Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: Special Collector's Edition
This famously bad outing with the original Star Trek crew is a movie memorable only for its dopey script, William Shatner's flavorless directing that does little to move the futile premise along, and shoddy special effects. It's a space-faring cousin of Superman IV: The Quest or Peace a plodding, tacky-looking B-movie. As a moribund reminder of the TV and cinematic voyages that came before it, it's Star Trek as old, fat Elvis bulging out of the sequined jumpsuit. This time the woebegotten Enterprise is hijacked by a renegade Vulcan (Laurence Luckinbill), who is not only a mystic leader on a quest to find God on the legendary planet Sha-ka-ri he's also Spock's half-brother. Lickety-split, Sybok coerces the crew to his side by "sharing their pain" (don't ask) and heads the ship toward the center of the galaxy to locate the planet of God. Meanwhile a renegade Klingon captain speeds toward the Enterprise so that he can make Kirk's head a prized trophy. If only. Paramount's two-disc Special Collector's Edition of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier gives us an excellent print and audio, plus more of the extras that we've come to expect, notably a (sadly lackluster) commentary track by Shatner, a new making-of docu, and more. For the completists. Keep-case.