Star Trek movie week on SBS 2

Beam me up. 8 Star Trek movies will mark the show's 50th Anniversary.


SBS 2 goes boldly where no movie fests have gone gone before with a Star Trek week to mark the show’s 50th Anniversary.

Many of these recently screened on a Foxtel pop-up channel, but now screen across the week on Free to Air.

Just remember every second one is good….

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Sunday, 4 September at 8.30pm
In the original 1979 sci-fi classic, a massive alien presence enters Federation space, destroying three powerful Klingon cruisers and neutralising everything in its path. As it heads towards Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk returns to the helm of an updated USS Enterprise and sets course to meet the aggressors head-on.

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan Monday, 5 September at 9.00pm
As Admiral Kirk and Captain Spock monitor trainees at Starfleet Academy, another vessel from the United Federation of Planets is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space. In the process, two of Kirk’s officers are captured by Khan (Ricardo Montalban), an enemy Kirk thought he’d never see again. Once more, Kirk takes the Enterprise’s helm, where he meets Khan’s ship in an intergalactic showdown.

Star Trek 3: The Search For Spock Monday, 5 September at 11.05pm
Admiral Kirk’s defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock’s dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. Then a surprise visit from Sarek, Spock’s father, provides a startling revelation: McCoy is harbouring Spock’s living essence. With one friend alive and one not, Kirk attempts to help his friends by stealing the USS Enterprise and defying Starfleet’s Genesis planet quarantine. But the Klingons have also learned of Genesis and race to meet Kirk in a deadly rendezvous.

Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home Tuesday, 6 September at 8.30pm
In the 23rd century, a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they’ve ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy.

Star Trek 5: The Final Frontier Wednesday, 7 September at 8.30pm
The crew of the Federation starship Enterprise is called to Nimbus III, the Planet of Intergalactic Peace. They are to negotiate in a case of kidnapping only to find out that the kidnapper is a relative of Spock. This man is possessed by his lifelong search for the planet Shaka-Ri which is supposed to be the source of all life. Together they begin to search for this mysterious planet.

Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country Wednesday, 7 September at 10.30pm
After years of war, the Federation and the Klingon Empire find themselves on the brink of a peace summit when a Klingon ship is nearly destroyed by an apparent attack from the Enterprise. Both worlds brace for what may be their deadliest encounter.

Star Trek: Generations Thursday, 8 September at 8.30pm
In the 23rd century a retired Admiral Kirk is swept out into space after a test run of the newly christened Enterprise-B encounters two vessels trapped inside the Nexus. Seven decades later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard rescues an El Aurian physicist named Soran. Unbeknownst to Picard, Soran harbors a deadly plan that includes the destruction of the Enterprise and millions of lives. Now Picard’s only hope for a future rests within the Nexus… and a legendary captain from the past.

Star Trek: First Contact Friday, 9 September at 8.30pm
After an epic battle against the Borg, Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise follow the Borg Sphere back into the 21st century to prevent the Borg from contaminating Earth’s timeline and preventing Earth’s first contact. Picard and the crew must work together to battle the Borg Queen before she assimilates all of mankind and changes history forever. Resistance is futile.

Star Trek: Insurrection Saturday, 10 September at 8.30pm
A Federation mission to the planet Ba’ku takes a dangerous turn when a malfunctioning android, Data, takes a cultural task force hostage. When Captain Picard and his crew investigate, they uncover the truth about the Federation mission. Now Picard and his crew must thwart the plot even while experiencing strange side effects from exposure to the planet’s surface.

10 Responses

  1. I just bought my partner the blu-ray boxset to watch them all in hi-def (watched The Motion Picture on DVD last week and the grainy transfer left us craving the HD remasters). TMP and Wrath Of Khan look superb now.

  2. How can main stream commercially made movies be classified as special. Surely this is not their charter? I had always thought SBS was to fill a gap for product other than what is available on commercial networks or the ABC. One day they will find the commercial networks will broadcast what SBS should be doing.

  3. I get SBS’ need to reach a broad audience and to fill multiple channels with compelling content but as is often asked of SBS, is this sort of stuff within its charter? Even SBS2 was established in part to provide access to “breakthrough” culture… and Star Trek is hardly that.

  4. Awww, I recently rewatched The Search For Spock and it’s actually a lot better than I remembered. It is different to, but as good as, Wrath of Khan. 1 and 5 are unwatchable. And ain’t nobody gunna tell me the Next Generation movies aren’t all great in their own way, aside from Nemesis, which SBS has omitted.

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