Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Undiscovered Country

The Undiscovered Country, the last real Star Trek movie, is 6th in the series. It brings back the Original Series cast one last time. Christopher Plummer plays Shakespeare-quoting Klingon villain Chang. Iman is also a villain. Brock Peters, who plays Benjamin Sisko's father in ST:Deep Space Nine, is Admiral Cartwright. Rene Auberjonois, Odo in Deep Space Nine, is Colonel West here. Mark Lenard comes back, Janice Rand is a Commander on Captain Sulu's ship and we're introduced to Worf's grandfather, played by Michael Dorn. David Warner, who is a Terran in the previous ST movie, plays a Klingon whose goal is to forge a peace with the Federation that will save his people. We like him in the George C. Scott Christmas Carol. He is also in a ST:TNG episode as one of the many who have held Picard captive through the years, and is in Grail, a Babylon 5 episode.


Moria likes this one. Variety says it "delivers enough of what Trek auds hunger for to justify the trek to the local multiplex." The New York Times has good things to say, including this:
In this kind of anything-goes atmosphere, creative ferment is whatever one makes of it, and the "Star Trek VI" principals have done their best to make it fun. That's no small achievement after 25 years.

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