Talk about a series review! Since the end of May, I have been going through each and every Star Trek film known to man practically every single week. So now that I’ve gotten through the movies as a whole, you can read each individual review below, or continue on with my review of the series in general.
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
- Star Trek VII: Generations
- Star Trek VIII: First Contact
- Star Trek IX: Insurrection
- Star Trek X: Nemesis
- Star Trek (2009)
- Star Trek: Into Darkness
Star Trek revolves around the voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and its crew. Films 1-7 include the cast of the original TV show that ran for three seasons such as Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Bones. It took them quite a bit to get back on their feet, though. Star Trek: The Motion Picture was simply a blob of nonsense, which while it made sense, was made rather poorly, dragging on for much longer than appreciated. Films 2-4 were centered around the idea of the “Genesis Planet”. The Final Frontier is easily one of the worst films of the bunch, complete with three grown men singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” to end the film. The original cast was last seen in Generations alongside The Next Generation cast in a unique crossover film. Some aren’t so much a fan of this film, but I like it.
7-10 were exclusively films featuring the cast of The Next Generation. The first thing that I realized when I watched these films is that the character development isn’t as special or unique as the original cast. They all still have their own special qualities, which of course, were altered and changed for the films, but none had as much magic and oomph as the original cast. That being said, this cast brought along with them the idea of the holographic room, and that was probably the coolest idea of all. Out of all of these films, First Contact was the best to feature The Next Generation’s cast.
You all know J.J. Abrams’s rebooted and reimagined series. Some aren’t all that much of a fan of the new series. Maybe its because I’m younger, but these two films are without a doubt my favorite films in the entire series, and they received my highest scores. That being said, a few original films got close, real close. Below, you can see my overall scores and ranks of the films.
Ranking: Best to Worst Star Trek (total)
- Star Trek (2009) – 96%
- Into Darkness (2013) – 89%
- The Voyage Home (1986) – 86%
- First Contact (1996) – 84%
- Generations (1994) – 83%
- The Undiscovered Country (1991) – 81%
- Wrath of Khan (1982) – 73%
- Insurrection (1998) – 69%
- The Search for Spock (1984) – 68%
- The Final Frontier (1989) – 68%
- Nemesis (2002) – 63%
- The Motion Picture (1979) – 48%
In general, I rate this series 76% (average of all ratings). Which basically says rent every single one of them for one heck of an experience. On a separate note, I would definitely say to buy J.J.’s series.
I know my ratings are probably way off compared to yours, so what do you think? Which one is your favorite?