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Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country (Widescreen Edition)
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Star Trek V left us nowhere to go but up, and with the return of Star Trek II director Nicholas Meyer, Star Trek VI restored the movie series to its classic blend of space opera, intelligent plotting, and engaging interaction of stalwart heroes and menacing villains. Borrowing its subtitle (and several lines of dialogue) from Shakespeare, the movie finds Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his fellow Enterprise crew members on a diplomatic mission to negotiate peace with the revered Klingon Chancellor Gorkon (David Warner). When the high-ranking Klingon and several officers are ruthlessly murdered, blame is placed on Kirk, whose subsequent investigation uncovers an assassination plot masterminded by the nefarious Klingon General Chang (Christopher Plummer) in an effort to disrupt a historic peace summit. As this political plot unfolds, Star Trek VI takes on a sharp-edged tone, with Kirk and Spock confronting their opposing views of diplomacy, and testing their bonds of loyalty when a Vulcan officer is revealed to be a traitor. With a dramatic depth befitting what was to be the final movie mission of the original Star Trek crew, this film took the veteran cast out in respectably high style. With the torch being passed to the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation, only Kirk, Scotty, and Chekov would return, however briefly, in Star Trek: Generations. --Jeff Shannon

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  • Fun send-off to original cast
    My Rating: 3.5/5.0 stars.

    After Star Trek V, which DID stink (sorry, Bill!), the powers that be did what everyone would hope they did: hire back Nick Meyer, who directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, to do a rescue. And while this movie does not hit the high standard set by that film, it is a very respectable bit of sci-fi fun and ended the whole series on a positive note.

    If Meyer can be faulted for anything, it is for trying to stuff too much, well, STUFF in one film. This movie has political intrigue, an assassination plot, a murder mystery (!), some courtroom drama (!!), a prison break (!!!), a cat-and-mouse starship battle (shades of Khan?), then caps everything off with the wrap-up of the political intruge/multiple assassination plotline you almost forgot about with all the other stuff in-between. As Meyer might have said, but as far as I know never did, "Oy, vey!"

    On the upside, almost everything is well done, so the end result is a fun Star Trek movie that, much like "The Wrath of Khan," is also very accessible, even if it lacks the sheer visceral punch of that Star Trek high-water-mark. Kudos, too, for the DVD extras, which have been consistently excellent in the latest run of Paramount 2-DVD Star Trek sets....more info

  • outstanding -- the best star trek movie ever
    Unlike Nemesis, which kind of left you scratching your head at how The Next Generation series of movies could go out in such an average (for TNG's high standards) bang, The Undiscovered Country closed out the original Star Trek series of movies with a BANG in 1991. This is easily the best ST movie ever, about how overmining of the Klingon moon causes a catastrophe on their planet making in uninhabitable and causing them to come to the Federation with talks of a truce. But a deep conspiracy unravels, in some ways predictable, in other ways not.......enough of my blabbering, not like you wanted to hear me tell you any more anyways, if you did I still won't spoil any more. Scenes of this movie were emulated in Next Generation movies (a certain space battle scene is emulated almost exactly in Generations, although nowhere near as well). Get it, watch it, and watch all the original Star Trek movies (except maybe the first one, unless you are INSANE for star trek). THe original movies are the best, and can be loved even if you aren't a Star Trek fan....more info
  • One of the Better "Star Trek" Films w/ A Deluxe Treatment!
    "Star Trek VI" is the film that redeemed the disappointing reactions that the fifth movie drew out of loyal fans. I for one, enjoyed that movie, even though it's my least favorite...but that's another debate for another review.

    After the Klingon moon Praxis explodes and permanently damages the atmosphere of the Kronos, the Klingon home planet, peace talks begin between the Federation and their longtime-nemeses. The bitter and deeply-resentful Captain Kirk (William Shatner) is chosen to lead the soon-to-be-retired Enterprise crew for one last mission, that is to escort Klingon Chancellor Gorkon (David Warner in a wonderful brief role) to Earth. After an embarrasing dinner-in-space between the two races concludes, and many of the crew members are more-than-buzzed, the Klingon vessel is attacked. Since the Enterprise was the only within range of the Klingon vessel, Kirk and Dr. McCoy (the late DeForest Kelley) agree to surrender themselves and suffer the consequences, in hopes of saving the peace talks. There's just one catch: Who indeed attacked the Klingon vessel?

    What unfolds is a mystery sci-fi adventure, where multiple tales intertwine. There's the tension on Earth between interplantery diplomats, Kirk and McCoy's struggle to survive their prison sentence, Captain Sulu's (George Takei as a former Enterprise crew member) dilemma between following orders or assisting his former starship-captain, Captain Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) sponsorship and mentoring of another promising Vulcan (Kim Cattrall in a very good performance), and finally the Enterprise's investigation of the conspiracy. This is an unusually complex story for "Star Trek" movies, which typically focus on two threads at most. Nicholas Meyer was brought back to helm this movie; a wise choice considering he directed what is widely-considered the best of all "Trek" films - "Star Trek II" (I agree with that praise).

    I love these movies, and have revisited all of the movies' Two-Disc DVDs from "The Motion Picture" to "Nemesis". In "The Undiscovered Country", I've come to admire the colorful characters, fantastic visual and sound effects, and a metaphoric tale that addresses the dangers of prejudice and racism...out of ten films, "Star Trek VI" is one of the boldest.

    I've also noticed a few shortcomings in each movie. In this film, one of them is a DVD-exclusive edit, where a brief flashback technique is used as the names of the conspirators are revealed. I won't reveal which scene that is, but those who've viewed the film know which one I'm talking about. It's not a huge deal, but it's distracting and doesn't fit the visual style of the rest of the movie. Another criticism applies to the entire movie - It's too rushed! For example, the trials of Kirk and McCoy have no sense of time. Did it all occur within a day? Did it span across a few days? It was a "show trial", but either a lot of ground was covered and not given enough screentime, or General Chang (Christopher Plummer as a Gorkon's chief-of-staff) was an overly-gifted prosecutor and Colonel Worf (Michael Dorn in an underused role) was the most useless defense attorney in the galaxy. I'm leaning towards the 'lack-of-screentime' theory. Another case is the time spent on Rhua Penthe, the prison planet that Kirk and McCoy are sentenced to. They spend very little time there before they figure out some key puzzles of the conspiracy, get into a few scuffles, and escape their doomed future. The screenplay, which even creator Gene Roddenberry had objections to, had a labyrinth of ideas and character studies that could've been expanded. Yet, the ideas come off as preachy, and the mystery is a little too easy to figure out. I know Roddenberry wanted "Star Trek" and his vision of the future to be accessible to all viewers; I agree with that, but cinema is the medium to expand visual art into another realm, not simply to make simple art look prettier.

    Nevertheless, this is a very good film, in spite of all of its flaws. The idea of prejudice and acceptance is one of the bravest "Star Trek" has tackled; this sixth entry portrays that concept with an adventuruous mystery with some Shakespearen flavor, outstanding special effects, breath-taking suspense, and a heart-warming farewell from the original Enterprise crew.

    This "Trek" movie is definitely worth checking out, thanks to this spectacular DVD treatment. The Extras are all worth watching, and the commentaries (both the Text trivia track and Audio track) are insightful and the best of the "Star Trek" DVDs.

    All-in-all, I would like the film to be more than it is. But I enjoy it a lot, and the Extras are some of the best in the "Star Trek" Collection. Science fiction fans and Trekkers will love this one....more info
  • Not the Average Star Trek Movie
    Personally I feel this was the best of the Star Trek movies, It was a good movie for both trekkies and non-trekkies with a good message and great directing....more info
  • Great Package: Superb Special Edition Extras
    This is the first in this series of collectors STAR TREK films that I have bought and/or seen.
    Visually the outer package restores some elements that have not been seen since the original film.However, I guess I was expecting a booklet, but no matter since the second DVD has an equivalent version in a collection of stills.
    If you buy this as one who has seen previous editions of the film, in VHS, and DVD, then the quality will totally blow you away. The immaculate detail is just superb.
    On a 5.1 sound system, the effect is awesome, and on a DVI input monitor, totally great.
    The person coming newly to this film will be impressed as well, and maybe perhaps a little overwhelmed.
    When I first saw these Special Collectors edition, it was in a full set that had I think up to Generations in it. Costing around 120 dollars at a higher priced video store.
    Anyways, the story is given in other reviews here. The impressive part is the care in the extras, the insight into the making of the film, and thankfully, Nicholas Meyers does not behave in the same manner he did in the commentary on TIME AFTER TIME ( 1979). The interviews are insightful, and sometimes contradictory, but time has passed and peoples memories get "edited". The tribute to DeForest Kelley is great, and really revealing in how a superb actor got to be a major Movie star in the latter part of his career. Most fans of STAR TREK and this genre should really enjoy this work....more info
  • Star Trek VI: Chernobyl in Space
    This one literally starts off with a bang. The story then hits the pavement with the tires at full speed. Echoing the tense relationship between the US and the USSR towards the end of the Cold War, this one has a lot of very personal resonance for anyone who remembers those times. Klingon High Chancellor Gorkon was even named by combining the names of Gorbachev and Lincoln.

    The metaphor here presented shows the dangers of prejudice even with the threat of peace. Note the incredibly charged statements by even the Federation "good guy" characters as they have a hard time accepting that this long-standing conflict may be coming to a kind of end. In fact, the statements that are made by Admiral Cartwright took Brock Peters several takes to get through because they were so offensive to him. He understood the need to get them out, though, because the movie only really works when you are forced to re-evaluate your assumptions: that we are the good guys and "they" are the bad guys.

    There are some great action sequences and some wonderful (for the time) special effects. But it is the story that is just superb and that does not age the same way all other aspects of the movie do. It is still as poignant today as it was when it came out.

    Marvelous movie. Get the DVD....more info
    First of all, Star Trek 5 was really bad,(sorry, william shatner)and they did the right thing bringing Nicholas Meyer in to help.
    ST reedeemed itself with this one(i think they needed to make up for the crappy star trek 5). It was good,
    but not as good as Star Trek 2.

    watching praxis explode(you know, explosions are always fun)
    dinner w/the klingons
    kirk's trial
    surgery on a torpedo...more info
  • To Be...Or Not...To Be!
    The Good Things
    *Excellent action and special effects (especially the opening, which was probably the first really cool use of the shockwave effect that we now see everywhere else).
    *Filming style is good.
    *Storyline is smashing. Much darker, more dramatic than before. Lots of interesting political intruigue and mystery.
    *Reveals a lot in the "Star Trek" universe. You finally get to see more of Klingon culture, and you get to see that they have pink blood, and so on.
    *Characters are great; acting is good.
    *Writing is good. A few memorable lines, and a few bits of dry humor that doesn't take away too much from the serious storyline.
    *Strong themes about the uncertainty of the future (hence the Shakespearean motif).
    *Excellent music; a different theme, but very dramatic.

    The Bad Things
    *Bloody violence and the dark atmosphere may be too inappropriate for young kids.

    For the longest time, this was my favorite "Star Trek" film (until I decided that the "Wrath of Kahn" was better). This still ranks highly with me, for it is very dark, dramatic, mysterious, and intense. At the same time, it does have a happy ending, and the film overall serves as a great final homage to the original "Star Trek" cast.

    The one-disc version had okay video and sound quality. The two-disc version has good quality and a number of featurettes and trailers.

    ...more info
  • Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
    This movie by far is an explemplar of what Star Trek can be, and should be. I provides amazing social commentary on the human condition and historical comtemporary references to Soviet relations in the late 1980's.
    Also, this movie delves into the characters of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy once more and fleshes out their characters for on last hurrah. Overall, this movie is supurb....more info
  • A Good Movie With Some Issues
    Over all a great movie despite the plot holes and other stuff....more info
  • [4.5] One of the best Star Trek films
    Wow, what an improvement over the previous Star Trek film: Star Trek V:The Final Frontier, but we won't even get into that. The Undiscovered Country is one of the best Star Trek films out of the current 10 film franchise, with its only competition including Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan (my personal favorite), Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home (the non-trekkie favorite) and Star Trek:First Contact (almost everyone's favorite), however, there are plenty that say the 6th and final film featuring the TOS cast is the best, and it is certainly a strong and fullfilling end for the TOS cast (unfortunately the same cannot be said about the more recent TNG cast).

    This one takes itself seriously, with a strong story of diplomacy, faith, and the fear of change (the future - which the Klingon Chancellor refers to as the Undiscovered Country). Of course any trekkie will pickup on every little Trek detail thrown into the movie and will make the experience that much better (especially references to Kirk's son's death, which took place in Star Trek III). However, the film can still be enjoyed and understood for any movie-goer, though will probably come off more as good entertainment and nothing else (but nothing wrong with that).

    The story revolves around the Klingons, and as tiring as they were starting to become (no Romulan stories in the films until the 10th entry), Undiscovered Country brought forth a great story that was refreshing as much as the new looks of some of the Klingons....the film even won an award for best makeup. General Chang (Christopher Plummer) is a great example, with the most unique look to this day of any Klingon, sporting an eye patch and a tiny ponytail...its almost a pirate look at times, but he pulls it off with ease and it works.

    The action in this film holds up well to this day, and a cloaked Bird-of-Prey firing torpedoes at a helpless Enterprise still gives me chills. There isn't an overabundance of action at all, in fact, you might say there isn't a lot, but the film never needed it. The final battle is a solid couple of minutes of the very climactic showdown between General Chang and Kirk, both aboard their ships. One after another, Chang sends torpedoes through the Enterprise's hull while quoting Shakespeare. The effects are great, especially for 1991, and such a huge welcome after Final Froniter's laughable attempts with effects.

    Trekkie or not, this is a great film that holds up very well that should not be missed. The pacing is wonderful, as is the story and the subject matter at hand. There is great dialouge, humor, action, effects, and a villain that is one of Trek's most memorable. This is one fun and entertaining ride that feels complete.

    Acting - 4
    Action - 4
    Characters - 4
    Story - 4.5
    Overall - 4.5...more info
  • The final mission of the enterprise!
    For years the war between the Federation empire and the Klingon empire has waged, the Klingon planet's atmosphere has been tainted. There is going to be a peace summit, Captain Kirk (William Shatner) opposes to that because he has never forgiven the Klingon race since they killed his son years ago. Kirk and Leonard Bones McCoy (DeForrest Kelly) have been accused of an assassination attempt and have been sentenced to be on a icy planet prison camp. Can Spock (Leonard Nimoy) with the Enterprise crew (George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig and James Doohan) rescue Kirk so they can clear his name, find out who is the real perpatrator and help with the peace treaty?

    Exciting installment of the popular ST motion picture franchise is definitely the final film for the original series crew and went out with a bang. I love how this movie goes back to basics from the laughable and bad fifth installment without the overdosing of humor like in that one but has the charm of parts 2, 3 and 4 in it's own right. The film co-stars Kim Cattral, Kurtwood Smith ("Robocop"), David Warner, Iman (David Bowie's wife) and Christopher Plummer as they give outstanding performances especially the classic ST crew themselves. I love how this movie deals on peace between other worlds especially understanding each other, Michael Dorn who is known as Worf from "The Next Generation" plays as attorney Colnel Worf. This is definitely a grand finale for the Starship Enterprise crew and is a winner in my books thanks to director Nicholas Meyer whom did the awesome "Wraith of Khan".

    This 2-Disc DVD contains excellent picture and sound with great extras like Audio commentary from Nicolas Meyer and screenwriter Denny Martin Flinn and Text Commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda co-authors of The Star Trek Encyclopedia, Six featurettes, Interviews, production gallery, storyboards, Trailers, 1991 Convention Prenstation, A tribute to DeForrest Kelly and more....more info
  • Great w/Rifftrax
    The folks from MST 3k are running a great new service where they provide audio tracks to go along with... quesionable... movies. This is one of them, and the commentary is funny, and the movie is actually watchable (unlike, say, Firewall).

    As far as the movie itself - I remember going to see it on the opening weekend, and probably the most memorable and entertaining part of the experience was the local chapter of Serious Trekkies had their own section of the theater roped off, and the place was just swarming with people in spandex and velcro shoes. As far as the movie itself, its probably one of the worst Star Trek films, though it is just about cheesy enough to be entertaining in its own right.

    I think that a one-eyed shakespeare-spouting klingon dude should just be a staple of every sci fi movie from now on. ...more info
  • stink'n HD-TV's!
    First off, the movie it's self is rated 5 stars and no less, but this format stinks. If your gonna show it in widescreen show it in anamorphic and no less. Only rich people own HD-TV's. The average person can't afford them. SO either show it in anamorphic(I can live with the black lines if I get to see the WHOLE picture) or full screen(the reason I bought a 27" TV was to see it in 27 INCHES). Otherwise don't bother. If your wondering about it in widescreen, amazon has missrepresented this, it isn't wide screen anamorphic(as in the theater) it is 16.9 "enhanced", thier's a difference you know....more info
  • Kirk and Crew Return For Final Vovage and Return to Top Form
    With the previous two Star Trek films being the weakest so far in the series (in my humble opinion), this next film really had no choice but to be better. And in fact, this film was better, much better. Good enough to give Star Trek II a run for its money as being the best of the Star Trek films. Finally, we have a classic Star Trek plot involving the long time villainous Klingons attempting to make peace with the Federation and non-trusting Kirk and crew are sent to collect a Klingon chancellor so he may meet with Federation members on Earth, however when the chancellor is assassinated, Kirk and company are blamed and held as prisoners. Thankfully, the humor that was predominate in previous films was cut down to a great deal, and the original crew seems wonderfully in sync again. Nicolas Meyer (who directed Wrath of Khan) returns to the director's chair to pilot the original Star Trek crew's last adventure, and does an excellent job. And though Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner gave good efforts as directors of the previous 3 Star Trek films, Meyer brings something more to the series, or perhaps he just has good timing of showing up and directing these movies when there actually a good story behind them. In any case, this is a good film and a wonderfully fitting end for the original Star Trek crew. If you're like me, and felt that the last couple of Star Trek films had dropped the ball, you should be happy to know that this one picks the ball back up and runs with it!!! Its a definite buy, and all the great special features included with it, is just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned!!...more info
  • Great finale for original cast
    This sixth edition of the Star Trek movie series is probably (along with Star Trek II) the best ever to hit the big screen. Nicholas Meyer also directed the Wrath of Khan and it makes sense to give him the reigns of this film as well since Star Trek II was a true classic. The plot for Star Trek VI parallels the decline and fall of the Soviet Union of the early 1990s and the film takes a page out of the current events of the time. Lots of good acting, dialog, and special effects in addition to a great supporting cast of David Warner, Christopher Plummer and Deep Space Nine's Rene Auberjonois. The plot will leaving you guessing till the very end. Also the special edition has loads of extras such as the making of the film and documentaries. A must for any Star Trek fan....more info
  • Unfortunately, a lot of boring talking heads
    In my opinion, this is the worst ST movie. Apart from the effects, ST V was better.
    ST VI was extremely long, involved lots of "commentary" dialogue (where the writer seemed to be extrememly concerned that we all think him well-read and intelligent), and not much plot movement.
    It would have made a better episode, with some tight editing,
    The best part of the movie is the last 15 minutes when the incredibly obvious "secret plot" is finally revealed, and the Enterprise shoots the modified photon torpedo at the "To be or not to be" captain.

    Don't waste your money, unless you HAVE to have the whole collection. ST V is funnier. The Voyage Home (IV) is the best....more info
  • Star Trek recovers from the Shatner shattering.
    Three cheers for Leonard Nimoy and Nicholas Meyer. After Star Trek was MUGged by the absurd ego of William Shatner with his disastrous Star Trek 5,Nimoy came up with the idea of Star Trek 6 with the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and the Berlin wall coming down.
    Nick Meyer chipped in with his ideas and brilliant direction to save Star Trek,as he did with his writing and direction in ST2 and his writing of the San Francisco scenes in ST4.
    Nimoy,who had previously done so well with his directing in Star Trek 4,this time produced Star Trek 6:The Voyage Home.
    Highlights of this film are - the explosion of the Klingon moon(based on Chernobyl),the assassination,the Klingon trial of Kirk and McCoy,the prison camp,the escape and the finale.
    It is amazing what they did with a Star Trek 6 budget that was similar to the cheap looking Star Trek 5.
    And they had the good sense to bring the brilliant ILM back to do the effects. ILM's brilliant effects make a huge difference.
    Rick Berman followed Shatner's mistake of ditching ILM for the last two Trek films,will they ever learn?
    ILM made a huge difference in six Star Trek films and the Peter Pan line at the end "second star to the right and on till morning" is a delight....more info
  • A fitting sendoff
    Nick Meyer's "Undiscovered Country" is a terrific movie which involves witty dialogue, a terrific plot, great special effects (for that day and age), a complimentary score by Cliff Eidelman, and surprisingly good acting. I was only eight when the film was released in '91, but when they special edition DVD's were released, I decided it would be best to buy just my favorites, and this one is on the list.

    Why? Well, the script takes you for a good ride for close to two hours and never lets up - I mean never. There aren't many scripts that can do that. What impressed me the most is the acting. The actors aren't the same, campy, over-dramatic ones which they were claimed to be during the run of the television series. These are actors that pretty much know that this is the last movie in the franchise that made them stars, and they give down to earth and funny performances. It's almost like five grandparents and a grandma acting, with all that wisdom and wit. Shatner's performance was the greatest. This isn't the actor that released a horrible CD and is still impersonated - this is William Shatner at his best. Christopher Plummer is also incredible as the villain Chang. The trial scene is a great piece of acting for him.

    True, the premise is based on the post-Cold War collapse of Russia, but isn't this how Trek was started after all? The Federation was NATO, the Klingons were Russians, and the Romulans Japanese? Roddenberry took our world, made races out of countries, and boom, we have "Star Trek." Many people who believe that "Trek" is unrealistic must do is look to our history to believe how wrong they are. Either way, this movie is a fitting sendoff that features the crew, and is what I believe right up there with the second movie as one of the best....more info

  • Cool Movie
    The movie deals with a intersting concept, what happens when you enemys are no longer your enemys. This film was made shortly before the end of the cold war and this is reflected in the film.

    The large powerful Klingon Empire is waning in strangth after the explotion of the moon Praxis (it's main source of power). It opens a diplomatic channel to its old arch enemy the United Federation of Planits.

    Kirk faces a delemma, the Enerprise is sent to escort the Klingon diplomat, Gorcon, to Earth for peace talks. Kirk hates Klingons, they killed his son in Star Trek III. Kirk is trying to cope with his long standing distrust of his enemys when Gorcon is assasinated, Kirk is blamed, an Spock must solve the mystery of who the real killer is before the chance for intergalactic peace has ended.

    A excellent final entry into the original movies....more info
  • Great Ending for the Best Enterprise Crew
    Following on the heals of the train wreck that was `The Final Frontier', `The Undiscovered Country' was the last chance for the original Star Trek cast to go out on a high note. Undiscovered is probably the most underrated of all the Star Trek movies in fact I would probably rate it just below `The Wrath of Khan' in terms of quality. It's also probably the truest representation of Gene Rodenberry's vision of overcoming prejudice and bigotry.

    The movie is written as an allegory for the breakup of the Soviet Union that was occurring at the time and the disaster at Chernobyl. The message of the film is important and remains relevant even decades later. It is the ongoing debate between those who saw a single superpower world as an opportunity for the U.S. to cast aside restraints and take a more active, aggressive role in world affairs. On the other side are those who saw a tremendous opportunity for peace and a draw down of forces. At the time the world was just starting a dramatic rearrangement of power while today the reverberations include ideas like the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive strikes, the flaunting of international laws by the United States and the burgeoning budget of the U.S. armed forces. The hawks are definitely in charge.

    There is also a subtext of racism with a subtle implication that Klingon's are sort of the American blacks of alien cultures. Note the `Guess who's coming to dinner' comment by Chekov. This is the most controversial part of the movie since the Klingon's have always been portrayed as crude and warlike. However, in keeping with the spirit of Rodenberry there is, of course, mutual understanding between humans and Klingon's before the final credits roll.

    One of the great things about this movie is the decision to have Kirk initially side with the war hawks calling for putting the boots to the Klingons. He utters a classic line when discussing the future of the Klingon race saying, `Let them die'. Captain Kirk is generally portrayed as the squeaky clean hero so it was a bold stroke to write him with such bitterness and vengeance but perfectly understandable given the events of the previous movies. In fact the entire crew of the Enterprise comes off as rather snobbish and condescending towards their Klingon guests but that was the point of the movie. It's about growth and acceptance.

    Christopher Plummer is fantastic as the Shakespeare quoting General Chang. His is one of the most indelible characters ever in Star Trek and battle between The Enterprise and Chang's cloaked Bird of Prey was an absolute classic with a satisfying finale. I have to admit the movies ending was a bit hokey but `The Undiscovered Country' is a fine send off for the original cast and a great movie....more info
  • My second favorite Star Trek Movie
    While i was intrigued by the films theme, it was my love of those Classic characters that drew me to the film. The supposed last film all the original Trek series characters would be in together. Also i was drawn to the dvd extras as well, i always like cast interviews and deleted scenes, this dvd didn't fail to deliver on either. It's not the best Star Trek film, that honor will always go to Wrath of Khan but as a final send off to great characters it was the best. ...more info