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.
The only Star Trek film featuring the original series cast that does not include Hikaru Sulu at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Having been promoted to Captain, he is instead in command of the U.S.S. Excelsior.
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 ...
Valeris is referred to as "Lieutenant", even though she wears the rank insignia of a Lieutenant Commander. Although Lieutenant Commanders are usually called "Commanders", the "Lieutenant" alternative is occasionally encountered as well. Apparently, both references are acceptable by Starfleet regulations.
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