PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Christopher Plummer's classical roles include Iago from Othello and the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac. Both roles have also been played by José Ferrer, whose son, Miguel Ferrer, appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).
Captain Hikaru Sulu:
Stardate 9521.6. Captain's Log, USS Excelsior. Hikaru Sulu commanding. After three years, I have concluded my first assignment as master of this vessel, cataloguing gaseous planetary anomalies in Beta Quadrant. We're heading home under full impulse ...
There is no reason the Romulan Ambassador should be present and giving advice to the Federation President during such a critical moment in history, or be present during what would be a highly classified military briefing, since the Romulans were Cold War opponents of the Federation in Star Trek canon, and were one-time allies of the Klingons, giving them, among other things, D7 battle cruisers and cloaking technology.
The opening titles shift color - pink, purple, blue, green, and around again.
The Blu-ray release from 2009 is the first home media release to include the 110 minute theatrical version instead of the 113 minute special edition seen on all previous DVD, laserdisc, and VHS releases. The Blu-ray is also the first release to present the movie in its proper 2.40:1 aspect ratio instead of the opened up 2.00:1 ratio seen on previous releases.
$18,162,837 8 December 1991