Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

<strong><em>Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home</em></strong>

Living in exile on the planet Vulcan, the ragtag former crew of the USS Enterprise steal a starship after receiving a planetary distress call from Earth: a space probe has entered into orbit around Earth, disabled global power on the planet and evaporated the oceans. Captain Kirk, Spock and the rest of the officers travel back in time to retrieve now-extinct humpback whales, which Spock has deduced will communicate with the probe and send it away from Earth. This self referential installment in the Star Trek franchise was beloved by fans and casual movie goers alike. This was at a time when Comic-Con wasn't the juggernaut that it currently is. While it looks completely dated by today's standards, upon its release it truly mixed the past and the present in a very nostalgic and special way.



When the mystical Russell Nash kills a man in a sword fight in a New York City parking lot, he leaves a sliver of an ancient weapon lodged in a car in the process. After brilliant forensics specialist Brenda Wyatt recovers evidence of the mysterious weapon, she and her partner, Lt. Frank Moran, embark on an investigation Of Nash that will land them in the middle of a dangerous, centuries-old feud between powerful immortals. The only reason why this movie doesn't feel that old is because there have been so many sequels. This tale of a man confronting immortal opponents with a sword, is the kind of thing that is ripe for a redo in today's serialized world. Heck, that may already be happening...

Evan Jacobs