Friday, April 08, 2016

Chancellor Gorkon

G is for GORKON but who is he? In Star Trek the Undiscovered Country VI, David Warner plays the foolhardy naive Klingon, Chancellor Gorkon who brokers peace between the Federation and the rouge Klingon Empire. Gorkon's peace initiatives are civilized and diplomatic. The Galactic powers are uneasy. Not everyone wants Peace! Its bad for business even in the 23rd century! 

Okay, so heres someone who recognises there can be honor in peace. Is he a visionary or a fool? Who can the Chancellor trust? He has to rely on his trusted aides during "dinner time" aboard the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-A and especially General Chang his chief of staff. So its really neat when two assassins in white Starfleet uniforms close in for the kill. Who are they? Who sent them?

Its fun watching the clueless Enterprise crew piece together the clues in this wonderfully dark sherlockian murder/mystery.

 KIRK "We fired on the chancellors ship!"
 SCOTTY "That is not possible!"

QUESTION: Which two traitors conspired to have Gorkon murdered and Captain Kirk framed? 

1. General Chang (Gorkons Chief of Staff)
2. Brigadier Kerla (Gorkons Military Advisor)
3. Starfleet Admiral Cartright (Starfleet Command)
4. Azetbur (Gorkons Daughter)
5. Skippy the Bush Kangaroo.

Peace and Long Life, Trekkers and Trekkies.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You can't trust those kangaroos!
I thought it was Kim Cattrall?

Blogoratti said...

Great stuff indeed, Star Trek. Nice weekend!

Spacerguy said...

It was Kim Cattral but I just felt sorry for Lieutenant Valeras. Even Uhura had a strange unyielding look on her face. Truth be told, Valeras didn't pull the trigger although she was part of the conspiracy.

Tony Laplume said...

Cartwright was played by Brock Peters, who also played Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird and Sisko's dad in Deep Space Nine. Valeris was created because Roddenberry didn't want to sully the name of Saavik, whom he considered to have reached "beloved character status." Cartwright wasn't so lucky. He wasn't nearly as villainous in The Voyage Home...

Jeffrey Scott said...

Chang & Cartwright.
My favourite scene is when Checkov finds the foots they are searching for, but he doesn't notice the locker they were in, wouldn't have been able to wear them if he tried. LOL

From what I remember, the Vulcan traitor was supposed to be Saavik, but with two different actresses already having already played saavik and neither one available for the Undiscovered Country, the decision was to create a complete new female Vulcan traitor.

Elephant's Child said...

Civilised AND diplomatic? And a Klingom? I suspect an intruder.
Skippy will find out though. Very quickly. And diplomatically.

Jo said...

I really need to go back and watch all these shows. I don't remember this one at all.

James Pailly said...

Star Trek 6 is actually the first movie I can remember going to see in theaters when I was a kid.

Susan Kane said...

One and three were the conspirators. I loved this movie--Iman as a shape shifter, very cool.

cleemckenzie said...

Not in a million years could I remember that. I'll have to come back Monday for the answer, I guess.

Deborah R. Hawkins said...

It's usually the chief of staff in things like this, but I haven't seen that movie. lol

Birgit said...

He was one Klingon I wish would have been on longer because I love David Warner. Chang was a bad boy but so was that Vulcan sex and the city gal

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