On December 7 “Star Trek” The Motion Picture” was released…

On December 7, 1979 “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” was released. The science fiction film was released by Paramount Pictures, and acts as a sequel to the television series, “Star Trek.” The film is set in the 23rd century where the USS Enterprise, lead by James T. Kirk (William Shatner), leads a team to save Earth from the powerful alien cloud V’Ger as it’s approaching Earth, while destroying everything in its path. 

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" Paramount Picture

“Star Trek: The Motion Picture”
Paramount Picture

The film received mixed reviews, but ultimately made over $139 million worldwide, with a budget of $46 million, and spawned a sequel, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

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