Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home

Leonard Nimoy (1986)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Star Trek fans may have grumbled, but this Leonard Nimoy-directed instalment is easily the most entertaining of the spin-offs from the cult TV series. After three impressive but rather po-faced adventures, the Enterprise regulars got the chance to let their hair (what was left of it) down a little for this hugely enjoyable trek. This time around, the crew has to travel back to 1980s San Francisco to free a couple of whales that can save the Earth from a destructive space probe. William Shatner gets to romance whale expert Catherine Hicks, although his comic double act with Nimoy is a lot more fun, and, while there is little in the way of traditional sci-fi spectacle, the crew clearly relishes the opportunity to poke fun at the idiosyncrasies of life in modern-day California.


The Enterprise crew travels back in time to prevent an alien probe destroying the Earth. The only thing that can avert the disaster is a humpback whale, a creature extinct in the 23rd century - but adjusting to life back in 1986 proves a distinct challenge. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy, who also directed.

Cast & Crew

Captain James T Kirk William Shatner
Spock Leonard Nimoy
Dr Gillian Taylor Catherine Hicks
Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy DeForest Kelley
Scotty James Doohan
Sulu George Takei
Chekov Walter Koenig
Commander Uhura Nichelle Nichols
Dr Christine Chapel Majel Barrett
Amanda, Spock's mother Jane Wyatt
Sarek Mark Lenard
Lieutenant Saavik Robin Curtis
Federal Council President Robert Ellenstein
Klingon ambassador John Schuck
Director Leonard Nimoy
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