- This page is about film in the Star Trek universe. For information on the Star Trek films, see Star Trek films.
A movie (also film or motion picture) was a Human artistic form of entertainment, popular throughout the 20th, 21st and 22nd centuries. Movies were typically viewed in movie theaters, but were also available for home viewing on a television.
The Denobulans were said to have had something similar to films and television centuries ago, but gave it up when they decided their real lives were much more interesting. Nevertheless, the Denobulan Dr. Phlox enjoyed attending movie evenings with fellow crew members in the mess hall of the Enterprise NX-01 while munching on a bowl of popcorn. Unfortunately, Phlox had an irritating habit of talking loudly about the film's plot-holes with whoever happened to be sitting next to him, a habit which greatly annoyed T'Pol. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")
During the 22nd century, Trip Tucker scheduled weekly movie nights aboard the starship Enterprise. Enterprise had a database of 50,000 movies. (ENT: "Cold Front") Tom Paris also began movie nights aboard the USS Voyager in 2377, using the ship's holodeck. (VOY: "Repression")
There have been several instances of Star Trek characters being named after characters and actors from films. One example of this is the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Siege of AR-558", in which a number of the guest characters are named after characters and actors from the 1962 movie Hell Is for Heroes. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)
In an ultimately deleted scene which is in the script of ENT: "Twilight" and is set in 2165 of an alternate timeline, Lieutenant Hoshi Sato hands Former Captain Jonathan Archer a PADD containing movies as she welcomes him back aboard Enterprise. She says he requested the films but, aware that he has been infected with interspatial parasites, Sato acknowledges that he won't remember asking for them. According to her, the films were difficult to track down, as Enterprise lost most of its database years ago. Archer thanks Sato for the movies.