Star Trek: The Motion Picture beams into theaters 40 years later


The gray uniforms were a little goofy, but 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture kicked off a new era for Trek and revitalized the dormant franchise. That’s an achievement worth celebrating 40 years later with a return to the big screen.

Paramount and Fathom Events are teaming up for US showings of the film on Sept. 15 and 18. This is the original theatrical cut starring the cast of the 1960s Star Trek television series. Tickets go on sale online on Aug. 2.

I saw this in the theater during its initial release. You couldn’t pay me to sit through it again.