Star Trek I: The Motion Picture

Star Trek I: The Motion Picture

By Robert Wise

  • Genre: Robert Wise
  • Release Date: 1979-12-07
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Director: Robert Wise
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 937 Ratings


The U.S.S. Enterprise proudly soars into cinema in the original Star Trek movie classic. When an unidentified alien destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to the newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command. Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and the cast from the acclaimed Star Trek television series mobilize at warp speed to stop the alien intruder from its relentless flight toward Earth.




  • A vehicle for what?

    By 747whaledriver
    There's a plot in this movie somewhere, but it escapes me. With all the brilliant scripts done in the TV series, did all the good scripts suddenly disappear like small fish sensing a predator? Did they write the script stoned out of their minds? Too much grass and/or alcohol, too title story, too little effort applied.. Did anyone from the studio even review this movie? Cinematically, it was a stinker. No redeeming value… proof positive of the axiom, more is less.
  • Come on now! It is not that bad!

    By This is very awesome
    The Motion Picture, in my opinion, was well crafted, written well, performed well, had a lot of memorable moments, well put out connections to the Star Trek timeline, and has a beautiful musical score by Jerry Goldsmith. It has it's flaws, and I do understand a lot of people are disappointed with this movie. I am not. I don't find this film boring. Really. Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return bored me to tears, but Star Trek: The Motion Picture didn't. This film is a welcoming addition to the Star Trek universe. Feel free to watch it again if you like to.
  • Good - until the end

    By James9791
    This is classic Star Trek - until the ending which is very hokey and implausible
  • Great movie, excellent iTunes extras

    By lostbook
    First of all, all the reviews that say this is a crappy edition because it isn't the director's cut - the director's cut is actually included in this. It's one of the extra features. It's just that it has both versions, instead of one or the other. It's got a bunch of other really great features and interviews too. The movie itself is one of my favourites, it's really cerebral, and really beautiful in scope. That said I've never seen the non-director's edition which seems to be the version that people hate so much. In any case, highly recocmend just watching the director's edition (which, again, this *does* include).
  • Happy to get the ORIGINAL version of ST:TMP

    By philb1701
    I for one am quite happy to have the original theatrical release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture available in an HD quality. Whatever possessed Robert Wise to go back and change things even to the point of altering the sound effects is beyond me. The original release was fine just the way it was. Long and ponderous, yes. Lacking in action, of course. But tinkering with it in such micro-management style just made it worse. Thanks iTunes for giving me back what I remembered from 12/7/1979!
  • Just can't beat the originals

    By No361
    I can't wait to watch the director's cut based on the reviews. The original is great, especially for us who grew up watching the series. Don't know why I waited so long to buy this.
  • Now they have the Special edition.... but

    By LoveysPlace
    it is not in HD,,,, why wouldn't you offer it in HD as you do the rest of the series movies?
  • Star Trek has been revived

    By JackInfinity203
    ST: Motion Picture is a good movie. Idk what rotten tomatoes or critics are talking about. It's great seeing Star Trek reload itself again after the shows cancellation. Not the best Star Trek but it's a good movie worth your time even if it's too space oriented. 7.2/10
  • Where is the Special Longer Version!

    By ChuckK32
    They've put out the original theatrical version and the Director's Cut, but where is the Special Longer Version that most of us remember being released on video in the 80s. That's the version I grew up with and I'd love to see that put out on iTunes (that would truly complete the collection!).
  • Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    By xeldomx2
    A bunch of mumbo jumble that only makes sense after googling it a million times. Don't waste your time.