Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) (part 6 of 13)

Meanwhile, Klaa is getting word that the Lemonprise has also been dispatched to Nimbus III, and he knows this means an encounter with Jim Kirk. What, does the whole Klingon Empire follow the Starfleet command postings in Starship Weekly or something? (Actually, according to The Hunt for Red October, we always know who all the enemy commanders are, complete with thumbnail psych profiles, so I guess this would be true for the Federation and Klingons as well.) He gets a hard-on at the thought of fighting Kirk, and his first officer, Klingon Bodybuilder Chick, also gets a hard-on about it, setting us up for the movie’s big final fight. Only, when we get to it (note from the future!) all this build-up will be summarily dispensed with. So yes, folks, they are wasting time.

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Multi-Part Article: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

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