The Search for Spock

EP # 03
TZ Release: 25/06/2018
US Airdate: 01/06/1984

Following the death of Spock and the creation of the Genesis Planet, McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. When Sarek tells Kirk that the Doctor holds his son’s katra, the Captain takes matters into his own hands by stealing the Enterprise and defying the Genesis Planet quarantine…

The Trekzone Review

Here we go, the movie franchise has got some rhythm finally and it’s taking us on a journey parrallel to Star Wars… with a series of plots continuing on from previous movies and leading to future movies. This movie still feels it’s crawling along at a slow pace to my 2018 conditioned brain, but I’m starting to get a very deep appreciation for why Star Trek had to evolve – first with J.J. (although he went too extreme) then with Berg, Kurtzman and Fuller on Discovery.

And before you jump on, I’m not talking about missing action or fight sequences… I can appreciate a meticulous movie that pays attention to the details… I’m talking about how everything is laid out before us in a methodical fashion, pushing from one plot to the next. BUT again, it is a product of the time and you can’t look at any of Star Trek without that caveat because then you’ll get bogged down in ridiculous nitpicking.

For example, Commander Starfleet saying the refit isn’t going ahead – so was the movie Enterprise a refit of the TV series Enterprise or was it just made to look better for the big screen? Why did they use phaser bolts instead of beams (I know it’s for the battle sequences, but still.) Why didn’t Starfleet Security beam on to the Enterprise and arrest the senior staff while they were making their slow escape from space dock?

Elsewhere in the movie, for me, it was great to see Christopher Lloyd portray a Klingon… again providing more depth to the aliens than in the TV series, also taking away something Kirk rediscovered just in the movie and setting him up for some hard times in the movies to come…


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