This is an action-packed movie from the get go. Kirk saves Spock from certain death from a volcano but a primitive race sees the Enterprise and Kirk gets into trouble for disobeying a Prime Directive. Even Spock seems to be against him for the rescue! Kirk is stripped of being captain of the Enterprise but Christopher Pike goes to bat for him, getting him placed under him as First Officer of the Enterprise. However, a calamity soon happens unexpectedly and a mysterious man named John Harrison, a superman of sorts, is behind it. Harrison’s true identity and motives are eventually learned, leading up to a climatic clash. There is a twist too with the ending, which parallels but is different from “The Wrath of Khan” episode.
There are several humorous moments too including Dr. McCoy running after Kirk as usual, attempting to “doctor” him and Kirk at one point, after McCoy places a medical device on his face while he is talking, demands him to “get that thing off my face!”
The movie is entertaining for sure but sadly it features a scene with Kirk and two females in bed, scantily dressed, with implied sex, that plus the excessive language make us unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the movie.