Reviewed by: Ian Hosier
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForrest Kelley, George Takai, James Doohan, Walter Koenig | Directed by: Leonard Nimoy | Produced by: Ralph Winter | Distributor: Paramount Pictures
It’s the 23rd century and a mysterious Alien probe is threatening Earth. In a frantic attempt to save the planet, Kirk and crew must time travel back to 1986 in an attempt to retrieve a pair of hump back whales; to a world of punks. pizza and exact change buses as alien as anything they have encountered in space before!
This film is a generally good humoured (the only Star Trek movie that made me laugh—a lot!). It will be enjoyable for many teens and adults. Occasional bad language and a complex storyline would make this movie unsuitable for children.
BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE: This film indirectly preaches false evolutionary ideas including the memorable comment “whales have taken 10 million years to evolve” and also that man (Kirk and his crew) are capable of saving the planet—a task which only God is qualified to do. However, the film also conveys a very positive message concerning the need for conservation of God’s creation (and the possible consequences of not doing so), although of course God is the judge and not some alien race.
ILLEGAL BEHAVIOUR: This film is generally very moral and decent, however there are a few profanities including two instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain. There are no scenes of sex or violence in this movie.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Watch and enjoy, but make sure your Christian worldview is intact before you do!