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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Episode 25913th June 2024 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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Star Trek ran for three seasons on NBC before being cancelled in 1969 due to low ratings. It was after this that the show went into syndication, that its popularity started growing, and it developed a cult following.

Due to the original series' popularity in syndication, Paramount Pictures began to consider making a Star Trek film as early as 1972 and by 1975, a film version of Star Trek was announced - Star Trek: Planet of the Titans (although that wasn't the only one!)

Star Trek: Planet of the Titans would become the TV series Star Trek Phase II.

Star Trek Phase II would be the basis for what would become Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but it would take a huge amount of both time and money to become what we got. With actors embroiled in lawsuits, constant script issues and a visual effects company that didn't deliver any visual effects, given all that transpired in the years leading up to Star Trek: The Motion Picture’s release in December 1979, it’s a miracle that the film was released at all, let alone coherent.

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