Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Synopsis: The most acclaimed Star Trek adventure of all time with an important message. It is the 23rd century, and a mysterious alien probe is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In their frantic attempt to save mankind, Admiral Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien to them as anything they have ever encountered in the far-off reaches of the galaxy. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy return as Kirk and Spock, along with the entire Star Trek crew.
Director(s): Leonard Nimoy
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

What do you make of it?

It appears to be a probe, Captain,

from an intelligence unknown to us.

Continue transmitting

universal peace and hello

in all known languages.

Get me Starfleet command.

Ready, captain.

Starfleet command,

this is U.S.S. Saratoga

patrolling sector five,

neutral zone.

We're tracking a probe

of unknown origin

on apparent trajectory

to the Terran solar system.

Attempts to communicate with the probe

have been negative on

all known frequencies.

Continue tracking.

We will analyze transmissions

and advise.

Roger, Starfleet.

Saratoga out.







There. Hold the image.


Behold the quintessential devil

in these matters-

James T. Kirk, renegade and terrorist.

Not only is he responsible

for the murder of a Klingon crew,

see now the real plot and intentions.

Even as this federation

was negotiating a treaty with us,

Kirk was developing

the Genesis torpedo,

conceived by Kirk's son

and test detonated

by the admiral himself.

The result of this awesome energy

was euphemistically called

the Genesis planet,

a secret base from which to launch

the annihilation

of the Klingon people!

We demand the extradition of Kirk.

We demand justice!

Klingon justice is

a unique point of view,

Mr. President.

Genesis was perfectly named-

the creation of life, not death.

The Klingons shed the first blood

while attempting

to possess its secrets.

Vulcans are well-known

as the intellectual puppets

of this federation.

Your vessel did destroy

U.S.S. Grissom.

Your men did kill Kirk's son.

Do you deny these events?

We deny nothing.

We have the right

to preserve our race.

You have the right

to commit murder?



There will be no further outbursts

from the floor.

Mr. President, I have come to speak

on behalf of the accused.

Personal bias.

His son was saved by Kirk.

Mr. Ambassador, with all respect,

the council's deliberations are over.

Then Kirk goes unpunished?

Admiral Kirk has been charged

with nine violations

of Starfleet regulations.

Starfleet regulations?

That's outrageous!

Remember this well-

There shall be no peace

as long as Kirk lives.

You pompous ass!

Captain's log, star date 8390.

We're in the third month

of our Vulcan exile.

Dr. McCoy, with his sense

of historical irony,

named our captured Klingon vessel.

And like those mutineers

of 500 years ago,

we, too, have a hard choice to make.

Dr. McCoy?

Aye, sir.

Mr. Scott?

Aye, sir.


Aye, sir.


Aye, sir.


Aye, sir.

Let the record show

that the commander and the crew

of the late Starship Enterprise

have voted unanimously

to return to earth

to face the consequences

of their actions

in the rescue of their

comrade, Captain Spock.

Thank you all.

Repair stations, please.

Mr. Scott.

Aye, sir?

When can we leave?

Give me one more day.

Damage control is easy.

Reading Klingon, that's hard.

You'd think they could send a ship.

It's bad enough to be court-martialed,

but to have to go home

in this Klingon flea trap...

We can learn from it.

It's got a cloaking device.

I just wish we could

cloak the stench.

Computer, resume testing.

Who said, "Logic is the cement

"of our civilization

with which we ascend from chaos"?

T'plana-hath, matron

of Vulcan philosophy.

What is the molecular formula

of sulfite crystals?

White queen to

section five, grid six.

Queen takes knight.

Rook takes queen. Checkmate.

What contribution to bioengineering

was made on Klendth?

The universal atmospheric

element compensator.

Starship sensors indicate

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Steve Meerson

Steve Meerson is an American screenwriter who contributed to the screenplay for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). more…

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