Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Star Trek

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In 2273, a Starfleet monitoring station, Epsilon Nine, detects an alien force, hidden in a massive cloud of energy, moving through space towards Earth. The cloud destroys three of the Klingon Empire‘s new K’t’inga-class warships and the monitoring station en route. On Earth, the starship Enterprise is undergoing a major refit; her former commanding officer, James T. Kirk, has been promoted to Admiral and works in San Francisco as Chief of Starfleet Operations. Starfleet dispatches Enterprise to investigate the cloud entity as the ship is the only one in intercept range, requiring her new systems to be tested in transit.

Kirk takes command of the ship citing his experience, angering Captain Willard Decker, who had been overseeing the refit as its new commanding officer. Testing of Enterprises new systems goes poorly; two officers, including the science officer, are killed by a malfunctioning transporter, and improperly calibrated engines almost destroy the ship. Kirk’s unfamiliarity with the new systems of the Enterprise increases the tension between him and first officer Decker. Commander Spock arrives as a replacement science officer, explaining that while on his home world undergoing a ritual to purge all emotion, he felt a consciousness that he believes emanates from the cloud.

Enterprise intercepts the energy cloud and is attacked by an alien vessel within. A probe appears on the bridge, attacks Spock and abducts the navigator, Ilia. She is replaced by a robotic replica, another probe sent by “V’Ger” to study the crew. Decker is distraught over the loss of Ilia, with whom he had a romantic history. He becomes troubled as he attempts to extract information from the doppelgänger, which has Ilia’s memories and feelings buried within. Spock takes a spacewalk to the alien vessel’s interior and attempts a telepathic mind meld with it. In doing so, he learns that the vessel is V’Ger itself, a living machine.

At the center of the massive ship, V’Ger is revealed to be Voyager 6, a 20th-century Earth space probe believed lost. The damaged probe was found by an alien race of living machines that interpreted its programming as instructions to learn all that can be learned, and return that information to its creator. The machines upgraded the probe to fulfill its mission, and on its journey the probe gathered so much knowledge that it achieved consciousness. Spock realizes that V’Ger lacks the ability to give itself a focus other than its original mission; having learned what it could on its journey home, it finds its existence empty and without purpose. Before transmitting all its information, V’Ger insists that the Creator come in person to finish the sequence. Realizing that the machine wants to merge with its creator, Decker offers himself to V’Ger; he merges with the Ilia probe and V’Ger, creating a new form of life that disappears into another dimension. With Earth saved, Kirk directs Enterprise out to space for future missions.

Music by Jerry Goldsmith

ITA

Il pianeta Terra è minacciato da una misteriosa entità aliena sconosciuta, che vi si sta avvicinando a grande velocità sotto forma di nebulosa, lasciando dietro di sé una scia d’implacabile distruzione. Ne fanno le spese dei malvagi incrociatori Klingon ed un avamposto terrestre, dissolti da sfere di energia (nella pratica scansionati e ridotti a mole di dati).

Il capitano James T. Kirk, al quale viene riaffidata una missione stellare dopo alcuni anni trascorsi negli uffici dell’Accademia della Flotta Stellare, riprende il comando della nave USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), ampiamente rimodernata, demansionando il capitano titolare, Willard Decker.

Con l’equipaggio della serie classica riunito, cui si aggiunge una splendida aliena deltana calva, il tenente Ilia, l’astronave parte tra numerose difficoltà tecniche, ovviate dall’arrivo provvidenziale del sig. Spock, il quale avrebbe percepito sin dal suo pianeta Vulcano un’entità di notevole intelligenza celata nell’oggetto.

Grazie alle capacità e ai poteri di Spock l’astronave viene risparmiata dalla distruzione; viene così concesso agli umani di entrare nella nebulosa, pagando però lo scotto di vedere il tenente Ilia dissolta e poi rimaterializzata sotto forma di sonda, riprodotta sin nei più minuscoli dettagli ma ora essere artificiale utilizzato come portavoce dalla potente entità aliena, che afferma di chiamarsi “V’ger” e di essere alla ricerca del proprio Creatore.

Si scopre alla fine che l’ineffabile alieno altri non è che l’antica sonda Voyager 6, partita centinaia di anni prima proprio dalla Terra: il Creatore con cui V’ger intende caparbiamente riunirsi, in altre parole, è l’umanità stessa. La minaccia viene scongiurata grazie all’ambizioso sacrificio di Decker, che accetta consapevolmente di “fondersi” con l’androide Ilia e l’entità aliena, così da consentire alla sonda Voyager di concludere la propria missione esplorativa in questo universo.

Musiche Jerry Goldsmith

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Star Trek The Motion Picture Documentary link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSC9fncoIpI

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