Star Trek III: The Search for SpockClosed Captioning
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 40
- Fresh: 31
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The humanity of the Star Trek series, unexpected as it is in a sci-fi setting, remains the series' best feature.
Fresh: These are classic directorial occasions, and Nimoy rises to them with fervor, in effect beaming his film up onto a higher pictorial plane than either of its predecessors.
Fresh: An emotionally satisfying science fiction adventure.
Rotten: This 1984 film's few and unimpressive special effects evidently qualify it as science fiction, but the genre it really belongs to is the male weepie: there hasn't been a gooier buddy romance on the screen since Joe Buck took Ratso Rizzo to Miami.
A well crafted Trek movie
The Wrath of Khan and The Voyage Home are easily the best of the early Trek movies, and it's unfortunate that Search for Spock get slightly overlooked by fans. Leonard Nimoy directed this movie beautifully, and he should be applauded for creating a story that captures the mystique of the Spock character and the crew's clever attempt to save his eternal soul. I am a Trek fan for life, and thank you ITUNES for giving me and other Trekkies access to this amazing genre!
Leonard Nimoy's finest work.
In 1984 I searched for Spock with the rest of the crew of the SS Enterprise and found that he was in my heart all along. Bravo, Leonard Nimoy, Bravo!
A Great, Yet Underated, Sci-Fi Hit!
This is a great film from start to finish and as the title denotes the story is all about the search for everybody's favorite pointy eared alien, Spock, who had apparently died at the end of the previous film. It's fun and exiting with a satisfying ending, I nearly shed a tear of joy. The characters are legends in entertainment history and you'll be rooting for them the whole way. I highly recommend this amazing triumph in capturing what Trek is all about.
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- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 1984
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