• Star Trek Movie Week (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
Don your Spock ears, brush up on your Klingon and settle in for our week-long Star Trek movie marathon. Hosted by Marc Fennell.
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SBS Movies, Presented by
Marc Fennell

29 Aug 2016 - 10:33 AM  UPDATED 5 Sep 2016 - 9:36 AM

Can you believe it's been 50 years since Captain Kirk, Dr. Spock and their crew set their phasers to stun, and boldly went where no TV series had gone before? Talk about living long and prospering.  To mark this anniversary, we're blasting off with a week of intergalactic goodness by showing nine of the original Star Trek movies. It's futile to resist it. 

 

 

 

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Sunday 4 September

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1979

Director: Robert Wise
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan
What's it about?
An alien spacecraft (disguised within a huge energy cloud) advances on Earth and destroys all Klingon warships in its path. Admiral Kirk, demoted to 'Captain', takes control of the newly redesigned Starship Enterprise, but his biggest battle is internal politics. As the crew searches out the force in the cloud, one of their own is captured and a robot replica is sent as a replacement. But is the enemy ship what it seems?

 

Monday 5 September

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

9:00pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1982

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
The Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on a routine training mission when Admiral James T. Kirk learns that a top-secret device named Project Nemesis has been appropriated by Kirk's old enemy Khan, a brilliant renegade from the 20th century, who uses this universe-threatening device in a deadly game of revenge. Aided by his band of genetic supermen, Khan sets out in pursuit of the Enterprise, determined to kill Kirk.

 

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

11:05pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1984

Director: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
The defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. A surprise visit from Spock's father provides a startling revelation about Spock's life force. With friends in limbo and in pain, Kirk squares off with the Klingons in a deadly rendezvous.

 

Tuesday 6 September

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1986
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan
What's it about?
A mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy.

 

Wednesday, September 7

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1989
Director: William Shatner
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
The crew of the Federation starship Enterprise is called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Intergalactic Peace. They are to negotiate in a case of kidnapping only to find out that the kidnapper is a relative of Spock. This man is possessed by his life long search for the planet Shaka-Ri which is supposed to be the source of all life. Together they begin to search for this mysterious planet.

 

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

10:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1991
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan
What's it about?
After years of war, the Federation and the Klingon empire are on the brink of peace when a Klingon ship is nearly destroyed by an apparent attack from the Enterprise. Both worlds brace for what may be their deadliest encounter.

 

Thursday 8 September

Star Trek: Generations

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1994
Director: David Carson
Starring: Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell
What's it about?
Enter Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of Enterprise-D. they rescue an El Aurian physicist, whose secret plan is to destroy the Enterprise and millions of lives. Now Picard's only hope for a future rests within the Nexus, a mysterious energy ribbon, and a legendary captain from the past, Captain Kirk.

 

Friday 9 September

Star Trek: First Contact

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1996
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard, Alice Krige
What's it about?
After an epic battle against the Borg (cybernetically-enhanced life forms), Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise follow the Borg Sphere back into the 21st century to prevent the Borg from contaminating Earth’s timeline and preventing Earth’s first contact. Picard and the crew must work together to battle the Borg Queen before she assimilates all of mankind and changes history forever. Resistance is futile because of course it is.

 

Saturday 10 September

Star Trek: Insurrection

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1998
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner
What's it about?
When Captain Picard learns that Lt. Commander Data has run amok and taken a cultural survey team hostage, he finds something strange about the Ba'ku, the race survey team was observing. The Enterprise command team also discovers that there more to the supposed cultural survey than they had been told. Soon, Captain Picard is forced to choose between disobeying a direct order and violating the Prime Directive of the Federation.

 

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