History Trivia / StarTrekVItheUndiscoveredCountry

10th Dec '16 4:47:24 PM LarryMullen
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* RecycledSet: The movie, suffering a budget crisis, extensively reuses ''The Next Generation'' sets. The Observation Lounge becomes the Officers' Mess, Ten-Forward becomes the President's Office, and Main Engineering pretends to be Main Engineering from 75 years ago ''whilst looking exactly the same''. Unfortunately ''TNG'' was so wildly popular in 1991, the recycling was very obvious.
10th Dec '16 4:44:18 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Camp Khitomer is The House of the Book performance hall and library building at the American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley, California (best known as the Command Center/Power Chamber from ''Franchise/PowerRangers''). The foreground is the Fireman's Fund Building in Novato, Northern California.


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* RecycledSet: The movie, suffering a budget crisis, extensively reuses ''The Next Generation'' sets. The Observation Lounge becomes the Officers' Mess, Ten-Forward becomes the President's Office, and Main Engineering pretends to be Main Engineering from 75 years ago ''whilst looking exactly the same''. Unfortunately ''TNG'' was so wildly popular in 1991, the recycling was very obvious.
22nd Nov '16 3:55:11 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Brock Peters as the FantasticRacist Admiral Cartwright. See CastingGag above and PlayingAgainstType below for more information.
9th Oct '16 4:30:44 PM AnotherGuy
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** Brock Peters playing a racist, especially considering his advocacy for civil rights. The film was an OldShame for him because of that characterization of Cartwright.
4th Oct '16 4:41:55 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Camp Khitomer is The House of the Book performance hall and library building at the American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley, California (best known as the Command Center/Power Chamber from ''Franchise/PowerRangers''). The foreground is the Fireman's Fund Building in Novato, Northern California.



** Gene Roddenberry. Again. He had a hard time with [[spoiler: Saavik]] being the traitor.

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** Gene Roddenberry.Creator/GeneRoddenberry. Again. He had a hard time with [[spoiler: Saavik]] being the traitor.
18th Sep '16 7:32:46 AM Random888
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** 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.

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** 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, [=LaForge=], Chief O'Brien and Worf, before he had Alexander. Alexander.
18th Sep '16 7:31:52 AM Random888
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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg was going to cameo as Guinan. Ironically, she was busy filming ''Series/StarTrek:TheNextGeneration''.

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** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg was going to cameo as Guinan. Ironically, she was busy filming ''Series/StarTrek:TheNextGeneration''.''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.



* 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:

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* RecycledSet: This movie was filmed while "Star ''Star Trek: The Next Generation" 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 ''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:



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Or intentional, as this movie could only have been made in the midst of the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar of 1990-91.

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* 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.
3rd Jul '16 4:20:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/JackPalance turned down the role of Gorkon so he could star in ''Film/CitySlickers.

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** Creator/JackPalance turned down the role of Gorkon so he could star in ''Film/CitySlickers.''Film/CitySlickers''.
3rd Jul '16 4:20:12 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* 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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* ** 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).later).
** Creator/JackPalance turned down the role of Gorkon so he could star in ''Film/CitySlickers.
** Creator/WhoopiGoldberg was going to cameo as Guinan. Ironically, she was busy filming ''Series/StarTrek:TheNextGeneration''.
27th Mar '16 9:16:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/TheSoundOfMusic Captain Von Trapp]] is the BigBad, for one.
** Guess [[Creator/KurtwoodSmith who]] plays the Federation President, [[Series/That70sShow dumbass]].
*** [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome "Well, double dumbass on you!"]]
** TheMole is Samantha from SexAndTheCity.
** Martia the shapeshifter is Iman; model, host of ''Series/ProjectRunway Canada'', and DavidBowie's wife.
** Kirk was right not to trust Gorkon. He's really [[TimeBandits Evil]]. [[IncrediblyLamePun Zing!]]
** The lieutenant who appears for moment at Sulu's door to give a report is a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo by Christian Slater.
*** His mother Mary Jo Slater is the '''casting director''', and Chris was a Trek fan, so that's how he got his cameo.
** Kirk and [=McCoy=]'s defense attorney is [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Worf!]] ''[[IdenticalGrandson No really, he is!]]''
** Colonel West is [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Odo!]]
*** If Admiral Cartwright looks a lot like [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Joseph Sisko]], that would be because they were both played by Brock Peters.
** The Klingon Judge is Robert Easton. Yes, ''[[Film/TheGiantSpiderInvasion that]]'' Robert Easton.
** So, [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0676349/ Tom]] [[Film/ToKillAMockingbird Robinson]], even though you are cleared of rape in the 20th century, you can't help but continue to harbor hatred and resentment to a dying race that stands against everything you hold dear? '''''I'''''-rony!
** '''[[Series/BabylonFive DRAAL]]''' expects the Federation to abide by the articles of Intersellar Law.
** Blink and you'll miss it -- Sulu's helmsman is the navigator of the ''[[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober The Red October]]''. Give him a stopwatch and a compass, and he'll fly you through the Mutara Nebula in a starship with no windows.
** Another one of the Excelsior bridge guys is played by Joe Farago- the guy who replaced Gene Rayburn on ''Series/BreakTheBank1985''.
** The Warden of Rure Penthe is the elder incarnation of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut Canton Everett Delaware III]].
** The Klingon Ambassador would later look familiar in an episode arc of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' involving Klingon augments.
** The communications officer on the ''Excelsior'' is played by the same actress who was Yeoman Rand in the original series. However, she's credited only as "Excelsior Communications Officer," so it's unclear whether she's supposed to be Rand or not, making this a borderline example.
*** The [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]] episode featuring the crew of the ''Excelsior'' later confirms that it is Rand.
*** This, interestingly enough, makes her a 'mustang officer' and qualifies her as MajorlyAwesome. Rand went from a petty officer in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', to master chief petty officer (an accomplishment itself that many [=NCO=]s spend a career trying to earn) in the script of ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', to [[UsefulNotes/CommonRanks lieutenant commander]]. Many fans have inferred that, as of ''Flashback'' (the above ''Voyager'' episode) she is Sulu's first officer--though this is never confirmed.
*** This also could be considered a book end for the whole Original cast series, as Rand and Sulu shared an extended scene way back in 1966 in the very first episode aired "The Man Trap".
*** There's another book end moment from the same episode: Kirk speaking the line "They'll be along," which recurs (seemingly by accident) in this movie.
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