Star Trek: The Motion Picture - re:View

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Vicente Ortega Rubilar : I hope Mike talks about Star Trek in this episode.

Weaponsandstuff93 : I remember the transporter scene traumatising me when I was younger.

The Post Apocalyptic Inventor : I never understood why many people don't like The Motion Picture, I always thought it was a very atmospheric science fiction movie with a great soundtrack. I often listen to it when working on a project in my workshop.

UndeadSon : _"whoever wrote this movie"_ You expect us to believe Mike doesn't know exactly who wrote a Star Trek movie? He probably knows where they live and the name of their cat too.

John Smith : I hope Jim and Mike ReView every Star Trek movie. This was legitimately great.

Jordan Rodriguez : THIS REMINDED ME OF THAT STAR TREK EPISODE WITH RICH EVANS

Subvisual Haze : Please encourage the Emmy nominated Canadian to talk more about matte paintings! I felt like he was cutting his comments short for fear that the audience would be bored, but I absolutely love when people talk at length about an obscure topic that they're passionate and knowledgeable about.

Edax : I think one of the things people miss in Wrath of Khan, is that shouting "KHAN!" wasn't a Shatner bad acting moment. It was Shatner as Kirk pretending to ham it up to make Khan think he won. People just seem to miss the layers in acting that Shatner did for some reason. When Spock shouts "KHAN!" in Into Darkness, it's just a surface level bad acting moment of rage.

bloody_albatross : "For some reason the Enterprise is the only ship able to reach it" – the plot of every Star Trek movie

Damian Bartolacci : I love how every once in a while you can hear Rich laughing off camera

Olexi Petrov : First Mike talks about ghosts for 10 minutes and now we get 40 minutes of trek talk, have I died and gone to Red Letter Media Heaven?! (which is incidentally next to regular hell)

ibd1977 : Please Re-View Dune (1984) movie by David Lynch.

ShoRyuBarbie : Why is Jim always ripping on other people's looks, when he looks like the world's most homeless man?

Mar Mai : This film freaked me out as a kid. It felt so grown up, like the problems they were facing were tremendous, horrifying and yet really intriguing. I used to hide behind the couch when Spock attempted to mind meld with Vger. Compared to films of today where it's always one large villain out to take over/destroy the world, which is a concept that isn't so much frightening as it is routine, there's no mystery anymore. I'm not worried about the world being destroyed I'm just kind of enjoying the trip to defeat the baddie. I wish they made more films like this, where we don't understand the problem we're facing, where the "villains" motive doesn't make sense... that's what makes it horrifying and alien. How can we defeat a problem we don't understand? The mystery makes it something you want to watch.

kebsis : Damn first Muculay Culkan, now James Hetfield. RLM is really getting big with the celebrity cameos

Davy Machinegun : I bet this is cut content from a different re:View episode. Mike probably start talking about Star Trek for 43 minutes in the middle of shooting and they just made an extra episode out of it.

Anna Grammar : Can we put the “Doohan can’t do a Scottish accent” thing to rest already? I’m from Aberdeen where Scotty is supposed to be from (“Old Aberdeen pubcrawler”). Doohan nails that region’s accent and sounds nothing like Irish. Pegg uses a Glasgow accent as his wife is from there. This is the accent people more associate with Scotland but it is only one of the 4 major accents (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, islands).

Red Daikini : In the woke 23rd century, "Black Holes" are known as Holes of Color.

mokthemagicman : Another great RLM episode. I am surprised that they didn't touch on things like how the Warp effects were updated for the film or how interesting it is to see what happens when technology fails and the repercussions of using a transporter that is on the fritz. Getting turned inside-out while "forming" is truly back to the Star Trek "Horror" roots as they put it. That scene is really horrifying to think about being put back together in a wadded mess. Those screams haunted me for years as a child on HBO re-watches.

lkrnpk : 32:11 ''Ilea is the key to all this. If we get Ilea working, as she's a sexier character than we've ever had in Star Trek' before'

Gac : Is Mike dying? Is that why you're doing all of this for him?

John O'Connell : First an entire video of Mike talking about ghosts, now an entire video of Mike talking about Star Trek. This is RLM fan service

Jericho Mortlock : Mike talking for 40 minutes about Star Trek? It's surprising because he never mentioned he liked it before. Really comes out of nowhere.

timefilm : I was the kid at school who always defended Star Trek the motion picture. Everyone else would always start from Trek 2. It's good to see Trek 1 getting some love.

Mr. Plow : If you listen closely, you can hear Rich Evans furiously screaming about being left out of a Star Trek discussion.

Ray B : "Mister Spock, you're a vampire?!?" had me chuckling

RicAdbur : I could listen to you guys talk about Star Trek all day. Do more.

dreamtransmissions : I can't agree with Mike's insistence on Shatner's greatness enough. It's something I've been realizing myself, that regardless of any silliness or over-acting, he's always just right for the part, and downright inspiring in articulating / embodying Kirk's beliefs and those of Star Trek as a whole.

Tray Chester : Paramount is STUPID. They need to clean this film up, do a proper scan (with gate weave removal), fix and update the old AND new effects, and give us a proper Director's Edition on Blu-ray. Tacking new effects and footage on to an uncleaned print is unacceptable.

fernieferniehaus : This review oozes sexuality

maxxgraber : You didn't mention Issac Asimov was the science consultant. :( He's listed in the the credits.

Paul Hamilton : I'll defend Star Trek V to the death (cue Arena fight music)

payableondeath7 : Scottie's accent could possibly be explained by being 200-300 years in the future; potentially the Scottish accent has mellowed/muddied by then through things like media exposure and globalization

Aldo Parziale : Ohh......So it's a Clit on her neck 🤔 I get it now

C s : How dare you just sliiiiiide an eraserhead clip in there man, I was eating chicken.

BackwardGalaxy : Thank you for giving Shatner his props. The dude actually is a brilliant actor and that gets lost in the shuffle because of how easy it is to impersonate some of his mannerisms and also because he's somewhat of an acquired taste irl.

KronnangDunn : BTW... Does anybody know which is Mike's favorite TOS episode? Mine is "The Doomsday Machine"... Which one is yours?

Josh Fredman : This is by far my favorite Star Trek film, and one of my favorite movies of all time. It's the only one to date that really captured what Star Trek means to me: voyages of discovery in a future where humanity has finally made it. It's also the only Star Trek movie that pushed the boundaries of what Star Trek can be on the big screen. There are more Enterprise visuals (interior and exterior) in this film than in the other five TOS films combined. The cinematography is gorgeous. The music and sound design are brilliant. The special effects are more beautiful than any Trek film since, including the reboot-era ones. The set design is beautiful and has a real sense of scale. And this movie establishes a great deal of Star Trek canon, as well as visual and thematic baselines. I've never seen a YouTube review of TMP that understands what a special film this is, until now. Even though your review doesn't actually dwell at length on any of this stuff, you point out a few things that few reviewers realize: For instance, the fact that the Enterprise only fires a weapon once in the film, and that isn't even in a combat situation--it's the only time other than Star Trek IV that the main conflict was resolved without violence and "might makes right." Or the fact that the chemistry between Kirk, Spock, and Bones can't just be flipped back on like a switch, and that the voyage itself is what glues them back together. Or the fact that this movie, with its sweeping sequences and slow, tension-filled sense of pace, can never be made again in the Star Trek universe, which has long since gone down the road of being a popcorn action franchise (at least on the big screen). This is one of those films overshadowed by its caricature. Most Trek fans today haven't even seen it. They just "know" from popular opinion that it's slow, boring, and has no chemistry. But when people watch it and post a review, every single time they say that the movie was much better than they were expecting. (They still don't usually rank it very highly among Trek films, but at least they recognize how much of a full meal it is.) To really enjoy this film, you need a few things: You need an imagination, which unlocks the many so-called boring sequences. You need patience, because this is not an action film and isn't trying to be. And you need to understand that this is the first and only utopian Star Trek film, and the only Trek film ever to be centered on exploration. There's no villain. There's no battle. The soul of the main conflict in this film lies in the questions Vejur asks: Is this all that I am? Is there nothing more? That is the closest Star Trek has ever come to explaining ~why~ we want to explore.

Jake Ranney : Dang, I didn't know Mike liked Star Trek

Paul Dueffert : Love it, but still laugh at “Star Trek: The Motionless Picture.”

s baxter : Apparently the Blu-ray is not the Directors Edition, it is the theatrical release. RedLetterMedia is reviewing the old theatrical version.

TheRealHiccup : IMO the reason why everyone thinks Kirk is an arrogant playboy is 90% down to Futurama, where Zapp Brannigan's character is basically "What if Will Shatner was actually the captain, rather than playing a character"

Dimension 9 : Bones-“I was at a disco...and they beamed me up”....ha ha ha...

Commander_Ninja : I hate when I talk to a pretty girl at the bar and she says "My vow of celibacy is on file."

Mr. PoopyButthole : I remember watching this when I was a teenager. I had never seen any Star Trek at all and thought all Star Trek was just dumb cheesy sci-fi crap, with pew pew lasers and bad alien costumes. Then this came on tv and I wasn’t really watching it, but still listening, because “ugh, dumb Star Trek”. Over time it started drawing my attention, and I started loving this movie. I thought, “Why does nobody talk about this movie? This is amazing!” I didn’t even pick up on the sexual innuendos, I just loved the characters and their relationships, and how it made me feel for a machine. This is a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone, maybe especially non Star Trek fans.

Mr Skellow : YOU MEAN STAR TREK THE MOTIONLESS PICTURE!!!

Hemi204 : *Shatner is 87 years old and still going...amazing!*

crashdown11 : The only thing has ever bugged me about this movie. Why the fuck is the probe calling itself V'ger. Because there is dirt on the nameplate? So you telling me it looked into a mirror to find out what it is and then went, oh yeah look V'ger, i guess that's me. The probe does know what it is, it knows it's mission but it doesn't know it's name?

Connoralpha : I'm glad Mike has the Star Trek insignia on his shirt because otherwise I wouldn't know that he's a fan of Star Trek

Alex Frania : That kind of reminds of that Star Trek episode where Mike was reminded of a Star Trek episode