Nicholas Meyer directs William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalbán in this space adventure where a villain from the Enterprise’s past declares a vendetta on Kirk and Star Fleet.
An iconic antagonist, a thrilling game of cat and mouse in a nebula, the shock ending and those nightmare inducing, mind bending ear worms mean this often is many people’s favourite entry of the franchise. The lowered budget sometimes shows things up though. Shatner smugly telling us “I don’t believe in the no-win scenario.” is one of my favourite Trek moments. James Tiberius is fucking awesome – middle aged Kirk is second only to Chris Pine Kirk.
Perfect Double Bill: Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)
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