It’s been 30 years since Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Star Trek gang headed back to the modern day (circa the 1980s) to save the world with the help of some whales. But there might be a few things you don’t know about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
The Smithsonian has had a screen-used model of the Star Trek Enterprise for more than 40 years, and now the famed museum is pulling it out of the basement and putting it out on full display. With a few upgrades, of course.
Ever since the great Star Trek reboot of 2009, the beloved sci-fi franchise has seen a shift in tone: Where the TV series liked to raise philosophical questions in almost every episode, the rebooted movies have become synonymous with action-packed set pieces.