Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Poster


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Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) (TV Series)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (TV Series)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) (TV Series)
Star Trek: Voyager (1995) (TV Series)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) (TV Series)
Star Trek (2009)

Edited into 

Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (1995) (TV Episode)
exterior shot of Starfleet Headquarters


Star Trek: The Original Series: Tomorrow Is Yesterday (1967) (TV Episode)
Captain Kirk mentioned that they had already traveled back in time, by the way they traveled back in time he was referring to the events portrayed in this episode.

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Gremlins/Star Trek III: The Search for Spock/Streets of Fire/Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel anticipates the possibility of a "Star Trek IV."
Saturday Night Live: William Shatner/Lone Justice (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during monologue and in Star Trek V skit
Ghost Chase (1987)
Billboard advertising film seen
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Catherine Hicks/Franklyn Ajaye/Papa John Venturello (1988) (TV Episode)
Catherine Hicks talks about her earlier movie
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Time Squared (1989) (TV Episode)
Riker postulates a theory that the shuttle El-Baz travelled back in time by utilizing a slingshot maneuver around the Sun.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
McCoy tells Spock, "Nobody's perfect," after missing the deck where they were supposed to stop. He said the same words in the other movie to him. After Spock explained he doesn't make educated guesses. Also Spock himself told Saavik that after her assessment of Adm. Kirk.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Leonard Nimoy/Bill Maher/B.J. Sniff (1991) (TV Episode)
Leonard Nimoy recalls a screening of the movie in Russia
Star Trek: The Next Generation: In Theory (1991) (TV Episode)
Data notes that the windows in the observation lounge are composed of a transparent aluminium alloy.
Last Action Hero (1993)
Part of the Star Trek VHS set seen in the video store scene.
Animaniacs: Moby or Not Moby/Mesozoic Mindy/The Good, the Boo and the Ugly (1993) (TV Episode)
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot sing, "Watch 'Star Trek IV' or ask your teachers; whales are kind and loving creatures."
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace does an impression of Kirk looking for aquatic mammals in the present, in reference to this movie.
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Mud refers to the film. Arnold confuses it with Rocky IV (1985).
The Outer Limits: The Voyage Home (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference. Also, one of the actors (Michael Dorn) starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Desperately Seeking Work (1997) (TV Episode)
The film is for sale on VHS in Media Mania.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Letting Go (1997) (TV Episode)
The film is for sale on VHS in Media Mania.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Boy II Man (1997) (TV Episode)
The film is for sale on VHS in Media Mania.
Starship Troopers (1997)
Warp drive is the technology used to travel faster than light
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike calls the ship a "wessel" like Chekov
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Undergrads: New Friends (2001) (TV Episode)
Gimpy randomly trashes the plot summary of this sequel
The Parole Officer (2001)
The movie is mentioned in a conversation
Dark Angel: Boo (2001) (TV Episode)
The Voyage Home is given as a guess in charades
Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime (2001) (Video)
Leonard Nimoy discusses his directing ST4 in the "Mind Meld" video.
Futurama: Where No Fan Has Gone Before (2002) (TV Episode)
Fry refers to the film.
Adored (2003)
Charlotte, referring to Luna the first time she sees her, asks Federico whether Luna forgot Captain Spock outside.
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Come What May (2004) (TV Episode)
Scene recreated when Spock and Kirk mindmeld with Ohn
Stargate: Atlantis: The Defiant One (2004) (TV Episode)
After landing and cloaking the ship Sheppard says "Remember where we parked"
Star Trek: Enterprise: The Forge (2004) (TV Episode)
The questions Arev poses are the same the computer asks Spock.
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
The way Stewie jumps onto Stu and yells "surprise!" in order to get to the future recalls Dr. Taylor doing so to Kirk (she did it in order to get beamed aboard the ship, effectively granting her a ticket to the 23rd century; but it's definitely the same idea)
The IT Crowd: Yesterday's Jam (2006) (TV Episode)
Denholm trying to use his computer's 'voice activation' is a reference to Scotty doing the same in Star Trek
Psych: Shawn vs. the Red Phantom (2006) (TV Episode)
Gus mentions it to George Takei.
Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission - Save the Planet (2008)
The title of this movie spoofs that of Star Trek IV, which is known in Spain as "Star Trek IV. Misión: Salvar la Tierra".
The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization (2008) (TV Episode)
"How do you feel?" "I don't understand the question."
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
Doctor Gillian Taylor and her whales from the movie are mentioned in a terminal (Log Entry MA-0085) on the first floor in the Museum Authority Building.
The Big Bang Theory: The Lizard-Spock Expansion (2008) (TV Episode)
Sheldon says it was the best Trek movie
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
"Foreshadowing for Star Trek IV or just really poor asthetics in the future? You make the call."
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) (TV Movie)
A Star Trek Movies 1-6 VHS box set is seen behind James Rolfe.
Star Trek (2009)
Young Spock's memory test is similar to the "reborn" Spock of this film. (Besides the obvious time travel plot) Both discuss the meaning of being "fine" with Amanda and Sarek.
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
The JubJub bird's calls are the sounds of The Probe.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Cheetahmen (2010) (TV Episode)
James says, "Double dumb ass on you!", which is also heard in "Star Trek IV".
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marvel Team-Up #127 (2010) (TV Episode)
Linkara remarks that Mr. Chekov "can't find any nuclear wessels."
Supernatural: Frontierland (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean compares his time-travel plan to the plot of Star Trek IV
Pawn Stars: Cannons and Klingons (2011) (TV Episode)
While Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell conduct business with a male customer at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop that wants to sell a lot of Star Trek toys, a graphic appears on screen talking about this movie
Trek Nation (2011)
Rod mentions the first movie received three sequels before the Next Generation series was made.
Continue?: Rival Turf (SNES) (2011) (TV Episode)
A character on a bus sporting a mohawk is compared to the punk that Spock and Kirk interact with in the movie's bus scene.
Nostalgia Critic: Child's Play (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions that Catherine Hicks was also in this movie.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.57 (2012) (TV Episode)
Talked about by Mike.
Road Trek 2011 (2012) (Short)
Locations from this movie are found and referenced.
Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
"They could be going back in time to capture dolphins or some crap."
Men at Work: Heterotextual Male (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Neal
On Cinema: 'Jack Reacher' and 'Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away' (2012) (TV Episode)
Tim Chooses this as Gregg's Popcorn Classic
Blackcat Riffs: Sex Madness (2013) (TV Episode)
"We will go out and look for nuclear wessels."
James & Mike Mondays: Taboo the Sixth Sense (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike talks into the NES mouse controller the same way Scotty did in this movie.
Honest Trailers: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) (TV Episode)
Humpback whales are mentioned
An Epix Exclusive Conversation with Leonard Nimoy (2014) (TV Short)
Title is referenced
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek: Generations (2014) (TV Episode)
"Or how Star Trek IV was about saving the whales..."
On Cinema: 'Need for Speed' and 'Walk of Shame' (2014) (TV Episode)
Stump the Buff answer
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: What Lies Beneath (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Return of the Skeksis (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Swamp Things (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge: Tavern at the Crossroads (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster shown during Kirk Thatcher's introduction.
Chaos on the Bridge (2014) (TV Movie)
Honest Trailers: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) (TV Episode)
"Admiral, there be whales here!"
NCIS: New Orleans: How Much Pain Can You Take? (2015) (TV Episode)
Sebastian compares reconstructing the bullets to the Enterprise-A
Atop the Fourth Wall: Deadpool Bi-Annual #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"No wonder the whale probe from Star Trek IV was pissed off."
Traceroute (2016)
mentioned by name
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
The USS Enterprise-A debuts at the movie's ending, like in this earlier Star Trek movie.
Blackcatloner: How I Spent My YouTube Vacation/Star Trek Beyond Review (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned among Nicholas Meyer's accomplishments with the Star Trek franchise.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 (2017) (TV Episode)
"To quote Mr. Spock, 'this is not the hell your whale.'"
Survivors: A Star Trek Fan Production (2017) (Short)
Headband to cover Vulcan ears
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Kirk R. Thatcher cameos as the same boombox carrying punk he played in Star Trek IV.
This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things (2017) (Video)
TL;DR mentions the movie.
The Goldbergs: Jackie Likes Star Trek (2017) (TV Episode)
Adam and Jackie watch the movie on VHS and argue about it.
After Trek: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (2017) (TV Episode)
The plot of the movie is described.
After Trek: The War Without, the War Within (2018) (TV Episode)
Matt Mira mentions Kirk saving whales.
The Chronic Rift: Time Loop-de-Loops (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced during topic discussion
The Meg (2018)
One of the humpback whales is named Gracie.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Rhodes's example of time travel gone wrong
Nostalgia Critic: Balto II: Wolf Quest (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Cinematic Excrement: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2019) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings this movie up due to being a predecessor of the reviewed film.
Family Guy: Yacht Rocky (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the whales


Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Footage from the previous film (of USS Enterprise's final moments) is used as evidence by the Klingon Ambassador in Federation court.

Featured in 

At the Movies: Hollywood's Outdated Ratings System (1987) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conspiracy (1988) (TV Episode)
The clips of Starfleet Headquarters are taken from the film.
The Chronic Rift: Star Trek's 25th Anniversary (1991) (TV Episode)
Featured as part of this week's discussion topic
Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) (TV Episode)
At least one clip was included in this "Biography" episode.
Star Trek for a Cause (2009) (Video)
Many clips are included.
Pavel Chekov's Screen Moments (2009) (Video)
Clips included.
Star Trek: Three Picture Saga (2009) (Video)
Many clips are included.
Star Trek Honors NASA (2009) (Video)
clip shown
Collecting Star Trek's Movie Relics (2009) (Video)
clip shown
Starfleet Academy SCISEC Briefs: The Whale Probe (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips included.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Despicable Me/The Kids Are All Right (2010) (TV Episode)
"Lifetime Achievement in Technobabble" segment
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Time Travel Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is #7.
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: X-Force #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Spock: "Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?"
Nostalgia Critic: The Other Animated Titanic Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
The whaling scene
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic recaps the previous movie in the series
Atop the Fourth Wall: Gameboy #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kirk and Spock being kicked off a bus.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara reviews the comic adaptation of this movie
Atop the Fourth Wall: Raver #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chekov asks a cop where the nuclear plant is
WatchMojo: Top 10 Star Trek Movie Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
1980s San Francisco is #5.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling the time Sulu was "counting on Excelsior", only to become the captain of the ship in Star Trek VI
To Be Takei (2014)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Star Trek Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is #5.
Cinematic Excrement: Spock's Brain (2014) (TV Movie)
The "Humans make illogical decisions." scene is used.
Trekyards (2014) (TV Series)
Clips used
Spoof Trek IV: The Parody Home (2015) (Short)
Footage featured
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Fourth Installments in Movie Franchises (2015) (TV Episode)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unusual Operating Room Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
A Quick Fix is #2.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Popeye: Borned to the Sea #1 (2016) (TV Episode)
The crew stops a whaling ship
For the Love of Spock (2016)
Several clips from the film are shown.
Logopolis 12 & 13 (2017) (Video)
clips shown, and reviewed
The Toys That Made Us: Star Trek (2018) (TV Episode)
Several clips from the film are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Best F(r)iends (2019) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is used
WatchMojo: Top 20 Dumbest Insults in Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Double Dumbass is #9.
Half in the Bag: Child's Play (2019) (2019) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

3rd Rock from the Sun: Y2dicK (1999) (TV Episode)
When Dick tries to use his office computer the first time, he talks to the mouse in exactly the same way Scotty did in the polymer factory ("Hello Computer?").
Kim Possible: Naked Genius (2003) (TV Episode)
Wade's genius tests sound just like Spock's memory tests from Star Trek IV.
Family Guy: Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure (2006) (TV Episode)
The scene where Stu is returning to the future and Stewie jumps into the beam and says "Surprise!" spoofs where Captain Kirk is beaming aboard the Klingon bird-of-prey and is joined by Dr. Gillian Taylor in the same manner.
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
Terl's meeting with the FCC regarding the Critic is a spoof of the Klingon Ambassador's meeting with the Federation Council in this film.
To Boldly Flee (2012) (Video)
Terl's meeting with the FCC regarding the Critic is a spoof of the Klingon Ambassador's meeting with the Federation Council in this movie.
Spoof Trek IV: The Parody Home (2015) (Short)
Footage featured
Young Sheldon: A Computer, a Plastic Pony, and a Case of Beer (2018) (TV Episode)
Meemaw tries to operate the family's new computer by talking into the mouse.

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