One of the questions that has been bugging man since the beginning of time is who created us. Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill), a Vulcan has been bothered with this question and wants the answer. He kidnaps General Korrd (Charles Cooper) a Klingon, Caithlin Dar (Cynthia Gouw) a Romulan, and St. John Talbot (David Warner) a human, and holds them for ransom on Nimbus III, the planet of Galactic Peace.
Now Sybok believes that he knows where to find the planet of Sha-Ka-Ree the planet that all life was created on. It is in the Great Barrier, a place traveled before by the crew of the Enterprise. Yes that's right the universe needs to be saved by the Enterprise and it's crew once again.
The crew consisting of Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Science Officer Spock (Leornard Nimoy), Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Chief Engineer Scott (James Doohan), and Lt.'s Chekov, Sulu, and Uhura ( Walter Koenig, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols) . These brave souls who time and again have faced death more than any can ever face.
The crew attempts to capture Sybok and his followers but this backfires on Captain Kirk. The people that were kidnapped are now followers of Sybok and also wish to find the beginnings of life and Sha-Ka-Ree.
Director William Shatner tries in this film to answer questions that we have always wanted answered on both Star Trek the television series and the movies, but he just leaves us kind of disappointed through out the movie. As Leornard Nimoy who directed Star Trek 3 and 4 did such a wonderful job, Shatner on 5 showed that he needs to stay in front of the camera rather than behind it. The movie is always good because it's Star Trek but it could have been better.