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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is a 1984 motion picture released by Paramount Pictures. The film is the third feature based on the Star Trek science fiction franchise. After the death of Spock (Leonard Nimoy) during the events of The Wrath of Khan, the crew of the USS Enterprise returns to Earth. When James T. Kirk (William Shatner) learns that Spock's essence or katra is held in the mind of Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Kirk and company steal the Enterprise in order to return Spock's body to his home planet; the crew must contend with hostile Klingons bent on stealing the secrets of a powerful terraforming device.

After positive critical and commercial reaction to The Wrath of Khan, Paramount commissioned a new film. Leonard Nimoy took over directing duties.

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review by . August 26, 2010
The final scene of The Wrath of Khan is the first scene of The Search for Spock. That emotional death and funeral with concluded the second film would resonate throughout the third. The movie picks up almost immediately where the last left off. The Enterprise is limping home with a skeleton crew, badly damaged in its clash with Khan and Reliant. But when they get there, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew find their enquiries about the Genesis Project ignored and their request to return …
review by . July 17, 2009
Science team exploring the Genesis planet
Out of all the Star Trek movies, this one aged the worst.  I still love the story and adventure and it's arguablly the finest of the original "odd numbered" movies.  However I can't look at this movie and think of a movie thats ahead of the game anymore.      Picking up right after The Wrath of Khan, The Enterprise is limping home after nearly being destroyed and with Spock gone, things don't feel quite right.  Upon reaching home, they see the new …
Quick Tip by . May 16, 2010
Kirk and crew risk everything to save Spock. Great adventure but nothing really substantial otherwise. Better then average.
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2009
Fun and action filled quest for Kirk to rescue Spock's Body from a dying planet. Undoes Wrath of Khans epic ending and the sets are ugly.
review by . May 18, 2009
The Search for Spock Blu-ray
Unlike the Blu-ray edition of The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, the third installment of the Star Trek films really comes to life on Blu-ray.  Along with all of the other discs, it has been digitally remastered and has Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound.  Star Trek III was probably the most difficult of the first three films to make, having introduced new ships and new effects to the film industry, and despite the fact that visual effects back then now seem rather "primitive", the …
review by . September 11, 2009
Quickly following the events of "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan," "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock" takes the filmgoer on a highly unusual "rescue" mission. This go-round finds Kirk, McCoy, and the rest of the crew (minus Spock, who sacrificed himself to save the others) returning to the friendly confines of the Federation for rest and, unbeknownst to them, the decommissioning of their beloved Enterprise.     Meanwhile, the Federation starship Grissom is studying the newly …
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