One of the interesting things about the cinematic Star Trek universe is that it’s considered all the even-numbered movies are good movies, and all the odd-numbered movies are considered shockers.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) was deemed a bore, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) so-so (although, as I wrote, I think this movie is under-appreciated), and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) a mess.
But Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) is still considered unparalled for Trek and science-fiction movies, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) was the biggest grossing Trek movie to that time.
So what did the sixth installment have in store? And would it be a fitting swansong for the aging crew?
Nicholas Meyer – who’d written and directed The Wrath of Khan, reinvigorating the franchise; and who’d written the 1987 portion of The Voyage Home – was back.
Star Trek had often mirrored contemporary issues and events, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) would be no different.
The story also plays into Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s (1987 – 1994) univer