Beamed up during an ion storm, which causes a transporter malfunction, the landing party of Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura find themselves in a mirror universe aboard a parallel Enterprise run by ruthless barbarians. The ion storm also caused their malicious counterparts to beam to the real starship. Kirk and the others must find a way home before they are discovered and exposed by their parallel crew members, who use treachery, back-stabbing and seduction to get what they want.
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Star Trek was usually not allowed to show women's navels, but Uhura's navel is visible in the mirror universe. Reportedly, this was accomplished by filming while a PA took the Standards representative to lunch. See more
In beginning scene when Kirk and the others first beam back up to the Enterprise, Kirk signals the ship to engage, then puts his communicator away and puts his hands down by his side. As they first appear in the transporter pad aboard the ship, he has his communicator still in his hand, held up to his mouth. During the original series, movement during transport was not possible. See more
Jim, I think I liked him with a beard better. It gave him character. Of course almost any change would be a distinct improvement.
Captain James T. Kirk
What worries me is the easy way his counterpart fitted into that other universe. I always thought Spock was a bit of a pirate at heart.
Indeed, gentlemen. May I point out that I had an opportunity to observe your counterparts here quite closely. They were brutal, savage, unprincipled, uncivilized, treacherous - in every way splendid examples of homo sapiens, the very...
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more