The following is an excerpt from the audiotape records of a meeting held at Federation Headquarters, Stardate 3815.4.
KIRK: "Spock, how can we ensure that this, our sixth and final "Star Trek" feature, will be a hit?"
SPOCK: "Well, captain, logic dictates we include all the ingredients which have proved popular in our earlier films. Data indicates that one crucial element is what humans call "tongue-in-cheek" humor; in-jokes about previous episodes, self-mocking references to our graying hair and thickening
KIRK: "Good, good, I think we can manage that. But I need something more substantial, too--some lofty theme that allows me to make t...