History Trivia / StarTrekVItheUndiscoveredCountry

18th Sep '17 10:35:52 PM KJMackley
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* {{Blooper}}: An amusing subversion. During the climactic fight, [=McCoy=] makes 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 {{malaprop|er}} because of the stress of the moment and Spock, being Spock, corrects him.

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* {{Blooper}}: An amusing subversion. During the climactic fight, [=McCoy=] makes 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 a {{malaprop|er}} because of the stress of the moment and Spock, being Spock, corrects him.


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* DevelopmentGag:
** The subtitle "The Undiscovered Country" was one of the proposed titles for Star Trek II, also written and directed by Nicolas Meyer. It should be noted that the title is a reference to Shakespeare, and unlike the film's claim that it means the future, it actually was a euphemism for ''death''. Knowing that, the title would have made more sense for Star Trek II rather than this film.
** Sulu becoming the Captain of his own ship was in the works as far back as Star Trek II.
16th Sep '17 2:12:14 AM KJMackley
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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg was going to cameo as Guinan. Ironically, she was busy filming ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She eventually got a role in the next film.

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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg was going to cameo as Guinan. Ironically, she was busy filming ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She eventually got a role in the next film.
** Sulu was slated to become captain of his own ship as far back as Star Trek II, in large part due to the campaigning of Creator/GeorgeTakei (he argued that Sulu had an awfully high rank for a helmsman). A line in that film has Kirk mention that Sulu is only with them for a few more weeks, a remnant of that subplot. That premise was considered for every film but eventually abandoned for one reason or another. InUniverse, Sulu WAS about to take his own command at that point in Star Trek II, but was an accomplice to Kirk's defiance of Starfleet orders in Star Trek III. Even though he was ultimately pardoned for the crime in Star Trek IV, it still caused a career set-back and it took him a few years to get back on track. Takei himself said he had given up trying to get that character promotion, and was delighted to see it finally happen in this
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28th Aug '17 6:47:32 PM HeraldAlberich
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* AllStarCast: Mary Jo Slater, the casting director, casted several stars in Hollywood films as the production could afford like Creator/KurtwoodSmith, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/ChristopherPlummer. She casted her own son, Creator/ChristianSlater, at the latter's request.
* {{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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* AllStarCast: Mary Jo Slater, the casting director, casted several stars in cast as many Hollywood films stars as the production could afford like afford, including Creator/KurtwoodSmith, Creator/DavidWarner Creator/DavidWarner, and Creator/ChristopherPlummer. She casted cast her own son, Creator/ChristianSlater, at the latter's request.
* {{Blooper}}: An amusing subversion. During the climactic fight, [=McCoy=] made makes a distinctive comment to Spock 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]] {{malaprop|er}} because of the stress of the moment and Spock, being Spock, corrects him.



** Klingon blood is pink for the first and only time in the entire ''Star Trek'' property because had it been red, the film would have been slapped with an R rating by the MPAA.

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** Klingon blood is pink for the first and only time in the entire ''Star Trek'' property franchise because had it been red, the film would have been slapped with an R rating by the MPAA.



** If not for [[ExecutiveMeddling those pesky, meddling executives]], ''The Undiscovered Country'' would have been the title for [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Star Trek II]].
* FanNickname: ''Star Trek VI: The Apology'', due to the film being seen as a return to form after the unpopular ''Star Trek V''.

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** If not for [[ExecutiveMeddling those pesky, pesky meddling executives]], executives, ''The Undiscovered Country'' would have been the title for [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Star ''{{Film/Star Trek II]].
II|TheWrathOfKhan}}''.
* FanNickname: ''Star Trek VI: The Apology'', due to the film being seen as a return to form after the unpopular ''Star ''Film/{{Star Trek V''.V|TheFinalFrontier}}''.



** Main engineering of the Enterprise-A was essentially the Enterprise-D's main engineering set with different graphics in the displays and a different paint job.
** The officer's mess hall was the Enterprise-D's observation lounge set. This is why the little Enterprise statues that are present in that set during the first four seasons of the show mysteriously disappear.
** The Federation President's office is the Enterprise-D's Ten Forward with some curtains and different lighting.
** Kirk's quarters set was recycled for Data's in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and then recycled back for this film. The added replicator set piece had its panel changed and used as an shelf. Data's quarters were, themselves, a redress of Kirk's ''Motion Picture'' and ''Wrath of Khan'' quarters -- this is the TNG "junior officer's quarters" set and is used variously for the quarters of Data, [=LaForge=], Chief O'Brien and Worf, before he had Alexander.
* ThrowItIn: General Chang was supposed to have hair, however, Christopher Plummer preferred his bald look, so General Chang became bald.

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** Main engineering of the Enterprise-A ''Enterprise''-A was essentially the Enterprise-D's ''Enterprise''-D's main engineering set with different graphics in the displays and a different paint job.
** The officer's mess hall was the Enterprise-D's ''Enterprise''-D's observation lounge set. This is why the little Enterprise ''Enterprise'' statues that are present in that set during the first four seasons of the show mysteriously disappear.
** The Federation President's office is the Enterprise-D's ''Enterprise''-D's Ten Forward with some curtains and different lighting.
** Kirk's quarters set was recycled for Data's in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and then recycled back for this film. The added replicator set piece had its panel changed and used as an shelf. Data's quarters were, themselves, a redress of Kirk's ''Motion Picture'' and ''Wrath of Khan'' quarters -- this quarters--this is the TNG "junior officer's quarters" set and is used variously for the quarters of Data, [=LaForge=], La Forge, Chief O'Brien and Worf, before he had Alexander.
* ThrowItIn: General Chang was supposed to have hair, hair; however, Christopher Plummer preferred his bald look, so General Chang became bald.



** Harve Bennett, the man who co-wrote and produced every ''Star Trek'' film between ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' and ''Film/{{Star Trek V|The Final Frontier}}'', originally pitched a completely different sixth movie entirely. This movie would have been a {{Prequel}}, featuring the characters of Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty; recast as younger actors and [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone meeting each other for the first time]] [[EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether at Starfleet academy]]. This may all sound [[Film/StarTrek very familiar]] with the benefit of hindsight. The story would have been about Cadet Kirk's [[LoveAtFirstSight one true love]], and her death -- the thing which drives him towards adventure, and which never allowed him to settle down and have a family. The movie would have featured [[BookEnds cameos from William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy at the start and end of the film]], where they visit the grave site of the girl that Captain Kirk has never allowed himself to ever forget. An alternate framing device would've had [=DeForest=] Kelley as [=McCoy=] telling students at "present-day" Starfleet Academy about how he'd met Kirk and Spock.

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** Harve Bennett, the man who co-wrote and produced every ''Star Trek'' film between ''Film/{{Star Trek II|The Wrath of Khan}}'' and ''Film/{{Star Trek V|The Final Frontier}}'', originally pitched a completely different sixth movie entirely. This movie would have been a {{Prequel}}, featuring the characters of Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty; recast as younger actors and [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone meeting each other for the first time]] [[EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether at Starfleet academy]]. This may all sound [[Film/StarTrek very familiar]] with the benefit of hindsight. The story would have been about Cadet Kirk's [[LoveAtFirstSight one true love]], and her death -- the death--the thing which drives him towards adventure, and which never allowed him to settle down and have a family. The movie would have featured [[BookEnds cameos from William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy at the start and end of the film]], where they visit the grave site of the girl that Captain Kirk has never allowed himself to ever forget. An alternate framing device would've had [=DeForest=] Kelley as [=McCoy=] telling students at "present-day" Starfleet Academy about how he'd met Kirk and Spock.



** Bennett's story was seen as very risky in 1990 (recasting the roles of Captain Kirk and Mister Spock? Get outta town!), and was eventually shut down by ExecutiveMeddling -- the suits simply didn't feel that the movie going public at the time could ever accept such a radical departure. They pushed for Bennett to write a more traditional ''Star Trek'', with all the original cast. Bennett refused to do this, and walked from the project. Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flynn and Leonard Nimoy knocked together the eventual version in something of a hurry (they had to have the movie out in time for the 25th anniversary of the original series), so its probably quite surprising that the final movie turned out as well as it did.
*** Not just executive meddling. When told about the plan to recast, some of the original cast spread rumors at cons that it was going to be a farce along the lines of "the Jetsons crossed with Police Academy." Fans rioted and the plan was scrapped. Didn't help that Gene Roddenberry was against it as well.

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** Bennett's story was seen as very risky in 1990 (recasting the roles of Captain Kirk and Mister Spock? Get outta town!), and was eventually shut down by ExecutiveMeddling -- the ExecutiveMeddling--the suits simply didn't feel that the movie going movie-going public at the time could ever accept such a radical departure. They pushed for Bennett to write a more traditional ''Star Trek'', with all the original cast. Bennett refused to do this, and walked from the project. Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flynn and Leonard Nimoy knocked together the eventual version in something of a hurry (they had to have the movie out in time for the 25th anniversary of the original series), so its probably quite surprising that the final movie turned out as well as it did.
*** Not just executive meddling. When told about the plan to recast, some of the original cast spread rumors at cons that it was going to be a farce along the lines of "the Jetsons "''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' crossed with Police Academy.''Film/PoliceAcademy''." Fans rioted and the plan was scrapped. Didn't help that Gene Roddenberry was against it as well.



** Even the story they eventually went with could have been a lot deeper. In the novelization, the Klingons were responsible for a massacre on the Federation colony of Kudao (which the Klingon government claimed was a rogue action), and Chang's bird-of-prey attacked a science station on the planet Themis inside Federation space, which critically injured Kirk's love interest, Carol Marcus. Had they kept this in, it would have provided more recent context for why the Klingons were so mistrusted, and another personal reason why Kirk hates the Klingons so much-- considering that David's death happened ten years or so before the events of ''Star Trek VI.''

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** Even the story they eventually went with could have been a lot deeper. In the novelization, the Klingons were responsible for a massacre on the Federation colony of Kudao (which the Klingon government claimed was a rogue action), and Chang's bird-of-prey attacked a science station on the planet Themis inside Federation space, which critically injured Kirk's love interest, Carol Marcus. Had they kept this in, it would have provided more recent context for why the Klingons were so mistrusted, and another personal reason why Kirk hates the Klingons so much-- considering much--considering that David's death happened ten years or so before the events of ''Star Trek VI.''



*** Given that [[spoiler:Saavik]] was strongly implied to be [[spoiler:Spock]]'s lover (in ST:III), and pregnant with his child (in the novelization of ST:IV), it would have made [[spoiler: her betrayal and extremely public Mind Rape by her husband]] much more distressing than the final script's version.
** Creator/WalterKoenig also submitted a story idea he was rather proud of titled [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI ''In Flanders Field'']] that would have ended with the deaths of everyone except [=McCoy=] and Spock, both of whom had already been seen alive by the time ''The Next Generation'' took place ("Relics", featuring Scotty, aired a year later).

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*** Given that [[spoiler:Saavik]] was strongly implied to be [[spoiler:Spock]]'s lover (in ST:III), ''ST:III''), and pregnant with his child (in the novelization of ST:IV), ''ST:IV''), it would have made [[spoiler: her betrayal of and extremely public Mind Rape by her husband]] much more distressing than the final script's version.
** Creator/WalterKoenig also submitted a story idea he was rather proud of titled [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI ''In ''[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI In Flanders Field'']] Field]]'' that would have ended with the deaths of everyone except [=McCoy=] and Spock, both of whom had already been seen alive by the time ''The Next Generation'' took place ("Relics", featuring Scotty, aired a year later).
13th Aug '17 1:23:33 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.
19th Jun '17 9:48:44 PM gjjones
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* AllStarCast: Mary Jo Slater, the casting director, casted several stars in Hollywood films as the production could afford like Creator/ChristianSlater and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.

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* AllStarCast: Mary Jo Slater, the casting director, casted several stars in Hollywood films as the production could afford like Creator/ChristianSlater Creator/KurtwoodSmith, Creator/DavidWarner and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.Creator/ChristopherPlummer. She casted her own son, Creator/ChristianSlater, at the latter's request.



* PromotedFanboy: Creator/ChristianSlater is a huge ''Star Trek'' fan in real-life.



** Creator/ChristianSlater, who has a minor appearance as an ''Excelsior'', is the son of casting director Mary Jo Slater.

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** Creator/ChristianSlater, who has a minor appearance as an ''Excelsior'', ''Excelsior'' communications officer, is the son of casting director Mary Jo Slater.
19th Jun '17 9:44:52 PM gjjones
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* AllStarCast: Mary Jo Slater, the casting director, casted several stars in Hollywood films as the production could afford like Creator/ChristianSlater and Creator/ChristopherPlummer.



** Klingon blood is pink for the first and only time in the entire ''Star Trek'' property because had it been red, the film would have been slapped with an R rating.

to:

** Klingon blood is pink for the first and only time in the entire ''Star Trek'' property because had it been red, the film would have been slapped with an R rating.rating by the MPAA.



* RealLifeRelative: Walter Koenig's wife, Judith Levitt, is one of the Starfleet Admirals at the briefing towards the beginning of the movie.
-->'''Starfleet Admiral:''' Bill, are we talking about mothballing the Starfleet?

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* RealLifeRelative: RealLifeRelative:
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Walter Koenig's wife, Judith Levitt, is one of the Starfleet Admirals at the briefing towards the beginning of the movie.
-->'''Starfleet --->'''Starfleet Admiral:''' Bill, are we talking about mothballing the Starfleet?Starfleet?
** Creator/ChristianSlater, who has a minor appearance as an ''Excelsior'', is the son of casting director Mary Jo Slater.
20th Mar '17 6:57:59 PM PaulA
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* {{Homage}}: The speech that the warden gives Kirk and [=McCoy=] upon their entry to Rura Penthe is a paraphrase of Colonel Saito's speech to captured British P.O.W.s in ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''. For comparison:
-->'''Colonel Saito''': If you work hard, you will be treated well. But if you do not work hard, you will be punished! A word to you about escape. There is no barbed wire, no stockade, no watchtower. They are not necessary. We are an island in the jungle. Escape is impossible. You would die.\\
'''Rura Penthe Warden''': This is the gulag Rura Penthe. There is no stockade. No guard tower. No electronic frontier. Only a magnetic shield prevents beaming. Punishment means exile from prison, to the surface. On the surface, nothing can survive. Work well, and you will be treated well. Work badly, and you will die.



* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: William Shatner was once Christopher Plummer's understudy. Here they play enemies.



* ShipTease: Very subtly between Spock and Valeris, reflected in their UST-filled nightcap and his emotional response to her betrayal. This is likely a remnant of the original script which was to have the established character of Saavik instead of Valeris (reflecting the fact Spock and Saavik were strongly implied to have mated in Star Trek III and a deleted scene in Star Trek IV had established that Saavik was pregnant with Spock's child; in the ExpandedUniverse novels, Spock and Saavik eventually marry.)
20th Mar '17 6:57:00 PM PaulA
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Brock Peters as the FantasticRacist Admiral Cartwright. See CastingGag above and PlayingAgainstType below for more information.
20th Mar '17 6:48:35 PM PaulA
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* {{Homage}}: The speech that the warden gives Kirk and [=McCoy=] upon their entry to Rura Penthe is a paraphrase of Colonel Saito's speech to captured British P.O.W.s in ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''. For comparison:

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* {{Homage}}: The speech that the warden gives Kirk and [=McCoy=] upon their entry to Rura Penthe is a paraphrase of Colonel Saito's speech to captured British P.O.W.s in ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''.''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''. For comparison:
27th Feb '17 1:08:00 PM LtFedora
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* {{Homage}}: The speech that the warden gives Kirk and [=McCoy=] upon their entry to Rura Penthe is a paraphrase of Colonel Saito's speech to captured British P.O.W.s in ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''. For comparison:
-->'''Colonel Saito''': If you work hard, you will be treated well. But if you do not work hard, you will be punished! A word to you about escape. There is no barbed wire, no stockade, no watchtower. They are not necessary. We are an island in the jungle. Escape is impossible. You would die.\\
'''Rura Penthe Warden''': This is the gulag Rura Penthe. There is no stockade. No guard tower. No electronic frontier. Only a magnetic shield prevents beaming. Punishment means exile from prison, to the surface. On the surface, nothing can survive. Work well, and you will be treated well. Work badly, and you will die.



* RecycledSet: This movie was filmed while ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' was still in production. As a result several of the TV show's sets found their way into the movies. However, these sets were originally designed for the first ''Star Trek'' movie and late redressed for television. Some sets, such as corridors and crew quarters had a few different paint jobs and cosmetic touches, however, others were a bit more obvious:
** Main engineering of the Enterprise-A was essentially the Enterprise-D's main engineering set with different graphics in the displays and a different paint job.
** The officer's mess hall was the Enterprise-D's observation lounge set. This is why the little Enterprise statues that are present in that set during the first four seasons of the show mysteriously disappear.
** The Federation President's office is the Enterprise-D's Ten Forward with some curtains and different lighting.
** Kirk's quarters set was recycled for Data's in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and then recycled back for this film. The added replicator set piece had its panel changed and used as an shelf. Data's quarters were, themselves, a redress of Kirk's ''Motion Picture'' and ''Wrath of Khan'' quarters -- this is the TNG "junior officer's quarters" set and is used variously for the quarters of Data, [=LaForge=], Chief O'Brien and Worf, before he had Alexander.
* ShipTease: Very subtly between Spock and Valeris, reflected in their UST-filled nightcap and his emotional response to her betrayal. This is likely a remnant of the original script which was to have the established character of Saavik instead of Valeris (reflecting the fact Spock and Saavik were strongly implied to have mated in Star Trek III and a deleted scene in Star Trek IV had established that Saavik was pregnant with Spock's child; in the ExpandedUniverse novels, Spock and Saavik eventually marry.)



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Or intentional, as this movie could only have been made in the midst of the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar of 1990-91. Since Cold War allegories played a big part in the original series in the '60s, it's actually rather thematically fitting that the original cast's story should end here.



** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg was going to cameo as Guinan. Ironically, she was busy filming ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She eventually got a role in the next film.
* {{Homage}}: The speech that the warden gives Kirk and [=McCoy=] upon their entry to Rura Penthe is a paraphrase of Colonel Saito's speech to captured British P.O.W.s in ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''. For comparison:
-->'''Colonel Saito''': If you work hard, you will be treated well. But if you do not work hard, you will be punished! A word to you about escape. There is no barbed wire, no stockade, no watchtower. They are not necessary. We are an island in the jungle. Escape is impossible. You would die.\\
'''Rura Penthe Warden''': This is the gulag Rura Penthe. There is no stockade. No guard tower. No electronic frontier. Only a magnetic shield prevents beaming. Punishment means exile from prison, to the surface. On the surface, nothing can survive. Work well, and you will be treated well. Work badly, and you will die.
* RecycledSet: This movie was filmed while ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' was still in production. As a result several of the TV show's sets found their way into the movies. However, these sets were originally designed for the first ''Star Trek'' movie and late redressed for television. Some sets, such as corridors and crew quarters had a few different paint jobs and cosmetic touches, however, others were a bit more obvious:
** Main engineering of the Enterprise-A was essentially the Enterprise-D's main engineering set with different graphics in the displays and a different paint job.
** The officer's mess hall was the Enterprise-D's observation lounge set. This is why the little Enterprise statues that are present in that set during the first four seasons of the show mysteriously disappear.
** The Federation President's office is the Enterprise-D's Ten Forward with some curtains and different lighting.
** Kirk's quarters set was recycled for Data's in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and then recycled back for this film. The added replicator set piece had its panel changed and used as an shelf. Data's quarters were, themselves, a redress of Kirk's ''Motion Picture'' and ''Wrath of Khan'' quarters -- this is the TNG "junior officer's quarters" set and is used variously for the quarters of Data, [=LaForge=], Chief O'Brien and Worf, before he had Alexander.
* ShipTease: Very subtly between Spock and Valeris, reflected in their UST-filled nightcap and his emotional response to her betrayal. This is likely a remnant of the original script which was to have the established character of Saavik instead of Valeris (reflecting the fact Spock and Saavik were strongly implied to have mated in Star Trek III and a deleted scene in Star Trek IV had established that Saavik was pregnant with Spock's child; in the ExpandedUniverse novels, Spock and Saavik eventually marry.)
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Or intentional, as this movie could only have been made in the midst of the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar of 1990-91. Since Cold War allegories played a big part in the original series in the '60s, it's actually rather thematically fitting that the original cast's story should end here.

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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg was going to cameo as Guinan. Ironically, she was busy filming ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. She eventually got a role in the next film.
* {{Homage}}: The speech that the warden gives Kirk and [=McCoy=] upon their entry to Rura Penthe is a paraphrase of Colonel Saito's speech to captured British P.O.W.s in ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai''. For comparison:
-->'''Colonel Saito''': If you work hard, you will be treated well. But if you do not work hard, you will be punished! A word to you about escape. There is no barbed wire, no stockade, no watchtower. They are not necessary. We are an island in the jungle. Escape is impossible. You would die.\\
'''Rura Penthe Warden''': This is the gulag Rura Penthe. There is no stockade. No guard tower. No electronic frontier. Only a magnetic shield prevents beaming. Punishment means exile from prison, to the surface. On the surface, nothing can survive. Work well, and you will be treated well. Work badly, and you will die.
* RecycledSet: This movie was filmed while ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' was still in production. As a result several of the TV show's sets found their way into the movies. However, these sets were originally designed for the first ''Star Trek'' movie and late redressed for television. Some sets, such as corridors and crew quarters had a few different paint jobs and cosmetic touches, however, others were a bit more obvious:
** Main engineering of the Enterprise-A was essentially the Enterprise-D's main engineering set with different graphics in the displays and a different paint job.
** The officer's mess hall was the Enterprise-D's observation lounge set. This is why the little Enterprise statues that are present in that set during the first four seasons of the show mysteriously disappear.
** The Federation President's office is the Enterprise-D's Ten Forward with some curtains and different lighting.
** Kirk's quarters set was recycled for Data's in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and then recycled back for this film. The added replicator set piece had its panel changed and used as an shelf. Data's quarters were, themselves, a redress of Kirk's ''Motion Picture'' and ''Wrath of Khan'' quarters -- this is the TNG "junior officer's quarters" set and is used variously for the quarters of Data, [=LaForge=], Chief O'Brien and Worf, before he had Alexander.
* ShipTease: Very subtly between Spock and Valeris, reflected in their UST-filled nightcap and his emotional response to her betrayal. This is likely a remnant of the original script which was to have the established character of Saavik instead of Valeris (reflecting the fact Spock and Saavik were strongly implied to have mated in Star Trek III and a deleted scene in Star Trek IV had established that Saavik was pregnant with Spock's child; in the ExpandedUniverse novels, Spock and Saavik eventually marry.)
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Or intentional, as this movie could only have been made in the midst of the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar of 1990-91. Since Cold War allegories played a big part in the original series in the '60s, it's actually rather thematically fitting that the original cast's story should end here.
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