PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.
As a result of the critical failure and commercial under performance, along with its unpopularity among the fan base, the film's continuity came to be widely ignored within Star Trek canon. References to the film within non canonical Star Trek stories have been largely noted with derision.
I thought weapons were forbidden on this planet. Besides, I can't believe you'd kill me for a field of empty holes.
J'Onn: It's all I have.
In the opening scene, Spock flies and hovers using rocket boots, but at the end of Kirk's fall, he is simply hanging inverted in the air at an angle which should have caused the rocket boots to drive him headfirst into the ground.
Highest descender fall recorded in the United States: Ken Bates.
The CBS broadcast premiere removed a number of scenes from the movie. 1) All scenes featuring the dancing triple-breasted catwoman were removed. 2) The campfire scene was trimmed, ending with Spock producing the 'marshmellon' - effectively removing the infamous 'Row Row Row Your Boat' sing along between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. 3) The scene between Uhura and Scotty on the bridge as they receive new orders from Starfleet Command. 4) The "I could use a shower" scene between Kirk and Spock in the turbolift.
$17,375,648 11 June 1989