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WATCH: Oliver retro-reviews Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

January 13th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

After the disastrous Star Trek V the series was in a bit of a state and it was fast approaching its 25th Anniversary and Paramount Studios wanted to a release a new film in time to celebrate. There were discussions of a reboot focusing around the exploits of the starfeet team at the academy but that idea was scrapped, mostly because the fans and original cast protested against it. So Nicolas Meyer, the director of the ‘Wrath of Khan’, returnd to write the screenplay and also returned to the director’s chair.
He brought back what was missing from the last film plus some impressive effects. Many fans consider it one of the best in the series and it was a good entry to sign off the original crew. Did you love it when it came out or do you feel it’s not as good as some claim it to be?
Let’s find out!



I'm an LA journalist who really lives for his profession. I have also published work as Jane Doe in various mags and newspapers across the globe. I normally write articles that can cause trouble but now I write for FTN because Nerds are never angry, so I feel safe.