Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979): Is It Worth A Rewatch?

Season 5 | Episode 17
1h 7m | Jun 4, 2024

Boldly go where no podcast has gone before with hosts Jason and Dee from the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast, joined by special guest Jeff Johnson from the "A Film By" podcast and Star Trek expert Chuck Bryan. In this stellar episode, they embark on an in-depth exploration of the 1979 classic, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture".

Join the crew as they delve into the intricate details of this iconic film, examining its place in the Star Trek universe and its impact on science fiction cinema. With their signature blend of humor and keen analysis, they discuss the film's strengths and weaknesses, from the groundbreaking special effects and ambitious storyline to the pacing issues and philosophical undertones that left audiences divided.

But the ultimate question looms: Is "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" worth the rewatch? Jason, Dee, Jeff, and Chuck debate this pressing issue, providing unique perspectives and insights that will intrigue die-hard Trekkies and casual viewers alike. They explore whether the film's vision and execution hold up against today's standards and how it compares to other entries in the Star Trek franchise.

Prepare for a warp-speed journey through cinematic history as they break down the film's plot, characters, and themes, all while sharing plenty of laughs and engaging anecdotes. Whether you're a seasoned Starfleet officer or a newbie to the final frontier, this episode promises to be an entertaining and enlightening discussion that will leave you eager to revisit the movie with fresh eyes.

So, grab your phasers and set a course for nostalgia with "Surely You Can't Be Serious: Star Trek - The Motion Picture Revisited". Engage!

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