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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [1984] (2 discs)
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Director:Leonard Nimoy
Writer:Harve Bennett
Composer:James Horner
Length:105 minutes
(1 hour 45 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Star Trek
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:75%
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Synopsis: Kirk's crew seems to be having a difficult time following the death of Spock. Particularly McCoy.


Reaction: The pacing is a bit slow at times, but there are great moments such as when Kirk learns of David's fate.


Personal Rating: 7/10


Highlights
"I ... have had ... enough of YOU!"

Select Cast and Crew
Leonard Nimoy => Director / Capt. Spock / Elevator Voice (also as Frank Force)
Harve Bennett => Writer / Producer / Flight recorder (voice)
James Horner => Composer
Gene Roddenberry => Creator, Original Series
Allan Miller => Alien
Carl Steven => Spock...Age 9
Cathie Shirriff => Valkris
Christopher Lloyd => Cmdr. Kruge
DeForest Kelley => Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Frank Welker => Spock screaming (voice)
George Takei => Hikaru Sulu
Grace Lee Whitney => Janice Rand
James Doohan => Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
James Sikking => Capt. Styles (as James B. Sikking)
John Larroquette => Maltz
Judith Anderson => Vulcan High Priestess (as Dame Judith Anderson)
Mark Lenard => Ambassador Sarek
Merritt Butrick => Dr. David Marcus
Miguel Ferrer => First Officer
Nichelle Nichols => Cmdr. Uhura
Phil Morris => Trainee Foster
Phillip R. Allen => Capt. J.T. Esteban
Robin Curtis => Lt. Saavik
Walter Koenig => Pavel Chekov
William Shatner => Admiral James T. Kirk

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Production was endangered by the great fire at Paramount. William Shatner helped fight the fire and rescue a crewmember before firefighter reinforcements arrived.
  • First [Star Trek] "episode" to be directed by a member of the Star Trek cast. This would later become commonplace on the [various] [Trek] [TV] [series].
  • The self-destruct codes for the U.S.S. Enterprise apparently haven't been changed in decades, as they are identical to those in the original series episode [{Let That Be Your Last Battlefield}].
  • Tribbles - a popular creature from the original TV series - make a cameo appearance during the bar sequence where McCoy tries to hire a ship.
  • The U.S.S. Grissom bridge was the U.S.S. Enterprise bridge rearranged with pink chairs, and the Bar where McCoy tries to charter the spaceflight is the Enterprise sickbay redressed.
  • The scene in which Kirk stumbles into his chair after hearing of the death of his son was an improvisation by William Shatner, who was told by Leonard Nimoy to do whatever reaction Shatner wanted to do. Shatner has never told whether he meant to miss the chair and slip to the ground, or if he had meant to simply hit the seat hard but missed going backwards.
  • The few Klingon phrases that James Doohan introduced in Star Trek: The Motion Picture were 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 shows (as well as an obsession to become fluent in for hardcore [Star Trek] fans.)
  • Chekov makes a remark in Russian to Scotty about Spock's quarters having been invaded. Translated, he is saying, "I'm not crazy! There it is."
  • To keep the secrecy, the name "Spock" was never used in the movie script, but instead the alias "Nacluv" (reverse of "Vulcan") was used.
  • There was a debate during the writing of the script as to who should be killed by the Klingons - Saavik or David Marcus. It was eventually decided that Marcus should die as punishment for experimenting with protomatter in the Genesis matrix.