This Day in History: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Released in Theatres (November 26th, 1986)


It would go on to be one of the most popular Star Trek films with a wide range of audiences, and it launched on November 26, 1986.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was the fourth film in the movie franchise based on the popular science fiction series Star Trek, which aired on NBC from 1966 to 1969.

It would go on to be one of the most popular Star Trek films with a wide range of audiences, and it launched on November 26, 1986.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was the fourth film in the movie franchise based on the popular science fiction series Star Trek, which aired on NBC from 1966 to 1969.

This fourth movie, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, did not have the crew onboard the trademark starship Enterprise, because it had been destroyed in the previous film, The Search for Spock.

An alien probe attempting to make contact with humpback whales is destroying Earth and damaging the Starfleet, so the crew must travel back to present day—1986—to find whales and return them to the future.

The present-day setting and focus on humor led to the hugely successful and became one of the most successful trek movies featuring the original cast.

At the end of the film, the crew is given an all new Starship Enterprise that would lead into the next two features.

During pre-production of the film, Eddie Murphy was considered for a part in the movie, but decided to make a film called the golden child instead.


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