Monday, March 15, 2021

WHY V'GER CHOSE ILIA - STAR TREK TMP

Jerry Goldsmith wrote the music soundtrack for Star Trek the Motion Picture which later became the fanfare for Star Trek TNG. 1995 was the year I bought all 178 episodes of Star Trek TNG. Each season was 106 euro which wasn't cheap for me. Today you can buy a used Star Trek TNG Season 1 for £6.49 can you believe that? 


DECKER TRYING TO REVIVE ILIAS "data memory patterns"
by placing the headband on her head but why? - When Decker begins to fall for the exact replica of "Ilia" standing before him Dr McCoy speaks up.
THIS IS JUST A MECHANISM!


 I got my "I AM Spock" signed biography from leonard Nimoy that year - yeah I thought things were looking good. I was only 25 ready to explore galaxies. I remember watching Star Treks first movie with friends who loved the special effects, "star trek is cool" overall TMP is a good flick - you'll appreciate the plot is drawn from the slow moving coldness of Space Odyssey and Star Trek Changeling "Nomad" whose primary mission was to scientifically investigate new life forms.

UHURA
"I LIKE TO SING, I FELT LIKE MUSIC"
NOMAD INVESTIGATING 


 Conversely V'ger programming is also at the heart of TMP plot. Its awesome watching lovely android Ilia makes her grand entrance to save the universe with Decker licking his wounds as the failed rightful Captain of the starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701. Meanwhile Spocks spacewalk mindmeld reveals.....


SPOCKS SECRET SPACEWALK

" Jim, Vgers programming is incomplete. Vger is cold, barren. This simple feeling - not possible.""Vger's asking questions, is this all that I am, is there nothing more?" - Spock

The poor machine was longing for human company all along.......



WHO do you think WON the JACKPOT in Star Trek The Motion Picture?


1. Decker gets Ilia


2. Captain Kirk gets the Enterprise  


3. V'ger gets Emotions


Live Long and Prosper, Trekkers

13 comments:

  1. It's been years since I watched the first movie. I think fans hit the jackpot because it revived Star Trek and gave a ton of new movies and series.

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    1. TMP did well for 1979 pulling in 139 million globally nearly 3 times its budget which soared to 44 million. Nice.

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  2. Your love for the series has been long lasting and deep. Which is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks EC I feel honoured by your words. You are most kind.

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  3. I think V'ger won the jackpot.

    Decker did get Ilia but no one knows what really happened to them afterwards. Imagine merging with such an entity then realizing their three-way wasn't going to work?

    As for Kirk, isn't it canon that he went back to the admiralty with Spock taking over the ship as a training vessel?

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    1. How interesting, I agree V'ger was the unknown lonely x-factor here but it found Ilia to draw the Enterprise in like flies to a flame. Lucky Kirk was aboard eh?

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  4. I think I got dragged to the motion picture by my parents. (They dragged me to lots of movies back in the day.) I was less reluctant for the sequels.

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  5. Those are cool memories Liz cherish them!

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  6. For me, the Decker/Ilia story is the best part of the movie. It doesn't hurt that Persis Khambatta is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

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  7. I entirely agree Squid. To think this Indian Queen of the movie screen Persis Khambatta died at such a young age of only 49 is a tragedy. We'll always remember her.

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  8. I remember the Star Trek drought until this movie was released. It's the weakest offering, I think, of all the films. Khan was so much better, imho. It had the things that had made the TV so great--action, adventure, HUMOR, engaging and diverse characters.

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Ignore the robot question and just punch it!

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