R | | Comedy, Romance
Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner.
William Shatner originally turned down the role as himself. In the original script, Shatner was written as an imaginary mentor who would appear to Mark in times of trouble. But Shatner requested his character to be flawed and more human, which is why he portrays himself as a pompous, lonely drunk in the film. The writers used several anecdotes told by Shatner. The original idea was kept in one scene, in which he appears to Mark as a child.
Mark, Mark, what are you doing here? I thought you were supposed to go to that movie - that "Star Track" movie.
Young Mark: Oh, Mom, how many times do I have to tell you? "Track" is what a train goes on, okay? "Trek" is what the Enterprise goes on, okay?
Mark's Mom: Yeah, ...
Reflected in picture frame when Illa pulls Mark off the couch.
Seen things you people wouldn't believe Roy Batty
The 5 Year Mission Extended Edition is approx' 8 minutes longer than the original version, with new special effects in certain scenes.
$13,086 (USA) (6 June 1999)
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