History Film / StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock

22nd May '16 4:03:53 AM PaulA
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* AndStarring: Leonard Nimoy's name doesn't appear in the opening credits, to preserve what surprise there might be about his return; to balance it, the roll of stars at the head of the closing credits ends with "And, as Spock:" followed by the names of all the actors who played the revived Spock and finishing with Nimoy.
22nd May '16 4:01:12 AM PaulA
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* MagicalSecurityCam: When Kirk watches security footage of Spock's final moments to figure out who he might have given his katra to, it's footage taken from the previous movie, complete with dramatic pans and camera angles.
21st May '16 8:35:25 AM PaulA
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%%* DisneyVillainDeath: See PunctuatedPounding and/or TakeMyHand below for more details.

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%%* * DisneyVillainDeath: See PunctuatedPounding and/or TakeMyHand below for more details.Kirk and Kruge end up fighting on the edge of an abyss opened up in the surface of the dying planet. Kruge goes over the edge and falls to his death.
21st May '16 8:33:08 AM PaulA
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* DemotedToExtra: Uhura, for most of the film. Mind you, her big scene in the transporter room is [[Awesome/StarTrekIIITheSearchforSpock pretty awesome]], but there is literally no reason for it ending with her being left behind other then that they didn't need her character for the rest of the film. The previous film, when everyone beams from Regula I to the caves inside Regula while leaving no one behind, shows that transporters can be operated on a time delay. This very film later also shows this, as none of the ''Enterprise'' crew remain behind when they beam off (while simultaneously beaming the Klingons aboard) before ''Enterprise's'' self-destruct. So there is ''no'' reason Uhura couldn't have put a short time delay on the transporter and joined everyone else on their mission to Genesis. (Fortunately, [[TheBusCameBack The Bus Comes Back]] just before the end of this film, so that she can be along for [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome the next one]].) The film's novelization gives Uhura a little more to do, as she scrambles Starfleet's communication channels during the ''Enterprise'' theft, hightails it to the Vulcan embassy on Terra, and joins Sarek in convincing the Vulcan government to pre-emptively grant Kirk and crew asylum there, instead of just handing them over to Starfleet authorities when they arrive.

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* DemotedToExtra: Uhura, for most of the film. Mind you, her big scene in the transporter room is [[Awesome/StarTrekIIITheSearchforSpock pretty awesome]], but there is literally no reason for it ending with her being left behind other then that they didn't need her character for the rest of the film. The previous film, when everyone beams from Regula I to the caves inside Regula while leaving no one behind, shows that transporters can be operated on a time delay. This very film later also shows this, as none of the ''Enterprise'' crew remain behind when they beam off (while simultaneously beaming the Klingons aboard) before ''Enterprise's'' self-destruct. So there is ''no'' reason Uhura couldn't have put a short time delay on the transporter and joined everyone else on their mission to Genesis. (Fortunately, [[TheBusCameBack The Bus Comes Back]] she rejoins them just before the end of this film, so that she can be along for [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome the next one]].) The film's novelization gives Uhura a little more to do, as she scrambles Starfleet's communication channels during the ''Enterprise'' theft, hightails it to the Vulcan embassy on Terra, and joins Sarek in convincing the Vulcan government to pre-emptively grant Kirk and crew asylum there, instead of just handing them over to Starfleet authorities when they arrive.



* PunctuatedForEmphasis: See PunctuatedPounding below. Kirk even kicks the BigBad off a cliff [[IncrediblyLamePun to boot]].



** It actually ramped up the tension when ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry'' was billed as the last adventure for the original crew, and showed Kirk being vaporized.[[note]]It was Marta, but no one knew there would be a shapeshifter involved.[[/note]]
21st May '16 8:29:06 AM PaulA
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** Some of the patrons at the bar have tribbles.



* ContinuityNod: Saavik is left hanging on the Genesis planet because Captain Esteban (of the ''Grissom'') wants to do things "by the book". Having learned that lesson last movie, she's almost a PhraseCatcher, there.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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Saavik is left hanging on the Genesis planet because Captain Esteban (of the ''Grissom'') wants to do things "by the book". Having learned that lesson last movie, she's almost a PhraseCatcher, there.there.
** Some of the patrons at the bar have tribbles.



* IAmXSonOfY: "[=McCoy=], Leonard H., son of David."

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* IAmXSonOfY: During the fal-tor-pan ritual, Sarek is addressed as "Sarek, child of Skon". When it comes time for [=McCoy=] to step forward and do his bit, he introduces himself as "[=McCoy=], Leonard H., son of David."
21st May '16 8:25:47 AM PaulA
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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: The alien whom [=McCoy=] attempts to hire to take him to the Genesis planet.
9th May '16 10:07:47 AM AnotherGuy
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** In the ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' {{Novelization}}, it's revealed Maltz did manage to commit suicide.

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** *** In the ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' {{Novelization}}, it's revealed Maltz did manage to commit suicide.suicide.
** We get that the Klingons on the ''Enterprise'' don't understand English, but it doesn't take much to realize that there's a ''countdown'' going on purely from ''contextual'' clues: abandoned ship, computer speaking slowly and methodically. For example, Dutch (and the audience) knew what a countdown in an alien's language looked like in ''Film/{{Predator}}''.
9th May '16 10:01:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* JustBetweenYouAndMe:
-->'''Kruge:''' ''(whispering in Maltz's ear)'' Share this with ''no one''.
-->'''Maltz:''' ''(whispiering)'' ''Yes'', my lord!
4th May '16 12:29:57 AM omegafire17
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* PlotHole: It's never made clear why Kirk has to go get Spock's body from Genesis, especially because he already has Spock's ''katra'' and no way of knowing that Spock's body has been reborn.



** The fate of David Marcus is a chilling reminder that just because you're the son of one of the most {{Badass}} officers in the history of Starfleet that doesn't mean that you yourself will inherit all those great qualities that, with training and experience, helped make your famous father the badass that he is.

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** The fate of David Marcus is a chilling reminder that just because you're the son of one of the most {{Badass}} officers in the history of Starfleet Starfleet, that doesn't mean that you yourself will you'll inherit all those great qualities that, with training and experience, helped make your famous father the badass that he is.
1st May '16 12:28:36 AM Statzkeen
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:: Kruge quickly cools off when Torg points out there are people on the planet that could be taken prisoner. This appeases Kruge and prevents him from killing his apparently only competent crew member.

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:: Kruge **Kruge quickly cools off when Torg points out there are people on the planet that could be taken prisoner. This appeases Kruge and prevents him from killing his apparently only competent crew member.
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