What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Star Trek – The Motion Picture

While looking for something to watch tonight, I landed on this. I saw it in the theaters when it came out in 1979, and I remember thinking it was slow and boring, which, honestly, it is. This may be the first time I’ve watched it since, but my opinion of it has changed. For one thing, it’s an honest to goodness science fiction story. Spaceships and lasers do not science fiction make. Star Wars is not science fiction. It’s a fantasy hero movie set in space. Despite its pacing, the premise of ST-TMP is solid, the effects are pretty good for its day, and Jerry Goldsmith’s score is absolutely fantastic. I’m enjoying it. 

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