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Refers to the 1979 film, the first in the Star Trek Movie series. Kirk, now an Admiral, takes control of the Enterprise to deal with an oncoming threat - a power of unprecedented power heading straight towards Earth. This tag is to be used when referring to this film. Use this tag with the [star-trek] tag.

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Was V'ger responsible for the creation of the Borg?

I remember reading somewhere a theory that V'ger (the being that the Voyager probe had become in Star Trek: The Motion Picture) was somehow responsible for the creation of the Borg. Is this canonical?...
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What was the general critical reaction to Star Trek: The Motion Picture?

I thought it was a good movie, yet I'm always hearing people complain about how the plot was terrible and so on. What critical reactions were there to the film and which elements failed in the eyes of ...
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Was the Enterprise in "The Motion Picture" actually a refit of the one in the TV series?

In Star Trek The Motion Picture it is mentioned at least twice that the Enterprise has been undergoing a refit. Being that this was the first Star Trek movie following the TV series, the choice of ...
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Are the similarities between TOS:The Changeling and ST:The Motion Picture coincidental?

The original Star Trek series episode TOS2x08: The Changeling features an old Earth probe that was presumed lost, returns and on its way to discover its point of origin sterilizes planets it find to ...
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How did the transporter malfunction in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"?

In TMP, Kirk beams up from Command to an orbital base because the Enterprise's Transporters are broken. Minutes later, they decide to go ahead and beam up the science officer directly, and the ...
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