
The cast includes: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Jane Wyatt, Catherine Hicks, Mark Lenard, Robin Curtis, Robert Ellenstein, John Schuck, and Brock Peters.
Director Nicholas Meyer, with "Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home" provides one of the most audience pleasing "Treks" ever.
Promotional Lines: "The key to saving the future, can be found only in the past."
"They travelled back to where 23rd century man had never gone before. To a mad, crazy, outrageous time: 1986."
Star Trek 4: The Journey Home, continues the story of Star Trek 3, where the crew of the enterprise go against orders and rescues Spock (Nimoy), returning him to Vulcan, where he is put back together, with his contra from McCoy. The spirits of the crew at the beginning of Star Trek 4, are glum, as they vote to return to earth to face charges, in a Klingon Bird of Prey, as their ship was destroyed. As they approach Earth, they receive an emergency broadcast, warning them to stay away, as this 23rd century Earth was being assaulted by savage storms, apparently as a result of a strange object orbiting the Earth. Spock analyzes the sounds coming from this unknown space probe, and determines that in order to cope with the crisis, Kirk (Shatner) and company must undertake a dangerous time voyage back to 2Oth century Earth, in search of humpback whales. They find themselves back in 1986 San Francisco, and land in Golden Gate Park, invisible because of the cloaking device.
Upon arrival, however, Scotty (James Doohan)
discovers that the Klingon engine is in need of atomic energy
to rebuild the engine's energy crystals, or their Bird of Prey
will become dead and visible to all. Kirk divides the crew into
three teams. One team was to gather materials to make a whale
tank aboard ship, one team was to sneak aboard a nuclear sub and
get the atomic energy, and one team (Spock & Kirk), was to
find some humpback whales to beam aboard the ship. Of course,
things go wrong, but the crew and the marine biologist, Dr. Gillian
Taylor (Catherine Hicks), work together to accomplish their mission,
after some twists and turns, and surprises.
If you are a fan of marine animals, particularly
whales, than "Star Trek 4" will be your cup of Saurian
brandy. Some of the whales are real, some are robotic, and all
are fun to watch.
Favorite scenes include: