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2nd Dec '17 9:05:56 AM av8r1
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***Was Kirk asserting that they never take prisoners, or recommending to Saavik to pray for a mercifully quick death? "Prayer, Mr. Saavik, that the Klingons don't take prisoners." It is a bit harsher in hindsight when Saavik is indeed taken prisoner by Klingons only several weeks later.
22nd Oct '17 6:17:21 AM StarTropes
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%%* WhyIsntItAttacking: See Genre Savvy above.

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%%* * WhyIsntItAttacking: See Genre Savvy above.After the ''Enterprise'' and the Bird-of-Prey have their initial exchange of torpedo fire, Kruge wonders why the ''Enterprise'' doesn't press the attack as they have superior firepower. He then figures out that his attack inflicted more damage than he anticipated.



* The malfunctioning transwarp drive of USS ''Excelsior'' sounds like nothing you might hear on a spaceship but instead a misfiring internal combustion engine.

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* ** The malfunctioning transwarp drive of USS ''Excelsior'' sounds like nothing you might hear on a spaceship but instead a misfiring internal combustion engine.
22nd Oct '17 5:24:55 AM StarTropes
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---> '''Sulu:''' Don't call me "Tiny".
26th Sep '17 11:40:48 AM Premonition45
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** Kirk, Sulu, and Chekov wear some snazzy leather jackets with their civilian outfits. Kirk removes his jacket to cover [[spoiler:David's body]].


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* KnifeNut: This film introduces us to the Klingon dagger D'k tahg, which has spring-loaded sideblades and is used [[spoiler:to kill David]]. Although it would stay unnamed until the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Birthright".
25th Sep '17 9:08:22 PM Premonition45
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* EmptyChairMemorial: During Kirk's log entry, he paces the bridge, briefly stopping to pat the empty science station chair Spock previously occupied. [=McCoy=] is clearly reluctant to sit there when ordered.

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* EmptyChairMemorial: During Kirk's log entry, he paces the bridge, briefly stopping to pat the empty science station chair Spock previously occupied. [=McCoy=] Chekov is clearly reluctant to sit there when ordered.
23rd Sep '17 12:52:22 PM cg12345
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* [[RightHandAttackDog Right Hand Snarling Monster]]: Kruge has one. It doesn't do much but it still scares the crap out of the rest of his crew.
11th Sep '17 9:19:38 PM WarriorsGate
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Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest in style to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of people standing and talking on obvious soundstages, with [=TV=]-quality frame composition, wonky science coupled with Vulcan mysticism, and a badly-choreographed grappling match between Kirk and the villain of the week. It is literally a big screen version of a [=TOS=] episode and it does look pretty cheap because of it. However, it is ultimately salvaged by its cast of twenty-year veterans, who take advantage of the limited scope to truly shine, some amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction, and the HolyShitQuotient going through the roof when [[spoiler: Kirk loses his son and then ''scuttles the goddamn'' USS Enterprise ''in retaliation''.]]

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Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest in style to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a modestly-budgeted [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of story about people standing and talking around on very obvious soundstages, with featuring [=TV=]-quality frame composition, wonky science coupled with Vulcan mysticism, about "protomatter" bringing dead bodies back to life, and a badly-choreographed climatic, badly-staged grappling match between Kirk and the a cunning villain of the week. It is literally a big screen version of a [=TOS=] episode and at times it does look pretty and feel fairly cheap because of it. However, it is ultimately salvaged by its a cast of twenty-year veterans, veterans who take advantage of the limited scope to truly shine, some amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction, and the HolyShitQuotient going through the roof when [[spoiler: Kirk loses his son and then ''scuttles the goddamn'' USS Enterprise ''in retaliation''.]]
10th Sep '17 12:14:29 PM WarriorsGate
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Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest in style to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of people standing and talking on obvious soundstages, with [=TV=]-quality frame composition, wonky science coupled with Vulcan mysticism, and a badly-choreographed grappling match between Kirk and the villain of the week. It is literally a big screen version of a [=TOS=] episode and it does look pretty cheap because of it. However, it is ultimately salvaged by its cast of twenty-year veterans, who take advantage of the limited scope to truly shine, some amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction, and the HolyShitQuotient going through the roof when [[spoiler: Kirk loses his son and then ''scuttles the goddamn'' USS Enterprise ''in retaliation.]]

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Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest in style to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of people standing and talking on obvious soundstages, with [=TV=]-quality frame composition, wonky science coupled with Vulcan mysticism, and a badly-choreographed grappling match between Kirk and the villain of the week. It is literally a big screen version of a [=TOS=] episode and it does look pretty cheap because of it. However, it is ultimately salvaged by its cast of twenty-year veterans, who take advantage of the limited scope to truly shine, some amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction, and the HolyShitQuotient going through the roof when [[spoiler: Kirk loses his son and then ''scuttles the goddamn'' USS Enterprise ''in retaliation.retaliation''.]]
10th Sep '17 12:14:00 PM WarriorsGate
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Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest in style to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of people standing and talking on obvious soundstages, with [=TV=]-quality frame composition, wonky science coupled with Vulcan mysticism, and a badly-choreographed grappling match between Kirk and the villain of the week. It is literally a big screen version of a [=TOS=] episode and it does look pretty cheap because of it. However, it is ultimately salvaged by its cast of twenty-year veterans, who take advantage of the limited scope to truly shine, and some amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction.

to:

Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest in style to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of people standing and talking on obvious soundstages, with [=TV=]-quality frame composition, wonky science coupled with Vulcan mysticism, and a badly-choreographed grappling match between Kirk and the villain of the week. It is literally a big screen version of a [=TOS=] episode and it does look pretty cheap because of it. However, it is ultimately salvaged by its cast of twenty-year veterans, who take advantage of the limited scope to truly shine, and some amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction.
direction, and the HolyShitQuotient going through the roof when [[spoiler: Kirk loses his son and then ''scuttles the goddamn'' USS Enterprise ''in retaliation.]]
10th Sep '17 11:59:54 AM WarriorsGate
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Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of people standing and talking on obvious soundstages, with [=TV=]-quality frame composition, a limited scope, and a badly-choreographed grappling match between Kirk and the villain of the week. Y'know, all the things that made the original great fun but which look very cheap on the big screen. However, what ultimately salvages the film is its intimate scope allowing a cast of twenty-year veterans time to shine, and its amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction. Overall, it's best classified as SoOkayItsAverage, and it's about the only ''Star Trek'' film that no-one really admits to loving or hating.[[note]]Unless the people in question are the Kirk/Spock slashers, in which case the film is not only universally adored but solid proof that the SubText is actually just plain ''text''.[[/note]]

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Of the six "original cast" films, this one is the closest in style to the original television series--for better or for worse. It's not [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture a slow-moving riff]] on ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'', [[Film/StarTrekTheWrathOfKhan a submarine movie]], [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome a fish-out-of-water light comedy]], [[Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier a steaming turd]], or [[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry another submarine movie]]. It's just a [[ContinuityPorn Continuity Pon-Farr]] of people standing and talking on obvious soundstages, with [=TV=]-quality frame composition, a limited scope, wonky science coupled with Vulcan mysticism, and a badly-choreographed grappling match between Kirk and the villain of the week. Y'know, all the things that made the original great fun but which It is literally a big screen version of a [=TOS=] episode and it does look very pretty cheap on the big screen. because of it. However, what it is ultimately salvages the film is salvaged by its intimate scope allowing a cast of twenty-year veterans time veterans, who take advantage of the limited scope to truly shine, and its some amazing effects work and action sequences courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic punctuating the flat direction. direction.

Overall, it's best classified as SoOkayItsAverage, and it's about the only ''Star Trek'' film that no-one really admits to loving or hating.[[note]]Unless the people in question are the elicits neither strong love nor strong hate from people. Unless they're Kirk/Spock slashers, in which case the film is not only universally adored but solid proof that the SubText is actually just plain ''text''.[[/note]]
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