Dec 12, 2019
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) (part 9 of 13)
Now that they’re warping to their new destination, Sybok gets on the ship-wide intercom and urges the crew to, no kidding, “consider the questions of existence.” As always on Star Trek, extras in Starfleet uniforms stop dead in the corridors and subside into placid-faced listening mode, rather than continuing to walk to wherever the hell they were going in the first place.
Sybok explains to the crew that his emotional, pre-logical Vulcan ancestors believed in a place where these questions can be answered, and asserts that despite modern debunking, this place is real. He builds exuberantly up to his announcement that they’ve all been chosen to find “Sha Ka Ree”. Yes, that’s right. Vulcan paradise was named after the guy they couldn’t get to play the role of the guy who’s obsessed with finding Vulcan paradise. Well, that makes perfect—wait, huh?
Sorry, dude, but you’ll never be able to find Sha Ka Ree. He’s busy doing television. (Is it possible for us to have an Un-Repeat Offender—someone who’s repeatedly not in Agony Booth movies? Except, starring in the sprawling mindfuck that is Zardoz should count triple, so it’s all a wash, I guess.)
But you know what would have been a way better name? Mill Wah Kee. I mean, that’s a place where cans of beer spontaneously appear in the river! How can it not be paradise?