PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.
Susan Sarandon was considered for the role of Dr. Gillian Taylor.
Oh, him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties, he was part of the free speech movement at Berkeley. I think he did a little too much LDS.
Dr. Gillian Taylor: LDS?
(at around 1h 2 mins) When Dr. McCoy and Scott are in Plexicorp, can be seen Scott using a 1986-vintage Macintosh Plus in order to create a 3D model of the transparent aluminum's formula. It would be impossible for any people of the year 2286 to use appropriately any 1986's technology (it means, three centuries ago) unless he was a special preparation for it. An example would be in a teenager of 2020 habituated to cell phones, tablets and touch screens trying to work with a 1990 IBM computer.
The film opens with a dedication to the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger. - European cinema versions contains a short summary of the two previous movies instead of dedication.
The Australian and Germany release summaries mentioned above (they are the same) also included music unique to the prologue. This prologue has not been included on any North American DVD release of the film.
$16,881,888 30 November 1986