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Star Trek Movie Trivia Questions And Answers

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Star Trek Movie Trivia Questions And Answers

What is Star Trek the movie?
A:  Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures.

It is the first film based on the 19661969 Star Trek television series.

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: 1975.


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?
A: Uniforms.

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 much money?
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 what?
A: Refit.

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, angering who?
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.

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