|To Boldly Go... Celebrating
Three Decades of Star Trek Movies and Their Fans http://www.myspace.com/americancinematheque
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Presented in association with TrekMovie.com and Geek Monthly magazine
In 1979, Robert Wise's STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE kicked off a mania for TV-to-movie
adaptations that has thrived ever since and spawned multiple sequels, tributes, and
spinoffs. To celebrate the STAR TREK film series, we've chosen some of the best films in
the franchise, plumbing deep for gems in the Trek universe that haven't necessarily
received the tribute they deserve. That includes a triple feature of the second, third and
fourth films in the series, as well as the new STAR TREK film, a movie that got a bold
send-off earlier this year - and kicks off our tribute to TREK this weekend. There's also
a 10th-anniversary screening of the affectionate homage to STAR TREK and its
fans, FREE ENTERPRISE. All of these films pay tribute to the ideas and
ideals of sci-fi's first franchise that have endured for more than 40 years. And we like
to think they will live long and prosper for many more.
Friday, December 4 - 7:30 PM
Montana Avenue Holiday
Walk Event: Co-presented by TrekMovie.com and Geek Monthly magazine.
STAR TREK, 2009, Paramount, 130 min. Director JJ Abrams
successfully rebooted the STAR TREK franchise with this rousing, critically acclaimed
reinvention. Starring a cast of talented young actors including Chris Pine as Captain Kirk
and Zachary Quinto donning the Vulcan ears of Mr. Spock, along with the original Vulcan,
Leonard Nimoy. Official Website | Trailer
10th Anniversary Screening! FREE ENTERPRISE, 1999, Mindfire Entertainment, 110 min.
The cult classic about two STAR TREK fans, Mark (Eric McCormack) and Robert (Rafer
Weigel) who meet their idol, William Shatner, and discover he's more screwed up than they
are. This smart and knowing look at the minutiae of pop culture, cinema obsession and
science fiction defined geek culture for a generation of fanboys. Trailer CAST & CREW REUNION following the
film, including director/co-writer Robert Meyer Burnett and writer/producer Mark A. Altman
and FREE ENTERPRISE DVD giveaway. Join
the Cinematheque today, and receive one free admission to tonight's show!
Saturday, December 5 - 7:30 PM
STAR TREK TRIPLE FEATURE
Triple Feature: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, 1982, Paramount, 116 min. Dir. Nicholas Meyer.
Part one of the three-part story arc. The genetically-engineered Khan, played with
ferocious energy by Ricardo Montalban, escapes from a 15-year exile to exact revenge on
James T. Kirk (William Shatner). Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelly, George Takei, Walter
Koenig, Nichelle Nichols and the rest of the Enterprise crew must stop him from obtaining
Project Genesis and using its power as a doomsday device. Trailer
STAR TREK III: IN SEARCH OF SPOCK, 1984,
Paramount, 105 min. At the end of THE WRATH OF KHAN, Spocks dead ... or is he?
Leonard Nimoy portrays the lovable, logical Vulcan and makes his directorial debut with
the film that answers that question. Trailer
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME, 1986, Paramount, 119 min.
Dir. Leonard Nimoy. The most accessible STAR TREK film ever made sets its previously
galaxy-spanning adventures in a contemporary setting with a healthy dollop of humor. Trailer Discussion in between II and III with director Nicholas
Meyer and other STAR TREK guests.