History Film / StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry

13th Aug '17 1:23:08 AM KJMackley
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* {{Blooper}}: An amusing subversion. During the climactic fight, [=McCoy=] made a distinctive comment to Spock "bet you wished you ''stood'' in bed," as though he meant to say "wished you ''stayed'' in bed." The novelization expands on the line, and says it was an intentional [[Malaproper malaprop]] because of the stress of the moment and Spock, being Spock, corrects him.
11th Aug '17 4:59:33 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* {{Dedication}}: To Gene Roddenberry, who passed away weeks before the film's release.
10th Aug '17 1:31:01 AM KJMackley
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* {{Blooper}}: An amusing subversion. During the climactic fight, [=McCoy=] made a distinctive comment to Spock "bet you wished you ''stood'' in bed," as though he meant to say "wished you ''stayed'' in bed." The novelization expands on the line, and says it was an intentional [[Malaproper malaprop]] because of the stress of the moment and Spock, being Spock, corrects him.


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* GrandFinale: Advertised as such, with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' going strong and ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' in development, this movie was intended as a swan song and made explicit in the end. The following Trek movie ''Film/StarTrekGenerations'' serves as more of a coda for Kirk.


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* GunshipRescue: Downplayed, as the Excelsior arriving on the scene in the climax doesn't do much than give Chang another target. Once they find a way around the cloak, their combined firepower made short work of the Bird of Prey.


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** When Kronos One recovers from the attack it turns around ready to attack the Enterprise, with Chang vowing revenge. Kirk immediately surrenders rather than raise shields, as submitting to them is the only course of action to continue peace talks. The crew knows the reasons why, but are stunned because this is Captain James Tiberius Kirk surrendering to the enemy.
13th Jul '17 2:13:26 PM hashmaster9000
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** With regards to the behind the scenes problems, According to director Nicholas Meyer, Brock Peters found Admiral Cartwright's words during the briefing scene to be so offensive he needed several takes to get them all out. In a similar vein, Nichelle Nichols refused to speak the line "Guess who's coming to dinner?" - an intentional reference to ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'' - which is heard prior to the Klingons' visit to the Enterprise. The line was instead given to Walter Koenig.
13th Jul '17 2:03:26 PM hashmaster9000
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** During Kirk & McCoy's incarceration on Rura Penthe.
--->'''[=McCoy=]: Three months before retirement... What a way to finish.

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** During Kirk & McCoy's and McCoys incarceration on Rura Penthe.
--->'''[=McCoy=]: --->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Three months before retirement... What a way to finish.
13th Jul '17 2:02:12 PM hashmaster9000
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** During Kirk & McCoy's incarceration on Rura Penthe.
--->'''[=McCoy=]: Three months before retirement... What a way to finish.
--->'''Kirk:''' We're not finished...
--->'''[=McCoy=]:''' Speak for yourself. One day, one night: (makes throat slitting sound) Kobayashi Maru.
--->'''Kirk:''' Bones, are you afraid of the future?
--->'''[=McCoy=]:''' I believe that was the ''general'' idea that I was trying to convey.
--->'''Kirk:'''I don't mean this future.
--->'''[=McCoy=]:''' What is this, multiple choice?
10th Jul '17 2:21:42 PM xcountryguy
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* AlienBlood: The Klingons have Pepto-Bismol pink blood in this film (and only this film), in order to keep a PG rating. [[spoiler: Becomes a minor ChekhovsGun in the final act when an assassin is identified as ''not'' being Klingon because he has ''red'' blood, but only in the extended cut.]]

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* AlienBlood: The Klingons have Pepto-Bismol pink blood in this film (and only this film), in order to keep a PG rating. [[spoiler: Becomes [[spoiler:Becomes a minor ChekhovsGun in the final act when an assassin is identified as ''not'' being Klingon because he has ''red'' blood, but only in the extended cut.]]



* AssassinsAreAlwaysBetrayed: [[spoiler: Burke and Samno are killed by Valeris after the attempt to hide the evidence backfires.]]

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* AssassinsAreAlwaysBetrayed: [[spoiler: Burke [[spoiler:Burke and Samno are killed by Valeris after the attempt to hide the evidence backfires.]]



** Kirk's plan to [[spoiler: draw out the mole (Valeris) by having a "court reporter" summoned to Sick Bay urgently to take statements from the (actually already dead) assassins Burke and Samno]].

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** Kirk's plan to [[spoiler: draw [[spoiler:draw out the mole (Valeris) by having a "court reporter" summoned to Sick Bay urgently to take statements from the (actually already dead) assassins Burke and Samno]].



* ChekhovsGun: The Phaser Alarms. Setting off a phaser while vaporizing an object sets off the alarms, as was demonstrated in the kitchen when Chekov asked why they weren't vaporized. When [[spoiler: Burke and Samno are found dead]], [=McCoy=] wonders why they were not vaporized and Chekov replies(while comically making it sound like a dumb question) that it would set off the alarm. [[spoiler: Valeris had used a phaser on stun to the head at point blank range to kill them, her inability to dispose of the bodies led Kirk to his plan to flush out the assassin by saying that they had survived and were willing to talk about everything.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The Phaser Alarms. Setting off a phaser while vaporizing an object sets off the alarms, as was demonstrated in the kitchen when Chekov asked why they weren't vaporized. When [[spoiler: Burke [[spoiler:Burke and Samno are found dead]], [=McCoy=] wonders why they were not vaporized and Chekov replies(while comically making it sound like a dumb question) that it would set off the alarm. [[spoiler: Valeris [[spoiler:Valeris had used a phaser on stun to the head at point blank range to kill them, her inability to dispose of the bodies led Kirk to his plan to flush out the assassin by saying that they had survived and were willing to talk about everything.]]



* ChekhovsGunman: Burke and Samno, seen in the Transporter room when Gorkon and Party beam aboard, are [[spoiler: later revealed to be the two assassins responsible for his death. The extended cut takes this further: they make disparaging remarks about the Klingons after the party has left the room only to be stopped by Valeris]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: Burke and Samno, seen in the Transporter room when Gorkon and Party beam aboard, are [[spoiler: later [[spoiler:later revealed to be the two assassins responsible for his death. The extended cut takes this further: they make disparaging remarks about the Klingons after the party has left the room only to be stopped by Valeris]].



** Admiral Cartwright is another, albeit minor, example: his unease of peace with Klingons makes him [[spoiler: a party of the plot to shoot the Federation President]].

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** Admiral Cartwright is another, albeit minor, example: his unease of peace with Klingons makes him [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a party of the plot to shoot the Federation President]].



* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: An ironic version. Despite their motives, [[spoiler:the members of the Human-Klingon conspiracy to destroy the peace process]] are pretty unified in their goals. Though the vitriol is not far away given the comments from [[spoiler: Valeris]] about the others. This is lampshaded by [=McCoy=], who ponders the thought of it outloud.

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* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: An ironic version. Despite their motives, [[spoiler:the members of the Human-Klingon conspiracy to destroy the peace process]] are pretty unified in their goals. Though the vitriol is not far away given the comments from [[spoiler: Valeris]] [[spoiler:Valeris]] about the others. This is lampshaded by [=McCoy=], who ponders the thought of it outloud.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Chang. Offering only a resigned "to be, or not to be".]]

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Chang.[[spoiler:Chang. Offering only a resigned "to be, or not to be".]]



** After the Klingon party leaves the transporter room, crewmen Burke and Samno make vaguely racist comments about the Klingons until Valeris starts bossing them around. [[spoiler: All three are conspirators.]]

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** After the Klingon party leaves the transporter room, crewmen Burke and Samno make vaguely racist comments about the Klingons until Valeris starts bossing them around. [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:All three are conspirators.]]



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Spock's reaction to the forced mindmeld with [[spoiler: Valeris]] is made entirely of this trope.

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Spock's reaction to the forced mindmeld with [[spoiler: Valeris]] [[spoiler:Valeris]] is made entirely of this trope.



* JerkassHasAPoint: The Klingon ambassador is an ass, but even Sarek has to admit that he's correct in his legal interpretation that the Klingons have every right to try Captain Kirk and Doctor [=McCoy=] for Gorkon's assassination. [[spoiler: Of course that was General Chang's plan all along.]]

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* JerkassHasAPoint: The Klingon ambassador is an ass, but even Sarek has to admit that he's correct in his legal interpretation that the Klingons have every right to try Captain Kirk and Doctor [=McCoy=] for Gorkon's assassination. [[spoiler: Of [[spoiler:Of course that was General Chang's plan all along.]]



* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler: The Klingon assassin is Starfleet's Colonel West [[RubberForeheadAliens with some rubber on his forehead]].]]

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* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Klingon assassin is Starfleet's Colonel West [[RubberForeheadAliens with some rubber on his forehead]].]]



* MoralDissonance: Words to this effect have also been leveled at the public MindRape of [[spoiler: Valeris]] on the bridge of the Enterprise by Spock, although it could be considered an example of IDidWhatIHadToDo since the Federation and Empire were on the precipice of war. It was... logical.

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* MoralDissonance: Words to this effect have also been leveled at the public MindRape of [[spoiler: Valeris]] [[spoiler:Valeris]] on the bridge of the Enterprise by Spock, although it could be considered an example of IDidWhatIHadToDo since the Federation and Empire were on the precipice of war. It was... logical.



* NearVillainVictory: The BigBad nearly destroys the Enterprise and the conspirators nearly [[spoiler: succeed in assassinating the Federation President, but Excelsior helps buy the Enterprise time to complete its Plasma Seeking Torpedo to find and kill Chang so they can get to the planet in time to save the day]].
* NeverTrustATrailer: Trailers for the movie showcased a scene of [[spoiler: Kirk getting phasered and exploding]]. Turns out [[spoiler: it was just a shape-shifter]].

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* NearVillainVictory: The BigBad nearly destroys the Enterprise and the conspirators nearly [[spoiler: succeed [[spoiler:succeed in assassinating the Federation President, but Excelsior helps buy the Enterprise time to complete its Plasma Seeking Torpedo to find and kill Chang so they can get to the planet in time to save the day]].
* NeverTrustATrailer: Trailers for the movie showcased a scene of [[spoiler: Kirk [[spoiler:Kirk getting phasered and exploding]]. Turns out [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it was just a shape-shifter]].



** When Crewman Dax is questioned about the assassination after the gravity boots were found on his locker, the crew realize his webbed feet cannot possibly fit into those boots. Cut to Valeris having a dismayed reaction on her face. [[spoiler: We later find out that she too was in the plot, and her face was actually a very subdued OhCrap when she realizes Burke and Samno clumsily disposed of evidence that can now be used against (potentially) all three of them. This sets her off to kill ''both'' Burke and Samno in an effort to hide her role in the assassination. She gets another one of these moments when she is exposed as TheMole in Sick Bay.]]

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** When Crewman Dax is questioned about the assassination after the gravity boots were found on his locker, the crew realize his webbed feet cannot possibly fit into those boots. Cut to Valeris having a dismayed reaction on her face. [[spoiler: We [[spoiler:We later find out that she too was in the plot, and her face was actually a very subdued OhCrap when she realizes Burke and Samno clumsily disposed of evidence that can now be used against (potentially) all three of them. This sets her off to kill ''both'' Burke and Samno in an effort to hide her role in the assassination. She gets another one of these moments when she is exposed as TheMole in Sick Bay.]]



* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Kirk and Spock's chat before the final battle. Kirk is regretting that his distrust towards Klingons indirectly caused this mess, while Spock was beating himself up about being [[spoiler: too biased towards Valeris and her achievements to notice her hidden agenda.]].

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Kirk and Spock's chat before the final battle. Kirk is regretting that his distrust towards Klingons indirectly caused this mess, while Spock was beating himself up about being [[spoiler: too [[spoiler:too biased towards Valeris and her achievements to notice her hidden agenda.]].



** Spock is legitimately hurt and angry over [[spoiler: Valeris' betrayal, and makes no attempts to hide it. Even throwing logic in her face by outright daring her to shoot him. You can see the scorn on his face as he slaps the phaser out of her hand.]]
* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: During the climax as the conspirators are preparing to kill the Federation president, one of them, [[spoiler: Admiral Cartright]], is shown with sweat soaking his face.

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** Spock is legitimately hurt and angry over [[spoiler: Valeris' [[spoiler:Valeris' betrayal, and makes no attempts to hide it. Even throwing logic in her face by outright daring her to shoot him. You can see the scorn on his face as he slaps the phaser out of her hand.]]
* OverlyNervousFlopSweat: During the climax as the conspirators are preparing to kill the Federation president, one of them, [[spoiler: Admiral [[spoiler:Admiral Cartright]], is shown with sweat soaking his face.



* SilentWhisper: Right after the bodies of Chancellor Gorkon's killers are found, Kirk takes Spock aside and they have an inaudible conversation. At the end Spock says, "Possible." [[spoiler: It turned out to be an idea to lure the killers' killer out.]]

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* SilentWhisper: Right after the bodies of Chancellor Gorkon's killers are found, Kirk takes Spock aside and they have an inaudible conversation. At the end Spock says, "Possible." [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turned out to be an idea to lure the killers' killer out.]]



* TookALevelInJerkass: Admiral Cartwright. He was previously shown in a more heroic light in Star Trek IV. However he comes off as a racist jerk during the briefing, [[spoiler: and this is even before we find out he is a part of the conspiracy]].

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Admiral Cartwright. He was previously shown in a more heroic light in Star Trek IV. However he comes off as a racist jerk during the briefing, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and this is even before we find out he is a part of the conspiracy]].



** This was prompted by Spock "volunteering" the Enterprise and crew for the peace keeping mission. Considering just two films ago, Kirk was accused by the Klingons of developing the Genesis device as a superweapon, he seems like a poor choice - but the implication is that the Klingons respect Kirk's legendary fighting abilities and will deal better with a tough guy than a nice guy. [[spoiler: The conspirators have no problem leveraging this reputation to frame Kirk for Gorkon's murder.]]

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** This was prompted by Spock "volunteering" the Enterprise and crew for the peace keeping mission. Considering just two films ago, Kirk was accused by the Klingons of developing the Genesis device as a superweapon, he seems like a poor choice - but the implication is that the Klingons respect Kirk's legendary fighting abilities and will deal better with a tough guy than a nice guy. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The conspirators have no problem leveraging this reputation to frame Kirk for Gorkon's murder.]]
7th Jul '17 12:22:46 AM MadCat221
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* TactfulTranslation: The subtitles compensate for the klingon listening post operator's lazy apathy by translating his simple utterance of just the post's name (Morskika) into "This is Listening Post Morskika"
7th Jul '17 12:03:05 AM MadCat221
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* BigDamnHeroes: Sulu and the ''USS Excelsior'' swooping in to even up the fight against General Chang and his Bird of Prey. While the original plan was to play this trope straight, the end result is a slight subversion; ''Excelsior'' doesn't do much but provide a second target at first, giving the ''Enterprise'' a much-needed breather. Once Chang's ship is revealed by the first hit on its hull, though, Sulu takes full advantage of the reveal to add his ship's weight to the fight.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Sulu and the ''USS Excelsior'' swooping in to even up the fight against General Chang and his Bird of Prey. While the original plan was to play this trope straight, the end result is a slight subversion; ''Excelsior'' doesn't do much but provide a second target at first, giving the ''Enterprise'' a much-needed breather. Once Chang's ship is revealed by the first hit on its hull, though, Sulu takes full advantage of the reveal to add his ship's weight to the fight. Sulu states quite explicitly that he knows all the ''Excelsior'' is on their arrival is another duck in Chang's shooting gallery.
-->'''Captain Sulu''': Alright... now we've given them something else to shoot at.
18th Jun '17 5:19:37 PM Akaihiryuu
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* IdenticalGrandson: Worf's grandfather, Colonel Worf, is also played by Creator/MichaelDorn.

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* IdenticalGrandson: Worf's grandfather, Colonel Worf, is also played by Creator/MichaelDorn. There was going to be a scene showing Colonel Worf talking with his young son, Mogh, but it was unfortunately cut. Colonel Worf being the father of Mogh, and thus the 24th century Worf's grandfather was confirmed by Michael Dorn and by supplementary materials.
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