You might be seeing a lot of bloggers trashing Star Trek V today, and that’s because William Shatner apologized for the movie.
It comes as part of an Entertainment Weekly article where he’s promoting his new NBC show (which looks funny), and he says this about Star Trek V:
I got the chance to direct a several-million-dollar movie, Star Trek V, and I did not get the help I needed in allocating my budget, so when it came to shooting the ending â€” needing a good villain and lots of computer graphics â€” I had run out of money. Sorry about that. [Laughs.] I had to use footage that I had already shot â€” and spit on it a lot. I wanted to give [the audience] earth-breaking granite monsters spewing rocks and fire. Instead, I had a few pebbles in my hand that I threw at the camera.
Here’s the problem with everyone bashing Star Trek V: it’s not even close to being the worst Star Trek movie (that honor still goes to Nemesis or Into Darkness depending on who you ask).
Every Star Trek fan knows of the budget problems with The Final Frontier, and that original ending was even spoofed in Galaxy Quest. But Final Frontier is a lot like TNG’s Insurrection, it has a dumb plot and a stupid villain yet the movie gets most of the character moments between the crew right. Row Row Your Boat aside, the campfire scenes with the trio are among some of the best of the Original Series movies.
So this Shatner apology today just afforded more jaded jerk bloggers to bash a Star Trek movie to make themselves sound smart. If they wanted to bash a Star Trek movie, it never gets old to mock Nemesis.
Source: Entertainment Weekly