What Was the 4th Star Trek Movie?

Star Trek is a science fiction franchise that has been entertaining audiences for over five decades. It has spawned numerous movies, TV shows, and other media.

The fourth Star Trek movie was released in 1986 and was titled “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”. This film is also known as “The One with the Whales” among fans.

The Plot of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

The movie begins with the crew of the Enterprise returning to Earth after saving it from destruction in the previous film. However, they find that an alien probe is emitting a signal that only humpback whales can respond to. Since humpback whales are extinct in the 23rd century, the crew decides to travel back in time to 1986 to find some whales and bring them back to their own time.

The Characters

The main cast of the movie includes:

  • Captain James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner)
  • Mr. Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy)
  • Dr. Leonard McCoy (played by DeForest Kelley)
  • Montgomery Scott (played by James Doohan)
  • Hikaru Sulu (played by George Takei)
  • Pavel Chekov (played by Walter Koenig)
  • Nyota Uhura (played by Nichelle Nichols)

The Impact of the Movie

“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $133 million worldwide. It was praised for its humor and lighthearted tone, which set it apart from other Star Trek movies that were darker and more serious.

The movie also had a positive impact on the environment. It brought attention to the issue of whale hunting and helped to raise awareness about the need for conservation efforts. In fact, the movie’s success led to a surge in public support for environmental causes.


“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” is a beloved movie in the Star Trek franchise. Its lighthearted tone and positive message make it a fan favorite even after all these years. The movie’s impact on environmental awareness also shows that science fiction can have a real-world impact beyond just entertaining audiences.