Movie producer Ralph Winter got his start with the Star Trek movies and was executive producer on one of the more popular Star Trek movies featuring the original series crew, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was popular, both with fans and with the mainstream audience and the intent of those making the movie was to reach out to fans and non-fans alike. “We had a great feeling making the movie,” said Winter. “The script was well developed and we were having fun shooting it. I finally got to go on location for a couple of weeks, and we used the back lot extensively, using the tank for the first time in many years for the museum and some underwater work. We designed the picture to cross over. We developed a story that would connect with an audience that was not steeped in Star Trek.”