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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

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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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In the wake of Spock's ultimate deed of sacrifice, Admiral Kirk and the Enterprise crew return to Earth for some essential repairs to their ship. When they arrive at Spacedock, they are shocked to discover that the Enterprise is to be decommissioned. Even worse, Dr. McCoy begins acting strangely and Scotty has been reassigned to another ship. Kirk is forced to steal back the Enterprise and head across space to the Genesis Planet to save Spock and bring him to Vulcan. Unknown to them, the Klingons are planning to steal the secrets of the Genesis Device for their own deadly purpose. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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1 June 1984 (USA)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$76,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This film marks the first appearances of the Excelsior-class vessel, the Oberth-class vessel (namely the USS Grissom), and the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. The models were reused as other, similar ships in numerous episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). See more »

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When Valkris, the Klingon spy, first approaches the freighter captain from behind, we can only see the bottom portion of her torso. We cannot see her face, but there definitely is something covering her front. However, when we see her face in the next shot, her face and torso are uncovered. 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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Follows Star Trek (1966) See more »

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I Remember You
by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
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What odd curse?
21 November 2001 | by (Miami, Fl.) – See all my reviews

Easily the most underrated Trek film in the franchise. I think what I like best about this film is that it's a movie about friendship and the sacrifices for the people we truly care about.

The acting is first-rate all around. William Shatner, who I've always felt is underrated, gives one of his best performances as Kirk in this film. Ditto for the rest of the cast. Nichelle Nichols finally a chance to shine in the series as "Uhura" when she turns a phaser on Mr. Adventure. George Takei has one of the best classic Trek moments when he easily dispatches a Federation security guard. And DeForest Kelley has a chance to show his stuff.

Although I'm sure a lot of people don't realize it, this is also one of the most influential Trek films of the series. It was in this film where we first got to see the Klingons as we know them today. We didn't see them in Wrath of Khan, and we really didn't get a good look at them in The Motion Picture. ST III establishes the Klingons as the race we know them to be today with their forehead ridges, uniform and all.

An all around great film with a wonderful blend of action, drama, and a healthy sprinkle of humor. I highly recommend it.


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