Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is an Easter movie

@erinbee The innocent one who laid down his life to protect his fellows from the Wrath, was laid to rest in a torpedo, and was resurrected in the third movie is a joke I do every year.

@erinbee 17 people in and not a single naysayer, and even a decent majority willing to defend the statement with the mighty pen! What an impressive lot!

@djsundog 30 now, with no objections. This is probably the least controversial holiday movie opinion.

@erinbee I think we might want to appoint you as our new middle east envoy, erin

@erinbee @djsundog I think you are both presuming the position of all those essays. :flan_laugh:

@kurtm @djsundog I'm a woman on the internet, if someone wanted to disagree they'd do it post haste

@erinbee @djsundog I cannot argue with that. :flan_XD:

I mean, I suppose I'm a dude, I guess if anyone could, I could, but I will not. :flan_XD:

@erinbee I mentioned this to my partner who's a bigger Trekkie than me (like, she has a forehead) and she said that she's watched it as an Easter movie in the past, so ... yes.

@erinbee makes sense, as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a Christmas movie

@aparrish @erinbee (this movie was the first movie birthday party I ever got invited to and I thought the kid's parents must have been rich to pay like two dollars per kid on tickets and another five bucks per kid on junk food and I am old as dust)

@djsundog @aparrish @erinbee My first birthday movie party was Poltergeist. Guess a bunch of 12-year-olds never needed to sleep again.

@aparrish It has a throwaway line about Christmas trees in it, yeah?

Also, the Wreath of Khan

@erinbee the genesis device is an assertion of the possibility of life when the world around you seems devoid of it. a very yuletide sentiment

@erinbee I just remembered there's some physics/theology discussion of the Genesis device in the Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan novelization (by Vonda N McIntyre)… I can't get archive's copy to even show me a preview right now, and I must've read it in '82 or '83, so memory is hazy.

But I also found "In Search of Spock: A Psychoanalytic Inquiry" in Best of Trek #9:

@mdhughes Thanks for the links, I'll have to have a look later tonight

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