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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

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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Trainee Foster
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Admiral Morrow
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Spock - age 9
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Spock - age 13
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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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A dying planet. A fight for life. See more »


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1 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,673,229 (USA) (3 June 1984)

Gross:

$76,471,046 (USA)
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The few Klingon phrases that Mark Lenard introduced in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) was used by Marc Okrand as the basis for the Klingon language in this film. Okrand's Klingon language became a fully realized fictional language, and would be the basis for all future Klingon dialogue in future movies and television series. See more »

Goofs

The Security Alert screen features a diagram of a Constitution-class vessel from Star Trek The Original Series instead of the refitted version from the movies. Also, the registry on the diagram is NCC-200. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

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Tangerine
by Johnny Mercer & Victor Schertzinger
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Out of all the Star Trek films, this is the most "Meh"
16 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over the years, the Star Trek Original Series films have varied in quality, with extreme highs and extreme lows. But all I can really say about Star Trek: The Search for Spock is that it's okay. There's nothing awful in it, but at the same time there's nothing truly great about it, either. What I'm getting at here is that this film is completely forgettable, with only two things that are memorable. Leonard Nimoy was a good director, it's too bad he didn't have a better script to make this movie a great like Wrath of Khan. The best part is the finale, which I must admit is pretty epic.

The main problem about this movie is the villain. Actually, who was the villain? Christopher Lloyd is a good actor, but he didn't bring anything to this character. There's nothing unique about him, he's more like Klingon Extra #3 from the show that somehow got his own ship.

The other major problem is that, unlike the show and other films of this series, we really don't see a whole lot of bonding between the crew. There's a few moments, but I really wish that there were more.

This is the kind of film that you really should only watch is you have a free afternoon and you have nothing else to do.


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