One of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of all time, Star Trek is legendary – and some of its most iconic and quotable moments came in the original six big-screen adventures. After releasing a 4K boxed set of the first four films last year, Paramount have finished what they started with this definitive collection that combines all of the discs from that set alongside Star Trek V, Star Trek VI, and most importantly for fans, the fully restored Director’s Edition of the classic first film.
You can read our full review of the magnificent release here, but in the meantime, check out our unboxing to see the beautiful release in all of its intergalactic glory!
Collection of six classic sci-fi adventures based on the 1960s TV series.
In ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ (1979) the crew of the USS Enterprise come out of retirement in the 23rd century when Earth is threatened by a massive energy field. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), now a Starfleet Admiral, Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Bones (DeForest Kelley) and the rest of the starship’s crew assemble to investigate the dangerous energy cloud, but can they find a way to stop it from destroying the planet?
In ‘Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan’ (1982) the crew of the starship Enterprise encounter Khan (Ricardo Montalban), an old foe whom Captain Kirk previously banished to a far corner of the universe. A selectively bred supervillain, Khan threatens to reverse creation with his Genesis Machine, but can Kirk and his crew stop him?
In ‘Star Trek III – The Search for Spock’ (1984) Kirk disregards Starfleet orders and steals the USS Enterprise to venture out on a mission to find the body of Spock. However, on their voyage the crew, including Dr ‘Bones’ McCoy, who appears to have absorbed part of Spock’s spirit, are impeded by marauding Klingons commanded by Kruge (Christopher Lloyd), who are plotting to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device.
In ‘Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home’ (1986) the crew of the destroyed USS Enterprise abandon the 23rd century for Earth in the year 1986. In order to save the planet from a rogue space probe in the future, the starship’s crew must travel back to the 20th century to find the only creature capable of communicating with it: humpback whales.
In ‘Star Trek V – The Final Frontier’ (1989) Kirk, McCoy and Spock have their shore leave cut short when the latter’s half-brother – Vulcan renegade Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill) – takes several important ambassadors hostage on the planet Nimbus. They race to the rescue, unaware that the kidnap is all part of Sybok’s ploy to hijack the Enterprise and set out on a quest to discover the Supreme Being.
Finally, in ‘Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country’ (1991) the Enterprise is sent to escort the Klingon chancellor to peace negotiations with the Federation. When the chancellor is assassinated, the Klingons refuse to continue negotiations unless Captain Kirk and Dr McCoy are tried for the murder in a Klingon court. Kirk and McCoy are sentenced to life imprisonment in a penal colony, leaving Spock in charge of the Enterprise and the only one who can solve the riddle of the murder.
STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE COLLECTION is available now from Paramount