There was a 10-day wait after completing filming of the [Star Trek: The Next Generation] finale before filming began on this movie. The first scenes shot were the ones on the holodeck with the [TNG] crew on the wooden ship [Enterprise].
Malcolm McDowellMalcolm McDowell received death threats from obsessed [Star Trek] fans after his character killed Captain Kirk.
One of the reasons for destroying the Enterprise-D was that it was designed for the narrow aspect ratio and low resolution of televisions. Destroying the ship allowed the creation of a theater-friendly ship for subsequent movies.
Barbara MarchBarbara March, making her final appearance here as Lursa, is married to three-time [Star Trek] guest star Alan ScarfeAlan Scarfe, and step-mother to Alan's son, Jonathan ScarfeJonathan Scarfe.
A new set of Starfleet uniforms was intended to be introduced in the film to be worn by the Enterprise-D crew. These new uniforms would have been similar to the television ones, except the collars would have been the same department color as the rest of the tunic and the rank pips would have been worn on the shoulder with a corresponding rank braid on the wrists. The uniforms were eventually nixed by producer Rick BermanRick Berman. The decision was then made to use both the uniforms from [Star Trek: The Next Generation] as well as the uniforms from [Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]. However, Playmates had already made an action figure line for the film with the Enterprise-D crew wearing the aborted uniforms. It was too late to retract the figures, which is the only place the aborted uniforms can be seen.
Kirk's death scenes were re-shot after preview audiences reacted badly to the original version, wanting a more "heroic" death. Kirk originally died after being shot in the back by Soran.
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart and Brent SpinerBrent Spiner were the only cast members to have custom [Deep Space Nine] uniforms made for use in the film. Jonathan FrakesJonathan Frakes had to borrow Avery BrooksAvery Brooks's uniform and LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton had to borrow Colm MeaneyColm Meaney's uniform from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", neither of which fit the actors very well (Frakes had to roll up the sleeves and Burton's is obviously too big for him.)
The horse that William ShatnerWilliam Shatner rides is his, as are the home and farm where the sequence takes place.
James T. Kirk's final two words, "Oh, my..." are a spontaneous ad lib made by William ShatnerWilliam Shatner. Shatner later explained it was Kirk's reaction to eternity and truly going where Kirk had never gone before.