This send-up of Star Trek and its aficionados contains plenty of laughs, faithfully riffing on the original television series. Though fans are initially depicted as complete misfits, they are in the end treated with a measure of respect and appreciation. The solid cast includes particularly fine performances by Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell, though Enrico Colantoni’s alien leader outshines them all. Filled with humor, heart, and even a couple of surprises, this film is well worth a look, especially if you know anything about Star Trek.
***½ (out of *****)
©2018 David R. George III