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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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  Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
7.33 /10
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
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Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Written by: Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn

Released: 1991
Origin: US
Length: 110


Captain Kirk (William Shatner) is blamed when persons unknown blast leading Klingons into small red globules.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Best of all the Star Trek movies, and a fitting finale to the series. As usual, there is a philosophical content: the "undiscovered country" of the title is not another planet but the future. Star Trek VI neatly spoofs the notion that the thawing of a cold war means the end of history. But basically this is a first-rate action movie with impressive special effects, ably directed by Nicholas Meyer (who also directed Star Trek II ). There are some of the seediest-looking aliens since the bar-room scene in Star Wars, and the dialogue and ideas are consistently witty. Even if youíre not normally a Star Trek fan, youíll enjoy this one. A few critics didnít appreciate that it was any different from some of its less inspired predecessors. Most, however, appreciated its strengths.

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