History Trivia / StarTrekVItheUndiscoveredCountry

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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* CaliforniaDoubling: Camp Khitomer is The House ** Another one of the Book performance hall and library building at Excelsior bridge guys is played by Joe Farago- the American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley, California. The foreground is the Fireman's Fund Building in Novato, Northern California.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.
25th Oct '15 5:24:44 PM nombretomado
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** Martia the shapeshifter is Iman; model, host of ProjectRunway Canada, and DavidBowie's wife.
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** Martia the shapeshifter is Iman; model, host of ProjectRunway Canada, ''Series/ProjectRunway Canada'', and DavidBowie's wife.
28th Sep '15 3:01:43 PM maxreid
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*** His mother Mary Jo Slater is the '''casting director''', and Chris was a trek fan, so that's how he got his cameo.
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*** His mother Mary Jo Slater is the '''casting director''', and Chris was a trek Trek fan, so that's how he got his cameo.

*** His mother Mary Jo Slater is the '''casting director''', and Chris was If Admiral Cartwright looks a trek fan, so that's how he got his cameo.lot like [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Joseph Sisko]], that would be because they were both played by Brock Peters.

** 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.
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** 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.

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** Blink 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 you'll miss it - 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 helmsman first officer--though this is never confirmed. *** This also could be considered a book end for the navigator of whole Original cast series, as Rand and Sulu shared an extended scene way back in 1966 in the ''[[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober The Red October]]''. Give him a stopwatch and a compass, and he'll fly you through very first episode aired "The Man Trap". **** There's another book end moment from the Mutara Nebula same episode: Kirk speaking the line "They'll be along," which recurs (seemingly by accident) in a starship with no windows.this movie.
22nd Sep '15 1:38:40 PM fauxtoast
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added link to WWI in Koenig's story idea (In Flanders Field is a poem written during the war)
* Creator/WalterKoenig also submitted a story idea he was rather proud of titled ''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'' 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).
31st Aug '15 6:13:51 AM Arivne
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** A ChekhovsGun example is subverted slightly via ExecutiveMeddling. At the film's start, we learn that the ''Excelsior'' has been cataloging gaseous anomalies... but in its BigDamnHeroes moment, it's the ''Enterprise'' that [[spoiler: interestingly just had the same technology installed recently to create a gas-seeking torpedo to find Chang's ship]]. ** If not for [[ExecutiveMeddling those pesky, meddling executives]], ''The Undiscovered Country'' would have been the title for [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Star Trek II]].

** Kirks quarters set was recycled for datas in next gen were recylced back for this film the added replicator set peicehad it's panel changed and used as an shelf.
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** Kirks Kirk's quarters set was recycled for datas Data's in next gen were recylced ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' and then recycled back for this film the film. The added replicator set peicehad it's piece had its panel changed and used as an shelf.shelf. * UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Or intentional, as this movie could only have been made in the midst of the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar of 1990-91.
9th Aug '15 4:01:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Klingon Judge is Robert Easton. Yes, ''[[TheGiantSpiderInvasion that]]'' Robert Easton.
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** The Klingon Judge is Robert Easton. Yes, ''[[TheGiantSpiderInvasion ''[[Film/TheGiantSpiderInvasion that]]'' Robert Easton.
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