Stardate 8454.1: In the windswept desert of Nimbus III, the Planet of Galactic Peace, a lone settler witnesses a man materializing out of the dusty horizon, offering to share and bear the settler's pain. With a laugh, the two join forces and plan to steal a starship. Cutting to the rock and scrub of another desert, the jeans-clad Captain Kirk is climbing bare-handed in Yosemite. After a near-accident followed by a night of beans and whiskey and campfire songs, Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and McCoy (DeForest Kelley) are called back from shore leave to the new Enterprise for an emergency mission. Counting on Scotty (James Doohan) to bring the new ship up to specs, they travel to Paradise City on Nimbus III, where delegates from the Romulan, Klingon, and Human races have been kidnapped. The crew soon find themselves joining kidnapper Sybok (Laurence Luckenbill), a renegade Vulcan desperate to discover the secret that lies beyond the Great Barrier at the center of the galaxy. A thrilling and thought-provoking directorial debut from William Shatner, the journey becomes a metaphysical quest for the meaning of life, as the crew of the Starship Enterprise comes face to face with "God."
David Loughery - AMERICAN SCREENWRITER
George Takei - Actor, STAR TREK
Charles Cooper - Actor/"Blind Fury"
Harve Bennett - Screenwriter, STAR TREK V
Herman Zimmerman - Production Designer
David Warner - British Actor
William Shatner - Canadian Author/Actor, STAR TREK
Ralph Winter - Producer - Star Trek films
Nichelle Nichols - American Actress
Walter Koenig - Ensign Pavel Chekov of "Star Trek"
Laurence Luckinbill - American TV/Stage Actor
Bran Ferren - Special Effects
Peter E. Berger
Jerry Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald K. Goldsmith - Film composer
Jerrald Goldsmith - Film composer
Michael Hennagin - Film composer
James Doohan - Television actor; STAR TREK (1966)
James Montgomery Doohan - Television actor; STAR TREK (1966)
DeForest Kelley - Television actor, STAR TREK (1966)
Leonard Nimoy - American Actor/Director, STAR TREK
Gene Roddenberry - writer, producer, creator, STAR TREK (1966)
Andrew Laszlo - Director of Photography, mid '60s-early '90s, son of Ernest
Estimated budget: $20 million. Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision. Some release prints were blown up to 70mm. Locations included: the Mojave Desert; Los Angeles, California; and Yosemite National Park. William Shatner's feature film directorial debut. The film was re-edited after audience response to advance screenings. Additional cast: Cynthia Gouw (Caithlin Darr); Todd Bryant (Captain Klaa); Spice Williams (Vixis); Rex Holman (J'onn); George Murdock ("God"); Jonathan Simpson (Young Sarek); Cynthia Blaise (Amanda); Melanie Shatner (Yeoman). Additional credits: Gene Roddenberry (executive consultant). The film's production was postponed (from 1987 to 1988) in order to accommodate actor/director Leonard Nimoy's schedule. He had been hired to direct "The Good Mother" (1988), starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson. Re-released on video in the United States in 1991 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the first "Star Trek" episode. Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...As much a spiritual odyssey as a space adventure, and it's all the richer for it. It has high adventure, nifty special effects and much good humor, but it also has a wonderful resonance to it..." - 06/09/1989 Los Angeles Times, p.C1