Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier

William Shatner (1989)

PG Certificate


Our Score
It was only fair that William Shatner should get the chance to take directorial control here, since Leonard Nimoy had been at the helm for the preceding two adventures. While this lacks the wit and panache of The Voyage Home, it still makes for an enjoyable romp. The story revolves around a messianic figure (Laurence Luckinbill) who is holding a distant planet hostage, but, in reality, he wants to lay his hands on the Enterprise and its creaky crew. Shatner, who also had a hand in the script, seems to be aiming for a more mystical plane than usual, but the plot is embarrassingly trite at times. In the end it gets by thanks to the delightful interplay between old hands Shatner, Nimoy and DeForest Kelley, and a typically action-packed finale.


The Starship Enterprise races to the rescue of intergalactic ambassadors held hostage on a distant planet. The crisis proves to be the handiwork of a renegade Vulcan mystic who kidnaps Captain Kirk and his crew, ordering them to fly to an unexplored world where he hopes to fulfil his insane ambition - to meet God. Sci-fi adventure, written, directed by and starring William Shatner, with Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and David Warner.

Cast & Crew

Captain James T Kirk William Shatner
Mr Spock Leonard Nimoy
Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy DeForest Kelley
Scotty James Doohan
Chekov Walter Koenig
Lieutenant Uhura Nichelle Nichols
Sulu George Takei
Sybok Laurence Luckinbill
St John Talbot David Warner
General Korrd Charles Cooper
Caithlin Dar Cynthia Gouw
Captain Klaa Todd Bryant
Vixis Spice Williams
"God" George Murdock
Yeoman Melanie Shatner
Director William Shatner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Some violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray