Friday Favorites: Favorite Shot – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Welcome to “Friday Favorites” which highlight some of my favorite movie-related things.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a bit of an oddity.  It’s the third film in a trilogy of sorts, one that started with The Wrath of Khan and continued with The Search for Spock.  It has none of the hallmarks of any other Star Trek movie: there are no space battles, no action to speak of, no Enterprise, and almost none of the film takes place among the stars at all.  The Voyage Home is half fish-out-of-water comedy and half environmental sermon, and it’s the latter half that’s so remarkable.  In fact, it can be summed up by just one shot, my favorite in the film:

The Voyage Home was a bold move for Star Trek.   Continue reading