Why ‘The Undiscovered Country’ is the Best ‘Star Trek’ Film – Review Geek
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In November, a friend challenged me to watch all six classic Star Trek films starring the original cast before the end of the month. Of course, I accepted, and by the time I finished, I came away with the notion that the series’s final film was the best. Here’s why.
A Star Trek Allegory at Its Best
If you’ve ever wondered why so many people treat Star Trek like a religion, it’s because many of its stories harness the storytelling power of allegory. They address real-life scenarios and teach moral lessons by placing the crew in an ethical conundrum that forces them to make hard choices and where there are often no good answers.
Classic examples of allegorical storytelling in Trek include “The Doomsday Machine,” which used an allegory of a planet-killing entity for the destructive power of an H-Bomb. “A Private Little War” saw the Klingons and the Federation provide private cultures with advanced weaponry as an allegory for…
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