Trek Geeks #225: The Final Frontier


It’s cited by many fans as one of their least favorite Star Trek movies, but is it really that bad?

When Star Trek V: The Final Frontier hit theaters in 1989, it was on the heels of the wildly successful fourth movie that had a wide appeal. Expectations and anticipation were high, but the movie left fans feeling somewhat disappointed. We’ll take a look at some of the challenges this movie had to overcome.

We’ll also look closely at the things that work extremely well in this movie and why the movie might be a lot better than people think. Our feelings just might have changed about this movie in the 31 years since it was released, and we can’t wait to tell you why.

Joining us to look at this movie is New York Times bestselling author and friend of the show, Dayton Ward! It’s a conversation we hope you’ll enjoy and, we promise, no fan dancing.


Dayton Ward’s new TOS novel, Agents of Influence, is on sale now at your favorite seller of books and book-like materials!


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