Thursday, June 11, 2009

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984, Leonard Nimoy)

Initially I had heard that Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock were the best of the original series. I later read of a Star Trek curse where the even number Star Trek films were good (parts 2, 4 & 6), while the odd number ones sucked (1, 3 & 5). I was very skeptical of this curse considering how much I loved part 1. Continuing on with the original Star Trek series...

The Search for Spock picks up right after the events from the Wrath of Khan. Spock is dead (hope you are reading this before watching Wrath of Khan) and it is revealed that before he died he mind melded with Dr. McCoy. To save McCoy and with the chance of bringing Spock back to life, they need he to travel to Spock's home planet Vulcan. Kirk and the crew steal the Enterprise to make the trip, but they must first retrieve Spock's body from the Genesis planet. All seems well until a group of ruthless Klingons fuck things up.

Search for Spock is a decent film and a good continuation to the story that began with Wrath of Khan. Though not as good as Khan (or the first film), it definitely holds up. There are some nice special effects and a good storyline. The real thing that makes this film so good is the Klingons. Christopher Lloyd plays the lead Klingon and he proves to a dastardly bastard. His showdown with Kirk is great. John Laroquette also plays one of the Klingons but I didn't even recognize him until I watched the credits.


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