Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Rating: *
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takai, Walter Koenig

Perhaps the one star rating is a bit harsh, but this film is so long and tedious that it probably deserves it. The original cast of the "Star Trek" TV series hits the big screen in this sprawling big budget sci-fi extravaganza ten years after the original episodes aired. Unfortunately, it's unbelievably long and boring, the acting is atrocious, the story is tiresome, and the uniforms are laughably bad. A giant machine with unknown intentions is heading towards Earth, and the U.S.S. Enterprise is called in to intercept it. Of course, they manage to reason with it and save Earth from utter destruction.