Star Trek at 50 Years – Week Eighteen: Star Trek the Motion Picture Is Beautiful

Star Trek Celebrates 50 Years

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To commemorate 50 years of boldly going where no one has gone before, And There Came A Day presents a weekly countdown to September 8, 2016 – 50 years to the day of the premiere of Star Trek.


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Star Trek the Motion Picture is a very interesting movie. It was the result of a years-long process aimed at getting Star Trek back on television. A new Star Trek television series was in the planning stages, off-and-on, for over five years. When Star Wars hit it big, Paramount changed the Star Trek revival from a tv show to a film, we got the Enterprise’s search for V’Ger and the rest is history.

Entertainment Weekly has done a retrospective on Star Trek the Motion Picture that is really special. The below quote from the article tells one how important Star Trek is:

Star Trek turns 50 this year. It is the most important of the great pop culture franchises, maybe, the first realized vision of a cross-platform fictionalized universe. There are long-running narrative ideas that predate Trek’s 1966 TV debut, sure: James Bond, Middle-Earth, Godzilla, Spider-Man, Superman, Sherlock Holmes. But the Star Trek half-century is the half-century of fandom, canon, mythology, spin-offs, young faces growing old across sequels and reboots. It is the age that fandom took over the movie industry – or the age of the movie industry co-opting fandom. Consider: The other franchises had to come to Hollywood. Trek started here – to the south, in Culver City, at Desilu Productions, rescued from development oblivion because Lucille Ball had serious sway.

I actually really like Star Trek the Motion Picture. Perhaps this is because there is very little Star Trek I don’t like.

And I LOVE the Orson Welles voiced preview for it.

And the poster is pretty darn cool, too.

Star Trek The Motion Picture

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