Gene Roddenbury

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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

    The fifth installment of the cinematic Star Trek features has been met with less than stellar reviews since its release in 1989. As for me, I can’t understand why. The Final Frontier, to me, combines some of the best aspects of all the films so far into one highly satisfying package. The final...
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

    Generally, when time travel is introduced in a later entries to a franchise, it feels forced and contrived. What better way to continue a series then by sending characters off into different dimensions or different times? In the fourth Star Trek film, The Voyage Home, time travel is explored....
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    The Franchise Files – Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

    I would love to be able to say that the first Star Trek film (appropriately titled The Motion Picture) was groundbreaking; I would love to be able to say that it is an essential piece of cinema. But despite my love for the original crew of the USS Enterprise,...