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Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country is the sixth Star Trek movie. It was made in 1991 and contained lots of Klingon dialogues.


Captain Kirk and Dr McCoy get accused for murdering the Klingon Chancellor Gorkon. In a show trial, they are sentenced to death, but the sentence is transmuted by the Klingon judge. They are sentenced to "spend the rest of their natural lives" on the penal asteroid Rura Penthe. They are brought to the prison inside the asteroid right after the trial. In the meantime, the crew of the Enterprise tries to solve the mystery behind the murder.

Klingon dialogues

1. Dinner on the Enterprise

ST6 dialog1.jpg
Speaker Klingon Translation Note
Chang taH pagh taHbe'! To be or not to be about Hamlet
Azetbur vavoy Daddy to her father Gorkon; this was a slip for vavwI'(1)
Chang DaH machegh We're returning now. in the transporter room

2. Kronos One under attack

These phrases were shouted by several crewmembers during the attack on the Klingon vessel Kronos One. In few cases, one can identify the speaker. Some of them were not subtitled, but could be understood.

Speaker Klingon Translation Note
? wanI' yItu'
? bIyevbe'
? tlham chu'Ha'lu' Gravitation has been deactivated.
? chay' jura'? What are your orders? lit. "How do you command us?"
? nuqDaq bIH? Where are they? using a pronoun for things
? nutojbej! They have betrayed us
? yotwI'! Invader(s)!
? cheng'e' DaH Sam! Find Chang now. Clipped Klingon
? qaStaH nuq jay'? What the @&%! is going on?

3. Conference on board of the Kronos One

ST6 dialog3.jpg
Speaker Klingon Translation (according to script(2))Sort
Kerla DIHIvlaHtaHvIS DaH DIHIvnIS! Attack them now, Madam Chancellor - while we still can...!
first general DIHIvbe'chugh qo'chajDaq toy'wI''a' DImoj. Attack or be slaves in their world!
Grokh1 Qo'! tlhaplaH [?] pe'vIl [?] QaplaH [?] DIHIvlaHtaH [?] We can take whole by force what they propose to divide...!
Azetbur ghu'maj Dayajbe'law', Sa'. You don't seem to understand our situation, General.
Azetbur notlh veS... 'a tugh manotlhchoH je maH. War is obsolete, General. As we are in danger of becoming.
Kerla QamvIS Hegh qaq law' torvIS yIn qaq puS. Better to die on our feet than live on our knees.
Azetbur 'e' neHbe' vavwI'. That wasn't what my father wanted.

1 This name is not canon, but was given in the novelization of ST6.

4. Kirk and McCoy Court scene

Speaker Klingon Translation
Chang ...taH pagh. Qo'noS wa'Daq baHta' DaH wa'noS... The Enterprise fired on Kronos One without provocation.
? yItlha'. yItlha'! Folgen. Folgen!
? ghuy'cha'! [a curse!]
? 'IHqu'. It's very nice.
? Qapla'. Success

5. Rura Penthe

The phrases from this scene are not translated in subtitles. Some of these sentences are repeated multiple times.
Klingon Translation
yIghoStaH! Keep going!
yIghoS! Go!
yIHu'! Get up!
tugh! tugh! Hurry up!
tugh yIyIt! Walk faster!

6. Morska Outpost

This scene uses a special dialect, which was diliberately created for the movie. It is not a mispronunciation of the actors. Although the dialect was discussed in detail in KGT, the Klingon spelling for "Morska" was given at qep'a' 2019.
Speaker Klingon Subtitles
Morska mo'rISqa' jIH. This is listening post Morska.
Morska Dujvetlh 'oH nuq? rIn. What ship is that? Over.
Uhura tongDuj 'urISva' maH. We am thy freighter Ursva.
Uhura jav Hogh maH Qo'noSvo'. rIn. Six weeks out of Kronos. Over.
Morska nuqDaq ghoS? rIn. What is your destination? Over.
Uhura rura' pente'Daq Soj, Doch vIqIch. rIn. We is condemning food, things and supplies. [to Rura Penthe]
Morska ghewmey SuqQo'! Don't catch any bugs.
Qollu'ta'. x.
qaghochnISlaH... Ich bin in der Lage, es für Sie zu verfolgen...
narghta'. Sie sind geflohen.  
qay'be'. Daq SovlaHbe'taH qIrq. Kein Problem. Kirk ist nicht in der Lage zu wissen wo.
Chang DaSovbej'a'? Weißt du das ohne Zweifel?
Chang bISuDrup'a'? Bist du bereit, es zu riskieren?
DeghwI'. Steuermann
helm qaH. Sir
Chang He chu'. So'wI' yIchu'. Neuer Kurs. Tarnvorrichtung aktivieren.
Steuermann qaH. Sir.

7. Bad news for Chang

Klingon Translation
qatlh pa' ghoS? Why does he/she go there?
Qang yIQan! Protect the Chancellor!
taH pagh taHbe'. To be or not to be.


Michael Dorn played Worf's grandfather in this movie.

See also


1 : Marc Okrand explained this to Lieven at qepHom Saarbrücken 2015

2 : Script of "Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country", Fifth Draft, 12/28/90

External links

Star Trek Movies
Star Trek: The Motion PictureStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanStar Trek III: The Search for SpockStar Trek IV: The Voyage HomeStar Trek V: The Final FrontierStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryStar Trek GenerationsStar Trek: First ContactStar Trek: InsurrectionStar Trek: NemesisStar TrekStar Trek Into DarknessStar Trek Beyond

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