A quarter of a century after the Enterprise first went where no TV programme had gone before, it's Zimmer frames ho! as the crew finally shuffle off to the Dunbeamin' Twilight Home for Bewildered Space Travellers. The film is full of in-jokes about their age, but with a serious point: in a none-too-subtle parallel with the fall of the Soviet Union, the ailing Klingon Empire is on the verge of making peace with the Federation, and Kirk feels too old to adjust. When he is charged with the assassination of the Klingon ambassador, and exiled to a grim prison planet with only Bones and an alien shape-changer (supermodel Iman) for company, he has time to reflect on the evils of prejudice. Though patchy, this is a lot more fun than the disastrous Star Trek V.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Denny Martin Flinn, Nicholas Meyer|
Grace Lee Whitney