Characters: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

For characters who debuted in Star Trek: The Original Series, see Characters.Star Trek The Original Series

Lieutenant Valeris (Kim Cattrall)

  • Bothering by the Book
  • Green Blooded Space Babe
  • Jedi Truth
  • The Mole
  • Remember the New Guy
  • Suck Sessor: A variation, since aside from the whole bit about being a traitor and a murderer she's actually an extremely competent officer.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For Lt. Saavik from films II-IV, plus Commander Xon from the unmade Star Trek: Phase II TV series, in that they're both Vulcans who are set up to succeed Spock.
  • Tempting Fate: She suggests serving Romulan Ale during the meal with the Klingons, which given the underlying tensions between the two peoples and the extreme strength of Romulan Ale, goes over about as well as you'd expect. Of course, this is part of a Xanatos Gambit to make it later look like Kirk attacked Gorkon's ship in a moment of drunken rage.
  • What Could Have Been: If she had been Saavik as originally planned, rather then being made into the aforementioned Suspiciously Similar Substitute, it would have been a lot less obvious, and indeed rather shocking, who the traitor on the Enterprise was. As it is in the finished film, with her being the only new major character on the Enterprise... Well, it isn't like they would have made Spock, Scotty, Uhura, or Chekov the traitor! Process of elimination really only left Valeris as the audience's only suspect.

General Chang (Christopher Plummer)

Chancellor Gorkon (David Warner)

Colonel Worf (Michael Dorn)

  • Identical Grandfather: Confirmed by Word of God to be the grandfather of his namesake in Star Trek: The Next Generation. This, incidentally, makes Dorn one of only two people — the other being Majel Barrett — to appear on-screen in TOS, TNG and DS9-related works.
  • Spanner in the Works: He persuades the judge at Kirk and McCoy's trial to sentence them to exile on Rura Penthe rather than giving them the death penalty. It's subtle, but you can see that Chang is not pleased by this development, and it allows Kirk to escape and foil the conspiracy.