Thursday, January 22, 2004

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

by William S. Kowinski

I’ve been slow to complete this essay on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” because it means saying goodbye to the original crew, the original cast. Of course, movies are forever, more or less, and owning the DVD means I can revisit them at any time. But I still have to write the goodbye part, and move on.

Even though I feel great kinship with the Next Gen crew, it’s not primarily through their movies. The television episodes of the original series are indispensable--the characters were established on TV-- but for me, the original crew really blossomed in their six features plus. They acknowledged change and the aging process, and they did change. They ripened, deepened, and became legends. The way they were in the series is unforgettable, but as they are in the movies is how I remember them.

1 comment:

orangeman said...

Dear Star Trek VI film lovers,

This many be of some interest to you. David Orange (Klingon actor)

Broadway and film actor David Orange in the acclaimed move hit Star Trek VI, the Undiscovered Country as the humorous Sleepy Klingon, has imagination running wild in his debut novel THE POWDER MERCHANT (ISBN 978-0-595- 45633 8)
268 pp.
It is an inventive and engaging science fiction thriller whose premise was conceived years ago while I was filming Star Trek VI.

my web site gives premise and also has a Star Trek Klingon photo of me.
David Orange