Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Article 6062 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 7-23-2022
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Featuring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Country: USA
What it is: The end of an era

Kirk and McCoy get framed for the murder of a Klingon High Chancellor, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew must solve the mystery and rescue their friends from a Klingon prison colony.

This movie more or less marked the end of the original “Star Trek” from the sixties and begins setting things up for the follow-up *Star Trek: The Next Generation”. It’s not as good as the second and fourth movies of the series, but a definite improvement over the fifth of the series. There are a few touches that don’t quite work, but overall, it’s a good story with strong direction and a decent script. The Shakespeare references get a bit tiresome after a while, but I do like the Peter Pan reference that ends the movie. And I wish there was more of David Warner in the movie, but you can’t always get what you want.

2 Comments

  1. I know… Honestly, maybe I just saw the movie to many times at the theatre, but even the revered ‘STAR TREK II’ and more this one, the stilted, WAY over the top dialog used by Nicholas Meyer really, REALLY gets super old. I cannot even watch ST II any more it annoys me so much ‘You task me, Kirk. You task me…’ GEEZ… 🙄

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