Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Poster


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Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Star Trek (1973) (TV Series)

Followed by 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (TV Series)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) (TV Series)
Star Trek: Voyager (1995) (TV Series)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) (TV Series)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: Discovery (2017) (TV Series)

Edited from 

Edited into 

Star Trek: The Next Generation: 11001001 (1988) (TV Episode)
footage of the Earth Spacedock
Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (1995) (TV Episode)
exterior shot of Starfleet Headquarters
5 Second Movies: Star Trek 3 (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is edited into short comedic clip


Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) (TV Episode)
There are tribbles in the bar in San Francisco.
Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969) (TV Episode)
Kirk engages the exact same destruct sequence to blow up the Enterprise.

Referenced in 

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Reunion (1990) (TV Episode)
Worf's line, "Then that is how it shall be," during his fight with Durass is a reference to Commander Kruge's similar line, "Then that's the way it shall be," in Star Trek III. Both lines are delivered during personal combat by Klingons.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow (as William Shatner): "Must direct 'Star Trek IX: The Search for Spock's Intelligence'!"
Last Action Hero (1993)
Part of the Star Trek VHS set seen in the video store scene.
Seinfeld: The Foundation (1996) (TV Episode)
Kramer tells Elaine the idea of the "katra" came from 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock'.
Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned in this "Biography" episode. At least one still photo was also included.
Trekkies (1997)
Erik shows off his Star Trek III collector drinking glasses.
ReBoot: Showdown (1998) (TV Episode)
The Saucy Mare's destruction and the dialogue between AndrAIa and Capacitor is a near perfect recreation of the Enterprise's destruction.
Star Trek: Starship Creator (1998) (Video Game)
Captain Styles appears in this game.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
When Satan throws Saddam Hussein off a cliff he says "I have had enough of you" which was the same line Kirk said to Kruge when he pushed him off a cliff
Spaced: Chaos (1999) (TV Episode)
Tim's theory about odd-numbered "Star Trek" movies.
Futurama: Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love? (2000) (TV Episode)
The ritual of "Claw Plah" is a play on the command used by Klingons in this movie "Klah Plah!"
The Parole Officer (2001)
The movie is mentioned in a conversation
Futurama: Where No Fan Has Gone Before (2002) (TV Episode)
Fry refers to the film.
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II: Come What May (2004) (TV Episode)
Scene recreated when Spock and Kirk mindmeld with Ohn
Trekkies 2 (2004)
A poster of this movie is seen in Denizar's apartment.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Mass Effect (2007) (Video Game)
When Shepard tells a Krogan mercenary that the mine is collapsing around them, he replies: "Exhilarating, isn't it?"
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Star Trek (2008) (TV Episode)
Nerd tries to give the Klingon his Sega Genesis when he believe he wanted Genesis.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Zack mentions "Star Sex III: The Search for Cock"
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Linkara points out that the comic came out a few months before this movie.
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) (TV Movie)
A Star Trek Movies 1-6 VHS box set is seen behind James Rolfe.
Star Trek (2009)
Scotty's (future) theorum and application on trans-warp beaming. Ironically, Scotty in Trek III was opposed to the very notion of trans-warp drive.
James Horner: Composing Genesis (2009) (Video)
mentioned once
The Big Bang Theory: The Hot Troll Deviation (2010) (TV Episode)
George Takei is wearing Sulu's civilian clothes from the third Star Trek film.
The Big Bang Theory: The Agreement Dissection (2011) (TV Episode)
When Sheldon gives the authorization code to his laptop to begin the countdown, the code he gives is "1-1A-2B", the same final authorization code given by Scotty to the Enterprise computer to trigger the activation of the self-destruct system.
Pawn Stars: Cannons and Klingons (2011) (TV Episode)
While Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison and Austin "Chumlee" Russell conduct business with a male customer at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop that wants to sell a lot of Star Trek toys, a graphic appears on screen talking about this movie
Trek Nation (2011)
Rod mentions the first movie received three sequals before the Next Generation series was made.
Being Human: Addicted to Love (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
When Stars Collide (2012) (Short)
Movie mentions the Star Trek series of films
Episodes: Episode Three (2012) (TV Episode)
Sean quotes this movie. "You klingon bastard. You killed my son."
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
Prick calling Mickey "Shorty" is a take on Sulu's "Don't call me Tiny" scene.
James & Mike Mondays: NES Golf (2012) (TV Episode)
James mentions Kruge when trying to describe the shape of one of the golf courses.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Titans Retrospective: JLA/Titans - The Technis Imperative (2013) (TV Episode)
"Screw that, I like Star Trek 3 better than Star Trek 2."
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Gates of Gloom (2013) (TV Episode)
The Mystery Machine's destruction and the dialogue between Fred and Daphne is a near perfect recreation of the Enterprise's destruction.
Family Guy: Bigfat (2013) (TV Episode)
Peter call Lois Jim the way Spock did at the end of ST3
The Venture Bros.: What Color Is Your Cleansuit? (2013) (TV Episode)
The theses are written in part in the Klingon language, first appearing in this Star Trek movie.
Man of Steel (2013)
One of the languages that Zod broadcasts in is the Klingon language from the Star Trek universe, first widely heard in this movie installment.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara talks about the source for Kirk's hatred of the Klingons.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Star Trek: Generations (2014) (TV Episode)
"And this isn't Star Trek III."
Hawaii Five-0: Ke Koho Mamao Aku (2014) (TV Episode)
Max and Sanjeet reenact the famous goodbye scene from this movie.
Blackcat Riffs: Chevrolet: What's New? (2015) (TV Episode)
"Behold, the 1958 model Klingon Bird-of-Prey."
Geeks Who Drink: Tricia Helfer vs. Kevin Weisman (2015) (TV Episode)
a math question involves the number in the film's title
Arrow: Restoration (2015) (TV Episode)
Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) quotes the Vulcan high priestess, "What you ask has not been done since ages past, and then, only in legend."
Unforgettable: The Return of Eddie (2016) (TV Episode)
A suspect uses this movie as an alibi as he watched his with his girlfriend on Netflix. Denny however doubts this alibi as he cannot imagine him having a girlfriend
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #3 (2017) (TV Episode)
movie score is played with a side-by-side comparisson to the one from Space Raiders, also scored by James Horner
Hawaii Five-0: Ua Malo'o Ka Wai (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jerry Ortega.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Starcrash (2017) (TV Episode)
"I'm seeing Spock's space coffin. That can't be right."
The Goldbergs: Jackie Likes Star Trek (2017) (TV Episode)
Jackie mentions that Trekkies have four movies.
Star Trek: The Mirror Frontier (2017) (Short)
It is referenced.
The Toys That Made Us: Star Trek (2018) (TV Episode)
The documentary shows toys based on the film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Janet talks through Scott's body is on par when Spock talked through Bones' body.


Featured in 

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Footage from the previous film (of USS Enterprise's final moments) is used as evidence by the Klingon Ambassador in Federation court.
The Chronic Rift: Star Trek's 25th Anniversary (1991) (TV Episode)
Featured as part of this week's discussion topic
Cosmic Thoughts (2003) (Video)
A clip from 'The Search for Spock' is shown in 'Cosmic Thoughts'.
Star Trek: Three Picture Saga (2009) (Video)
Many clips are included.
Tom Morga: Alien Stuntman (2009) (Video)
clip shown
Spock: The Early Years (2009) (Video)
clip shown
Collecting Star Trek's Movie Relics (2009) (Video)
clip shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Despicable Me/The Kids Are All Right (2010) (TV Episode)
"Lifetime Achievement in Technobabble" segment
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Superman: Distant Fires (2011) (TV Episode)
clip of the final battle shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: Marville #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
McCoy saying "that's not very damn funny."
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #4/Star Trek III: The Search for Spock #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara reviews the comic version of this movie
Trekyards (2014) (TV Series)
Clips used
For the Love of Spock (2016)
A clip from the film is shown.
Half in the Bag: Star Trek Beyond (2016) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown
The Toys That Made Us: Star Trek (2018) (TV Episode)
Several clips from the film are shown.

Spoofed in 

Sex Trek II: The Search for Sperm (1991) (Video)
Spoofs the famous Trek movie in the Title
Femalien 2 (1998)
Team America: World Police (2004)
At one point, all of the F.A.G. actors yell out together "Qapla!" This is a Klingon command yelled in "Star Trek III" by the Klingon characters.
School Trek: The Wrath of Kyle (2012) (Short)
Directly uses scenes, music, characters, and more in a parody.
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
Many key scenes (including the opening scene recapping Ma-Ti's death in Suburban Knights) are spoofed in this episode.
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part IV (2012) (TV Episode)
Phelous' murder and the Critic's reaction are similar to Kirk's son's death in this movie.
To Boldly Flee (2012) (Video)
Many key elements (including the opening scene recapping Ma-Ti's death in Suburban Knights) are parodied in this movie.

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