Star Trek III – Original Motion Picture soundtrack
Hand signed by: Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols.
There is a moment in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock that is at once maudlin, and yet loving. The Enterprise crew prepares to beam to the Genesis planet after setting the self destruct sequence (and by the way, has there even been a cooler, albeit easily guessed, code that “Zero-zero-zero-destruct-zero”?). As the beam is activated, director Leonard Nimoy has the crew re-appear ever so briefly for a final goodbye. The quiet moment complete, all proverbial hell then breaks loose as ship and planet meet their fates. That scene, a wink at the fans, is indicative of the conflicting (and often affecting) dichotomy that is TSFS. It is a film that has both pathos and humor, death and life, action and character, subtle and operatic sequences.
The new expanded soundtrack for Star Trek III is much like the film it accompanies, a mixture of quiet character pieces (such as “The Mind Meld” and “The Katra Ritual”) and frenetic energy (“Stealing the Enterprise” and “A Fighting Chance to Live”). The second Star Trek sequel and its soundtrack work because they play these tendencies against each other to create a unified work of art from disparate emotional notes.
Custom Designed Cover
Measures: 22” x 24” x 2”