Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984) – Encore Review

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Klingon Commander, this is Admiral James T. Kirk. I’m alive and well on the planet’s surface. I know that this will come as a pleasant surprise to you, but our ship was a victim of an “unfortunate accident”. Sorry about your crew, but as we say on Earth, c’est la vie.” – Admiral James T. Kirk

Number of Times Seen – At least 5 times (Cable in the 80’s, Video, DVD, 9 Dec 2014 and 15 Sep 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Following the death of Spock, the crew of the Enterprise try to find his body which is still on the Genesis planet.

Bottom Line – Nice bridge film between the even Star Trek films that work better than the odds. The story is quite unique and adds so much to the canon of the Star Trek Universe. Love the way that the crew f the Enterprise are able to wok together as a team once again and we get to see how connected they are after so many years of service together. Christopher Lloyd and John Larroquette are not the best villain that could have been chosen, but they are still pretty effective in helping the story move along.  Story works much better when looking at the films on wither side of this one. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Excelsior was supposed to debut in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and be identified as newly-promoted Captain Sulu’s (George Takei’s) first command. This plotline was dropped, and the Excelsior was saved for this film. Sulu finally took command of her in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). The ship design was reused for the U.S.S. Enterprise-B in Star Trek: Generations (1994). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10) (upgrade from original review)


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