The Undiscovered Country

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I finished STVI a couple of weeks ago and would have watched the movie last Friday night except we had the Japan catchup night.

So we watched it tonight.

Star Trek VI by J.M. Dillard is one of my favouritest ever books.  I've read it like four times, even more than the Harry Potter books.  I'm not entirely sure why I like it so much.  Probably because I can picture the movie (which is maybe my second favourite Star Trek movie after The Voyage Home (or even equal to)), but also because of the wonderful character development.  In fact it wasn't until reading this book that I really understood what character development really was.  (High school English essays might have benefited from this knowledge! ;) ). 

I was always so surprised in the movie how hostile they were to the Klingons, especially after the end of STV where they're all chummy and drinking with them at the end of the movie.  In the book of STVI they continue with the Carol Marcus thread (which hadn't been seen in the movies since STIII).  Carol is injured in a Klingon attack and Kirk doesn't know if she'll survive.  All the media about the event also influences the others' opinions too.  So this stuff in the book made the story make much more sense.

So anyway.  Great movie, great Friday night :)

4 Comments

Missy said:

So, are you suggesting I watch some of these original Star Trek movies? I've only seen part of one on TV and the Next Gen movies. I've never watched the original series either. I know, you've probably lost all respect for me...if you had any. ;-)

May 16, 2009 1:19 PM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

The original movies are worth a watch. Although only the "even" numbered ones were considered any good. Four and six are my favourites although a lot of people liked two as well :) One was pretty slow. Three wasn't too bad but didn't have Spock in it. Five was a really silly story but the chemistry between Spock, Kirk and McCoy was really cool.

May 16, 2009 6:27 PM

   

gunzel412 said:

They are now available on Blu-Ray.

Want.

May 16, 2009 10:56 PM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

Ah yes, Stu mentioned that yesterday too.. only just got em on dvd tho heh

May 17, 2009 8:29 AM

   

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