Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Star Trek: The Original Series)… This has to be one of my all time favorite Star Trek movies! So when I found the novel of this movie I had to get it.
Internal pressures, enormous military expenditures, and the destruction of their primary energy source have brought the Klingon Empire to the verge of catastrophic collapse.
To avert disaster, Gorkon, Chancellor of the Klingon High Council, proposes negotiations between the Federation and Klingon Empire, negotiations that will put an end to the years of hostility between the two powers, and herald a new era of peace and cooperation. Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM are dispatched to escort the Chancellor safely into Federation space.
But a treacherous assassination brings negotiations to a sudden halt and places Kirk and Dr. McCoy in the hands of the Federation’s greatest enemy. With time running out, Spock and the Enterprise crew work to uncover the deadly secret that threatens to propel the galaxy into the most destructive conflict it has ever known.
I’m normally worried about novel that are based off movies. How much would they change or how much would they add on and does it add to the story or take away? I grow up with this movie and watched all the time with my Father. It quickly became a comfort movie for myself and my Dad. We were always quoting it or making some type of joke that deals with this movie. There are so many great memories that are linked and I’m happy to share this movie with my son. Who now is in love with it, well he loves anything Trek or Wars and even Who haha. I guess the apple didn’t fall far from the tree there hahaha! This year had been hard personally for myself with the passing of my father. It’s always bittersweet when I find things that remind me of him. So when I found this book, I felt I needed to read this and find out if it was any good. It was! Dillard did a great job turning the movie into a novel and brought back so many memories. Didn’t really change much in the way of the story, might have added a few things here and there. Or gave a little bit more of a backstory or let you peek behind the scenes. I love this story and it show the true form for all the Star Trek characters. Drama, comedy, action you name it’s in there :). I’m beyond pleased with this book and movie as well!
Fun movie facts:
Michael Dorn plays Colonel Worf in this film, and Lieutenant Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). Colonel Worf is the grandfather of Lieutenant Worf.
Christian Slater wore the trousers made for William Shatner in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). “It was an honor to get into Shatner’s pants”, he quipped during a BBC interview.
The film marked DeForest Kelley’s last on screen performance as Dr. McCoy, and likewise Uhura’s final canonical appearance as played by Nichelle Nichols. Nichols would later reprise her role in Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (2004), an unofficial continuation of the original series based on ideas by Gene Roddenberry and made with the blessing of Paramount and the participation of the Roddenberry estate, including that of his late wife, Majel Barrett
Nicholas Meyer (previously of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)) is the only returning director to direct two non-consecutive Star Trek films. Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Frakes, and J.J. Abrams all directed two in a row.
Something my Father always use to say..
2 Replies to “Star Trek Book Challenge 83.5: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Star Trek: The Original Series)”
The coolest thing about this review was to learn that this film was a point of connection between you and your dad, and that you’re now making that same connection with your son. Just think about that–three generations of your family that Star Trek has connected! You absolutely win at parenting. The multi-generational nature of science fiction, movies, or music (I’m a metalhead myself, and we tend to “pass on” the heavy metal gene to future generations just the same as SF/Fantasy is passed on) is one of its great enduring qualities.
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Thank you so much. It also means a lot to hear that. It is rather crazy to think about, 3 generations. Wow