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Poll: Which movie is worse? (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Worse acting?

  1. The Motion Picture (3 votes [42.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  2. The Final Frontier (4 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

Worse story?

  1. The Motion Picture (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. The Final Frontier (6 votes [85.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 85.71%

Worse movie overall?

  1. The Motion Picture (2 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. The Final Frontier (5 votes [71.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.43%

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#1 WeatherManNX01



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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:59 PM

Star Trek V is widely considered to be the worst of the eleven Star Trek movies. The Shatner-directed movie is universally despised by Star Trek fans, and it could have been much worse had Shatner had his way with the climax and ending.

But Star Trek: The Motion Picture is no prize, either. It is arguably worse than some episodes of The Original Series (though that's debatable, depending on which episode you have in mind). It is heavily cheesy in parts, and there is overacting galore.

So which movie is worse?

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#2 jonathan



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Posted 05 December 2011 - 03:40 AM


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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:23 PM

I used to rather enjoy STV and dislike TMP....now it's the other way around. There is a nostalgia to TMP that I love now. That aside, I have to say the story may be one of the deepest of all the ST films (TNG and STXI included). But the acting is almost laughable at times (William Shatner especially, still with his TOS flare). STV is the camp of ST movies. I think if Shatner's original vision came about, it could have been so much better...there certainly is potential. Although I like TMP's story better, I think STV did a decent job too in some areas (the power of thought for instance), but in the end, it's just not on par with anything else in the series.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:10 AM

I don't get all the TMP hate, lol. To me, it is th ULTIMATE Star Trek movie (not the BEST, mind) because it has all that Star Trek was supposed to be about. So, I picked TFF in all the poll categories. It's really not exactly one of the best movies ever.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:41 AM

I would rather watch TMP over 5

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:57 AM

I like TMP, it's completely different from anything Star Trek has done before or since. I regard the movie as Stat Treks version of 2001 a space odyssey. It wasn't destined to be a movie for people who's attention span could be measured in nano seconds.

As for STV, the plot was terrible, more by the studio leaning on Shatner and the visual effects looked very low budget. This is a movie that looks like it had trouble when being created.
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Posted 16 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

Newer fans forget that when TMP was released it was all we had. Sci Fi was still snubbed by mainstream media.

Star Wars popularity was changing the way Sci FI was portrayed. The following 10 years was quite an evolutionary process in the way stories brought to life.


TMP had it's moments both good and bad as did V. 

Both movies suffered from meeting the studios strict release deadline.


I fear the 50th Anniv. movie will suffer that same issue.

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