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Star Trek Iv: the Voyage Home Directed by Leonard Nimoy Screenplay by Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Harve Bennett and Nicholas Meyer

Trekkies are the Moonies of pop culture. Since the tatty sci-fi series Star Trek went off the air in 1969, they have devoted themselves with canonical fervor to annotating and explicating the 79 episodes. To Trekkies it matters not that the show was bad science and worse fiction, or that its actors, outfitted in futuristic Dr. Dentons, read their portentous lines with nitwit solemnity. The show's only soaring spin-off was Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), in which the cast took a back seat to a splendid special-effects light show that made an eloquent case for the fusion of art and...

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