Monday, April 15, 2019

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


Sybok, Spock's brother, finds the location of Sha Ka Ree, the planet that God lives on. He makes his way to the planet Nimbus III in the neutral zone that is occupied by Federation, Klingon and Romulan people where all violence was supposed to be abolished. Sybok uses an ability he has to brainwash people to take over the population and take the Federation, Klingon and Romulan ambassadors hostage.

When the Enterprise is tasked to free the hostages, they were not expecting everyone to be against them, including the hostages. Sybok steals the Enterprise and crosses the great barrier into the center of the galaxy where they find God. Only God is a trapped being that needs a starship to escape the galactic core. Sybok sacrifices himself to let the others escape this being.


This movie is only slightly better then The Motion Picture. The story itself wasn't very interesting. What redeemed it in my eyes is the witty humor. The whole movie is filled with one liners that I remember even today. "Excuse me, I just wanted to ask a question. What does God need with a starship."


"All I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer by." - Kirk
"Melville." - Doctor McCoy
"John Masefield." - Spock
"Are you sure about that?" - Doctor McCoy
"I am well-versed in the classics, Doctor." - Spock
"Then how come you don't know Row, Row, Row Your Boat?" - Doctor McCoy

"I'll tell you one thing, Spock: You never cease to amaze me." - Doctor McCoy
"Nor I, myself." - Spock

"This is a new brig, Captain. It is escape-proof." - Spock
"How do you know?" - Kirk
"The designers tested it, using the most intelligent and resourceful person they could find. He failed to escape." - Spock
"This person, he didn't by any chance have pointed ears, and an unerring capacity for getting his shipmates into trouble, did he?" - Kirk
"He did have pointed ears." - Spock

"Damn it, Bones, you're a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can't be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!" - Kirk

"What does God need with a starship?" - Kirk
"Jim, what are you doing?" - Doctor McCoy
"I'm asking a question." - Kirk
"Who is this creature?" - God
"Who am I? Don't you know? Aren't you God?" - Kirk
"He has his doubts." - Sybok
"You doubt me?" - God
"I seek proof." - Kirk
"Jim! You don't ask the almighty for his ID." - Doctor McCoy

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