This time the Enterprise is not the only ship in the quadrant, it is the only ship that has James T. Kirk. The Klingons are in trouble and they need to make peace with the Federation to be able to survive as a people, the survival of its race. It is up to the crew of the Enterprise to escort the Klingon delegation to earth for peace talks but something totally unexpected happens along the way. In a nut shell that is the plot of about the first 20 minutes of the film. That is one hell of a long lead in to get the film going but it is worth the wait. And the waiting part isn’t that bad as well, though parts are annoying.