#342 – Spotlight On: Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country

With The Final Frontier thankfully behind us, we set sail into The Undiscovered Country, a film with a plot ripped from the headlines of the time, and one which ended up paying off a character beat that was introduced three movies prior. But even more than that, Star Trek VI would be the final film to feature the entire original cast together onscreen, and be released twenty-five years after the show premiered, no less. It was a pretty big occasion, and after the dismal outing that was Part V, expectations were high for a proper swan song for the crew of the Enterprise.

Now, over twenty-five years later, we take a look back at the sixth entry in the Star Trek franchise to see if they were able to step over the stupidly low bar of Star Trek V and give Kirk and Co. a proper send off for the fans.

I’m your host and Captain, David Snider, and joining me as we bid farewell to the Enterprise-A are fellow crewmembers and Rura Penthe ex-cons Lt. Commander Chad Griner and Ensign Nick Goathoof.

Topics of discussion in this episode include the shocking revelation that William Shakespeare was actually a Klingon; Nick defects to the Klingon Empire after witnessing Spock’s brutal interrogation tactics; and finally, we learn that Leonard Nimoy will NOT stand for sexy shenanigans on the bridge of the Enterprise.

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