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Star Trek's "Final Frontier" Could Spell the End of the Franchise

Film critic Stephen Schiff says the newest movie, based on the 1960s sci-fi TV show, proves the franchise has run its course. The aging actors don't deliver the best performances, and the screenplay lacks the humor of the film's predecessor.


Other segments from the episode on June 8, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 8, 1989: Interview with Art Spiegelman; Review of Paul McCartney's album "Flowers in the Dirt"; Interview with Alev Lytle Croutier; Review of the film "Star Trek 5:…


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