JB & The Chop Do: Star Trek III – The Search for Spock (1984)

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WOO HOO!!!!! My first ever post on JB’s site!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Should I fill this post with half naked chicks like she does with dudes on my site??? Should I post a bunch of lurid images of Diora Baird and Rachel Nichols??? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?????? Well… probably not on THIS post but I’ll be doing some serious research for a future post. Guaranteed!  Anyway… today we have one of the less impressive entries into the Star Trek franchise. Kirstie Alley was replaced by some broad who would go on to do some MacGyvers and Spock basically goes into heat toward the end of the thing. This also had a couple of comedians as badass Klingons which really pissed me off then and now (Christopher Lloyd and John Larroquette. Also – after the success of Khan, they went ahead and went for another big Money Shot and (spoiler!!–>)  blew up the Enterprise…. Whatever! Oh well. This one is pretty weak. Let’s see what the delectable JB has to say about this thing.


SYNOPSIS: Following Kirk’s encounter with Khan that left the Enterprise severely damaged and Spock dead, they return to Starfleet so that Enterprise could be repaired. Kirk’s hoping to go back to the newly-created Genesis planet where he laid Spock to rest. But upon arriving, he is told that the Enterprise will not be repaired and that Genesis has become a delicate matter and until it is resolved, no one is allowed to go there or talk about it. McCoy is also acting strangely and is later detained when he starts talking about Genesis. Kirk is visited by Spock’s father Sarek, who tells him that he betrayed Spock because being placed on Genesis was not what he would have wanted. He tells Kirk he is supposed to bring Spock’s body along with his soul or katra as the Vulcans call it which he passes onto someone, and bring it to Vulcan for the final rites. Sarek assumes Kirk would have it but he does not. Kirk then thinks that Spock may have passed it someone else and realizes McCoy is the one who has… – via IMDB

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Well, watching this again proved one thing for me: it certainly wasn’t as dragged out and long this time around, though it still remained flawed. Still, definitely not the worst entry to the lot of movies, and there were plenty entertaining parts that went with it all.

I was interested with the whole concept of Spock’s “soul” being able to be transferred elsewhere, and found it highly amusing that of all people to get it that it was Dr McCoy. It was quite a thing to watch a movie that spoke so much of Spock but never actually gave us much Spock, but that was alright. Even my favourite, ol’ Bones, seemed a little odd, fluctuating between himself and the bits of Spock that were bleeding through. At times this proved amusing, other times not so much.

What I did learn from this movie is that Sulu does not like being called Tiny… 😉

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Uhm, I can rattle on about this, but the mere fact that I don’t really have an awful lot to say should express to you the kind of movie this was – pretty bland. While certainly not the worst of the bunch, it was average at best. So much more could have been done with it if the creators chose to do so, but alas, they did not. I see this movie gets a very mixed lot of reviews, too.
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If you’re a fan of the franchise, you’re probably familiar with the theory that the odd numbered films in this franchise suck. As a HUGE fan of Trek, I have to admit that this is pretty true for the most part. I know number 5 is the worst, if I remember correctly, and this one is….. not so good, even though it made a shitload of money… Anyway – I’m not sure what JB has in store for this one or whether she liked it or not, but I thought I’d approach this a little differently. Here, I propose how Star Trek 3 could have been done right:













25 thoughts on “JB & The Chop Do: Star Trek III – The Search for Spock (1984)

  1. great review u guys.

    supposedly the pic of Savaak is true since in the novel (i think) she becomes pregnant from Spock when he is in heat and that’s why she stays on Vulcan and doesn’t travel back to Earth in IV

    I was shocked when I recently noticed that Dan Fielding was in this (I always remembered about Doc Brown tho)

    Nicely done once again u guys!

    Can’t wait to see what you have to say abt San Francisco circa 1986 next week while looking for a Nuclear wessel

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  2. I don’t think the odd ones suck – I really liked number 1. 😦 I can’t say I know about 3, 5, 7 and… Um… Shit – what number is Generations? Too lazy to look it up. 😉 But Generations & First Contact are both awesome! And one of THOSE must be odd!
    Anyway – great reviews. 🙂 I’ll pick these up at SOME point in the future. Just need to watch 3 up to Generations! Oh – and thank you for not filling Zoe’s blog with naked women. Although I’m sure she’s thrilled with the penis drawings… Lol. 😉

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    1. Hi!

      Hey great – it is just a theory though… we’ll have to see if it plays out. Generations is #7.


      Everything has been fully checked and inspected by the owner of this site before publication.




  3. I actually caught the end of this one the other day, and I was very confused…now I know what it’s about!! Haha. Sounds like I missed a pretty meh one. Great job per usual, you crazy kids!!

    Now, Eric…”the delectable JB???” You’re getting into creeper territory. I don’t want to have to rescue Zoe from YOUR basement…although I guess that would just be the basement of my basement, so it wouldn’t be a far journey. 😉


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    1. Yeah…. this one can be excused…..

      You might have missed it on Twitter since sometimes we get 200 Tweets per second but JB is my feast of choice when I hunger.


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  4. I’m a huge Trek fan. I remember buying the paperback adaption the day the film was coming out and reading as much as I could during the day then I went to see it that night with my brother in an absolutely packed theater. I came out thinking they spent all their best ideas on Wrath of Khan. Search for Spock is alright, but really the most important thing is does is set the next film which was far better.

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