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Star trek: The undiscovered country - Nicholas Meyer, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelley

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The Enterprise leads a battle for peace in the most spectacular Star trek adventure ever!

After years at war, the Federation and the Klingon Empire prepare for a peace summit. But the prospect of intergalactic glasnost with sworn enemies is an alarming one to Captain Kirk (William Shatner). "They're animals!" he warns.

When a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war are unleashed again, as both worlds brace for what may be their final, deadly encounter.

Persons of interest

  • William Shatner .... Captain Kirk
  • Leonard Nimoy .... Captain Spock, Storywriter
  • Deforest Kelley .... Doctor McCoy
  • James Doohan .... Commander Scott
  • George Takei .... Captain Sulu
  • Walter Koenig .... Commander Chekov
  • Nichelle Nichols .... Commander Uhura
  • Kim Catrall .... Lieutenant Valeris
  • Mark Lenard .... Ambassador Sarek
  • Grace Lee Whitney .... Lieutenant Commander Janice Rand
  • Brock Peters .... Admiral Cartwright
  • Leon Russom .... Commander in Chief
  • Kurtwood Smith .... UFP President
  • Christopher Plummer .... General Chang
  • Rosanna DeSoto .... Azetbur
  • David Warner .... Chancellor Gorkon
  • John Schuck .... Klingon Ambassador
  • Michael Dorn .... Klingon defence attorney
  • Paul Rossilli .... Kerla
  • Robert Easton .... Klingon judge
  • Clifford Shegog .... Klingon officer
  • W Morgan Sheppard .... Klingon Commander
  • Brett Porter .... General Stex
  • Jeremy Roberts .... USS Excelsior officer
  • Michael Bofshever .... USS Excelsior engineer
  • Angelo Tiffe .... USS Excelsior Navigator
  • Boris Lee Krutonog .... Helm Officer Lojur
  • Christian Slater .... USS Excelsior Communications Officer
  • Iman .... Martia
  • Tom Morga .... The brute
  • Todd Bryant .... Klingon translator
  • John Bloom .... Behemoth being
  • Jim Beoke .... First Klingon General
  • Carlos Cestero .... Munitions Officer
  • Edward Clements .... Young crewman
  • Katie Jane Johnston .... Martia's child shape
  • Douglas Engalla .... Prisoner at Rura Penthe
  • Matthias Hues .... Second Klingon General
  • Darryl Henriques .... Nanclus
  • David Drance .... Sleepy Klingon
  • Judy Levitt .... Military Aide
  • Michael Snyder .... Crewman Dax
  • René Auberjonois .... Colonel West
  • Gene Roddenberry .... Creator
  • Lawrence Konner .... Storywriter
  • Mark Rosenthal .... Storywriter
  • Denny Martin Flinn .... Screenwriter
  • Nicholas Meyer .... Screenwriter, Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Fire all weapons!

Peaceful diplomatic solutions aside, it's always fabulous to see starships blasting away at each other.

Inspired to a large extent by the collapse of the Soviet Empire and communism as a way of life, this sixth and final instalment in the movies starring the original cast really is the best of the lot. The Federation ideals of negotiated peace, honour and trust are undermined by heroes gone bad, military men and women who favour a military solution. In the best tradition of Star trek, there is swashbuckling and humour, ethics and drama, action and intrigue. And pointed ears.

Even though Shat is still in every other scene, there is so much going on that it's easy to ignore him. Sulu gets a command, Uhura gets lots of screen time (yay!) and there are lots of Vulcans (with pointy ears!). There's even a mind meld, or perhaps mind ream is more appropriate, and that's something else I love about Vulcans.

And the irony is that, today, you know that it is only a military solution which can convince the Klingons to honour the Khitomer treaty (in re the destruction of the USS Enterprise-C at Narenda III) and that those peace accords will eventually fail (Deep Space Nine) and (if you accept books as part of the Star trek universe, which I don't because it isn't canon, but will include here because...) there is Joy that Uhura will eventually take (temporary) command of the USS Enterprise!

I am getting off the track. This is a darned good tale that makes up for the first film even with the interminable quotes from Shakespeare. This is my fourth viewing and I still enjoy it, and that's saying something!

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Special features:
    • Trailers: Theatrical, teaser

Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 8 June 2001

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