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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.

Director:

Nicholas Meyer

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (television series "Star Trek"), Leonard Nimoy (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Uhuru
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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The battle for peace has begun See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Being the last film focusing solely on the original Star Trek cast and characters, there was early consideration to feature Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation in the story. At the time however, The Next Generation was still in the midst of its run on television, and Paramount had no plans to transition this to a film series, or give any impression of such. In addition, Gene Roddenberry was long opposed to such crossovers between Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and The Next Generation, even though Bones had already appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (1987) at Roddenberry's insistence, and Spock's father Sarek appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek (1990) (when Roddenberry's personal involvement with TNG was decreasing). Both Sarek and Spock himself appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (1991)/Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II (1991), filmed around the same time as this film. After Roddenberry's death, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Relics (1992) featured an appearance by Scotty. See more »

Goofs

When Scotty is reporting that the torpedo bay is "fully loaded" during the initial attack, the audio does not match the movements of his mouth in the reflection in the screen. 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

At the beginning of the end credits, the signature of each of the principle cast members is written one by one as a final send off for their characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD Special Edition includes all the new scenes from the home video releases, and a few new minor changes to certain scenes and effects exclusive to this DVD.
  • There is a new wide shot of Scotty reading the blueprints of the USS Enterprise-A in the dining hall.
  • Valeris' interrogation scene has been entirely reedited. There are now close up shots of Kirk and McCoy when they speak their lines instead of being in wide shots. When Spock and Valeris name a particular conspirator, the face of that person briefly appears in a flashback like style.
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Threshold (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme From Star Trek TV Series
Music by Alexander Courage
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Underrated Movie, not understood by trekkies and non-trekkies alike
9 March 2003 | by jeffpcSee all my reviews

Star Trek Movies are far more miss than hit, with only 3 excellent, 1 good and the rest rubbish (although NEMESIS may be slightly above rubbish level). Anyway, this movie was meant to contrast 60s style leadership and ethics with those of the 80s. Borrowing from the modern leadership styles and political correctness portrayed in the Next Generation series, "The Undiscovered Country" explores (in typical Hollywood sci-fi fashion) how our present day society has progressed toward multiculturalism. It explores how committed, loyal patriots can be burdened with their old prejudices after the world/universe has changed around them. The personal struggles of Kirk and the Chancellor's daughter, and even the violently opposed logical conclusions of two Vulcans in the same circumstances (but with differing priorities) are all clearly missed by most viewers. Of course, as with James Bond movies, Jim Kirk and his crew must save the day (and also nicely throw in some minor Star Trek future history trivia with the Khitomer massacre etc). An excellent story line, excellent themes, carefully produced and directed, this is a science fiction classic on par with Alien, Blade Runner and, yes, much better than any of the Star Wars movies.


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Details

Official Sites:

Startrek.com

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,162,837, 8 December 1991

Gross USA:

$74,888,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,888,996
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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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

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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