Because why not?
My ranking of the best Trek movies*.
1. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan - Still the best—just barely. There are so many awesome, iconic moments and that ending scene between Kirk and Spock packs an emotional punch still, despite how many times I’ve seen it.
2. Star Trek (2009) - This was a fantastic reboot with a great story, likeable actors, gripping action and—most important to me—eminently rewatchable.
3. Star Trek: First Contact - The best of the Next Gen crew, by far. For the longest time, I liked this one best because of the fantastic suspense and the interesting plot, by then I saw more of the original crew movies and the reboot and this has slipped as a result.
4. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Yeah, the crew was seriously getting on by this point, but there’s still plenty of relevance in this film about the damage hatred and prejudice can do, not to mention that the film score is stunning.
5. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - It’s hilariously campy and ridiculous in places, but the humor is good fun and each member of the crew gets at least one good moment in the spotlight.
6. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock - I never disliked this movie as much as others, mainly because Bones is such an integral part of it and because it contains one of my favorite scenes in any Trek movie.
7. Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Contrary to others, I enjoyed this film. Yes, it was a bit slow going at times, but the concept behind V’Ger was really interesting (if unlikely), and the soundtrack was just fantastic.
8. Star Trek: Generations - Looking back, this wasn’t as bad as I remembered. Sure, it felt forced and awkward, but Kirk had some nice moments in this and the villain was pretty remarkable. Plus, I enjoyed Guinan’s scenes.
9. Star Trek: Insurrection - This movie was largely forgettable, but not awful. I remember liking this when I saw it in the movie theater, but I’ve never made an effort to see it again, which probably tells you everything you need to know.
10. Star Trek: Nemesis - Another forgettable movie, this one is listed lower than Insurrection because I’ve never been much of a fan of Data and always resented the focus on him to the exclusion of other characters.
11. The Final Frontier - Just god awful. Seriously.
* - Star Trek Into Darkness not counted yet because I’ve only seen it the once, but my gut feeling is that it will be in the top three somewhere when it’s all said and done.
J.J. Abrams is an evil mastermind. Possibly worse than Moffat. Brilliant, but evil. That is all.
NGL, I loved every second of it.
I’m a Trekkie through and through, and still loved it. I enjoy having this alternate universe/timeline deal.
Same here. I was half expecting to be outraged (I heard that Trek purists were upset) but I thought the movie was fantastic and I loved the callbacks to the originals.
I can’t even be on tumblr until after tomorrow night because I’m trying so hard to stay as spoiler-free as possible.
excuse me, WHAT!?! can i go!?
I want to go to there. IMMEDIATELY.
This is the coolest fucking thing ever.
This is a cool interview with Michael Giacchino which also previews a few of the tracks from the Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack. Being a soundtrack nerd and a fan of Giacchino’s work in the first Star Trek movie and Up—among other things—this is totally worth a listen.
For the BC fans out there, he also discusses how some of the earliest music he wrote was inspired by BC’s performance and his character. They also play a track called “Ode to Harrison.”