Star Trek Movies – 13 Star Trek Movies in Total
Many people, including some fans, are surprised to know that there are 13 total Star Trek Movies. these movies span an amazing 37 years (1979-2016). Other than the Bond series and the Star War Series, I’m hard pressed to come up with another series of movies that has been successful over the same period of time.
I think it’s easiest to break down the Star Trek Movies into 3 parts; The original Series, The next generation Series, and The Reboot Series (also called Altered Timeline Series or kelvin timeline).
Here we’ll list the Star Trek Movies in order. I’ll talk about the movies and tell you my favorite. Hint the featured picture should tell you my favorite movie and favorite Science Fiction villain.
Original Series – Star Trek Movies
Star Trek – The Motion Picture (1979)
This was a highly anticipate first full length movie of Star Trek. Introduced on the big screen 10 years after the end of the Star Trek TV series, it was quickly obvious that the Trekkies still loved Star Trek. While the critics gave the film mixed reviews, the fans loved it. For me, it was great to see the upgraded graphics. The Enterprise was a sight to see! Star Trek – The Motion Picture.
Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan (1982)
The “Wrath of Khan” was able to build on the success of the first full length film. Ricardo Montalban played the villain – Khan. The storyline picks up from an episode in the Star Trek series. This movie is wonderfully done, but honestly Khan steals the show. Who can forget this Khan quote “To the last, I grapple with thee. From hell’s heart, I stab at thee. For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.” It’s almost Shakespearean in it’s grandeur. This is not only my favorite Star Trek Movie but Khan is my favorite Science fiction Villain.
Star Trek III – The Search for Spock
The Search for Spock is the third full length motion picture in the Star Trek series. Spock has been killed (wait what!!) and his casket has been launched into space. I don’t want to give away the entire plot. So make sure and watch this one. There’s a guest appearance by Christopher Lloyd as a Klingon commander.
- Star Trek IV – The Voyage Home
- Star Trek V – the Final Frontier
- Star Trek VI – the Undiscovered Country
Star Trek – The Next Generation Movies
- Star Trek generation
- Star Trek First Contact
- Star Trek Insurrection
- Star Trek Nemesis
Star Trek – Kelvin Timeline
- Star Trek
- Star Trek into Darkness
- Star Trek Beyond
So what’s next for the Star Trek series. I’ve heard of a few new movie ideas, so keep a look out for those. Since there are about 850 Star Trek Books (yes that right), I think they have enough new material to choose from.
And to quote Gene Rodenberry, the creator of Star Trek.
“I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We’re still just a child creature, we’re still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We’re growing up, we’re moving into adolescence now. When we grow up – man, we’re going to be something!”
Star Trek will continue to peak our imagination for ever. Thanks Gene Rodenberry for your fantastic creation.