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Movie Review: 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
109 minutes
performer:
Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, Christopher Plummer, Kurtwood Smith, George Takei
director:
Nicholas Meyer
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Boasting a high-tech gleam absent from grainy prints shown in theaters last winter, this letterboxed disc of Star Trek VI also restores three minutes chopped out of the theatrical version at the behest of Trek‘s creator, the late Gene Roddenberry. An assassin foiled in the finale is exposed not as a Klingon but as an Ollie North-type officer — a denouement less in synch with Roddenberry’s vision of an incorruptible Starfleet but more full-bodied as drama.

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