Star Trek V should really been called the Search for God in the most idiotic way. This film made the axiom of odd Trek films SUCK a reality. While the film is entertaining it is really out there and beyond reality. Sorry Shatner you goofed with this bomb and your lucky the fans forgave your blunder. There wasn’t enough action and the whole plot and story line seemed contrived, no wonder it was stolen and used for Star Ship Troopers III, heck even the “GOD” set was the same for that film. Anyone that has seem both films knows exactly what I am saying with that statement.
In this film we return after the Enterprise NCC-1701-A has returned from her shakedown cruise, the “Lets see what she’s got” scene from the ending of Star Trek IV The Journey Home. The ship seems to be in pieces, nothing is working right and Scotty is beside himself with frustration on how bad things are. We can understand why, they never finished building the ship. It is the first ship in the new class, the Enterprise Class Cruiser. The previous one was a Constitution class Cruiser before it was refitted. So the whole ship is different but Scotty thinks he knows it anyway “I know this ship like the back of my hand” Then, bonk, he runs into a pipe bulkhead and passes out.
Meanwhile at the Neutral Zone we have a crazy Vulcan who wants to find God and will do anything to get there. His first stop is the kidnap of 3 representatives on the Planet Of Galactic Peace, a broken down Klingon General, a cynical Federation human consul and a too vibrant and bouncy Romulan stripper wannabee. Cynthia Gouw plays the Romulan Caithlin Dar and she is not that good and I doubt she ever saw a Trek episode that had Romulans in it. She was way too passive and slinky and definitely not ruthless enough. Some might say the same about Charles Cooper character Gen. Korrd but you do have to keep in mind that Korrd is old, drunk and out of favor so he would have the “I don’t give a damn” attitude. David Warner character St. John Talbot is just about the same way.
While other ships are available Star Fleet feels that they need Kirk to go investigate the situation. I think that it is more of a punishment instead of just needing Kirk out there. You could tell by the dialog between Kirk and Star Fleet, there was an underlying tension there of if you don’t your gonna get it type feeling. So off they go fixing the ship in route. Everything about this film is in pieces, they even stole Nichelle Nichols singing voice after having her dance naked.
The more I think about this film the more I don’t like it on so many levels. Here are some reasons why: The plots seems contrived; They force brotherhood down our throats; They force the possibility of God at the center of the universe and then put just a tiny shield around what they say is light years across. This film while entertaining just falls completely apart if you look at the different pieces. “Why does God need a ship?” To get off this failed and flawed movie is why.
I give this film a Musing review of