Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Star Trek III: The Search For Spock… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…
Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…
The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.
“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
After the huge success of Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn, Paramount Studios immediately commissioned a sequel. Fans were very happy with Star Trek II returning to its original format instead of the 2001 inspired Star Trek The Motion Picture. Many knew Spock hadn’t really died at the end of Wrath of Kahn and that he would return. Originally the producers thought Leonard Nimoy hated Star Trek and wanted to be killed off but that was not the case and after he viewed Star Trek II Nimoy was excited to play Spock again and wanted to direct the feature!
Star Trek III is often lumped into the list of odd numbered Star Trek films that are considered weak. I feel it gets a bad rap, the visual effects are very impressive for the limited budget they had and the story does successfully continue the story arc on created from Wrath of Kahn. There are issues with Search for Spock but let’s find out what they are and if you agree with my final verdict.