Adventure | Sci-Fi
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Christopher Plummer, Kim Cattrall, Rosanna DeSoto, Kurtwood Smith, David Warner, Iman, Brock Peters, René Auberjonois, Mark Lenard, Michael Dorn, Christian Slater
On the eve of retirement, Kirk (William Shatner) and McCoy (DeForest Kelley) are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
After the poor "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier", the production returned to entrust the direction to a more experienced director, and it shows. As expected "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" is a solid, engaging and thrilling sci-fi flick as well as a great sign off for the original crew of the Enterprise.
The film presents itself wonderfully from beginning to end, with a plot involving great action and political conspiracy, and Spock gets to play Sherlock on the Enterprise while some the Klingons quote Shakespeare like there is no tomorrow.
Nicholas Meyer, who is also responsible for the great "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn", knows exactly what to do, he gives us more top notch space battles that aren't too far off the quality of Star Wars, but more importantly gives each character the same importance and additional characters are actually relevant.
The screenplay is witty and has just the right amount of self-humour, and gives the villain lot of Shakespeare quotes, like it happened with Kahn.
However, the film is not perfect. The scenes in the prison are the weakest and it's where the script loses the plot. They add nothing to the plot, and they are clearly added to increase the run time.
Anyway, the performances are improved and compensates for that. The original cast, Shatner, Nimoy, Takei, Koenig and Nichols, gives great performances. Christopher Plummer is spectacular as the super-villain Chang, who isn't as good villain as Khan, but is the better performance.
Spock: If I were human I believe my response would be "go to hell." If I were human.