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I think the best is...

The Motion Picture 1 3.70%
 
Wrath of Khan 9 33.33%
 
Search for Spock 0 0%
 
Voyage Home 4 14.81%
 
Final Frontier 0 0%
 
Undiscovered Country 5 18.52%
 
Generations 1 3.70%
 
First Contact 7 25.93%
 
Insurrection 0 0%
 
Nemesis 0 0%
 
Total:27

First Contact. It’s great.

Though I am a fan of all the stuff that involves the Borg. I also don’t mind Nemesis, it’s no masterpiece but it’s entertaining enough. Generations is decent but Insurrection is forgettable. Of the TOS ones, I haven’t seen them all, but Wrath of Khan obviously and The Undiscovered Country, which I saw for the first time only a couple weeks ago, was quite good. I thought Voyage Home and Search for Spock were also decent, but the Motion Picture is pretty boring. Haven’t seen Final Frontier.



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It's obviously Wrath of Khan. Nothing comes close.

The writing is top notch. The acting is top notch. The special effects were top notch. Don't know what else to add but the antagonist is so good in this movie and the fact that he is so menacing yet never meets Kirk face to face makes him so good.  And of course how theres suspense, since it feels like a submarine warfare movie where they both try to outsmart each other while being in the dark or something. The special effects were so awesome for the time that they reused some shots for a bunch of Star Trek movies and shows that followed lol.

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First Contact is my most favorite ST movie, but I‘m one of the few who really like Star Trek The Motion Picture for its unique 70s atmosphere and for Persis Khambatta, the most beautiful bald person ever on a screen.

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OTBWY said:

It's obviously Wrath of Khan. Nothing comes close.

The writing is top notch. The acting is top notch. The special effects were top notch. Don't know what else to add but the antagonist is so good in this movie and the fact that he is so menacing yet never meets Kirk face to face makes him so good.  And of course how theres suspense, since it feels like a submarine warfare movie where they both try to outsmart each other while being in the dark or something. The special effects were so awesome for the time that they reused some shots for a bunch of Star Trek movies and shows that followed lol.

Don't forget the soundtrack. James Horner's score is probably one of the most criminally underappreciated film scores ever, and I personally think it's Horner's best work (Aliens a close second). At least Paramount was impressed enough to bring him back for Search for Spock.



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Khan=Borgs>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> other movies



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Undiscovered Country takes the top spot for me. Great Cold War allegory, actors, characters, (Colonel Chang makes for one of the better Trek villains in particular) music and effects on point, well balanced mix of movie-like action-adventure with the more thematic and reserved approach of classic TV Trek.

A worthy send off for the TOS era and crew.

First Contact, Wrath of Khan, and Voyage Home are excellent too.



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Shadow1980 said:
OTBWY said:

It's obviously Wrath of Khan. Nothing comes close.

The writing is top notch. The acting is top notch. The special effects were top notch. Don't know what else to add but the antagonist is so good in this movie and the fact that he is so menacing yet never meets Kirk face to face makes him so good.  And of course how theres suspense, since it feels like a submarine warfare movie where they both try to outsmart each other while being in the dark or something. The special effects were so awesome for the time that they reused some shots for a bunch of Star Trek movies and shows that followed lol.

Don't forget the soundtrack. James Horner's score is probably one of the most criminally underappreciated film scores ever, and I personally think it's Horner's best work (Aliens a close second). At least Paramount was impressed enough to bring him back for Search for Spock.

Then James ripped himself off with the score of Space Raiders.



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Leynos said:

Then James ripped himself off with the score of Space Raiders.

I don't think I ever saw that one, so I had to look it up. He definitely kept a similar style there. There were even a couple of parts in the more menacing sounding tracks in TWoK that sounded very similar to parts of some tracks from Aliens.



I went with The Motion Picture because although it's a little dry, it stays true to the series. The director's cut helps a bit filling out what is a great story. The Wrath of Khan came out in 1982 after the initial Star Wars popularity was in US culture. This meant that people wanted space combat and they did a pretty good job with integrating that into their universe. The Search for Spock was a nice shift in direction and took fans out of context with a rogue crew and a destroyed starship. The Voyage Home really rounded things out with a jubilant redemption which was relatable to viewers by jumping into the time of release. Any one of those first four movies was really well done due to Gene Roddenberry's supervision.



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The Wrath of Khan by far. It had far and away the best villain of any of the Star Trek films with great story and visuals.