There’s so many things wrong with Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. I wasn’t aware until I was doing the research that lots of folks considered it non-canon. That’s incredible. For a Star Trek production to be considered non-canon by fans is exceptional, but for an actual film…The Final Frontier earns that by being pretty bad, but it’s still impressive.
TFF was ambitious in its scope and a lot of its execution, but it’s just written bad from the ground up. I think that the editing issues show some directing issues (the shuttle crash, the deck numbers), but I believe that if this had had a decent script, William Shatner would have directed it just fine. The cameras cover the garbage that’s happening and the worst performance is by William I-Need-A-Director-With-A-Good-Set-Of-Reins Shatner (he won a Razzie for this, beating out Ralph Macchio, Tony Danza, and Sylvester Stallone).
The next episode of 17 to 01 will be for Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country. UDC came out in December of 1991, so it’ll be after TNG’s season five, episode nine, “A Matter of Time.” Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UpS4LHHn88