Kirk is bored, Spock is conflicted, McCoy talks about horseshit, Sulu takes off in a gravity well, Uhura figures out who the bad guy is, Scotty meets a nifty new character, and Chekov doesn’t keep vodka in his quarters. The TOS Rewatch does the final movie in the series, Star Trek Beyond.
However, the best parts of the entire film are the scenes with Spock and McCoy. Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban have both done a great job filling the shoes of Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley, but Urban has been criminally underused to date. This film finally rectifies that, and gives us the Spock-McCoy banter that was one of the best parts of the original series and their followup movies. One of the things that gave me hope for this movie in the trailers was the scene where McCoy says, “At least I won’t die alone,” then Spock is beamed away, and McCoy grumbles, “Well, that’s just typical,” and I’m pleased to report that that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In particular, the horseshit conversation is the highlight of the entire film.