Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home

Leonard Nimoy (1986)

PG Certificate
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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

Admiral James T Kirk William Shatner
Mr Spock Leonard Nimoy
Dr Leonard `Bones' McCoy DeForest Kelley
Cdr Montgomery `Scotty' Scott James Doohan
Cdr Pavel Chekov Walter Koenig
Cdr Hikaru Sulu George Takei
Cdr Nyota Uhura Nichelle Nichols
Amanda Grayson Jane Wyatt
Director Leonard Nimoy
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