Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Rejected Franchise Nostalgia in a Way Impossible Today

Early in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, James Tiberius Kirk (William Shatner) meditates on a profound question. “How on Earth can history get past people like me?” It is a bold statement of purpose from the film, which was released as part of the Star Trek franchise’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The Undiscovered Country is the last Star Trek film to feature the entire original cast and is structured as a farewell to these veteran characters. However, what is most striking about The Undiscovered Country, watched three decades removed from its original context, is how comfortable it is in that … Continue reading Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Rejected Franchise Nostalgia in a Way Impossible Today