Re: Why didn't Kirk just contact Sulu?
^ What's weird is, the line of dialogue in the film which states that the UT would be recognized, is obviously an overdub. So why would they replace a perfectly logical explanation (Valeris erasing the UT's record of the Klingon language) with a STUPID one?
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