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


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Trivia

For the dinner scene with the Klingons, most of the actors refused to eat. Not because they found Klingon food distasteful, but because they knew that once they had eaten during a take, they would have to do it again for countless others. Nicholas Meyer offered $20 per take to eat. William Shatner did it, then had track down Meyer to have him pay up, though he claims he had to keep Meyer from reneging. See more »

Goofs

At roughly four minutes in, Sulu's tea cup is about to fall off the stand in the close up. However, in the shot of Sulu and the crew struggling with the turbulence, the cup is close to the center. 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

For home video, a scene in which Scotty verifies the torpedo inventory has been added. In this scene, Valeris mentions the Chancellor's daughter has succeeded her dead father (she heard this on "the news") and Scotty mentions that the daughter never cried over the death of her father. Spock also mentions that Klingons have no tear ducts. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #12 (2016) See more »

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Theme From Star Trek TV Series
Music by Alexander Courage
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User Reviews

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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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)

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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