“Guess who’s coming to dinner…”
There have been a fair few Star Trek films, out of all of them the one I like best is number six. It tells the story of the thawing of relations between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. With overtones of the Cold War, this story about an old starship crew (making no apologies for the ageing cast) been put into a situation that isn’t what they are use to or expect is gripping and humourous at the same time.
I do think it was the best of the “old cast” films, I did like IV with the whales and time travel, but at the end of the day, of all of them VI wins out. I do like how Sulu now has his own ship. There is a great supporting cast too with Christopher Plummer and David Warner playing the Klingons with great effect.
It’s hard to believe, but the film is over twenty years old now. So is this one of your favourites, or is it one of other films?
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2 Replies to “Cinematic Advent Calendar #04 – Star Trek VI”
If we’re talking Star Trek I think the original ‘motion picture’ is the best – it’s from a time before ‘summer blockbusters’ were only films that were sure to be a hit, before film franchises were really heard of, and a time when the story mattered (not the star).
Personally though I quite like the original Star Trek movie, I do think it is slightly too long. It is also reminiscent of many of the SF films at the time, 2001 for example, that were made to “make you think”. What I prefer about VI is that it has much more action and is more of a thriller. But that is just me.