December marks tenth anniversary of Trek VI

Ten years ago today, Star Trek fans lined up at theaters across the United States to witness opening day of the final Trek movie focused entirely on the classic cast, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Released just six weeks after the death of series creator Gene Roddenberry, who bitterly opposed many of the story elements in this and most other Trek movies, Star Trek VI proved to be a fitting end to the classic adventures. The Nicholas Meyer film smashed box office records by having the largest opening weekend of any Trek movie at that time.