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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  1 June 1984 (USA)
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Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body.

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Following Kirk's encounter with Khan that left the Enterprise severely damaged and Spock dead, they return to Starfleet so that Enterprise could be repaired. Kirk's hoping to go back to the newly-created Genesis planet where he laid Spock to rest. But upon arriving, he is told that the Enterprise will not be repaired and that Genesis has become a delicate matter and until it is resolved, no one is allowed to go there or talk about it. McCoy is also acting strangely and is later detained when he starts talking about Genesis. Kirk is visited by Spock's father Sarek, who tells him that he betrayed Spock because being placed on Genesis was not what he would have wanted. He tells Kirk he is supposed to bring Spock's body along with his soul or katra as the Vulcans call it which he passes onto someone, and bring it to Vulcan for the final rites. Sarek assumes Kirk would have it but he does not. Kirk then thinks that Spock may have passed it someone else and realizes McCoy is the one who has... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$76,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Dame Judith Anderson was 87 years old when she appeared as the High Priestess in this film. She had come out of retirement after being away from motion pictures for 14 years. She was encouraged to take this part by her nephew. This film was also her final on-screen feature film appearance, although she did have a voice acting part two years after this film, but did not actually appear on screen. See more »

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Phase of the Earth's Moon when the Enterprise arrives at space dock after the battle with Khan, and when Kirk steals the Enterprise. See more »

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[first lines]
[Spock's dying words, repeated from the previous film]
Captain Spock: Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...
Kirk: ...the needs of the few.
Captain Spock: Or the one. I have been and always shall be your friend. Live long and prosper.
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Leonard Nimoy is credited as director in the opening credits, but is not included in the cast list. There is a long gap between the name of William Shatner and DeForest Kelley, which lasts for the length of time Nimoy's name would have been displayed. See more »

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That Old Black Magic
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You Klingon bastards ! Kirk gets personal.
4 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It is what it is folks, it's a good honest Star Trek story, it beats a real emotive heart and although some may decry the lack of blistering space battles, or end of the universe peril scenarios, it's an essential film for dealing with the protagonists we know and love.

Into the mix here we have our favourite alien enemies The Klingons {led by the oddly cast Christopher Lloyd}, Spocks father, Sarek, who adds grace to the story, and crucially Kirk gets an emotional kicker. While hardcore fans get a big surprise with the beloved Enterprise. It's merely a set up for the next {and delightfully great} instalment of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, but on its own terms it stands up as one of the better character pieces in the series. Due in no small part to having Leonard Nimoy directing it because he shows care and thought about a subject he obviously knows quite a bit about. 7/10


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