Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [DVD] [1984]

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  • Release Date: 09/10/2013
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

Special Features


  • Commentary by: Ronald D. Moore & Michael Taylor
  • Industrial Light & Magic: visual effects
  • Spock: the early years
  • Star Trek and the science fiction museum and hall of fame
  • Starfleet academy: the vulcan katra transfer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
When last we left the crew of the star ship Enterprise, they were heading home following a skirmish with the despotic Khan. The unpleasant incident had cost the life of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy)--or so it seemed. Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) is informed by Spock's father Sarek (Mark Lenard) that his son is being kept alive in the thoughts of one of the crew members. It now becomes necessary to search for Spock's body, so that flesh and soul can be rejoined on Vulcan. It turns out that Spock's spirit is residing within the mind of the Vulcan's longtime shipmate, "Bones" McCoy (DeForrest Kelley). Finding the body is another matter, since the Enterprise has been consigned to the trash heap and thus is out of Kirk's jurisdiction. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • William Shatner
    William Shatner - James T. Kirk
  • Leonard Nimoy
    Leonard Nimoy - Mr. Spock
  • DeForest Kelley
    DeForest Kelley - Leonard "Bones" McCoy
  • George Takei
    George Takei - Hikaru Sulu
  • James Doohan
    James Doohan - Montgomery "Scotty" Scott



Overall customer rating

4.4
93%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective Continuation

    Posted
    prlwctd

    Although the film's outcome was inevitable, this remains the most(pleasantly) surprising of all the Trek films. First off, while some, understandably, viewed Spock returning as a dramatic cop out, I appreciated the structure and reasoning behind the film. After all, Spock gave up everything for his pals at the end of the last film, so, should circumstances permit, what better way to return the favor, right? The villain stirring things up this time, of course, is Christopher Lloyd's Kruge(yes, the same Christopher Lloyd who, just one year later, would take Michael J. Fox Back to the Future), a Klingon, and, I must say, their brief appearance in The Motion Picture notwithstanding, it is this film which truly began the fleshing out of Klingons, with introductions such as their language and that awesome Bird of Prey. Small wonder, then, that a Klingon would figure prominently on both The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Likewise, the legendary Dame Judith Anderson is perfect casting as the Vulcan priestess who returns Spock and McCoy to normal. What I love about this film, though, is the fact that it manages to end on the same bittersweet note as its predecessor. Although Spock has been revived, Kirk has lost both his son and his starship in the process. On top of that, he and his crew are now wanted fugitives by the Federation, something I was certainly not expecting. I figured that the crew would get a new Enterprise in the next film, but, even at that young age(I was 8), I realized that number four would not begin with our heroes exploring the universe on the bridge of the Enterprise-A. Hence, for the next two years, whenever I came across an episode of the show, in the back of my mind, I always thought about how our heroes would eventually be forced to hide on their pal's home planet, having basically become persona non grata with their employers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    USS Enterprise is decommissioned.

    Posted
    dvdbluboy
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    After setting the bar pretty high with "Wrath of Kahn", this film starts out with the final scenes from that film, and then the Enterprise returns, with its crew to Earth. There life isn't as easy as hoped for by the crew members, and the Enterprise is decommissioned as a member of Starfleet. Spock's father confronts Kirk and says that there is evidence there is a life-form on the man-made Genesis planet. Having to battle Klingons and 'steal' the Enterprise, Kirk and his crew head for Planet Genesis to find out what is there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Exceptional Sequel to Star Trek II

    Posted
    AARRGGHHH

    Star Trek III is perhaps the most underrated of all the Star Trek movies. It's a direct continuation of Star Trek II, and it continues the story subplots of friendship, loyalty, and sacrifice, which make this much more than just another Star Trek movie. This is a must have for any Star Trek fan, and even non fans should find it well worth seeing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seek and Find........

    Posted
    ontopofit
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    Second best to Wrath of Khan.......This will be our future for sea life if we don't preserve the sea life and whales.......Hope it never gets this bad............loved this movie..Nimoy did so well with this one!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great follow-up to Star Trek II

    Posted
    SamC1234
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    Great follow-up to Star Trek II. Entire movie culminates with the return of Spock (couldn't keep him dead). It also has a ton of extras about the making of the film. Very interesting. Is in Blu-ray - Picture and sound are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Good One

    Posted
    kevman79

    Like 'Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan,' 'Star Trek III: the Search For Spock' is by far better than the original outing of the film series based off the famed television show. Widescreen, tons of bonus material.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A must have for every Star Trek fan!

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    bones69
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    The Search For Spock provides an interesting way to get Spock back, and provides an excuse to get an updated Enterprise. Christopher Lloyd makes a very entertaining Klingon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Silly story!

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    Franchise didn't have courage to keep Spock dead! And it tried to get to the audience's emotions by having Kirk's previously unknown son die. Pathetic, actually.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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