Sarek: At what cost? Your ship...your son.
Kirk: If I hadn't the cost would have been my soul.
According to "The Doomsday Machine", full impulse drive is one-quarter the speed of light. In the first two movies, Enterprise used thrusters as opposed to impulse drive to leave Spacedock, confirming the notion that impulse drive is far too fast to leave such a (comparatively) small structure. Styles, however, orders Excelsior to one-quarter impulse, which is 18,750 km/s. In one second, she will travel half again Earth's diameter. From the time he gives the order to the time we see Excelsior clear spacedock's doors is approximately 40 seconds. Even allowing 30 seconds to go from rest to one quarter impulse, spacedock must be 13-15 times bigger than Earth! That's some serious engineering. See more...
At the beginning of the movie Kirk rescues McCoy from a jail of some sort. Before leaving Kirk asks McCoy how many fingers he's holding up and does the Vulcan hand thing. However, Shatner had severe difficulties putting his fingers into place, they just wouldn't hold into position. So the crew wound up wrapping fishing line around Shatner's fingers, he would put them into position out of the camera and the shot quickly jumped while his fingers where still in place. If you look closely you see the line around his fingers. (Note that this problem occurred several times during Star Trek, actually, Nimoy and Leonard seem to be the only people doing this without a problem.) See more...
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|Title||Star Trek III: The Search for Spock|
|Original entry||In the star trek universe, NX stands for New eXperiment for prototypes. You see many examples of this including Deep Space 9's USS Defiant NX 74205, and NCC stands for Naval Construction Contract (number), which is everywhere else. Once a ship has been moved out of the prototype phase it is assigned NCC, as are all subsequent vessels of the same class. [Official material has never given an explanation for the meanings of "NX" or "NCC." The trivia you repeat is popular in fandom, but it is in no way official. Please see articles such as http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies/false_canon.htm for an explanation of this phenomenon.]|