This film was originally shown to the BBFC in an unfinished version.The BBFC advised the company that the film was likely to receive a 12A classification but that the requested PG certificate could be achieved by making changes to four scenes, including dialogue.In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military.What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions.All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive.A troupe of struggling stage actors is rehearsing for a small-town production of a play.
They have only one choice - to make peace with the Federation, which will mean an end to 70 years of conflict. Kirk and crew are called upon to help in the negotiations because of their experience with the Klingons. Exists in several version related to technical improvements and new scenes.
Everything seems to be as it should until one of the cast members turns up dead.
In a panic, the others try to get out, only to find they are now locked in the theater with the killer!
With oxygen (and therefore time) running out, the crew of the plane and the crew on the ground must figure out a way to return the plane and its passengers to safety. This version has been distributed for all releases since.
The BBFC initially awarded a 15 rating for cinema release but changed this to 18 for home video releases.