June 9 in Sci-Fi History: Not Your Favorite Star Trek Movie

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Jun 9, 2017, 12:15 PM EDT

Cast your mind back to that summer when everyone in America was dancing to "Funky Cold Medina."

It was on June 9 of 1989 that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier premiered. Now, look, it's not all the way terrible, but it's also very rarely anyone's favorite Star Trek movie. It was directed by William Shatner, presumably because Leonard Nimoy had just directed two in a row. But essentially, a bad guy shows up looking for God and the crew convince him that if there is a God, he's not the dude they've just found. Photon torpedoes ensue.

There are some choice moments. Including:

Captain Kirk climbs Half Dome while Spock floats in ski boots.


Scotty and Uhura being adorable. With snacks.


Emergency Landing Plan B:


The old question. What does God need with a spaceship?


Anyone out there ever sat down and watched all of them in succession? How long does that take? Worth it? Let us know, as we've definitely been thinking of doing so.

Today also happens to be the birthday of comic book writer and illustrator George Perez. Wonder Woman. Teen Titans.

And enormous group shots. Just … a ton of them. Seriously, look at this:

There's more stuff about Perez here. So get in there, gang.

Tomorrow: Buy the hype on Super 8.