Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - Movie Synopsis & Plot
For years, the Federation and the Klingons have waged war upon one another. For years they have hated and despised each other. For years they have thirsted for blood. But now, with the Klingon home world dying, the Federation has agreed to sign a peace treaty that will assure the Klingons of their survival. And some people will do anything to see that the signing never takes place.
Captain Kirk and his crew set out aboard the Enterprise to escort the Klingon ambassador to Earth. Though Kirk blames the Klingons for the death of his son, he is chosen for the job, not because of his political stature but because of his physical; anyone who wished to oppose may think twice before attacking the Enterprise. They greet each other with open arms but it is obvious that neither crew, especially those of the Enterprise, are all that comfortable being with each other.
And then, without any warning or foreshadowing, two blasts, supposedly from the Enterprise, strike the Klingon ship. Gravity dismantled, the Klingons are helpless as two figures, dressed in Starfleet uniforms, board the ship and assassinate the ambassador. Still surprised at what has occurred, Kirk and Bones only think it diplomatic to offer their services in helping the wounded Klingons. They board the ship but Bones inexperience on Klingons results in the death of the ambassador, and their arrests.
Only because of the peace trials are Kirk and Bones not killed. Instead, they are sent to the prison ice world Rura Pente where they will stay until their lives run out. Still, Kirk has not given up and neither has Spock, on board the Enterprise. He is determined to figure out who is behind it all once and for all, and bring them to justice. But what he's about to find out is something much larger than first suspected, a large conspiracy containing many high-ranking diplomats, treasonous officers, and one Bird of Prey that can fire while cloaked. "To be or not to be. That is the question that must be answered."