History Film / StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry

24th Jun '16 9:34:19 PM katrinahood
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* CastingGag: [[Film/ToKillAMockingbird Brock Peters]] plays an anti-Klingon racist.
** Brock actually had problems doing Cartwright's anti-Klingon rant during the classified meeting because it was morally unpleasant for him personally. Multiple takes had to be done and pieced together. (That is, he had problems getting the lines out. According to the DVD, he was supportive of the message itself.)
*** This was at least partially a coincidence, as Brock had already played Admiral Cartwright earlier in the film series.
** A bit of one with Christopher Plummer, a [[{{Understatement}} respected]] Shakespearian actor as the Shakespeare-quoting Chang.
18th Jun '16 12:30:24 PM heartofthemoon
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** Starlet orders the Enterprise to report back after the assassination, but they are still trying to root out the assassins.

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** Starlet Starfleet orders the Enterprise to report back after the assassination, but they are still trying to root out the assassins.
17th Jun '16 8:38:16 AM Bense
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* InvisibilityFlicker: Klingon warships have to decloak before they can fire. [[spoiler:Except Chang's.]] Even then, said exception briefly does it every single time it fires a torpedo.

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* InvisibilityFlicker: Klingon warships have to decloak before they can fire. [[spoiler:Except Chang's.]] Even then, said the exception is briefly does it lit up by its own torpedoes every single time it fires a torpedo.one.
23rd May '16 6:57:29 PM AndresFD
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Kirk and [=McCoy=] wouldn't have been able to escape Rura Penthe if not for the villains' plot to [[TrickedIntoEscaping engineer an escape attempt]] to have an excuse to kill them.
30th Mar '16 10:48:59 AM AnotherGuy
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* SlasherSmile: William Shatner gives a great one as Marta!Kirk, when saying "killed trying to escape".
30th Mar '16 6:59:47 AM Berret
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-->'''Martia:''' Good enough for one. Two would have looked suspicious. Killed while ''(transforms into Kirk)'' trying to escape. Now that's convincing for ''both''.

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-->'''Martia:''' Good enough for one. Two would have looked suspicious. Killed while ''(transforms into Kirk)'' trying attempting to escape. Now that's convincing for ''both''.
30th Mar '16 6:23:11 AM Berret
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** Star Trek canon indicates that Klingon was one of the first languages decoded and added to the Universal Translator. By Kirk's era, it's rendered perfectly by the universal translator in almost every circumstance. This means that there's no real need to have an expert aboard for Klingon along. Since Enterprise is on a five year mission to explore strange new worlds and new civilizations, Uhura's job would be to deal with obscure and new languages, so it would make sense if he studies had focused on really bizarre languages, not ones that are commonly studied. To put it in real world terms, if someone was exploring tribal nations in the middle east, we would expect them to learn languages from that area. It wouldn't make sense to expect them to know Spanish even though it is a common language in many parts of the world.

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** Star Trek canon indicates that Klingon was one of the first languages decoded and added to the Universal Translator. By Kirk's era, it's rendered perfectly by the universal translator in almost every circumstance. This means that there's no real need to have an expert aboard for Klingon along. Since Enterprise is on a five year mission to explore strange new worlds and new civilizations, Uhura's job would be to deal with obscure and new languages, so it would make sense if he her studies had focused on really bizarre languages, not ones that are commonly studied. To put it in real world terms, if someone was exploring tribal nations in the middle east, we would expect them to learn languages from that area. It wouldn't make sense to expect them to know Spanish even though it is a common language in many parts of the world.
30th Mar '16 6:17:33 AM Berret
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-->'''Martia:''' Good enough for one. Two would have looked suspicious. Killed while ''(transforms into Kirk)'' attempting escape. Now that's convincing for ''both''.

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-->'''Martia:''' Good enough for one. Two would have looked suspicious. Killed while ''(transforms into Kirk)'' attempting trying to escape. Now that's convincing for ''both''.
30th Mar '16 5:43:04 AM Berret
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* EngineeredPublicConfession: During the trial, Kirk's log entry in which he says "I have never trusted Klingons, and I never will. I've never been able to forgive them for the death of my boy." is presented as proof of his motive for assassinating Gorkon. This fact is later used to incriminate [[spoiler:Valeris as a conspirator, since it was her who was outside his quarters at the time.]]

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* EngineeredPublicConfession: During the trial, Kirk's log entry in which he says "I have never trusted Klingons, and I never will. I've never been able to forgive them for the death of my boy." is presented as proof of his motive for assassinating Gorkon. This fact is later used to incriminate [[spoiler:Valeris as a conspirator, since it was her she who was outside his quarters at the time.]]
5th Mar '16 7:58:10 AM Dragon101
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* BigBadEnsemble: Though Chang acts as the main villain for most of the movie, he's part of a larger conspiracy which includes [[spoiler:Admiral Cartwright, Colonel West and the Romulan Ambassador]].

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* BigBadEnsemble: BigBadDuumvirate: Though Chang acts as the main villain for most of the movie, he's part of a larger conspiracy which includes [[spoiler:Admiral Cartwright, Colonel West and the Romulan Ambassador]].



** Starfleet orders the Enterprise to report back after the assassination, but they are still trying to root out the assassins.

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** Starfleet Starlet orders the Enterprise to report back after the assassination, but they are still trying to root out the assassins.



* TheHeavy: General Chang is the most prominent antagonist for the Enterprise, but he is really only the enforcer of an intergalactic conspiracy, not it's leader. It's not even clear if he is the most highly-ranked Klingon who is party to it, or which side initiated the conspiracy in the first place.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kirk and [=McCoy=] would have never escaped if Chang hadnít ordered the Gulag warden to help them escape. Instead, Kirk and [=McCoy=] would have simply languished in prison, the Enterprise would have been waiting around in Klingon airspace for nothing, the Federation Presidentís assassination would have gone on as planned, and Kang and his crew would have lived ... at least until the Federation-Klingon War.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kirk and [=McCoy=] would have never escaped if Chang hadnít ordered the Gulag warden to help them escape. Instead, Kirk and [=McCoy=] would have simply languished in prison, the Enterprise would have been waiting around in Klingon airspace for nothing, the Federation Presidentís assassination would have gone on as planned, and Kang Chang and his crew would have lived ... at least until the Federation-Klingon War.
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