This is one of my favorite adventures with the old cast of Trek which combines the political conspiracy thriller, prison movie and the usual starship duels in one great package. The story is clearly taken from real life with the "Glasnost" between the U.S. and Soviet Union. Excellent action too and the supporting cast of Christopher Plummer, David Warner and Kim Cattrall is beyond superb.
Zusammen mit dem ebenfalls von Nicholas Meyer inszenierten zweiten Teil bildet "Das unentdeckte Land" die Speerspitze der bisherigen Star-Trek-Filme. Ein würdiger Abschied von der Enterprise-Crew um Kirk, Spock und Pille. Und nein: 'Generations' zählt in dem Zusammenhang nicht. "Der zweite Stern von rechts, bis zum Morgengrauen. Direkter Kurs."
My favorite big screen outing of the original cast. The end of the Cold War may have been the impetus for the socio-political allegories, but in the tradition of fine science-fiction storytelling, the message has remained poignant. Plus, how can you go wrong when Christopher Plummer gets to chew scenery, spouting Shakespeare...with an eye patch nailed into his head?
3.5 Slightly silly (all that Shakespeare stuff) and slightly sentimental (being the last movie with the original crew - oh, those signatures on the end credits...). Nevertheless, it has a good story, decent Special Effects and a lot of the old spirit. One for the fans!
While a number of plot holes and some hokey dialogue prevent it from reaching the heights of Star Trek II, it still provides a fun and thrilling end to the Classic Star Trek Saga, and a much welcomed return to form after the disastrous Star Trek V.