The new Star Trek trailer arrives next Friday. While we wait, we continue our journey through Trek’s past, today TrekMovie travels back to 1984 to look at the cinematic trailer for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
The final voyage of the Starship Enterprise
Theatrical trailer for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
This trailer presents Star Trek as much more mythological than the previous trailers, which is appropriate as that is what Leonard Nimoy states was the intention of the film itself. The narration discusses their sacrifices and what the crew represents. Compared with TWOK, the Star Trek III trailer is much more about the crew of the Enterprise and their mission rather than the villain, although it does highlight the action/battle angle quite a bit. The trailer spoils that this is the last voyage of the starship Enterprise, and even shows some of the destruction. The logo at the end is reminiscent of the Superman-style lettering.
The Star Trek III DVD features this theatrical trailer, with no TV commercials or teaser trailer.
There was also an alternative trailer in the UK which doesn’t give away the destruction of the Enterprise.
Where have you heard that voice?
Interestingly, the narrator of the trailer is also the narrator of many of the Buena Vista read-along books on tape or record, including Star Trek III.
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