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To Boldly Go Where So Many Have Gone

Not all of the 'Star Trek' films have been out of this world -- A 'Star Trek' filmography

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
$82.3 million
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
$78.9 million
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
$76.5 million
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
$109.7 million
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
$52.2 million
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
$74.9 million
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
$75.7 million
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
$92 million
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
$70.2 million
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
$43.3 million
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

Originally posted Oct 17, 2008 Published in issue #1017 Oct 24, 2008 Order article reprints