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'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' Hollywood Screening

DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Stephen Collins, Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Stephen Collins, Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The director's cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture will be screened at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 pm. Pre-show elements begin at 5 pm.

As per the Cinematheque's press release, “this program will review the full spectrum of Star Trek's visual achievements and its contributions to the art of narrative design for science fiction. Production Designers John Jefferies, Joseph R. Jennings, Herman Zimmerman and Scott Chambliss, along with moderator and VFX artist Darin R. Dochterman, will take us on a journey using visual clip pods based on design themes such as the ships, the bridge, alien worlds, gadgets & gizmos, and production challenges.

“Collaborating with Dochterman in the selection of the content for this program are Designers Michael and Denise Okuda, authors of The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Included are pre-recorded guest speaker clips from such Star Trek veterans as a concept artist, VFX artist, set decorator, costume designer, graphic artist and producer. The panel and clip show will be presented first.

I know that many people (and critics) were disappointed with Robert Wise's big-screen version of Star Trek. As usual, I'm in the minority as I actually liked the film. I thought the visual effects were quite well made, and there was a certain retro-futuristic charm to the proceedings. And then there's that whole mystical-romantic subplot involving Stephen Collins, Persis Khambatta, warped time/space continuum, and lots of bright lights. Some found it way tacky; I thought it was totally cool.

Schedule and film info from the American Cinematheque's website.

Sunday, September 27 - 5:30 PM
STAR TREK: 40 Years of Designing the Future

Director's Cut! STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, 1979, Paramount, 132 min. Director Robert Wise, ably assisted by Harold Michelson's (DICK TRACY) otherworldly production design, Jerry Goldsmith's stirring score and a special effects team including Douglas Trumbull, John Dykstra and Ramon Sanchez, delivers the first STAR TREK film as a profound meditation on man's struggle to survive against the negative forces in the universe. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Walter Koenig, George Takei, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta.

Pre-show 5:00 PM, Program 5:30 PM, Film 8:00 PM.

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  1. Stravsky

    I have just finished another viewing of the first Star Trek film ever made, and I must say it was good seeing the old crew/biddies back in action again. However, this was probably the last time they truly were able to straddle the bridge of 'age' being merely a state of mind to more about being a state of body. Thumbs Up!