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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

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On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kirk
... Spock
... McCoy
... Scotty
... Chekov
... Uhura
... Sulu
... Lt. Valeris
... Sarek
... Excelsior Communications Officer
... Admiral Cartwright
... Chief in Command
... Federation President
... Chang
... Azetbur (as Rosana DeSoto)
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Storyline

After an explosion on their moon, the Klingons have an estimated 50 years before their ozone layer is completely depleted, and they all die. They have only one choice - to make peace with the Federation, which will mean an end to 70 years of conflict. Captain James T. Kirk and crew are called upon to help in the negotiations because of their experience with the Klingons. Peace talks don't quite proceed, and Kirk and McCoy are convicted of assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor, and imprisoned on Rura Penthe, a snowy hard-labor prison camp. Will they manage to escape? And will there ever be peace with the Klingons? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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On the verge of peace. On the brink of war. See more »


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6 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$74,888,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,888,996
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

General Chang's eyepatch has three bolts that go into the skull. They all have the Klingon insignia engraved on them. See more »

Goofs

Although it makes a neat visual effect, and there were artistic and literary reasons for it (see trivia), the idea that Klingons have purple-pink blood is technically an inaccuracy within the Trek Universe. All other Trek movies and shows have consistently made clear that Klingons have red blood just like humans. See more »

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Captain Hikaru Sulu: Stardate 9521.6. Captain's Log, USS Excelsior. Hikaru Sulu commanding. After three years, I have concluded my first assignment as master of this vessel, cataloguing gaseous planetary anomalies in Beta Quadrant. We're heading home under full impulse power. I'm pleased to report that ship and crew have functioned well.
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The opening titles shift color - pink, purple, blue, green, and around again. See more »

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References Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (1969) See more »

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Theme From Star Trek TV Series
by Alexander Courage
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Classic!!!
2 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I think that STVI is the greatest Trek film ever. The reason I think it is better then ST:FC is because First Contact was on such a large scale; save all of humanity from oblivion. Well, that's nice and all, but STVI was a part of Trek history. Peace with the Klingons, who would have guessed it. Peace with the Russians, who would have guessed it. Which brings me to my next point, it parallaled current world situations (which is why I bring up the USSR). It's a brilliant movie that will last the test of time.


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