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Star Trek: The Motion Picture is not as bad as you think

Time has not been kind to the reputation of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first big screen journey taken by Captain Kirk and the Enterprise. Though it got fairly positive reviews in its day, some audiences found it slow and plodding. Once The Wrath of Khan came out and became an instant classic, The Motion Picture was treated like that boring cousin you only think about when you see him at weddings, ignored all year long until you’re forced to think about him. That’s too bad, because the cousin is far more interesting than he’s given credit for. The crew’s first foray onto the silver screen takes what was meant to be the pilot of a relaunched TV series that never quite materialized and…
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