History Trivia / StarTrekVItheUndiscoveredCountry

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.
23rd Mar '16 7:08:48 AM ooh
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* DeletedScene: Rene Auberjonois filmed a small role as a Starfleet member initially presented as being an ally to Kirk and Spock, [[spoiler: only to be revealed as an aid to the conspirators]]. His scenes were cut for the theatrical release, reinstated for the VHS and DVD, only to be cut again on the Blu-Ray.
13th Mar '16 1:56:35 AM GrammarNavi
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** Guess [[Creator/KurtwoodSmith who]] plays the Federation President, [[ThatSeventiesShow dumbass]].

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** Guess [[Creator/KurtwoodSmith who]] plays the Federation President, [[ThatSeventiesShow [[Series/That70sShow dumbass]].
15th Jan '16 2:59:32 AM Anddrix
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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 suits simply didn't feel that [[ViewersAreMorons 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.

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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 suits simply didn't feel that [[ViewersAreMorons the movie going public]] 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.
13th Jan '16 5:21:23 AM Anicomicgeek
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* CastingGag:
** This was at least partially a coincidence, as Brock had already played Admiral Cartwright earlier in the film series, [[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.)
** A bit of one with Christopher Plummer, a [[{{Understatement}} respected]] Shakespearian actor as the Shakespeare-quoting Chang.
8th Jan '16 5:53:58 PM themisterfree
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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. The foreground is the Fireman's Fund Building in Novato, Northern California.

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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.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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** Another one of the Excelsior bridge guys is played by Joe Farago- the guy who replaced Gene Rayburn on ''Series/BreakTheBank1985''.
6th Jan '16 10:26:21 AM iluvcapra
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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.

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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.
4th Jan '16 2:42:12 PM nombretomado
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** [[TheSoundOfMusic Captain Von Trapp]] is the BigBad, for one.

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** [[TheSoundOfMusic [[Film/TheSoundOfMusic Captain Von Trapp]] is the BigBad, for one.
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