History TearJerker / StarTrekVItheUndiscoveredCountry

1st Apr '17 9:57:44 AM AnotherGuy
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* At the trial, Bones defends his failure to save Gorkon as best he can, but finally breaks down and looks around for support as he makes his final attempt.

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* At the trial, Bones defends his failure to save Gorkon as best he can, but finally breaks down and looks around for support as he makes his final attempt. It doesn't help Chang depicts him as a drunk, old doctor.
1st Apr '17 9:56:38 AM AnotherGuy
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Second star to the right... and straight on till morning."]]
24th Nov '16 7:40:14 AM kalel32688
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* Chancellor Gorkon's death is surprisingly tearjerking, [[spoiler:especially when you consider people in ''both'' Starfleet ''and'' the Klingon Empire worked TOGETHER in order to assassinate him. Because they didn't want him to make an alliance between their two governments!]]
** His last words are heartbreaking: "Don't let it end this way, Captain..." Kirk, who expressed bigotry towards the Klingons in his own personal log due to [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock (three of) them murdering his son]], stands there shocked with cognitive dissonance: instead of cursing him in his last breath, the man was begging Kirk to save the peace process. Kirk observed bitterly later that "Gorkon had to die before I realized how prejudiced I was", and regretted not taking him at his word from the getgo.

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* Chancellor Gorkon's death is surprisingly tearjerking, [[spoiler:especially when you consider people in ''both'' Starfleet ''and'' the Klingon Empire worked TOGETHER in order to assassinate him. Because him because they didn't want him to make an alliance between their two governments!]]
** His last words are heartbreaking: "Don't let it end this way, Captain..." Kirk, who expressed bigotry towards the Klingons in his own personal log due to [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock (three of) them murdering his son]], stands there shocked with cognitive dissonance: instead of cursing him in his last breath, the man was begging Kirk to save the peace process. Kirk observed bitterly later that "Gorkon had to die before I realized how prejudiced I was", was" and regretted not taking him at his word from the getgo. get-go.



* Merritt Butrick's cameo - the film was ''after'' he had died of AIDS complications. In-universe, Kirk unable to reconcile his death.
* More like a Fridge Tearjerker, but how Valeris' betrayal affects Spock. She's second only to Saavik when it comes to Spock's proteges. He tried his best to teach her how to have hope, but she wasn't good enough to live up to it. She didn't just betray him as a Starfleet officer, she didn't just betray him as a Vulcan, she betrayed him [[LikeASonToMe as a surrogate daughter]]. That's a hard blow for anybody.

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* Merritt Butrick's cameo - the cameo. The film was ''after'' he had died of AIDS complications. In-universe, complications.
** InUniverse,
Kirk unable to reconcile his son David's death.
* More like a Fridge Tearjerker, but how Valeris' betrayal affects Spock. She's second only to Saavik when it comes to Spock's proteges. He tried his best to teach her how to have hope, but she wasn't good enough to live up to it. She didn't just betray him as a Starfleet officer, she didn't just betray him as a Vulcan, Vulcan; she betrayed him [[LikeASonToMe as a surrogate daughter]]. That's a hard blow for anybody.



** And then he's still horrified after being forced to [[MindRape dig the conspirators' identities out of her mind]]. These sequences feature some of Creator/LeonardNimoy's best acting in the whole franchise.

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** And then [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he's still horrified horrified]] after being forced to [[MindRape dig the conspirators' identities out of her mind]]. These sequences feature some of Creator/LeonardNimoy's best acting in the whole franchise.



* Kirk's reaction to finding out that Spock felt the need to vouch for him over the mission to escort Chancellor Gorkon to Earth. He's visibly angered and disturbed that Spock thought he wouldn't follow his orders to the best of his abilities whatever his personal feelings might be.
-->"You should have trusted me."
* The look on Spock's face when Kirk retorts "let them die!" To see the normally stoic Vulcan shocked and horrified at his friends words truly underscores the callousness and bigotry of Jim's statement.
* At the trial Bones defends his failure to save Gorkon as best he can, but finally breaks down and looks around for support as he makes his final attempt. "I tried to save him! I was desperate to save him! He was the last, best hope in the universe for peace."

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* Kirk's reaction to finding out that Spock felt the need to vouch for him over the mission to escort Chancellor Gorkon to Earth. He's visibly angered and disturbed that Spock thought he wouldn't follow his orders to the best of his abilities whatever his personal feelings might be.
-->"You -->'''Kirk''': You should have trusted me."
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* The look on Spock's face when Kirk retorts "let "Let them die!" To see the normally stoic normally-stoic Vulcan shocked and horrified at his friends friend's words truly underscores the callousness and bigotry of Jim's statement.
* At the trial trial, Bones defends his failure to save Gorkon as best he can, but finally breaks down and looks around for support as he makes his final attempt. "I attempt.
-->'''[=McCoy=]''': I
tried to save him! I was desperate to save him! He was the last, best hope in the universe for peace."
24th Nov '16 1:35:50 AM NateTheGreat
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* The look on Spock's face when Kirk retorts "let them die!" To see the normally stoic Vulcan shocked and horrified at his friends words truly underscores the callousness and bigotry of Jim's statement

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* The look on Spock's face when Kirk retorts "let them die!" To see the normally stoic Vulcan shocked and horrified at his friends words truly underscores the callousness and bigotry of Jim's statement
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* At the trial Bones defends his failure to save Gorkon as best he can, but finally breaks down and looks around for support as he makes his final attempt. "I tried to save him! I was desperate to save him! He was the last, best hope in the universe for peace."
18th Mar '16 11:41:45 AM Kinola
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* The look on Spocks face when Kirk retorts "let them die!" To see the normally stoic Vulcan shocked and horrified at his friends words truly underscores the callousness and bigotry of Jim's statement

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* The look on Spocks Spock's face when Kirk retorts "let them die!" To see the normally stoic Vulcan shocked and horrified at his friends words truly underscores the callousness and bigotry of Jim's statement
30th Jul '15 5:18:32 PM jacenskylo
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* The look on Spocks face when Kirk retorts "let them die!" To see the normally stoic Vulcan shocked and horrified at his friends words truly underscores the callousness and bigotry of Jim's statement
16th Mar '15 5:29:07 PM HeroGal2347
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** "You should have trusted me."

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** "You -->"You should have trusted me."
16th Mar '15 3:19:48 PM TinMan
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* Kirk's reaction to finding out that Spock felt the need to vouch for him over the mission to escort Chancellor Gorkon to Earth. He's visibly angered and disturbed that Spock thought he wouldn't follow his orders to the best of his abilities whatever his personal feelings might be.
** "You should have trusted me."
14th Mar '15 9:26:08 PM BDA1978
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** His last words are heartbreaking: "Don't let it end this way, Captain..." Kirk, who expressed bigotry towards the Klingons in his own personal log due to [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock (three of) them murdering his son]], stands there shocked with cognitive dissonance: instead of cursing him in his last breath, the man was begging Kirk to save the peace process.

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** His last words are heartbreaking: "Don't let it end this way, Captain..." Kirk, who expressed bigotry towards the Klingons in his own personal log due to [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock (three of) them murdering his son]], stands there shocked with cognitive dissonance: instead of cursing him in his last breath, the man was begging Kirk to save the peace process. Kirk observed bitterly later that "Gorkon had to die before I realized how prejudiced I was", and regretted not taking him at his word from the getgo.
2nd Mar '15 6:36:55 AM AnotherGuy
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* Merrit Buttrick's cameo - the film was ''after'' he had died of AIDS complications. In-universe, Kirk unable to reconcile his death.

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* Merrit Buttrick's Merritt Butrick's cameo - the film was ''after'' he had died of AIDS complications. In-universe, Kirk unable to reconcile his death.
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