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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

PG  |   |  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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A dying planet. A fight for life. See more »


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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$76,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

When Kirk meets Admiral Morrow for a drink to discuss taking the Enterprise back to the Genesis Planet, an abstract hanging sculpture can be seen on the wall behind Morrow. The sculpture is in fact one of the miniatures of the Epsilon IX station from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), which was made of acid-etched brass. See more »

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When Kirk inquires to Admiral Morrow about possibly repairing and refitting the Enterprise, Morrow tells Kirk that there is to be no refit because the Enterprise is "over 20 years old" (as of 2285-the year this movie is set). This is an understatement if we consider information established from the Star Trek: The Cage and the Star Trek "Menagerie" 2-parter. Those stories had established that Kirk's 5-year mission with the Enterprise (from 2266-2270) was not the first 5-year mission for that vessel, but in fact the Enterprise had at least 2 previous 5-year missions under then-Captain Christopher Pike from 2251-2262, which would make the Enterprise at least 35 years old and not 20 as Admiral Morrow suggested. This also does not take into account the previous Enterprise missions under Captain Robert April in the 2240s mentioned in Star Trek: The Animated Series the animated series, but this is often disregarded as the animated series is not considered to be part of Star Trek canon. However, it is irrelevant how old the Enterprise is. It could be 35 years old, or 100 years old, the fact remains that all of these dates are technically "over 20 years old." 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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End title: "And the adventure continues..." See more »

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Genesis Project
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The search for script (DVD)
25 August 2010 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

I never liked this segment and the new viewing doesn't change anything: it's dull and flat as all rescue stories. It's a galactic Baywatch, without the"talent" of Pamela! If Davis is a fine substitute for Saavik and "Doc" the best Klingon ever, the magic of Trek eludes me there.

The audio commentary says that in a trilogy, the middle part is always the weakest or hardest because the audience loses the excitement of the original surprise and lacks the pleasure of the ending climax. Well, i remember to have seen excellent "Part II" movies: Back to the future, Superman, Empire strikes back, War of the clones, Aliens! Here, I think the explanation comes the empty seat for Spock that tells a lot of the importance of the character. Thus my reluctance to see next generation, explorer, deep space, enterprise shows and my pleasure to go to the revamping of the original series in 2009.

That's makes me aware of a strange fact: as a child or a teen, we never went to a Trek movie in spite my parents are really cool about movies. But it's true than in France, Trek haven't the same glamor than Star Wars, maybe because the merchandising was quite nonexistent. I discovered Trek, show and movies, with the defunct TV channel "La Cinq" thus around the beginning of the nineties that's is to say the end of this wonderful story of filmmaking.

Thus, just Warp 10 to ST 4 !


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