Eric’s Bad Movies: ‘Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’ (1989)

In honor of the new “Star Trek” film hitting theaters tomorrow, this week’s edition of Eric’s Bad Movies at is about “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier,” which is generally regarded, by people who think about such things, as the worst of the “Star Trek” movies.

As noted in the column, my firsthand experience with “Star Trek” is minimal. Yet considering I’ve never seen an entire episode of the original series, nor any of the films with the original cast (except, now, “Star Trek V”), it’s amazing how much I just know about “Star Trek.” That’s a good sign that something has permeated the culture: when people don’t even have to watch it to know everything about it. It’s also much more efficient. People have been talking about “Star Trek” so much for the last 40 years that actually watching the show would be redundant.