4K Blu-ray Review: New Edition of ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture'

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio review of the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version of 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” the first film of one of the most successful film franchises in movie history, spun off from the original breakthrough sci-fi TV series of the 1960s. Beam me up.

What is 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray? Well, compared to the picture quality of a regular Blu-ray disk, it has a resolution FOUR TIMES the pixel value, creating a spectacular in-depth picture experience.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-ray rating: 4.5/5.0
Rating: 4.5/5.0

Ten years after the original series left the TV airwaves, the crew of the Starship Enterprise – Chief Engineer Scott (James Doohan), Weapons Officer Chekov (Walter Koenig). Communications Officer Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) and Helmsman Sulu (George Takei) – are reassembled under a new commander, Captain Decker (Stephen Collins). Before he can launch the reconditioned ship, Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) brusquely comes aboard and relieves Decker of his command. It seems that a mechanical life force is heading toward earth, a seemingly unstoppable force, and Kirk’s experience from “the five year mission” is necessary. Chief Medical Officer McCoy (DeForest Kelley) is “drafted” by StarFleet to join the mission, and soon Science Officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy) has rejoined the Enterprise in mid-flight to also add his expertise. To complete the crew, the Deltan Ilia (Persis Khambatta) is assigned to navigate, but her former relationship with Decker hangs over both of them. There is no time for a proper reunion when the earth needs to be saved.

EXTRAS Watch anywhere Digital Movie version and an extra disk of new and legacy special features.

’Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ on 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray
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Audio Film Review of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com …

Paramount Pictures presents ”Star Trek: The Motion Picture” 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray package, available wherever DVDs are sold. Featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, James Doohan, Stephen Collins and Persis Khambatta. Screenplay by Harold Livingston. Directed by Robert Wise. Rated “G”

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