Movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Watched 20100625 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20100701)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Leonard Nimoy. 105 min.

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Kirk and Bones.
Star Trek The Original Series:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

USS Enterprise NCC-1701.
I didn't like this as much as Star Trek (2009). Mainly, because it starts off unfamiliar, as I haven't seen the television show. Whereas with Star Trek (2009), it assumes the viewer knows nothing. But Star Trek III was still a good movie. I'd say somewhere between Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Star Trek III had a good cast. I wasn't fond of the official uniforms. I did like their street clothing. Also, the Vulcan costumes were cool.

Sulu, Bones, Scotty, and Chekov.
While I would have watched Star Trek II first (since it was also available on Netflix Instant), III and IV were higher rated (on Netflix) and expire 20100701. So I decided to jump in there. Story-wise, I might have made a mistake. Oh well. Starting IV, it leaves off where III ended. I'm pretty sure III left off where II ended, but I won't know yet.

Kruge (Christopher Lloyd) on the left.
Today (20130127) I watched Star Trek II and proceeded to skim through Star Trek III and take screenshots. In doing so, I noticed that Saavik is no longer played by Kirstie Alley. I also noticed that footage from Star Trek II is used throughout the movie.

Sulu, Bones, and Kirk getting beamed to the Enterprise.

I guess it finishes the opening credits by listing two names and then starring as Spock: Carl Steven, Vadia Potenza, Stephen Manley, Joe W. Davis, Leonard Nimoy. After various other credits roll, it lists the cast at 1:42:43.

Kirk _ William Shatner ... Admiral James T. Kirk
Spock _ Leonard Nimoy ... Capt. Spock / Elevator Voice (also as Frank Force)
McCoy _ DeForest Kelley ... Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Scotty _ James Doohan ... Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Chekov _ Walter Koenig ... Pavel Chekov
Sulu _ George Takei ... Hikaru Sulu
Uhura _ Nichelle Nichols ... Cmdr. Uhura
Saavik _ Robin Curtis ... Lt. Saavik
David _ Merritt Butrick ... Dr. David Marcus
Trainee Foster _ Phil Morris ... Trainee Foster
"Mr. Adventure" _ Scott McGinnis ... Mr. Adventure
Admiral Morrow _ Robert Hooks ... Admiral Morrow
Spock...Age 9 _ Carl Steven ... Spock...Age 9
Spock...Age 13 _ Vadia Potenza ... Spock...Age 13
Spock...Age 17 _ Stephen Manley ... Spock...Age 17
Spock...Age 25 _ Joe W. Davis ... Spock...Age 25

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