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Title --------- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Story -------------------- Alan Dean Foster
Screenplay --------------- Harold Livingston
Director ----------------------- Robert Wise
Producer ---------------- Gene Roddenberry
Music --------------------- Jerry Goldsmith
Release Date ------------ December 7, 1979
Released By ------------ Paramount Pictures


Admiral James T. Kirk --------- William Shatner
Commander Spock ------------ Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy --- DeForest Kelley
Commander Montgomery Scott - James Doohan
Lieutenant Cmdr. Sulu ---------- George Takei
Lieutenant Cmdr. Uhura ------ Nichelle Nichols
Commander Pavel Chekov ------ Walter Koenig
Dr. Christine Chapel ------------ Majel Barrett
Lieutenant Ilia ------------- Persis Khambatta
Captain Will Decker ----------- Stephen Collins
Transporter Chief Rand ---- Grace Lee Whitney
Klingon captain ----------------- Mark Lenard
Alien ensign ------------------ Billy Van Zandt
Epsilon technician -------- Roger Aaron Brown
Airlock technician ----------------- Gary Faga
Cmdr. Branch (Epsilon IX) ---- David Gautreaux
Transporter assistant -------- John D. Gowans
Cargo deck ensign ---------- Howard Itzkowitz
Lt. Cmdr. Sonak ----------- Jon Rashad Kamal
Chief DiFalco ----------------- Marcy Lafferty
Lieutenant --------------- Michele Ameen Billy
Chief Ross ---------------- Terrence O'Connor
Woman -------------------- Susan J. Sullivan
Enterprise crewman ----------- Ralph Brannen
Enterprise crewman ------------- Ralph Byers
Enterprise crewman --------- Franklyn Seales
Enterprise crewman ---------- Momo Yashima
Enterprise crew woman ---------- Paula Crist
Enterprise crew woman ------------ Iva Lane
Enterprise yeoman --------- Leslie C. Howard
Enterprise tech assistant ----- Sayra Hummel
Enterprise tech assistant ---- Junero Jennings
Vulcan master ------------------ Edna Glover
Vulcan master --------------- Norman Stuart
Vulcan master ------------------ Paul Weber
Klingon crewman -------------- Jimmie Booth
Klingon crewman ---------------- Joel Kramer
Klingon crewman ---------------- Bill McTosh
Klingon crewman ----------- Dave Moordigian
Klingon crewman ---------------- Tom Morga
Klingon crewman --------------- Tony Rocco
Klingon crewman --------------- Joel Schultz
Klingon crewman -------------- Craig Thomas
Stuntman -------------------- Robert Bralver
Stuntman -------------------- William Couch
Stuntman ------------------- Keith L. Jensen
Stuntman -------------- John Hugh McKnight


In Thy Image


In 2271 an unknown, cloud-like entity descends upon several Klingon vessels and destroys them. Having monitored the surprise attack, Federation space station Epsilon IX is still unable to prevent itself from becoming the next victim of this vast, mysterious energy cloud.

Meanwhile, on Vulcan, Spock is preparing to undergo the rite of Kolinahr — the achievement of total Vulcan logic — and the purging of all remaining emotion. Just then Spock's human half stirs in response to the cloud entity, interrupting his meditation and forcing the Vulcan masters to withdraw Spock's admission to their ranks.

On Earth, the U.S.S. Enterprise is readying to investigate the cloud entity. Admiral Nogura is persuaded by Admiral James T. Kirk to hand over command of the newly refit Starship Enterprise to him, superseding the vessel's present captain, Will Decker, who is unhappy with this new situation. Arriving on board the Enterprise, Kirk requests that Dr. Leonard McCoy, retired now, be recalled into service as the starship's doctor. An unchanged, blustery Dr. McCoy comes aboard and replaces Dr. Christine Chapel, who steps down out of respect. Also on board is a Deltan navigator, Ilia, who in the past was romantically involved with Will Decker.

In a tragic accident, two crew members are killed in a transporter malfunction — one of which was the new Vulcan science officer, Sonak.

The accident behind them, Kirk gathers much of the crew together to deliver a mission briefing, stressing the enormous power of the entity they are faced with. After a relatively uneventful departure from Earth's drydock facilities, the U.S.S. Enterprise is suddenly faced with a giant wormhole and Kirk, unfamiliar with the design of the new vessel, almost allows the wormhole to destroy the ship. The U.S.S. Enterprise escapes, however, and is hailed by a courier vessel bearing Kirk's new science officer. Overcome with joy at seeing Spock, Kirk is soon confronted with a cold, withdrawn stranger.

The starship eventually encounters the cloud-like being, yet the entity proves to be too strong, damaging the U.S.S. Enterprise on all levels and leaving the starship stricken. When Spock attempts to communicate with the cloud by sending messages of non-aggression, a probe is triggered and sent from the center of the cloud. The crew can only watch helplessly as the probe accesses the U.S.S. Enterprise's consoles and computers, accumulating data from all parts of the ship. In his attempt to stop the violation, Spock is attacked, whereupon the probe vanishes with Ilia.

The U.S.S. Enterprise is then seized by a tractor beam and pulled inside the cloud to a large chamber. Another probe, in the form of Ilia, appears and tells them that it has been sent by "V'Ger" to study the carbon-based units that "infest" the starship. Furthermore, the crew learns that V'Ger is on its way to Earth to join with its "Creator."

In an attempt to establish contact with V'Ger, Kirk trades on Decker's past association with Ilia and assigns Decker to work with the probe. The Ilia-probe tells him that the carbon-units will be patterned for data storage.

Deciding that the best method of gathering more data about V'Ger is directly from the source, Spock dons a thruster suit and leaves the ship. His incredible visual journey to the center of the cloud culminates when Spock sees images of everything that V'Ger has experienced. Spock tries to mind-meld with the life-form, but is short-circuited and barely makes it back to the U.S.S. Enterprise. Taken to sickbay, Spock informs Kirk that his mind-meld did allow him to learn that V'Ger is lonely and seeking to learn why it was created. Furthermore, it is learned that a machine planet built the cloud and craft that house V'Ger.

V'Ger arrives at Earth and signals its Creator. When there is no response, V'Ger blasts energy bolts at the planet in an attempt to rid it of all its carbon infestations. Forced to act, Kirk tells V'Ger he knows why the Creator has not answered. The Ilia-probe, interested by Kirk's remark, says it will cease its attack when Kirk explains. But Kirk replies he will answer to no one but V'Ger itself. With some trepidation, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Decker are lead by the Ilia-probe outside the ship to the "brain" of V'Ger. At the center of the chamber, the Starfleet officers are surprised to discover that V'Ger is in reality a twentieth century Earth robot space probe. In fact, a mounted plaque looks as though it reads "Voyager VI."

Kirk and his crew discover that the probe disappeared into a black hole and emerged at the other end, crash landing on a planet inhabited by living machines. After repairing the probe, the machines then followed its programming — observe and transmit readings to NASA. Spock deduces that these living machines interpreted those long-ago orders as "Learn all that is learnable and return that information to the Creator."

When the U.S.S. Enterprise transmits old Voyager codes, the V'Ger transmits all of its information. Then, unexpectedly, V'Ger insists that the Creator come in person to finish the sequence. When he realizes that V'Ger wants to physically merge with its Creator, Will Decker volunteers. Decker and Ilia join together and merge into a glowing, non-corporeal entity, which disappears.

The U.S.S. Enterprise crew humbly realize that a new life form has just been created. The experience has left Spock more at peace with himself and he decides not to return to Vulcan. Kirk has command of his beloved U.S.S. Enterprise and McCoy is back in charge of sickbay.

Having witnessed events suggesting that "the human adventure is just beginning," Kirk commands the starship out to space for a real shakedown cruise and future missions.


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 95

(1) Klingon 01 ---------------- 3.62 KB
Translation: "Tactical"

(2) Klingon 02 ---------------- 2.86 KB
Translation: "Visual"

(3) Klingon 03 ---------------- 3.62 KB
Translation: "Tactical, stand by on torpedoes"

(4) Klingon 04 ---------------- 2.35 KB
Translation: "Ready"

(5) Klingon 05 ---------------- 2.86 KB
Translation: "Fire!"

(6) Klingon 06 ---------------- 3.36 KB
Translation: "Evasive!"

(7) Intercepting -------------- 19.8 KB
Unnamed Lieutenant - Commander Branch

Even though he was never called by name
in the movie, the credits list him as Cmdr. Branch.

He's also the guy who was orginally cast
to play a Vulcan character named Xon,
(pronounced Zon) but as soon as Leonard Nimoy
signed on as Spock, the Xon character was
shelved.  Instead of letting this guy go,
they cast him in another role.

(8) Heading ------------------ 29.7 KB
Unnamed Lieutenant - Commander Branch

Uh oh....

(9) Kolinahr ------------------- 290 KB
Vulcan Masters

(10) Report ------------------ 87.4 KB
Admiral Kirk - Commander Sonak

I would've enjoyed seeing that meeting
between Admiral Kirk and Admiral Nogura.
Too bad they didn't film it.

(11) Launches --------------- 95.7 KB
Scotty - Admiral Kirk

(12) Untried ------------------ 110 KB
Scotty - Admiral Kirk

Well, she launched on time all right,
but she wasn't ready!!

This was a nice moment between Kirk and Scotty.

(13) Permission -------------- 53.8 KB
Admiral Kirk - Ensign - Scotty

The only time an Admiral will say "Sir" to an ensign!

(14) Transfer ----------------- 127 KB
Uhura - Admiral Kirk - Mr. Sulu - Mr. Chekov - Ensign

(15) Brass ------------------- 28.5 KB
Captain Decker - Scotty

(16) Pep Talk ----------------- 211 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Decker - Scotty

Poor Decker. You have to feel sorry for the guy.

(17) Signal ------------------- 161 KB
Admiral Kirk - Scotty - Rand - Screams - Starfleet


(18) Double ------------------ 41.2 KB
Captain Kirk - Commander Decker

(19) Orders ------------------ 61.7 KB
Captain Kirk

It always amazes me that there's only 1 starship
at the hub of the Federation: Earth.  You'd think
they'd always have at least a few within range.
Earth is a pretty important place in the Federation
to only have 1 starship on hand.

(20) Priority ----------------- 13.7 KB
Unnamed Lieutenant

(21) Cloud ------------------- 95.7 KB
Commander Branch - Epsilon Station Personelle

In the original version of the movie they had
Cmdr. Branch say, "Over 82 AU's in diameter."

An 'AU' (pronounce each letter individually)
or "Astronomical Unit' is the distance from
Earth to Sol (our sun) which is 93 million miles
or 150 million kilometers.

They changed the dialogue to, "2 AU's in diameter."
which is a much more resonable size.  If V'Ger
really was over 82 AU's in diameter then it would
barely fit in our solar system!!

(22) Ilia --------------------- 49.0 KB
Commander Uhura - Lt. Ilia - Captain Kirk

(23) Confidence -------------- 33.8 KB
Commander Decker - Lt. Ilia - Captain Kirk

A bit of sarcasm from Decker.

(24) Refusing ---------------- 24.1 KB
Commander Uhura - Captain Kirk

Hmmm.... I wonder who that could be?!?!

(25) Scrambled -------------- 20.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Yeoman

(26) Drafted ------------------ 160 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Ensign

McCoy looked strange with that full beard.
I'm glad he shaved it off.

(27) Thrusters --------------- 44.7 KB
Cmdr. Uhura - Mr. Sulu - Lt. Ilia - Captain Kirk

(28) Out --------------------- 162 KB
Captain Kirk

(29) Impulse ----------------- 26.7 KB
Scotty - Captain Kirk

(30) Captains Log ------------ 36.3 KB
Captain Kirk

Here's something that's bothered me for awhile:
According to this clip it's possible to go to warp
while still within a solar system but it's not
standard procedure to do so.  So why, at the end
of almost every episode, does Kirk say to
Mr. Sulu, "Ahead warp 1." while still in orbit
around some planet?

(31) Approval ---------------- 19.8 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(32) Borderline --------------- 10.2 KB

(33) Warp 1 ----------------- 63.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Sulu

(34) Phasers ----------------- 48.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Lt. Ilia - Mr. Decker

As I'm sure you know, this is supposed to be
in a kind-of slow motion.

(35) Wits -------------------- 32.8 KB
Mr. Chekov - Dr. McCoy

Good line by McCoy.

(36) Nursemaid --------------- 155 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

Come on.... Kirk would have known about
the phaser upgrade - he would have made sure
he knew about it - that's just the kind of captain he is!

I know, it provides a dramatic moment in the movie....

(37) Difficult ----------------- 66.8 KB
Lt. Ilia - Mr. Decker

This gives us a hint of the history these two
characters have.  Nicely done.

(38) Services ---------------- 72.1 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

The dialogue in this movie is very 'choppy'
and of poor quality.  Too bad.

(39) Welcome ---------------- 78.7 KB
Dr. Chapel - Dr. McCoy - Cmdr. Uhura - Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

Dr. Chapel sure doesn't get much screen time
in this movie.  She probably had a larger part
but most likely it was cut.

(40) Arrival ------------------ 72.6 KB
Captain Kirk

(41) Sit Down ---------------- 141 KB
 Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(42) Need -------------------- 123 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

Kirk needs Spock the same way he needs McCoy.
Kirk uses the two of them to balance himself.

Spock helps Kirk deal with the logic of any given
situation and McCoy helps Kirk deal with the
emotional side of a situation.
That's what makes him a great captain.

(Yes, I'm aware it's just a movie)

(43) Interest ---------------- 36.3 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk

(44) Scanned ---------------- 43.9 KB
Mr. Chekov - Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(45) Hostile ------------------ 32.8 KB
Mr. Chekov - Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

(46) Duty -------------------- 33.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

Kirk even admits when he's wrong.

(47) Contacted -------------- 35.6 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk

(48) Unknown ---------------- 21.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(49) Megahertz -------------- 47.2 KB
Mr. Spock

One million Megahertz!
That's a million billion radio wave cycles per second!

(50) Mentality --------------- 74.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

(51) Unwarranted ------------ 73.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock - Mr. Decker

Decker is just a wuss.

(52) Image ------------------ 25.9 KB
Captain Kirk - Cmdr. Uhura

(53) Magnification ------------ 72.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Sulu

The way Mr. Sulu says, "Aye, Sir." says he thinks Kirk is
crazy for doing that, but he'd follow Kirk anywhere.

(54) Crew ------------------- 66.0 KB
Mr. Chekov - Mr. Spock - Mr. Decker - Captain Kirk

Chekov gets a funny line here.
I know it's hard to hear; the sound of the probe
is so loud it almost drowns out the dialogue.

(55) Disengage -------------- 65.5 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker - Scotty - Mr. Spock

(56) Resistance -------------- 36.3 KB
Mr. Decker - Mr. Spock

And you thought the Borg were the first
to say "Resistance is futile."

Not so!

(57) Curiosity ---------------- 35.8 KB
Mr. Decker - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

Great dialogue!

(58) Throat ------------------ 24.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

More great dialogue!

(59) Orifice ------------------ 19.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

(60) Infesting ---------------- 44.2 KB
Ilia Probe - Captain Kirk

Ilia's voice is supposed to be distorted,
she's been taken over by V'Ger.

(61) V'ger -------------------- 101 KB
Captain Kirk - Ilia Probe - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock - Ensign

So... I guess we're all carbon based units.

(62) Creator ----------------- 86.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Ilia Probe - Mr. Spock

(63) Probe ------------------- 141 KB
Mr. Spock - Mr. Decker - Captain Kirk - Ilia Probe

Sorry if the crash startled you.  It was Ilia destroying
the door so she could get out of the room.

(64) Information ------------- 10.9 KB
Mr. Spock

(65) Progress ---------------- 44.5 KB
Captain Kirk

(66) Enjoy ------------------- 58.2 KB
Mr. Decker - Ilia Probe

(67) Function ---------------- 71.9 KB
Ilia Probe - Mr. Decker

Uh oh.... Doesn't sound too good for our guys!

(68) Contact ---------------- 37.6 KB
Mr. Decker - Ilia Probe

(69) Attempt ---------------- 64.8 KB
Mr. Spock

(70) Penetrated -------------- 27.7 KB
Mr. Spock

(71) Recorded --------------- 24.6 KB
Mr. Spock

(72) Living ------------------- 18.6 KB
Mr. Spock

(73) Entity ------------------- 107 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Dr. Chapel

Saying V'Ger has knowledge that spans this universe
is overstating things a bit, don't you think?
After all, V'Ger has only been in our galaxy and
the universe is made up of millions of galaxies so
there's no way V'Ger could have knowledge to the
level Spock states.  They use the word 'universe'
a bit too freely in a lot of places.

(74) Radio ------------------- 86.1 KB
Ilia Probe - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock - Mr. Decker

(75) Devastate -------------- 35.6 KB
Cmdr. Uhura - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Spock

(76) Answered --------------- 73.9 KB
Ilia Probe - Captain Kirk

(77) Spank ------------------ 91.7 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker - Dr. McCoy

(78) Disclose ---------------- 54.6 KB
Captain Kirk - Ilia Probe

You tell it Kirk!!

(79) Strategy ---------------- 10.7 KB
Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(80) Kirk Unit ----------------- 126 KB
Captain Kirk - Ilia Probe - Dr. McCoy

Here's a 'what if' for you:

What if V'Ger DID destroy all carbon-units (people)
on Earth?  What would have happened then?
The Creator wouldn't be able to respond and V'Ger
would be sitting there with no way to transmit its data.

I wonder what would've happend to V'Ger then...

As I said, just a 'what if' scenario that makes you think.

(Yes, I know it's just a movie)

(81) Bluff -------------------- 22.4 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

(82) Execute ---------------- 80.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty - Engineering Assistant

(83) Weep ------------------- 121 KB
Mr. Spock - Captain Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Decker

(84) Envelope ---------------- 10.2 KB
Mr. Chekov

(85) Voyager ----------------- 133 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

Of course, there really were only 2 Voyager
spacecraft and they're still operating to this day
in the far reaches of our solar system.

The name V'Ger from Voyager was a great idea.
It implied there were actual beings who went
up to Voyager and looked at the side of the
spacecraft and read the word.  Of course, there
was soot (carbon?) covering up some of the
letters so they read only the letters that were visible.

(86) Black Hole --------------- 137 KB
Mr. Decker - Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock

Just for fun, some people believe that the
'Machine Planet' was actually the Borg homeworld.

(87) Code ------------------- 79.5 KB
Ilia Probe - Captain Kirk - Uhura - Mr. Decker - Dr. McCoy

Can you imagine how much information
V'Ger would have stored in its memory banks?
Wow.... They better have a BIG hard drive!!!

(88) Programming ------------- 120 KB
Captain Kirk - Ilia Probe - Uhura - Mr. Decker

You'd think so, but V'Ger is a tricky dude.

(89) Melted ------------------ 117 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy - Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

(90) Evolve ------------------- 114 KB
Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy - Mr. Decker - Captain Kirk

Decker's a brave dude after all.

(91) Sequence --------------- 18.6 KB
Mr. Decker - Dr. McCoy

(92) Want ------------------- 20.3 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Decker

Let him do it!!

(93) Baby ------------------- 97.0 KB
Captain Kirk - Mr. Spock - Dr. McCoy

This movie had a 'classic' ending: Everybody gathers
on the bridge, sums up the adventure and has
a laugh or two and it makes the audience feel good.

Very much like many of the original 79 episodes.
Well done.

(94) Missing ----------------- 61.0 KB
Cmdr. Uhura - Captain Kirk

(95) That-A-Way ------------- 214 KB
Captain Kirk - Scotty - Mr. Spock - Mr. Sulu - Chief DiFalco

 Excellent ending!

The Human adventure....


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