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Old 07-30-2009, 07:42 AM
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What did you like about Star Trek III The Search For Spock and why
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Klingon language, Excelsior and Oberth designs.
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The crew, and the fact that they were willing to put everything on the line to save their own. Christopher Lloyd as a Klingon was pretty cool too.
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Kirk getting beaten down and seeing him lie on the ruined bridge of his ship, listening to the man who killed his son gloat.

No facade, nowhere to hide - just completely beaten for those moments. The most vulnerable and weak we ever saw him.

Until he picked himself up and did what McCoy noted him for 'turn death into a fighting chance to live' and to come out the other side.
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Besides TSFS being woefully underated, just a few of the the highlights include ILM's beautiful effects work as The Enterprise backs out of Spacedock pursued by Excelsior - I'd put this up against much of todays crappy fake looking CG happily. Horner's score is magnificent. The sheer impact of The Ent's destruction etc... and so much more...
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Besides TSFS being woefully underated, just a few of the the highlights include ILM's beautiful effects work as The Enterprise backs out of Spacedock pursued by Excelsior - I'd put this up against much of todays crappy fake looking CG happily. Horner's score is magnificent. The sheer impact of The Ent's destruction etc... and so much more...

Yes, but although that scene was good, the initial effects with the Klingon BoP and the Merchantman were a bit under-par for my liking.
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The Enterprise escape sequence is one of the finest pieces of classic Trek film. The rest of the movie hasn't aged that well and the rest of the effects and set design is not feature film quality, or doesn't look it, unfortunately.
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I actually like TSFS better than TWOK. To me, I really got a sense of Starfleet being this really big organization rather than just a few ships scattered here and there. But more than anything, it truly showed Kirk's command crew as being a family willing to sacrifice everything to save one of their own.

I saw it in theatres as a kid and not knowing what was going to happen, seeing the Enterprise explode and go down in a ball of flames was a total shock and I remember sitting there in silent disbelief at what I had just seen.

No way...no way did that just happen...it's some kind of illusion or trick, right? Right?


When Spock died, I always suspected that there was a way he could come back--after all, the torpedo that carried his body soft-landed on Genesis and there was all that talk of the Genesis Device creating life from lifelessness--but when the Enterprise went down in glory, I knew she wasn't coming back.

Most people don't remember this, but at the time there really was a belief by some fans that the Excelsior was going to replace the Enterprise...
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Besides TSFS being woefully underated, just a few of the the highlights include ILM's beautiful effects work as The Enterprise backs out of Spacedock pursued by Excelsior - I'd put this up against much of todays crappy fake looking CG happily. Horner's score is magnificent. The sheer impact of The Ent's destruction etc... and so much more...
That sequence literally couldn't be made better - even with modern CGI. Love it!
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