Star Trek Movie Trivia Questions And Answers
The film is set in what century?
A: The twenty-third century.
In the movie, a mysterious and immensely powerful alien
cloud called V'Ger approaches Earth doing what?
A: Destroying everything in its path.
Admiral James T. Kirk assumes command of his what?
A: His previous starship, the recently refitted USS Enterprise.
He is to lead it on a mission to do what?
A: Save the planet and determine V 'Ger 's origins.
When the original television series was cancelled in 1969,
what did Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry do?
A: He lobbied Paramount to continue the franchise through a film.
The success of the series in syndication convinced the
studio to begin work on a feature film in what year?
A series of writers attempted to craft a suitably epic
script, but the attempts did not what?
A: Satisfy Paramount.
What did the studio do then?
A: They scrapped the project in 1977.
Paramount instead planned on returning the franchise to its
roots with a new what?
A: Television series, Star Trek: Phase II.
The box office success of Close Encounters of the Third
Kind convinced Paramount of what?
A: That science fiction films other than Star Wars could do well at the box office.
What did the studio do next?
A: They cancelled production of Phase II and resumed its attempts at making a Star Trek film.
In 1978, Paramount assembled the largest press conference
held at the studio since the 1950s to announce what?
A: That double Academy Award–winning director Robert Wise would direct a $15 million film adaptation of the television series.
With the cancellation of Phase II, writers rushed to adapt
its planned pilot episode, "In Thy Image", into what?
A: A film script.
The Enterprise was what?
A: Modified inside and out.
Costume designer Robert Fletcher provided new what?
What production designer fabricated new sets?
A: Harold Michelson.
Who composed the score, beginning an association with Star
Trek that would continue until 2002?
A: Jerry Goldsmith.
When was the movie released in North America?
A: On December 7, 1979.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture received mixed reviews from
critics, many of whom faulted the film for its what?
A: Lack of action and over-reliance on special effects.
The final production cost ballooned to approximately how
A: $46 million.
How much did the film earn worldwide?
A: $139 million.
Falling short of studio expectations but enough for what?
A: For Paramount to propose a cheaper sequel.
Roddenberry was forced out of what?
A: Creative control for The Wrath of Khan.
In 2273, a Starfleet monitoring station, Epsilon Nine,
detects an alien force, hidden in a what?
A: Massive cloud of energy, moving through space towards Earth.
What does the cloud destroy en route?
A: Three of the Klingon Empire's new K't'inga-class warships and the monitoring station.
On Earth, the starship Enterprise is undergoing a major
Her former commanding officer, James T. Kirk, has been
promoted to what?
A: Admiral and works in San Francisco as Chief of Starfleet Operations.
Starfleet dispatches Enterprise to do what?
A: Investigate the cloud entity as the ship is the only one in intercept range.
This requires her new systems to be what?>
A: Tested in transit.
Kirk takes command of the ship citing his experience,
A: Captain Willard Decker, who had been overseeing the refit as its new commanding officer.
Testing of Enterprise 's new systems goes how?
A: Poorly; two officers, including the science officer, are killed by a malfunctioning transporter, and improperly calibrated engines almost destroy the ship.
The tension between Captain Kirk and his first officer,
Commander Decker, increases when the captain demonstrates what?
A: His unfamiliarity with the new systems of the Enterprise.
Commander Spock arrives as a what?
A: A replacement science officer.
Spock explains that while on his home world undergoing a
ritual to purge all emotion, he felt what?
A: A consciousness that he believes emanates from the cloud.