Okay, okay, we admit
it, we are Trekkies here at ilovethe80s.com. The first
motion picture was released in 1979,
The Wrath of Kahn
The Search for Spock in 1984,
The Voyage Home
The Final Frontier in 1989, and The Undiscovered Country in 1991.
Of course the Picard crew had a couple of cool flicks
post 1991, and the newest reboot series (2009 and
beyond) is very cool. All 80's movies
featured the original crew (Spock, Kirk, McCoy, etc.).
For those who just
fell off a turnip truck, the entire Star Trek film
series was based on the TV series that aired on NBC from
1966 to 1969. The shown was canceled at the end of
its three year run due to poor ratings, but the
popularity of reruns in the 1970's gave the show new
life, and a movie was produced. Although the first
movie wasn't a huge success, it did well enough to
warrant a sequel, and Wrath of Kahn is thought to have
brought the franchise back to life.
In the original movie, the Enterprise is
given the task of finding out the mystery behind a huge
energy cloud on its way to earth, destroying everything
in its past. The Wrath of Kahn was a continuation
of one of the TV series shows were Khan was banned to a
barren planet after trying to hijack the ship. He
sets a trap for the Enterprise to seek his revenge.
In the Search for Spock, the crew tries to save their
old friend who had transferred his essence into McCoy at
the end of the last movie.
In the Voyage Home,
the crew once again must save earth from a giant probe
that is transmitting a destructive single, but in
reality the probe is trying find extinct whales, which
the crew must travel back in time to capture and bring
to the future to pacify the probe. In the Final
Frontier, Spock's brother hijacks the Enterprise in an
effort to find God. The Undiscovered Country, in
many ways, was a handoff film to Picard's crew.