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Jun 1, 1984, 1:49:28 AM6/1/84
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--by Stewart Wiener (princeton!tilt!smw)

o STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK. The spoilers keep getting more and
more detailed as the June 1 release looms closer. Some people know the
whole story already. Discussion of the fate of the starship Enterprise,
the means by which Spock might still live, and the crimes of Admiral Kirk.

o *** SPOILER, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE TV ADS (rot13) ***
Cnenzbhag vf ehaavat nqiregvfrzragf juvpu tvir njnl sne gbb zhpu: "Wbva
hf sbe gur SVANY iblntr bs gur Fgnefuvc Ragrecevfr." E.V.C. Zbfg bs
arg.fgnegerx vf nyernql va zbheavat.

o Review of the novel "The Final Reflection" by John M. Ford. Set 50-60
years before normal ST, it shows the Klingon culture very well. A brief
lexicon of the Klingonese language was posted, compiled from this book.
One of the very best Trek novels ever.

o Trivia, e.g., McCoy's "I'm a doctor, not a -------!" lines.

o Praise for the DC Comics' series of Star Trek comic books; the writer is
doing excellent characterization, and the project shows fantastic attention
to the small details that only devout Trekkers would notice.

o More trivia, on the source of a Vulcan name seen in the last comic: Xon.

o The chain of command. Who comes after Kirk, Spock, and Scott, and why.
Why Uhura never got to command the ship (until the animated version).

o A request for the different classes of ship sparks renewed flaming of the
Starfleet Technical Manual (a bogus, albeit creative, reference).

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