Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a 1986 American science fiction film.
The fourth film in the series, it completes the story arc from The Wrath
of Khan and The Search for Spock. Returning home to face trial for their
crimes, former crewmembers of the USS Enterprise find Earth in danger
from an alien probe attempting to contact now-extinct humpback whales.
They travel to Earth's past to find whales who can answer the probe.
After directing The Search for Spock, cast member Leonard Nimoy
(pictured) was asked to direct the next feature, and given greater
freedom regarding its content. He and producer Harve Bennett conceived a
story with an environmental message and no clear-cut villain.
Dissatisfied, Paramount Pictures hired The Wrath of Khan writer and
director Nicholas Meyer, who rewrote the story with Bennett. Unlike
previous Star Trek films, The Voyage Home was shot extensively on
location, for scenes set in and around San Francisco. The film's humor
and unconventional story were well received by critics, fans of the
series and the general audience. It was financially successful, and
received several awards and four Academy Award nominations for its
cinematography and audio.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_IV:_The_Voyage_Home>
Today's selected anniversaries:
At the Old Gum Tree near present-day Adelaide, Royal Navy Rear-
Admiral John Hindmarsh read a proclamation establishing the British
province of South Australia.
The Tay Rail Bridge, spanning the Firth of Tay in Scotland
between Dundee and the Wormit, collapsed during a violent storm while a
train was passing over it, killing all on board.
The San Francisco Municipal Railway, operator of the city's
famed cable car system, opened its first line.
In one of Australia's most serious natural disasters, a 5.6 ML
earthquake struck Newcastle, New South Wales, killing 13 people and
injuring more than 160 others, and causing an estimated A$4 billion in
Acting on information that PKK militants were crossing the
border into Şırnak Province, two Turkish F-16 jets fired at a group of
villagers, killing 34 people.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
There probably is a God. Many things are easier to explain if
there is than if there isn't.
--John von Neumann
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