Cinema: Space Opera

STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

Directed by Leonard Nimoy Screenplay by Harve Bennett

It is not that Spock is all that hard to find. Most viewers of the last Star Trek (subtitled The Wrath of Khan) already have a pretty good idea of where to look for whatever was left of him after that film's ambiguously tragic denouement. The suspense of this handsome sequel derives largely from anxiety about the form in which he will be rediscovered and from the question of whether he can be restored to something like his familiar dimensions. What if he comes back with rounded earlobes...

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