Trekathon 151: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (MOV)

March 14th, 2010

The famously bad fifth movie.

And while it’s bad, it’s really bad in an ‘inept and dull’ kind of way, rather than the sort of transcending badness that some things manage.

A lot of the problems come from the film trying to be light and funny, but with a group of people who just aren’t suited to the type of comedy. It ends up more bad slapstick (Scotty hitting his head and falling down) than funny. Then the material (a renegade Vulcan kidnaps the Enterprise to visit God) is not exactly what you think of as “comedy gold”.

But the real reason to complain is simply that everything comes across as incredibly dull.

151 down, 586 to go. And I’m now back on schedule as well.