All 13 Star Trek movies officially ranked

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Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Production Budget: $27,000,000
Worldwide Box office: $96,900,000
Total Profit: $69,900,000
Return on Investment: 258.9%

Following the poor performance of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier the next entry , Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country almost never happened at all. Fortunately for the studio they changed their mind and one of the better entries in The Original Series of movies was made and brought them a strong return on investment of 258.9%

The Undiscovered Country a metaphor for the future, in that the future is a new place we explore every day was a great story to be telling for it’s day as the Klingons had in many ways served as the space equivalent of the Soviet Union, a group ‘the good guys’ had been in a state of Cold War with for decades and now our greatest hero, however grudgingly was going to be leading us into negotiations to finally bring a lasting peace. to make the timing fit all the better, at the time of the release of this movie the Berlin Wall had fallen a month earlier, and the Soviet Union was taking its final bow.

Peace with the Klingons, we knew it would come by the time of The Next Generation, and that the lasting peace wouldn’t begin until several years after the events of the Undiscovered Country, but to see the parallel to our own world as two great superpowers began to look for a way towards peace was timely to say the least and really resonated with fans who weren’t sure what to expect with the big news of the time.

Star Trek is always at it’s best when trying to show us a better way, a way towards peace and equality and this was a fitting final adventure for not only the first crew of the Enterprise but also for the time it was mad, making Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country number six on this list.