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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 2 2014, 07:36 PM   #16
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Re: its Star Trek IIIs 30th anniversary!

I think III got a bum rap because it was sandwiched between an all time classic movie and one of the biggest box office draws in the franchise so it always seemed to be looked upon unfavorably and is where the bullshit 'odd movie curse' sprang from. I look back on it now in a much better light - like other posters have remarked it brought so many firsts for the franchise, and aside from the odd slow part or cheap looking set remains an entertaining movie and I rank it above TVH these days, and definitely above the likes of Generations, Insurrection and The Final Frontier.

The theft of the Enterprise remains the movie's best scene and one of my favorite sequences in all of Trek, not only that it captured just the right blend of drama and humor which TFF failed to do (bar the campfire scenes), TVH went way over the top with and TMP which didn't even try.

The special effects were pretty good too - standouts werethe Enterprise on approach to the first spacedock reveal, the theft and destruction of the ship itself were all well done for 1984.

The only things I didn't really care for were the story itself, which was bordering on the preposterous, and the slow ending with all the Vulcan mumbo-jumbo comes across as very cheesy these days, but at least it tried to capture the spirit of TOS.

I'm a big fan of Star Trek III
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Old June 2 2014, 07:52 PM   #17
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SFS is my third favorite after TWOK and First Contact. Fantastic movie.
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Old June 2 2014, 07:54 PM   #18
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Fun movie. Not perfect, but enough to love within that I don't feel the need to bitch about it.

And it has a superb score from James Horner.
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Old June 2 2014, 08:22 PM   #19
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Grab the soundtrack and listen to Horners "Stealing the Enterprise" with headphones and some volume, truly an outstanding piece.
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Old June 2 2014, 10:18 PM   #20
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Re: its Star Trek IIIs 30th anniversary!

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Grab the soundtrack and listen to Horners "Stealing the Enterprise" with headphones and some volume, truly an outstanding piece.
I actually rate Horner's score as superior to TWOK.
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Old June 2 2014, 10:39 PM   #21
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TSFS is definitely one of my Top 12 Trek films.
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Old June 2 2014, 10:51 PM   #22
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A nice touch is in the opening credits, with a very long pause where Nimoy's name should be between Shatner and Kelley.
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Old June 2 2014, 11:22 PM   #23
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so many precious lines:

"The answer is no. Therefore I'm going anyway"- Kirk

"Sir, someone is stealing the Enterprise!" (intercom)
"Shit." - Cap. Styles
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Old June 3 2014, 03:35 AM   #24
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Shat Happens wrote: View Post
so many precious lines:

"The answer is no. Therefore I'm going anyway"- Kirk

"Sir, someone is stealing the Enterprise!" (intercom)
"Shit." - Cap. Styles
Styles doesn't say "shit." He says "on my way."
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Old June 3 2014, 03:54 AM   #25
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Re: its Star Trek IIIs 30th anniversary!

LOKAI of CHERON wrote: View Post
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Grab the soundtrack and listen to Horners "Stealing the Enterprise" with headphones and some volume, truly an outstanding piece.
I actually rate Horner's score as superior to TWOK.

Yeah, for whatever reason, the music in III seems more..."integrated" with the visuals than II. It's something I can't really explain...
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Old June 3 2014, 04:02 AM   #26
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so many precious lines:

"The answer is no. Therefore I'm going anyway"- Kirk

"Sir, someone is stealing the Enterprise!" (intercom)
"Shit." - Cap. Styles
Styles doesn't say "shit." He says "on my way."
But you can see in his face he wants to say "shit."
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Old June 3 2014, 04:13 AM   #27
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so many precious lines:

"The answer is no. Therefore I'm going anyway"- Kirk

"Sir, someone is stealing the Enterprise!" (intercom)
"Shit." - Cap. Styles
Styles doesn't say "shit." He says "on my way."
But you can see in his face he wants to say "shit."
True enough, sir...true enough.
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Old June 3 2014, 04:14 AM   #28
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LOKAI of CHERON wrote: View Post
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Grab the soundtrack and listen to Horners "Stealing the Enterprise" with headphones and some volume, truly an outstanding piece.
I actually rate Horner's score as superior to TWOK.
Also, his Klingon theme rivals Goldsmith's.
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Old June 3 2014, 09:05 AM   #29
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Totally agree, forgot to cover the score in my earlier post, it is outstanding, at least as good as TWOK, but just short of TMP for me, still probably the second best score in all 12 movies
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Old June 3 2014, 02:20 PM   #30
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Shat Happens wrote: View Post
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so many precious lines:

"The answer is no. Therefore I'm going anyway"- Kirk

"Sir, someone is stealing the Enterprise!" (intercom)
"Shit." - Cap. Styles
Styles doesn't say "shit." He says "on my way."
But you can see in his face he wants to say "shit."
Yup. Would've been funny if he'd actually said it.
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