Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Trivia: Both the opening explosion of the Klingon moon Praxis and much of the footage from the U.S.S. Excelsior was later used in an episode of "Star Trek: Voyager", ("Flashback") with special guest star George Takei.

Trivia: The Klingon who defends Kirk and McCoy at the trial is Michael Dorn, the actor who plays Worf in The Next Generation. The Klingon makeup is also identical, even though it is supposed to be a different character. (The makeup is actually more subdued than the makeup for TNG [flatter] but it looks similar because he is actually playing one of Lieutenant Worf's ancestors.)

Trivia: General Chang's line,"don't wait for the translation,answer me now" during the Trial is the same line used by American Ambassador Adlai Stevenson towards Russian Ambassador Valerian Zorin at the United Nations during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

Trivia: Originally, this movie was going to be a prequel about when Kirk and Spock first met at Starfleet Academy.

Trivia: Many of the sets in this movie are obvious redresses of the sets from Star Trek: The Next Generation. For example, the Enterprise-A's main engineering and transporter room are modified versions of those from the 1701-D. Likewise other TNG sets are used in different fashions. For example, the 1701-D's observation lounge becomes the 1701-A's dining room. The most obvious redress is that of the Federation president's office, which, if you look behind the curtains, you'll see the distinctive windows of 10-Forward.

Trivia: Nicholas Meyer (Director & Co-writer) wanted an end scene where Kirk handed over the Enterprise to Picard & Crew to link the two series. Once he was told there was 75 year gap between them, the idea was instantly dropped.

Trivia: In the ending credits, Uhura's name is misspelled Uhuru.

Trivia: Christian Slater's brief appearance in this movie was as a result of him wanting to be in a Star Trek movie with the original actors before they moved on to the Next Generation movies.


Trivia: Before his final log entry, in response to Chekov's request for a course, Kirk says "Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning." This is a nod to the direction to find Never Neverland in "Peter Pan."

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Trivia: The story Lt. Valeris tells of the word origin for "sabotage", with sabots being thrown into machinery, is simply not true (although a persistent enough falsehood not to be considered a movie mistake). While the word does take its roots from sabots (wooden shoes), it comes from French anarchist Pouget wanting to translate the British practice of ca'cannery, deliberately working slowly, into a French word. Those who wore wooden shoes moved clumsily and slower than those with leather shoes.


Trivia: David Warner plays Rosanna DeSoto's father in this film, even though in real life he's only nine years older than DeSoto.

Trivia: Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry passed away before the movie's premiere, just days after viewing the film.

Trivia: The penal planet Rura Penthe is so named as a nod to Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, wherein a prison camp of that name is the inspiration for Captain Nemo's crusade against mankind's injustice and cruelty.

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Trivia: Despite his prominent billing, David Warner (Chancellor Gorkon) is only on screen for 10 minutes throughout the entire film.

Continuity mistake: When Captain Kirk and the shape shifter are fighting on the planet (the shape shifter looks exactly like Kirk). They are rolling through the snow about to roll over Bones. In one shot, it looks like they will roll over his feet first, and then the rest of his body. In the next shot, it is a little closer and they roll over Bones' right arm first and not his feet first.

More mistakes in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Captain Spock: If I were human I believe my response would be "go to hell." If I were human.
Commander Pavel Andreievich Chekov: Course heading, Captain?
Captain James T. Kirk: Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

More quotes from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

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