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Film Released: 1986
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Mystery / Sci-Fi
Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
Cast/Actors: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George
Takei, James Doohan, Catherine Hicks, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols
As the title suggests, this is the 4th in
the series of the original Star Trek films. Having rescued Spock from
the Genesis planet and taken him back to Vulcan to recover , Kirk and
his cohorts are heading back to earth in a Klingon war ship to face
federation charges. They arrive to find an alien space probe threatening
Earth’s existence by evaporating all the oceans. He and his limited crew
made up of Spock (Leonard Nimoy) Bones (DeForest Kelley) Sulu (George
Takei), Scotty (James Doohan) Chekov (Walter Koenig) and Uhura (Nichelle
Nichols) discover the sound the probe is making is the call of humpback
whales which by the 23rd Century, have been hunted to extinction.
In an attempt to save the world, they travel back in time to the 20th
century in an effort to locate a whale, and bring it back to the 23rd
century so it can reply to the probe. Spock makes his calculations for a
solar sling shot and they find themselves back on earth in 1986 San
Francisco where Uhura soon picks up whale song on her earphones, so they
cloak the ship and head down to the surface to pinpoint the whale, “beam
it up” and return with it to save the Earth of the 23rd Century.
They eventually find the exact location of the whale, actually two
whales (George & Gracie), at the Maritime Cetacean Institute, under the
watchful eye of Dr. Gillian Taylor, played by Catherine Hicks and can’t
believe their luck to have two whales in captivity.
Of course, as usual, things don’t run
smoothly from not having “money” to get to the institute to Chekov being
seriously injured and left in the hands of 20th Century, or as Bones
would put it “dark age” doctors, much of which is tongue in cheek and
Needless to say, once they’ve got Dr. Taylor on board, they beam up the
whales and head back to their time and, indeed, save the Earth from
The food aspect comes when Captain Kirk invites Dr. Taylor to dinner so
he can find out more about the whales and prove that he’s not a weirdo.
In the restaurant the waiter comes to the table to take their order:-
Dr. Taylor: Do you trust me?
Dr. Taylor : Good. (to Waiter) A large mushroom and
pepperoni with extra onions. And a Michelob.
Waiter: And you, sir? (to Kirk)
Kirk: Make it two.
Here’s our version of this delicious pizza.
Mushroom and Pepperoni Pizza (with extra onions)
HT MC Italian 25mins
Hot Pork Vegetables Herbs Main Course Italy Europe
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 large Onion, thinly sliced
50g/2oz Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
50g/2oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 tbsp Freshly grated Parmesan
180ml/6fl.oz. Tomato Pizza Sauce
1 teasp Freshly chopped Oregano
2 x 20cm/8-inch Pizza Crusts, ready made or home made
75g/3oz Mushrooms, thinly sliced
50g/2oz Sliced Pepperoni