On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
The Borg go back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
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
In the original script, after T'Lar warns McCoy about the dangers of fal-tor-pan, McCoy says "I accept". Dame Judith Anderson suggested to producer Harve Bennett that they should add the word "danger" because it would heighten the drama. See more »
When Kirk checks the video logs to find the keeper of Spock's
katra, the timestamp reveals that Spock melded with McCoy on stardate 8128.78. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan begins on stardate 8130.3. See more »
[Spock's dying words, repeated from the previous film]
Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...
...the needs of the few.
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 names of William Shatner and DeForest Kelley, which lasts for the length of time Nimoy's name would have been displayed. See more »
a cheese fest film that seems quite the antithesis of its predecessor
Cheap, If I were to asked to describe Star Trek III: The Search for Spock in one word that would have to be...cheap. I'm not just talking about production values, though they would have to be at the top of the list, but every aspect of the this film permeates a kind of cheap feel. The climax of the previous film featured the heart wrenching sacrifice of one of pop cultures more beloved characters. So what is a sequel to do....bring him back of course. So you see the very concept of TSFS is cheap as it nullifies said sacrifice. Where as TWOK shied away from Star Trek's trade mark fuzzy narrative logic and non since science. TSFS could be thought of as one long challenge of your ability to suspend disbelief. Though its not an entire waste as (like the previous film) the score provided by the wonderful James Horner is fantastic. Christopher Lloyd is wonderful as the quintessential Klingon two dimensional protagonist. At the end of the day a cheese fest film that seems quite the antithesis of its predecessor.
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