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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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Kirk must battle the Klingons to protect the Genesis Planet and save a friend's life See more »


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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

As explained by William Shatner in the Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special (1991), there was tight security on the set to minimize theft, as incurred on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Picture ID badges, codes and the works were used so much that Shatner quipped it was like Paramount's real-life Mission: Impossible (1966). See more »

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They totally redid the set for the inside of the turbolifts between this movie and the last one, so the turbolifts look completely different inside, meaning Scotty while attempting to repair the battle damage from the last movie apparently thought it necessary to make drastic changes to the inside of the turbolifts on the way back to space dock. 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...
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User Reviews

 
Underappreciated Star Trek film
4 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I believe Star Trek III is an underappreciated film in part because it is not accessible to a general audience. It is a pure science fiction film. In my opinion it is the one odd numbered film in the series that isn't victimized by 'the curse' of uneven numeration. I enjoyed the film because of the exciting action and fight sequences, the nostalgia, and the developed characterization of characters I am already so familiar with. I also found the film to be surprisingly spiritual and revelatory, a rarity for a sequel in a commercial film franchise. Anyone with close friends will be touched by Kirk's loyalty and sacrifice for Spock. Highly recommended, 8/10.


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