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Well well well…. lookee here! JB has given me the reins once again to handle this post as this is…… my FAVORITE of the bunch!! I’m not a guy who cares if it’s the sixth movie of a franchise, or a reboot or a remake or any of that shit – I just want to like a movie if it’s GOOD. And I totally loved this one. This had it all, Klingons quoting Shakespeare,  a young Kim Catrall, Scotty busting through a sealed door, you name it! I loved it. This also has a quote that I say all the time “I’d pay good money for him to shut up” but – that’s usually when I’m talking about Brian. Anyway – let’s see what JB has to say about this one! SURELY she liked it as much as I did, right? RIGHT?????

star trek the undiscovered country

SYNOPSIS: After an explosion on their moon, the Klingons have an estimated 50 years before their ozone layer is completely depleted, and they all die. They have only one choice – to make peace with the Federation, which will mean an end to 70 years of conflict. Captain James T. Kirk and crew are called upon to help in the negotiations because of their “experience” with the Klingon race. Peace talks don’t quite go to plan, and eventually Kirk and McCoy are tried and convicted of assassination, and sent to Rura Penthe, a snowy hard-labor prison camp. Will they manage to escape? And will there ever be peace with the Klingons? – via IMDB

jb star trek

Can you believe it? HALFWAY through our Star Trek journey! WOOHOO! It has been most fun so far!

Well, this is the last one in way of the originals, which is sad. I much preferred these to the Next Generation lot, but oh well. I was a little sad that the last one just didn’t kick it for me on all the levels I would have hoped. Don’t misunderstand me, it isn’t a bad one, I just thought it had a lot of lull and places that got boring, which is a pity. Yes, shoot me now Chop, I’m sorry. 😦 Let me just get it out of the way and off my chest so that we can move past this and be friends again!

There were things that worked for it. Spock entertained me when he point blank refused to return home with the Enterprise, and as a Vulcan bent the truth a little to ensure that they had no other option but to stay nearby Kirk and Bones on trial. I laughed at how not everyone was so clued up on what he was doing, and the confusion, and his subtle but not really way of spelling it out for people. Scotty’s honesty about repair time on the Enterprise and his sudden burst of an inordinately long amount of time to repair nothing had me in stitches. Everyone was eventually spinning half truths to keep them out there, which was very good. The humour was very good here. Even Sulu got involved, and he wasn’t even on the Enterprise!

So obviously the dialogue and the humour was a winner for me here. The quotes from authors and all was also nice, brings things in a nice tie around for me, the past and  the future.

However, there was also the question of sketchy CGI. I am sure when this came out it was the bees knees and all that, I just found it to be highly distracting and ridiculous looking (here’s looking at all that floating blood). Also, the whole court thing had me squirming… it had moments of bright intelligence, and the majority was just crazy. Sounded like our useless South African courts. Pffffff. Also, the investigation on the Enterprise that Spock was conducting to exonerate his friends was a little stretched and silly at times, unfortunately.

I freaking loved Chekov’s Cinderella moment. It was pretty embarrassing, to be sure, considering how he delivered his accusation with such gusto.

star trek dax feet cinderella if the shoe fits

“Perhaps you have heard Russian epic of Cinderella? If shoe fits, wear it!” – Pavel Chekov

I suppose watching this is best if you see if for the characters, and don’t focus too much on all the other things going on. It just feels a little rushed (I mean it took forever to reach the Klingon assassination, and when that happened it started off good and then got a bit arb).I am sorry, I enjoyed this, I just didn’t love it as much as my Chop did :/

the chop

Well, this is it for The Original Crew CRY CRY CRY CRY!! And I do have to say they went out with quality. I mean – I know I went on about how much Wrath of Khan means to me but – for real – this is my favorite of the whole series. This has a lot of action and heart and some dark humor and Spock slaps someone. I totally LOVED this movie.

Also – I want to say: JB, I know we have some more of these to do but I wanted to thank you for doing this with me. I had a LOT  of fun this summer watching these things for this project – I really, really have. THANK YOU!

So – in the spirit of creativity, let’s do this up right and sing a song about it, to the tune of Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft!! Here’s the tune if you’re not familiar:

See Mr. Sulu rolling out as Captain
See a Klingon moon destroyyyyyyyed
See the Federation taking action
See our faithful crew deplooyyyyyyyed

Star Trek 6! You make me feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
Even if I’m trapped in a Klingon miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
Star Trek 6! You make me feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
No Uhura’s buns to see this tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime

See Kim Catrall lookin sexy
That’s one Vulcan I’d so Pon Faaaaaaaaaarrrrrrr
See Christian Slater do a cameo
What went wrong with that movie staaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrr

Star Trek 6! You make me feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
Even if I’m trapped in a Klingon miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
Star Trek 6! You make me feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
No Uhura’s buns to see this tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime

Poor Klingon baaaaaaaaaaaaaastards
The Chancellor’s dead
Kirk is to blaaaaaaaaaaame
They’ll have his head

Spock is a smart one
They’ll rescue Kirk good
They just need to find out
Who murdered that dude

Who saves the daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
It’s Kirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk to be sure
Even fat Scottyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Busts throuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh a locked door

Star Trek 6! You make me feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
Even if I’m trapped in a Klingon miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
Star Trek 6! You make me feel fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
No Uhura’s buns to see this tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime

39 thoughts on “JB And The Chop Do: Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country (1991)

  1. Cale Morsen says:

    Star Trek VI is definitely one of the best Trek movies, for me tied with Wrath of Khan for the win. I tend to love the endings of series (Return of the Jedi, yeah!). Maybe it has something to do with the emotional catharsis of coming to the end of the journey with these characters.

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    1. theipc says:

      YES YES YES YES!!!!!

      Thank you!!!

      Exactly!

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    2. Zoë says:

      It is nice when the journey concludes nicely.

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  2. I’ll shut up for $50,000. Cash. Your checks are no good.

    Nice pic of your feet.

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    1. theipc says:

      Finally!!! A number!!!

      Let me go see what I can pawn….

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    2. Zoë says:

      Yeah, you have no idea what a mission it was to get that pic off of Eric for this!

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  3. theipc says:

    Most Revered JBSB,

    WHAT??????????????????????????!?!?!!?!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!

    Is THIS our Star Trek Godfather??????

    #saddened

    Love,

    SC

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    1. Zoë says:

      Dearest Spock Chop,

      Uh oh… I just think it might be! 😦

      #equal(ish)

      Love,

      JBSB

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  4. Natasha says:

    Dearest friends of mine
    Great review(s)! Sounds like something I won’t fight watching when the time arises.
    The Kidney

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    1. theipc says:

      Kidney!!!

      Don’t let the JB talk you out of it when the time comes!!!

      Pappy

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      1. Zoë says:

        Pappy,

        Beware. I have power here. But I wouldn’t tell her not to watch these, though I can see her liking the new ones more.

        JB

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    2. Zoë says:

      Dearest Chemistry Kidney,

      YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! It is worth checking out, even if just once in your life!

      Bestie Bug

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  5. markmc2012 says:

    Saw this one shortly after is came out. My favorite part about the film is that Kirk changes his stance by the end of the film. Some of my favorite moments in Trek are when Kirk isn’t always correct at first. I like when he learns, he adjusts and he shows flexibility. I hate sci-fi where the main character is always right (Space:1999 for example).

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    1. Zoë says:

      Never seen Space:1999, but few things are as frustrating as a main character always being right and never learning anything!

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      1. markmc2012 says:

        You are so right. Hey, wait.

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  6. table9mutant says:

    Huh. Never heard of this! Any good???

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    1. theipc says:

      SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH!!!!!!

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      #yesexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpointexclamationpoint

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      1. table9mutant says:

        I give it a 4.5/10

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      2. theipc says:

        Did you just go watch it real quick or something????

        #confusedasfuck

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      3. table9mutant says:

        Yes. I’m a speed-watcher!

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      4. theipc says:

        oh reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally?????

        Well, I’ll be dipped in shit!!

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    2. Zoë says:

      Hmmmmmm…

      Let me guess, you’ve seen all the Next Gen ones?

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      1. theipc says:

        “Yeeeeeeeeeees”

        What does that even fucking mean?? Is that more British malarkey???

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      2. theipc says:

        WHO is the plonker today?????

        #drunkass

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  7. Abbi says:

    Still need to see this one!

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    1. Zoë says:

      I hope you like this one alright. Did Mr O get you to see all the Next Gen movies? Or have you seen it all but missed this one?

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      1. Abbi says:

        I have seen all the Next Gen ones since we own all of them. Some are better than others.

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      2. Zoë says:

        Most certainly in agreement there!

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    2. theipc says:

      Do it, Abbi!! Do it!!

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  8. Tom says:

    A thoroughly Chop-tastic review, Chop and JB! Nice work.

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  9. Now I have that song in my head.. summer breeeeeeeezeeeeeee lol. Good job guys! #uglycinderella

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    1. theipc says:

      Why, thank you!!

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  10. caragale says:

    Great job, you two!!! I really need to watch more of these films. Sigh. One day…

    P.S. Eric, your song writing rivals The Beatles.

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    1. theipc says:

      THANKS CARA!!!!!!

      I’m hoping to win an Emmy for Best Upcoming Song Writer

      #mmmmmhmmmmmm

      Liked by 1 person

      1. caragale says:

        If you don’t win it, I fear what Miguel might do…

        #thehorror

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