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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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Nicholas Meyer

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (television series "Star Trek"), Leonard Nimoy (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Kirk
Leonard Nimoy ... Spock
DeForest Kelley ... McCoy
James Doohan ... Scotty
Walter Koenig ... Chekov
Nichelle Nichols ... Uhura
George Takei ... Sulu
Kim Cattrall ... Lt. Valeris
Mark Lenard ... Sarek
Grace Lee Whitney ... Excelsior Communications Officer
Brock Peters ... Admiral Cartwright
Leon Russom ... Chief in Command
Kurtwood Smith ... Federation President
Christopher Plummer ... Chang
Rosanna DeSoto ... 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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Taglines:

The crew of the starship Enterprise fights not to win battles, but to end them forever. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Startrek.com | startrek.com | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Klingon

Release Date:

6 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country See more »

Filming Locations:

Alaska, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$74,888,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,888,996
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Digital (some test prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

David Warner is the only actor to appear in two consecutive "Star Trek" films as two different characters. He first appeared in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) as St. John Talbot, the human hostage on Nimbus III, and appears in this film as Klingon Chancellor Gorkon. See more »

Goofs

Outside the trap door on Rura Penthe, the snow ripples under the characters' feet, making it obvious it is actually solid pieces of fake snow. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, the character of Uhura is misspelled as "Uhuru." See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release from 2009 is the first home media release to include the 110 minute theatrical version instead of the 113 minute special edition seen on all previous DVD, laserdisc, and VHS releases. The Blu-ray is also the first release to present the movie in its proper 2.40:1 aspect ratio instead of the opened up 2.00:1 ratio seen on previous releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Star Trek TV Series
Music by Alexander Courage
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Very good movie, a perfect sign off for the original Star Trek cast
31 March 2000 | by homie_gSee all my reviews

This movie has it all, it has drama, action, special effects you name it. It also has a nice resolving conclusion to the Kirk era of Star Trek, the possibility of peace among Klingons and Humans.

On the technical side the directing is beautifully and masterfully done by Nicholas Meyer. Well edited movie. The director took careful consideration to keep you in suspense, for example, hiding the villain in the background of the light, things like that. The special effects, though not remarkable, as in The Wrath of Khan's in-your-face effects, the effects in this movie generally are good, the battle sequences in this movie are just as good as The Wrath of Khan one.

Again a nice motif is the scripts placement of Shakespeare quotes into the villain, just like Khan in Star Trek II. Speaking of the villain, Chang, here you see excellent acting thanks to the actor Christopher Plummer.

There are a lot of in-line jokes, which adds to that atmosphere of closeness between the characters. Sulu's transfer to a new ship, the Excelsior is sought here. The set construction and pieces are great. The new enterprise bridge looks more military like. The presidential office (may note it is a redone Ten Forward from St, the next generation), the peace talk location, etc.

The end of the movie has a sad feeling towards it, a teary farewell to the crew of the Enterprise, and a clear passing of the torch to the new crew.

A great movie that you must see,

Rating: 9/10


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