To be or not to be

We watched Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country this evening.  What a great end to a tiring day. (Warning: spoilers ahead!)

First, kudos for the quality through Netflix Streaming, and the terrific resolution on our Samsung flatscreen. 

The film itself is ever so much fun.  Sure, de rigeur are schmaltz such as the applause and a self-congratulatory pose on the podium after the peace conference is saved by Kirk and Co., but compensating factors include the mischievous rebellion of the crew when confronted with a choice between returning to dock or rescuing Kirk and the brilliantly curmudgeonly McCoy from certain death on Rura Penthe, the surprisingly well-conceived struggle several of the familiar and beloved characters undergo in combating their distrust of Klingons, and Christopher Plummer in full Klingon regalia quoting Hamlet.

Favorite quote of the film is actually in a very early scene when, after imbibing rather too much Romulan ale, Chancellor Gorkon boasts, You have not experienced Shakespeare until you’ve read him in the original Klingon.

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2 responses

  1. Inspired by this film, there are those who have undertaken
    the task of translating The Bard “back” into Klingon.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Klingon_Hamlet

    1. taH pagh taHbe’!

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