History Trivia / StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock

5th Apr '16 8:31:43 PM HeraldAlberich
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* DirectedByCastMember: Leonard Nimoy, marking the first time a cast member directed a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' production, paving the way for future cast members like [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Jonathan]] [[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Frakes]].

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* DirectedByCastMember: Leonard Nimoy, Creator/LeonardNimoy, marking the first time a cast member directed a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' production, paving the way for future cast members like [[Film/StarTrekFirstContact Jonathan]] [[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Frakes]].



** Shatner was, according to "Star Trek Lives," scheduled to direct the final episode of the Original Series in 1969. Unfortunately, that would have been Episode 81, and NBC sent the word down during the filming of "Turnabout Intruder" that that episode, #79, would be the last.
** In his book ''I Am Spock'', Nimoy mentions that [=DeForest=] Kelley kept swearing up and down in the scenes where [=McCoy=] converses with an unconscious Spock that Nimoy was trying to direct him through the movement and flutter of his eyelids.
* FakeRussian: In letter, but not in spirit. Chekov actually speaks Russian for the first time. Though Walter Koenig was born in America, his parents are Russian immigrants who emigrated from Lithuania.
* TheOtherDarrin: Kirstie Alley loved playing Saavik (she apparently wore the ears home a number of times) and wanted to return, but apparently failed to communicate this clearly to her agent, who demanded a higher fee for her to play Saavik than Paramount was willing to pay. Paramount switched in Robin Curtis instead.
* ThrowItIn: Kirk stumbling off the chair after being told [[spoiler:David was murdered]] was entirely accidental, but Leonard Nimoy felt it suited the scene, and left it in.

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** Shatner was, according to "Star Trek Lives," scheduled to direct the final episode of the Original Series in 1969. Unfortunately, that would have been Episode 81, and NBC sent the word down during the filming of "Turnabout Intruder" "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]" that that episode, #79, would be the last.
** In his book ''I Am Spock'', Nimoy mentions that [=DeForest=] Kelley Creator/DeForestKelley kept swearing up and down that, in the scenes where [=McCoy=] converses with an unconscious Spock that Spock, Nimoy was trying to direct him through the movement and flutter of his eyelids.
* FakeRussian: In letter, but not in spirit. Chekov actually speaks Russian for the first time. Though Walter Koenig Creator/WalterKoenig was born in America, his parents are Russian immigrants who emigrated from Lithuania.
* TheOtherDarrin: Kirstie Alley Creator/KirstieAlley loved playing Saavik (she apparently wore the ears home a number of times) and wanted to return, but apparently failed to communicate this clearly to her agent, who demanded a higher fee for her to play Saavik than Paramount was willing to pay. Paramount switched in Robin Curtis instead.
* ThrowItIn: Kirk [[PeopleFallOffChairs stumbling off the chair chair]] after being told [[spoiler:David was murdered]] was entirely accidental, but Leonard Nimoy felt it suited the scene, and left it in.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Edward James Olmos]] was Leonard Nimoy's preference for Kruge.
** Early scripts has the Klingons as a rogue group who commandeered a ''Romulan'' Bird of Prey.
*** And earlier than that, it was supposed to be ''Romulans'', period, in Harve Bennett's treatment. Spock's role is relatively the same, except he goes feral and kills several Romulan miners when they drill for dilithium on the Genesis planet. A subplot would have also had the Vulcans threatening to secede from the Federation over the Genesis Torpedo...

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[[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Edward James Olmos]] was Leonard Nimoy's preference for Kruge.
** Early scripts has have the Klingons as a rogue group who commandeered a ''Romulan'' Bird of Prey.
*** ** And earlier than that, it was supposed to be ''Romulans'', period, in Harve Bennett's treatment. Spock's role is relatively the same, except he goes feral and kills several Romulan miners when they drill for dilithium on the Genesis planet. A subplot would have also had the Vulcans threatening to secede from the Federation over the Genesis Torpedo...
25th Mar '16 3:19:06 PM Wyldchyld
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/HillStreetBlues James B. Sikking]] as the Excelsior captain. Also, Phil Morris, who would play [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Jackie Chiles]] on ''{{Seinfeld}}'', appears in the beginning as Cadet Foster.
** Not to mention Creator/ChristopherLloyd as [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture "Doc"]] Kruge. His ship even looks like a [=DeLorean=][[note]]It doesn't really[[/note]] . And it was later used for TimeTravel.
** And a post-''Series/BlackSheepSquadron'' pre-''NightCourt'' John Larroquette as the surviving Klingon crewmember.
** "Mr. Adventure" was played by Scott [=McGinnis=], who became a prolific television director.
** I had to kill the ''Excelsior'' helmsman because [[Film/RoboCop1987 he made a mistake]]. Now it's time to ''erase'' that mistake.
* HeyItsThatVoice: FrankWelker did young Spock's screams.
** "Up your shaft" is not a nice thing to say to your Director, Scotty![[note]]The Excelsior turbo lift was voiced by an uncredited Leonard Nimoy[[/note]].
2nd Jul '15 8:42:58 PM nombretomado
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Edward James Olmos]] was Leonard Nimoy's preference for Kruge.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Edward James Olmos]] was Leonard Nimoy's preference for Kruge.
27th May '15 11:38:31 PM erforce
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** Not to mention ChristopherLloyd as [[Film/BackToTheFuture "Doc"]] Kruge. His ship even looks like a [=DeLorean=][[note]]It doesn't really[[/note]] . And it was later used for TimeTravel.

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** Not to mention ChristopherLloyd Creator/ChristopherLloyd as [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture "Doc"]] Kruge. His ship even looks like a [=DeLorean=][[note]]It doesn't really[[/note]] . And it was later used for TimeTravel.
17th May '15 10:00:23 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[HillStreetBlues James B. Sikking]] as the Excelsior captain. Also, Phil Morris, who would play [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Jackie Chiles]] on ''{{Seinfeld}}'', appears in the beginning as Cadet Foster.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[HillStreetBlues [[Series/HillStreetBlues James B. Sikking]] as the Excelsior captain. Also, Phil Morris, who would play [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Jackie Chiles]] on ''{{Seinfeld}}'', appears in the beginning as Cadet Foster.
2nd Mar '15 7:20:14 PM WJTaylor4
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** In the novelization, Saavik became pregnant with Spock's kid. This, too, was dropped.

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** In the novelization, Saavik became pregnant with Spock's kid. This, too, was dropped.dropped.
** There was some debate as to [[spoiler:who would get killed off at the end, Saavik or David Marcus. Ultimately they chose to have David make a HeroicSacrifice to atone for the damage he had done with the Genesis Project and also to balance out the return of Spock.]]
21st Jan '15 7:39:52 PM Spotts1701
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** In his book ''I Am Spock'', Nimoy mentions that [=DeForest=] Kelley kept swearing up and down in the scenes where [=McCoy=] converses with an unconscious Spock that Nimoy was trying to direct him through the movement and flutter of his eyelids.
7th Dec '14 10:10:32 AM garrisonskunk
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** "Up your shaft" is not a nice thing to say to your Director, Scotty!

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** "Up your shaft" is not a nice thing to say to your Director, Scotty!Scotty![[note]]The Excelsior turbo lift was voiced by an uncredited Leonard Nimoy[[/note]].
28th Nov '14 5:39:30 AM garrisonskunk
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** "Up your shaft" is not a nice thing to say to your Director, Scotty!
2nd Sep '14 9:41:17 AM Kitch
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* FakeRussian: In letter, but not in spirit. Chekov actually speaks Russian for the first time. Though Walter Koenig was born in America, his parents are Russian immigrants who emigrated from Lithuania.


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* ThrowItIn: Kirk stumbling off the chair after being told [[spoiler:David was murdered]] was entirely accidental, but Leonard Nimoy felt it suited the scene, and left it in.
** To be quite exact: Shatner stumbled on a previous take, whereupon the two convened and decided that the scene should include such a gesture. The recorded take was then staged, leading to the movie we now know.
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