Star Trek I: The Motion Picture

Star Trek I: The Motion Picture✮ [PDF] ✩ Star Trek I: The Motion Picture By Gene Roddenberry ✻ – Heartforum.co.uk The historic five year mission is over But Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and the crew join forces again on the Enterprise to thwart an incredibly destructive power a threat to earth and the human race This nove The historic five year mission is over I: The PDF ☆ But Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and the crew join forces again on the Enterprise to thwart an incredibly destructive power a threat to earth and the human race This novel is written by the creator of Star Trek , Gene Roddenberry.

Eugene Wesley Gene Roddenberry, was an American I: The PDF ☆ screenwriter and producer He became best known as the creator of what would become the science fiction universe of Star Trek He would also become one of the first people to be buried in space Roddenberry was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions in the US Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre of World War II Roddenberry was sometimes referred to as the Great Bird of the Galaxy Star Trek PDF/EPUB or in reference to his role in Star Trek.

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  • Star Trek I: The Motion Picture
  • Gene Roddenberry
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  • 23 June 2019
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10 thoughts on “Star Trek I: The Motion Picture

  1. Alejandro says:

    The Final Frontier goes to the Big Screen THE FORCE FACTOR This is the novelization of Star Trek The Motion Picture, written by Gene Roddenberry, but I think that Alan Dean Foster must be the ghost writer of the novelization.I think that all was due the competition between Star Trek and Star Wars, and since around that time, was published too the novelization of Star Wars known nowadays as Episode IV A New Hope written by George Lucas, and while that was already exposed that it was The Final Frontier goes to the Big Screen THE FORCE FACTOR This is the novelization of Star Trek The Motion Picture, written by Gene Roddenberry, but I think that Alan Dean Foster must be the ghost writer of the novelization.I think that all was due the competition between Star Trek and Star Wars, and since around that time, was published too the novelization of Star Wars known nowadays as Episode IV A New Hope written by George Lucas, and while that was already exposed that it was indeed Alan Dean Foster, at that time.So, I supposed that it sounded good that both creators of the two sci fi franchises would be the writers of the novelizations of the movies Of course, here I am talking about the actual process of passing months typing and adapting the script to a novel prose format Since George Lucas indeed wrote the original script but for obvious reasons wasn t able to invest the proper time to write the novelization of Star Wars, I found quite odd that Gene Roddenberry would actually write a novelization from a script made by other people And I am a Trekker, but I am using just a logic way of thinking here THE GOOD The novelization gives a deeper understanding of what happened and why, once the historical 5 year mission of the USS Enterprise ended It implies that Captain James T Kirk was the first commanding officer able to return to Earth having completed a 5 year mission of deep space exploration with his starship in operational status and with a reasonably full crew It seems that at that time, there were a lot of cases of missing vessels, desertions and even mutiny So, Starfleet Command used the Enterprise and Captain Kirk as propaganda symbols to impulse the public image of Starfleet and the encouragement of new recruits For that reason, the patch of the Enterprise became the emblem of the entire Starfleet and James T Kirk is promoted to Admiral THE BAD Once the cool introduction is over, the development of the story in the novelization isn t so distinct from the actual events shown on the film, and it s well known that the story on the movie wasn t that good, actually too similar to a plot already used in an episode from the TV series, but also with a slow rhythm that it complicates to make it as a strong presentation THE ODD The novelization commented about some element known as new humans that they are supposed some kind ofadvanced humans don t confuse them with augments as Khan Noonien Singh that they aren t so eager to explore space but since that angle wasn t used in any series of the franchise, and only mentioned here, it s something hard to assimiliate pun intended.I never understood, when I watched the movie and reading the novelization, why Admiral Kirk has to use the temporary rank of captain, in order to command the Enterprise, and even odder why Captain Willard Decker has to be temporarily demoted to commander, in order to be Executive Officer of the vessel.I don t see why not Kirk can t be commanding officer keeping the rank of admiral and being called as that, and in the same way, why not Captain Decker can t be the first officer keeping his rank of captain That angle was never used again in any other movie or TV episode of the franchise So, it remains as something quite odd here

  2. Juli says:

    I remember going to see this movie when it first came out in 1979 My mom was a huge Star Trek fan, and she was so excited that there was a movie after years of watching re runs of the television show I liked the show too.but I wasn t sure what to expect from a movie version I remember being impressed with the special effects Not quite as flashy as Star Wars..but really good And it was nice to see all the familiar cast members again Especially McCoyhe was always my favorite, probab I remember going to see this movie when it first came out in 1979 My mom was a huge Star Trek fan, and she was so excited that there was a movie after years of watching re runs of the television show I liked the show too.but I wasn t sure what to expect from a movie version I remember being impressed with the special effects Not quite as flashy as Star Wars..but really good And it was nice to see all the familiar cast members again Especially McCoyhe was always my favorite, probably because he was a bit snarky and not a damned miracle worker Yeah, yeah, yeah.I know this isn t a movie review..but a book review I will get to it Honest My husband is a gamer nerd And after 15 years of marriage, my nerdiness has increased exponentially under his tutelage I love to read, and I enjoy Star Trek As a surprise, he bought me 40 used Star Trek paperbacks at a gaming convention He was away for the weekend and missed me, so he brought he home books It was a perfect gift for a bibliophile such as myself Sadly, though I love books, I have lots of adulting to do, so I have waybooks than time to read them I hadn t really thought about my large collection of Star Trek books until I discovered severalat a local thriftshop this week for 25 cents each I stood in front of the shelves checking to see which ones I already had thanks to my taking the time to list all of my books on Goodreads and filling my cart withnerdery As I added books to my cart, I realized that the Star Trek series would be a great start to my quest to pare down my TBR in 2018 I decided to jump right into book 1..the novelization of the first Star Trek movie.Star Trek The Motion Picture.I always thought the name of the movie was a bit silly But I guess they wanted to make it obvious that the former television series was moving to the big screen But stating the obvious as a movie title is a bit lackluster They could have called it Star Trek Return to the Enterprise Almost anything but just The Motion Picture Bleck.The basics James T Kirk returns to captain the Enterprise because a massive energy cloud is heading straight for Earth It has destroyed several Klingon ships and a Space Station with an energy weapon of some unknown type The Enterprise has had an 18 month long refit,and is totally updated, but her repairs aren t all completed Because it is the only Starfleet ship within interception distance of the strange cloud bearing down on Earth, the crew has to take the ship out anyway The ship intercepts the cloud and encounters an alien presence, Veger When the truth about the origins and purpose of Veger are revealed, the crew will be challenged as never before to save themselves, and Earth.The novelization is exactly what you would think a novelization of the movie script I actually watched the movie as I read the book realizing that the version I was watching On Demand from television had been clipped here and there for time They removed scenes with dialogue rather than taking out some of the longer special effects scenes of the interior of the cloud, the Enterprise, etc..what s up with that Why not remove scenes that are just eye candy outdated eye candy too and leave the dialogue between characters I enjoyed reading the extra description about the emotions of the characters, their inner thoughts and extra information on things going on around them It is a good novelization, but I did notice one thing that was a bit weird Gene Roddenberry s introduction to the book, and in several places in the story, they refer to new humans This confused me a bit.something about new humans beingadaptable to space travel and other differences with non improved humans This must have been some early plot point that got dropped from Roddenberry s vision at some point.I don t recall this concept coming up in any other incarnation of the series There are also a few cringe worthy comments about Kirk s sexuality and relationships in the book as well, especially a footnote about how his friendship with Spock was misunderstood by some as a homosexual relationship My husband said it was a comment about some early fan fiction that depicted the two men as homosexual lovers Ummm..LOL I very much doubt the horny Captain Kirk who loved women even green alien ones would choose his emotionless, overly logical half vulcan science officer to get intimate with And it would only have been once every 7 years anyway..as Spock isn t interested except when in Pon Farr Fan fiction must have been gruesome even back in the 1970s OK..back on subject now I got pulled out of the story several times by weird commentary added to the novelization that seemed out of place, or just bizarre Why was it necessary to speculate on whether Kirk and Spock ever had sex with each other even if there was fan fiction And just all the unnecessary footnotes in general Were those written by Alan Dean Foster, or were those things added by Roddenberry I found the footnotes to be a distraction, rather than interesting asides.A lot of Star Trek fans today agree that the first movie was not very good At the time, the special effects were amazing, the refit of Enterprise was sweet, and the return of the familiar crew was exciting But re watching it today, the story line is pretty ridiculous and the special effects dated It just plods along..there are long sequences where very little happens For me, the novelization is pretty much the samelackluster plot with some strange commentary added But, it s still worth a read.and it starts the series of books I had fun reading the book and watching the film at the same time, while trying not to chuckle at the idea of Kirk and Spock having secret rendezvous in the briefing room Enjoyable start to my goal of reading books off my own shelf One Star Trek book downonly hundreds to go ha ha

  3. Betsy says:

    All right, I m going to come right out and say it because of this book, The Motion Picture is my actual favorite Star Trek movie. Really Not kidding at all And yes, the book s quality is MUCH better than the movie, though I like to think of it as a supplement or, perhaps, the movie is a supplement to the book The book s main and most invaluable service is showing what a gosh darned good plot TMP actually has, underneath all the uh, quirks It is, at its core, an absolutely classic sci f All right, I m going to come right out and say it because of this book, The Motion Picture is my actual favorite Star Trek movie. Really Not kidding at all And yes, the book s quality is MUCH better than the movie, though I like to think of it as a supplement or, perhaps, the movie is a supplement to the book The book s main and most invaluable service is showing what a gosh darned good plot TMP actually has, underneath all the uh, quirks It is, at its core, an absolutely classic sci fi plot with all that makes sci fi wonderful It s enormous yet intimate, about something strange and utterly alien and at the same time, really, about the human experience I find it kind of breathtaking and even a little sublime, if you ll pardon the dramatics WHAT A GOOD PLOT, DANG, SCIENCE FICTION is what I m saying, and it can be easy to lose sight of that when first watching a movie admittedly full of shortcomings The book also illuminates our much loved characters motivations and backgrounds, adding breadth and emotion and making this a must read for TOS fans If you, like me, have a tendency to think of TOS or at least the movies as the love story of Kirk and Spock, then wow, your life will be improved tenfold by reading this What s up, not helpful ratings

  4. Bon Tom says:

    What a brilliant, magnificent book It surpassed all my expectations Which were pretty low, considering I ve seen the movie so many time To be honest, I didn t expect much else than seeing the same movie again, in my mind.I was wrong First of all, the quality of writting is top notch Like, really excellent, classic SF writing you expect from other, dedicated SF writers You know which ones I mean.Second, the book is so muchthan the movie Yes, the motion picture is enjoyable to this da What a brilliant, magnificent book It surpassed all my expectations Which were pretty low, considering I ve seen the movie so many time To be honest, I didn t expect much else than seeing the same movie again, in my mind.I was wrong First of all, the quality of writting is top notch Like, really excellent, classic SF writing you expect from other, dedicated SF writers You know which ones I mean.Second, the book is so muchthan the movie Yes, the motion picture is enjoyable to this day still, at least for me as an amateur trekkie But the book gives you all the subtext, explanations, inner disturbances and doubts and angsts of characters Which will, maybe, make you appreciate the movie evenBecause, despite all the limits of the medium, it still managed to hint to a lot of subtle interactions between the characters, which may have gone unnoticed until you watched it several times The other ones, though, are specialty of the book and motion picture could never have contained them all.So, this book can be regarded as completely new, or complementary experience to watching the movie And, it aged so well if I didn t know anything about it, you could convince me it was written this year Not so with the film, right

  5. Phee says:

    This novelisation of Star Trek TMP is one part nostalgic heaven and one part Freudian hellscape.From the very first to the very final page I was reminded over and over of that giddy feeling of excitement that only sci fi gives me, and that I used to feel watching TOS as a child and young adolescent The writer who I suspect is probably not Roddenberry himself clearly understood the specific strain of adventure with integrity and tolerance that made the old sixties show so great, and that the m This novelisation of Star Trek TMP is one part nostalgic heaven and one part Freudian hellscape.From the very first to the very final page I was reminded over and over of that giddy feeling of excitement that only sci fi gives me, and that I used to feel watching TOS as a child and young adolescent The writer who I suspect is probably not Roddenberry himself clearly understood the specific strain of adventure with integrity and tolerance that made the old sixties show so great, and that the movie tried to renew However.While I enjoyed the nostalgia factor, the wholesomeness was somewhat marred by how often sex and sexual attraction were mentioned I m not at all trying to suggest that this book needed to be PG friendly, but Kirk s inability to resist female advances was always a bit of a nudge nudge, chortle chortle, not a call of someone restrain the captain before he cums over every female member of the crew In fact, with the captain taking the main POV, the only information I gleaned about any of the women in the book were where they would fall on a scale of most to least attractive The only woman who seems to escape this treatment is Uhura, who is apparently too respectable to be objectified Further, within the first couple of pages Kirk literally gets a hard on at the sight of the illustrious Lori Ciani who is quickly killed off and then never mentioned again , and I can absolutely tell youabout the smell of Ilia s pheromones than I can tell you about her personality, for which she apparently has none Finally lets touch upon a point that the author felt the need to stress at multiple times throughout the novel Kirk and Spock are not gay for each other Sure, they refer to one another as T hyla friend and or lover , hold hands, talk about each other with deep sentiment, and have a connection so close that it canonically baffles Vulcan philosophers But it s just platonic See It says it right here in print Buddies Just two heterosexual dudes being heterosexual guys.Despite ripping the piss out of it, I did fly through this novel and had a lot of fun reading and laughing at it

  6. Dan says:

    This is a rare instance of a novelization of a movie being far better as a book than as a movie In fact, I can t think of another time when this was the case at all The credit for writing the novel is attributed to Gene Roddenberry Personally, I am deeply skeptical of this I suspect it was as ghost written as any of Shatner s novels The writing technique in the novel is too advanced for a first time novelist However, I am reasonably certain that Alan Dean Foster, sometimes believed to have This is a rare instance of a novelization of a movie being far better as a book than as a movie In fact, I can t think of another time when this was the case at all The credit for writing the novel is attributed to Gene Roddenberry Personally, I am deeply skeptical of this I suspect it was as ghost written as any of Shatner s novels The writing technique in the novel is too advanced for a first time novelist However, I am reasonably certain that Alan Dean Foster, sometimes believed to have written the novel, did not I have read enough Foster that I believe I would recognize his writing style, and this isn t it Who actually wrote this novel, however, I really can t guess at this point There were some fingerprints I think I d recognize if I ever come across another sample of this person s writing again The reason the book is better than the movie is because the movie had a large number of drawn out scenes where the audience was supposed to oooo and ahhh But this can t be done as well in print, and so with one exception was not even attempted Also, much of the story takes place in the cast s thoughts, and many of the occurrences require narrative explanation, all of which were impossible to convey in a visual medium such as a movie, but that work just fine in a novel It s surprising to learn that there is really quite a good story here that the movie took ninety minutes too long to convey, but that the book tells just fine.Still, the book is not a 5 star book To get five stars from me, there has to be some Wow factor conveyed in the book Either it has incredibly good dialogue, a highly original and surprising twist I never saw coming, something This book has no Wow It s just a solidly good story that is well told, nothing

  7. Sarah says:

    Does the quality of writing in this deserve a five star rating Absolutely not But this book is Star Trek at its best how love and curiosity make all things possible, human and alien ingenuity, respect for all life, reflections on past scientific advancements building on what has come before, Spock s identity crisis, why emotions are so important, genuinely weird aliens that take time and patience to understand read are not just humanoids , and, of course, the love between Spock and Jim Als Does the quality of writing in this deserve a five star rating Absolutely not But this book is Star Trek at its best how love and curiosity make all things possible, human and alien ingenuity, respect for all life, reflections on past scientific advancements building on what has come before, Spock s identity crisis, why emotions are so important, genuinely weird aliens that take time and patience to understand read are not just humanoids , and, of course, the love between Spock and Jim Also, a lovely nod to the 20th century Voyager probes

  8. Jared Pechacek says:

    Dreadfully written, horribly sexist, contains 80% less K S than I want.

  9. John Yelverton says:

    This book explains so much that the movie doesn t, and as it is written by the show s creator, it s given evenweight.

  10. The Mustache Louie Matos says:

    When Admiral James T Kirk finds out that there is an imminent threat approaching the Earth, he returns to Captain the Enterprise What a great idea to get Kirk back in the Captain s chair I have no doubt that Gene Roddenberry had this idea and thought, let s go ahead and make movies Although Roddenberry s name is the only name on the cover, this is an Alan Dean Foster ghosting job Still, you have a really good premise that is complicated by terms and thoughts that seem to foreshadow new conc When Admiral James T Kirk finds out that there is an imminent threat approaching the Earth, he returns to Captain the Enterprise What a great idea to get Kirk back in the Captain s chair I have no doubt that Gene Roddenberry had this idea and thought, let s go ahead and make movies Although Roddenberry s name is the only name on the cover, this is an Alan Dean Foster ghosting job Still, you have a really good premise that is complicated by terms and thoughts that seem to foreshadow new concepts that never go anywhere and have never either been explained by the books or series I enjoyed the book, as I enjoy most Star Trek books

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