Cast, William Shatner, DeForest Kelly, Christopher Lloyd
Writer: Harve Bennett
Director: Leonard Nimoy
*** out of four
ome back once you do.
All right now that everyone is out of the room. I can safely talk about this feature.At the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. Spock sacrifices himself to help save his crew from being destroyed by the Genesis Device that was initiated by Khan. After a very heartfelt memorial. The casket is then launched and in the final scenes we see the coffin land on the planet that was started by the same device. Once the crew reaches an Earth space station they are ordered not to talk about The Genesis planet and are denied permission to retrieve Spock's coffin. Meanwhile Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelly) begins acting strange and is eventually detained. Later it's discovered that Spock has transferred his spirit into the body of Dr. McCoy to help get his body back to the home planet, Vulcan. James T Kirk and the crew disobey orders and steal Enterprise to bring Spock back. On the way they are attacked by a group of Klingon's lead by Kruge(Christopher Lloyd) who demands the surrender of the ship. Will they be able to defeat Kruge and get Spock's body back in time to Vulcan before his spirit ends up killing McCoy? Watch and see. I'm not giving any spoilers here, sorry. You'll haft to wait and read the next installment before I do that.
Having seeing these films in order I really enjoyed this third feature a lot. It helped answer a lot of questions and more humor was added to these movies. I'm not so sure I would enjoy this one by itself because it does rely on you knowing about the events in the last movie to care about what happens in this one. However that's not the case with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home which I will write about in a couple of days.