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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Writers: Leonard Nimoy (story)
: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doonan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Mark Lenard, Kim Cattrall, Michael Dorn, Christopher Plummer, David Warner, Iman
Genre: Sci-Fi

What I liked about this is: the relationship between Lt. Valeris (Kim Cattrall) and Spock (Leonard Nimoy)...and how that figured into the overall story arch. Sorry, I can't say more about what happens, but for me those were the most rewarding scenes. I thought Kim Cattrall made an interesting Vulcan and her character, when on screen, was also a treat to watch.

I also was impressed with the scenes between Spock's father Sarek (Mark Lenard) and Captain Kirk (William Shatner). Especially when Sarek acknowledged the huge personal lost Kirk suffered at the hands of the Klingon's in his effort to bring Spock back to Vulcan. Nicely done! Mark Lenard is so good at playing Sarek...and those human moments (and Vulcan moments!) is what impressed me the most with the film. As far as the action stuff went it was the par usual.

What didn't impress me was the Klingon's in the 5th ST movie. Sure Christopher Plummer & David Warner are constant professionals and have amassed a wealth of impressive acting work between them. David Warner has even appeared in other ST movies. But their proper 'British gentlemen' manners and speech patterns, ruined it for me. This had to be the worst casts Klingon's of all time!...With one exception Michael Dorn as the Klingon defense attorney. Dorn played his own grandfather. As he did on ST The Next Generation, he nailed what a Klingon should sound and act like. I can't stress enough how unimpressed I was with the other Klingons.

The trail scene on the Klingon home world was a sight to behold! Very well done set design with solid use of three dimensional height.

The escape from the ice prison planet wasn't anything to amazing. I guess I was expecting more from that portion of the film....Iman, was by far the most interesting aspect of that segment of the movie. Loved those colored contact lenses. She looks mysterious!

Star Trek The Undiscovered Country
, uneven but worth it for the things it does get right.