Top 10 Moments: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
It’s almost a shame to say that “The Undiscovered Country” was the fourth best movie the originals ever did, but that is a testament to how good Trek’s II – IV were.
Nevertheless, VI was REALLY good and was a great way for the original cast to go out.
Bringing back Nicholas Meyer to direct was a great move, and the story was perfect. The characters and humor that we were used to also returned and the soundtrack is top notch, going off the board with Cliff Eidelman in his only contribution to the franchise. There are SO many great moments throughout this movie, but unfortunately we’re limited to ten.
Here are the Top 10 Moments from “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”.
10. Praxis Explodes
Not a bad way to start a movie – have a Klingon moon vital to their survival explode. Talk about starting off with a bang. (Pun absolutely intended.)
9. Uhura Speaks Klingon?
Great moment for Uhura. Nichelle Nichols gets to show off some of her comedic skills. How bored are those Klingons at that listening station…
8. Dinner Scene
So many great subtle performances during this scene. You can see as the abundance of Romulan ale is being consumed, the passive aggressiveness rises at the same rate.
7. Saving the President
A great climax to the film. Scotty busting in the door, Kirk flying through the air…a very exciting moment.
6. Dining on Ashes
A wonderful, final poignant scene between two long-time friends and characters. These men have been at each others sides through thick and thin for 25 years. It was not lost on the actors that much of the dialogue between Kirk and Spock could also apply to William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy regarding their place in the Star Trek universe up until that point. A nice quiet moment before the action would ramp up to carry through to the movie’s end.
Couldn’t go out without a great battle scene.
4. Kirk & McCoy on Trial
An interesting look at the Klingon court and justice system. Really nice touch having one of Worf’s ancestors being the defendant representing our heroes. General Chang had a pretty solid case, you have to admit!
3. Escape from Rura Penthe
Much of this part is driven by Eidelman’s soundtrack, especially when they were on the surface in the snow. (One wonders what the difference is between Martia and Odo, since they are both shapeshifters? (The actor who plays Odo, Rene Auberjonois, is actually in Stat Trek VI. He plays the part of Colonel West.))
It couldn’t have ended any other way. The perfect way to go out.
1. Gorkon Assassination
A fantastic sequence. Mass confusion, panic, and assassins roaming around a Klingon cruiser firing at will. Only thing that didn’t quite fit or stick – the pink Klingon blood. Perhaps that’s why they got away with showing so much of it because it looked so non-threatening. This was the first and last time we saw Klingons with pink blood.