The Star Trek franchise has produced 10 feature films, but not all of them were out of this world. EW takes stock of Trek’s cinematic odyssey, including what fans are saying about these movies today on IMDb.com.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 1979
Plot: Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and the ‘Enterprise’ defeat a massive alien cloud.
Fans Say: ”Talky, derivative, overblown bore.” —Ron Panarotti
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982
Plot: After years in exile, Khan (Ricardo Montalban) returns to kill Kirk.
Fans Say: ”Veritable feast for Trekkies.” —Fiendish Dramaturgy
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, 1984
Plot: Kirk steals the ‘Enterprise’ to rescue Spock (Leonard Nimoy).
Fans Say: ”Sufficiently entertaining science fiction yarn.” —DarthBill
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1986
Plot: Kirk and crew return to the 1980s to retrieve humpback whales.
Fans Say: ”The funniest of all the ‘Star Trek’ films.” —bigwig_thalyi
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, 1989
Plot: A delusional Vulcan captures the ‘Enterprise.’
Fans Say: ”No movie in the ‘Trek’ canon stinks more.” —Tim BoHannon
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1991
Plot: Kirk and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) are framed and sentenced to a Klingon prison.
Fans Say: ”A worthy send-off.” —elgatony
Star Trek Generations, 1994
Plot: Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Kirk team up to prevent a diabolical scientist from destroying a star system.
Fans Say: ”A wasted opportunity.” —tonycarr
Star Trek: First Contact, 1996
Plot: The insidious Borg travel back in time to thwart humanity’s first contact with aliens.
Fans Say: ”The definitive ‘Star Trek’ movie.” —Ben Burgraff
Star Trek: Insurrection, 1998
Plot: Picard fights to protect a planet and its people from being exploited by the Federation.
Fans Say: ”’Insurrection’ signaled the beginning of the end.” —DanB-4
Star Trek: Nemesis, 2002
Plot: The ‘Enterprise’ fights a Romulan army led by a younger clone of Picard.
Fans Say: ”I have been a fan 37 years and I was waiting for this film to end.” —lagado