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Floor plan for J.T. Kirk's apartment in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"

I knew once I posted this I would find it... The blueprints were auctioned on Prop Store. I have attached them here for reference:
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In Star Trek III, why does David not regenerate like Spock?

Spock's corpse was shot onto the planet while the Genesis device was still working on the planet. So Spock's cells were regenerated by the device making life on the planet. By the time David is ...
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Why did the Klingons not react to the self-destruct countdown?

I am quite sure the Klingons didn't know English. Firstly, it is logical to suppose that the proportion of Klingons who knew English was about the same as the proportion of Humans who knew Klingon. ...
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Was the auto-destruct code in Star Trek intended to be a joke?

While I cannot find an out of universe explanation, the code is an exact copy of the one from TOS Let That Be Your Last Battlefield as indicated by @Buzz in the comments. The only difference is who ...
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Why didn’t Lt. Saavik tell Kirk to bring Spock's body to Vulcan instead of leaving it on Genesis?

Possbility 1: I think this is a misinterpretation of this line Sarek: Then you must know that you should have come with him to Vulcan. By 'with him' Sarek is referring to Spock's Katra, not his ...
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Did the Genesis device create planet Genesis?

Various quotes from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock would seem to indicate that the Genesis Device formed a brand new planet within the Mutara Nebula. "We ...
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What the heck is Captain Styles carrying around with him?

I think you are close with your idea of a riding crop. From his attitude and context of military command I am pretty sure it is meant to be a swagger stick. In this case of the riding crop variation. ...
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Why did the Klingons not react to the self-destruct countdown?

The original film script doesn't go into explicit detail, but it would appear that the Klingon warriors simply don't speak English and that they're not using universal translators. TORG: Yes, sir. ...
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Why did Sulu know the crew complement of a Klingon Bird-of-Prey?

The script would suggest that he's momentarily distracted by grief and is essentially thinking aloud here, using Sulu as a sounding-board for his plan. Kirk turns to face McCoy. His face is hollow, ...
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What was Saavik implying by this question?

It is not the protomatter itself that Saavik is referring to, it is the rush to complete Project Genesis: How many have paid the price for your impatience? The creation of Project Genesis led to ...
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Did the Genesis device create planet Genesis?

According to the official novelisation for Wrath of Khan, the Genesis planet formed from the gas of the nebula and other matter that it encountered, including the Reliant itself. Reliant dwindled to ...
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Why didn’t Lt. Saavik tell Kirk to bring Spock's body to Vulcan instead of leaving it on Genesis?

The katra refusion belief seems to have been somewhat limited It's not clear how much of Vulcan believed in katra and its various uses, but it's clear that the idea of rejoining body and soul was a ...
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What the heck is Captain Styles carrying around with him?

According to an interview with James B. Sikking (Captain Styles) on Startrek.com, we learn that it was a swagger stick, which was a military accessory common in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Q. ...
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Why is Torg a common example in Klingon examples on Duolingo?

Star Trek III crystallized the modern portrayal of Klingons in the Star Trek universe and so its characters are important for that reason. Torg may have been unimportant in general, but the film in ...
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Was the auto-destruct code in Star Trek intended to be a joke?

The code is just to remove all doubt about the order and prevent accidental initiation. There maybe is some light authentication as well. But I believe the words are tied to the sequence of ...
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In Star Trek III, why does David not regenerate like Spock?

David didn't have enough time The later stages of Spock's regeneration resembled typical (though accelerated) postnatal development. Earlier stages may have therefore resembled embryonic development....
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Why do Klingons call Commander Kruge, "My Lord"?

Kruge is almost certainly nobility using only onscreen information. Deep Space 9 establishes officers were of generally of noble blood when Martok was young. (see below) Further TNG's Klingon civil ...
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What happened to Sulu's predecessor?

Canonically, it is never made clear. He may have died in the line of duty, transferred to a different ship, been promoted, or some other option. However, the non-canon novel Star Trek Excelsior: ...
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Where is Kirk's home on Earth in "Search for Spock"?

His apartment is in Russian Hill. The view from his apartment is looking north towards Marin County from the Russian Hill neighborhood in San Francisco. According to FilmInAmerica.com, This ...
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Where is Kirk's home on Earth in "Search for Spock"?

I think it's on the Mare Island golf course looking inland.
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How did the Klingons get the video from aboard the Enterprise?

Per the film's official novelisation, the Genesis recording was most likely taken from the Enterprise' computer records during its boarding by Klingon forces. We learn that they were able to transmit ...
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Why was the Grissom sent alone to study the Genesis planet in Star Trek 3 : The Search for Spock?

I think the answer to your question is in the question. If the entire Mutara sector is off-limits, why would the Grissom need an escort to the individual world at the heart of the sector? According to ...
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What was Saavik implying by this question?

The novelisation of the movie is very useful in providing a complete answer to this excellent question. I have added emphasis in bold which wasn't present in the source material. "You did not ...
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Why is Torg a common example in Klingon examples on Duolingo?

Torg was captured by the Federation in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and the preface to Marc Okrand's book on the Klingon language, The Klingon Dictionary The Official Guide to Klingon Words ...
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In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, what happened to the control center crew of Spacedock when the Enterprise was commandeered?

The screenplay doesn't mention the control room, but it does mention that the cafeteria is empty because it's night-time. Since there are no ships on approach, the barn doors are locked and the only ...
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Is there a backstory to the character Saavik?

There is considerable detail regarding Saavik and her backstory in the novel of The Wrath of Khan. Dialogue that would have explained more of her story was edited out of the film of Wrath of Khan, ...
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What actually happened between Spock and Saavik?

Although the film is quite coy and cuts away from the actual naughtiness, we're left under no illusions that they had (ahem) physical relations, that being the only known way to cure a Vulcan's 'pon ...
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In Star Wars: IV and Star Trek: III, are this guy and this guy the same guy?

In a recent Joe Rogan episode: Rick Baker the special effects/make up artist on Star Wars, mentioned that they had very little money and the Cantina aliens are just ...
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Bridge of HMS Bounty between The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home

Possibly a Klingon Bird of Prey has two or more bridges. Larger Federation starships tend to have two or more places they can be commanded from. Since Klingon ships are more like warships they ...
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