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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old June 1 2014, 03:26 AM   #1
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its Star Trek IIIs 30th anniversary!

30 years ago today the 2nd best Trek film was released
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Old June 1 2014, 03:48 AM   #2
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"Jim. Your name is Jim."
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Old June 1 2014, 03:52 AM   #3
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"Jim. Your name is Jim."

...nice!
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Old June 1 2014, 04:23 AM   #4
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^ It was the only line I instantly remembered.

I should have used "Don't call me Tiny!"
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Old June 1 2014, 06:07 AM   #5
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^ It was the only line I instantly remembered.
One could approach it from the POV of the Abramsverse:

"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
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Old June 1 2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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Re: its Star Trek IIIs 30th anniversary!

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^ It was the only line I instantly remembered.
One could approach it from the POV of the Abramsverse:

"The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain."
What do the Abrams films have to do with this discussion?

Star Trek III is a fun romp, one of my favorite Trek movies.
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Old June 1 2014, 08:19 PM   #7
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What do the Abrams films have to do with this discussion?
Because, like politics, some people feel the need to bring it up even when the discussion has nothing whatsoever to do with it.
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Old June 1 2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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"That's what you get for missing staff meetings, doctor."

Not a great movie, but a fun one, especially for Star Trek fans, and I revisit it often.
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Old June 1 2014, 09:38 PM   #9
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Star Trek III is a fun romp
Calling SFS a fun romp is like calling ALIEN3 lightweight summer fare.

They blow up the ship, kill Kirk's son, invalidate pretty much every good thing from the previous film, and even when they do something right, like casting Robin Curtis, Nimoy blows it by mutating the character into a full Vulcan stuck with the lamest possible lines, pretty much like sending the actress into battle with an arrow already stuck through her head.

Now if you said it was operatic, then yeah, I'd go with that, since there is plenty of sturm and drang. Mostly dumbass sturm and drang, but even so ...
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Old June 1 2014, 09:40 PM   #10
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Yeah a very frustrating watch for me---from one classic scene I like to a scene I don't like all the way thru for 105 minutes.
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Old June 1 2014, 09:49 PM   #11
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As a boy back then, I enjoyed the breakout of McCoy from starfleet security to the stealing of the Enterprise from spacedock.
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Old June 2 2014, 01:00 AM   #12
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Fantastic movie - easily in my top five. I have some really fond memories of early VHS rentals/purchases... and watching, rewind... watching, rewind... watching...
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Old June 2 2014, 01:58 AM   #13
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Star Trek III is my second-favorite as well. It exemplifies what my favorite elements of TOS have always been: drama, adventure, some light-heartedness, and the emphasis on friendship and family.

It is also a unique story (stealing the ship and sacrificing everything for friendship and loyalty) and did a fantastic job of expanding the Star Trek universe (modern Klingons, bird of prey, Oberth class, Excelsior class, spacedock, etc). Great flick, and a great companion piece to Wrath of Khan.
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Old June 2 2014, 03:41 PM   #14
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I'm a big fan of III, preferring it to II. I loved the epic sense of adventure, and how it seemed to open up Trek's world.

Not a fan of Saavik Mk 2, though.
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Re: its Star Trek IIIs 30th anniversary!

Kirk: My God, Bones... what have I done?
McCoy: What you had to do, what you always do. Turn death into a fighting chance to live.

Sums up the movie for me.

It doesn't live up to TWoK, and there are better Trek films besides, but it most certainly has its moments.
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