Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country

  • PG
  • Nicholas Meyer (1991)
  • US
  • 108 min
Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country
Film Review
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4 out of 5

The Star Trek movie series goes supernova with this outstanding episode directed by Nicholas Meyer, who also gave the first sequel, The Wrath of Khan, massive hit-and-myth credibility. Mirroring world news events of the time (the Soviet Union's dissolution), Meyer crafts a near perfect blend of humanistic messages, affectionate lampooning, epic visuals and fairy-tale imagination as the classic Enterprise crew encounters treachery during prospective peace negotiations with the Klingons. Clever Shakespearean touches also heighten the drama.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction adventure starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley. The original crew of the Enterprise is given one final mission, to oversee the integration of the Klingons, who claim they want peace, into the intergalactic Federation. Initial hostility between the old adversaries is worsened by attacks against the Klingons from an unknown enemy within the Enterprise, and Kirk finds himself on the Klingons' home world, standing trial for murder.

Cast and crew


Captain James T Kirk
William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy
DeForest Kelley
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
James Doohan
Pavel Chekov
Walter Koenig
Lieutenant Uhura
Nichelle Nichols
Captain Hikaru Sulu
George Takei
Lieutenant Valeris
Kim Cattrall
Mark Lenard
General Chang
Christopher Plummer
"Excelsior" communications officer
Grace Lee Whitney
Admiral Cartwright
Brock Peters
Chief in Command
Leon Russom
Federation President
Kurtwood Smith
Chancellor Gorkon
David Warner
Rosana De Soto
"Excelsior" crewman
Christian Slater
Klingon ambassador
John Schuck
Klingon defense attorney
Michael Dorn
Klingon commander
Morgan Sheppard


Nicholas Meyer

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Violence, edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG