Star Trek 50th Anniversary Part 3: Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

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Kirk: “You’re suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld, Doctor.”

Bones: “That green-blooded son of a bitch! It’s his revenge for all those arguments he lost!”

It’s been said that when it comes to the original six Star Trek movies, the even-numbered movies are better than the odd-numbered ones.  Star Trek III is the first of two directed by Leonard Nimoy. Originally, he had agreed to be in Wrath of Khan because of the death scene.  However, he enjoyed the movie so much, he agreed to be in Search For Spock, but on one condition: he got to direct it.

Search For Spock brings back the Klingons for the rest of the movies (In fact, Wrath of Khan is the only Star Trek movie that didn’t have Klingons in it.) This time the villain is Kruge (played by Christopher Lloyd), a Klingon obsessed with Genesis, the project from the second movie.

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