movies.broadwayworld.com

ON THIS DAY - MOVIES Articles
Click Here for More Articles on ON THIS DAY - MOVIES...

VIDEO: On This Day 12/7 - STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE is Released

Related: Paramount Pictures

Welcome to BWW Movies World's new daily ON THIS DAY series celebrating film openings and special events that took place on this day in cinematic history!

On December 7, 1979, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, was released in theaters. Released by Paramount picture, it was the first film based on STAR TREK, and a direct sequel to the television series of the same name.

Set in the 23rd centrury, the film picks up when a mysterious and powerful alien cloud, V'Ger, sets a direct course for Earth, and destroys everything in its path. The legendary James T. Kirk (William Shatner) is forced to retake command of the USS Enterprise and save the planet.

STAR TREK also starred Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and much of the original series' cast.

Though the film earned $139 million worldwide, it received luke-warm reviews from critics, despite its legendary source material. Regardless, Paramount ordered a sequel, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, though decreased its budget.

Check out the film's theatrical trailer below!

VIDEO: On This Day 12/7 - STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE is Released

Related Articles


Related Links
VIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler Stars in Jason Reitman's MEN WOMEN & CHILDRENVIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler Stars in Jason Reitman's MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN
August 19, 2014
VIDEO: Rare Footage - Watch Tom Hanks Audition for FORREST GUMP!VIDEO: Rare Footage - Watch Tom Hanks Audition for FORREST GUMP!
August 08, 2014
Paramount's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Pulls in $4.6M at Thursday Box OfficeParamount's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Pulls in $4.6M at Thursday Box Office
August 08, 2014
Cheryl Boone Isaacs Re-Elected President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesCheryl Boone Isaacs Re-Elected President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
August 06, 2014
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Coming to Select International IMAX Theaters, Beg. 8/8TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Coming to Select International IMAX Theaters, Beg. 8/8
May 22, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber