3 Star Trek films you can watch on Christmas Day

1996 Patrick Stewart stars in the new movie "Star Trek: First Contact".
1996 Patrick Stewart stars in the new movie "Star Trek: First Contact". /
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Star Trek: Into Darkness or Star Trek’s II and III

Now the title is laid out as it is because of the fact that people have different opinions on the films. Most fans love Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan and like enough Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. The general points of interest in those two films, at least for the purpose of this article, are condensed into Star Trek: Into Darkness. I prefer Into Darkness to II and III but that’s just because II and III didn’t have Robocop (Peter Weller).

Robocop makes everything better.

Yet unlike the other two entries on this list, the reason these films make the list is for the same sole reason; the resurrection component. In Star Trek II, Spock dies due to radiation poisoning as he tries to save the Enterprise. Into Darkness has the same chief element, with Kirk this time dying for the same reason.

In Wrath of Khan, the death of Spock was to write Leonard Nimoy out of the franchise but he enjoyed his time on the second film so much he wanted to come back; hence Spock’s resurrection in The Search for Spock.

While Into Darkness used the death of Kirk as a storyline curveball, and used the resurrection idea to close out the film instead of using it as the backbone of the third film.

The gift of a second chance seems like one heck of a Christmas present if you ask me.

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