Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Directors Edition is back in cinemas today, ahead of the highly anticipated Star Trek Day later this week. Paramount was kind enough to send down an exclusive deleted scene from Star Trek: The Motion Picture for Collider to share with Trekkies.
The USS Enterprise appeared on the big screen for the first time with the original cast of Star Trek: The Original Series. Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise were called into action by the Federation to contain an enormous nimbused object that's on a collision course with Earth. However, all is not as it appears, and the crew discovers artificial intelligence with an evil primary directive hidden within the alien cloud. Lt. Ilia (Persis
In the deleted scene entitled "Three Casualties," Kirk is seen relaying a message back to Starfleet about the damage that the Enterprise has suffered as a result of their collision with V'ger. Initially, he lists Security Officer Phillips, Lieutenant Ilia, and Captain William Decker (Stephen Collins) as deceased, but at the last moment, he decides that he doesn't want to tell Starfleet that they're dead, rather missingsuggesting that
Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, and James Doohan all reprised their roles.
Today, Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Directors Edition is available on Blu-ray in 4K Ultra HD. While you wait, look at the deleted scene below: