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You didn't think Mr. Spock was really dead, did you? When Spock's casket landed on the surface of the Genesis planet at the end of Star Trek II, we had already been told that Genesis had the power to bring "life from lifelessness." So it's no surprise that this energetic but somewhat hokey sequel gives Spock a new lease on life, beginning with his rebirth and rapid growth as the Genesis planet literally shakes itself apart in a series of tumultuous geological spasms. As Kirk is getting to know his estranged son (Merritt Butrick), he must also do battle with the fiendish Klingon Kruge (Christopher Lloyd), who is determined to seize the power of Genesis from the Federation. Meanwhile, the regenerated Spock returns to his home planet, and Star Trek III gains considerable interest by exploring the ceremonial (and, of course, highly logical) traditions of Vulcan society. The movie's a minor disappointment compared to Star Trek II, but it's a--well, logical--sequel that successfully restores Spock (and first-time film director Leonard Nimoy) to the phenomenal Trek franchise...as if he were ever really gone. With Kirk's willful destruction of the U.S.S. Enterprise and Robin Curtis replacing the departing Kirstie Alley as Vulcan Lt. Saavik, this was clearly a transitional film in the series, clearing the way for the highly popular Star Trek IV. --Jeff Shannon
- Spock Lives Long & Prosper!!!
After Spock dies from radiation and dropped on the Genesis planet, he is slowly reborn! Kirk and the crew are forced to go rogue, and steal the Enterprise in order to go save him. They must deal with greedy Klingons who want to control Genesis. This isn't one of the best sequels, but it's pretty good! If you are a Trekkie, you'll love STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK!!!...more info
- A difficult film to make, and Nimoy and Shatner did it.
Star trek III is widely considered to be an infinitely inferior sequel to The Wrath of Khan, yet is in fact a more complex film and has a much more difficult task set in front of it. Although not perfect, it is an engaging story filled with a number of excellent reversals and has some of Shatner's best acting.
Montalban is the absolute driving force in Star Trek II and much of that film relies on this fact. Christopher Lloyd does a fine job as a merciless Klingon, yet it is up to Shatner to carry this film. And he does an great job. His stealing of the Enterprise gives Kirk back the initiative in the entire series, and is one of the all-time great moments for the original cast. Why this sequence, and so many others, is not given more credit is beyond me. One gripe: As usual, Kirk gets a LOT of screen time, cut-aways shots etc. at the expense of the other cast members.
Mired in some necessary exposition, The Search for Spock effectively navigates its way through Klingons, Vulcans, the tragic genesis project, Starfleet regulations... no easy task. The finale is lovingly presented, and tests the depths of not only the crews's emotions but that of the audience and fans. Nimoy did a fine job with this film, and it led the way to the unprecedented Star Trek IV....more info
- ...spock of life...
o.k...assuming you have seen 'star trek two:wrath of khan', then you have to see this film, which is basically, part two of that movie...
but, taking it on face value, i thought the plotline and structure was excellent, with christopher lloyd as the klingon high-commander (and, if you pay attention, one of his henchmen aboard his ship is played by none other than John Laroquette from 'night court')..."impressive"
yes, 'wrath of khan' was very good (although the casting of kirk's son was unforgivable, and unwatchable...)
and yes, '#4:the voyage home' was alot of fun (but it doesn't really hold up as much today as it did then...)
but this one has some of the finest 'trek' moments on screen, including the destruction of the enterprise, and robin curtis filling in for the also terrific kirstie alley...
and besides '#6: the undiscovered country' (which, by all counts was THE definitive 'trek' movie, bar none, don't even think about questioning that one), this movie ranks number two in my book for the original generation...
live long and...oh you know......more info
- It's Only "Logical"
If you've seen Star Trek II then you know, as Spock would say, "Logical" for a sequel to follow. This one ties up the loose ends and answers any questions or speculations one had at the end of The Wrath of Khan. Leonard Nimoy behind the camera this time, we follow a skeleton crew on the Enterpise in search of the friend who sacrificed his life to save theirs. Information concerning the Genesis project has fallen into the wrong hands; Klingons. Christopher Lloyd is excellent in the role of the Klingon commander. A battle ensues, and as usual, Kirk resorts to unconventional matters to save the day.
A beautiful score by James Horner enhances my viewing pleasure.
The special features included with the DVD provide a lot of insight into the Star Trek world. A must have if you are a Trekker. ...more info
- Spock In the Director's Chair
Leonard Nimoy at the helm creates great and memorable interaction between the original cast, but the action scenes are a bit weak.
I just watched this film for the first time and found it to be a very enjoyable adventure and continuation from the outstanding Wrath of Khan with even greater bits of comedy and comraderie amongst the cast.
Unfortunately the fight scenes are very rushed and important deaths are just glossed over with little or no attentioned paid to them. Christopher Lloyd as the villain is serviceable but his motives are not always clear throughout the film.
Overall this was a satisfying film from a non-trekker perspective and I'm curious to see what happens to the now disintegrated enterprise....more info
- Scene on Vulcan worth 2x the Price of Admission...
Not too shabby. This outing gets better with time. The amazing scene on Vulcan where Spock gets his "brains" back from Dr. McCoy is worth two times the price of admission. I get goosebumps. ...more info
- Glad to Finally Find This...
We were so happy to find this movie. It was the only one we didn't have in the set. It came to us in perfect shape...case and tape. It runs wonderfully, also. Thanks....more info
- Cool Movie
Leonard Nimoy spent most of his time behind the camera directing this film, and though I miss his presence as Spock, it's one of my favorite of the Star Trek series; it's more subdued and introspective than the others, and the overall theme is friendship, and risking one's life for a friend.
The year is 8210, and the plot centers around "The Genesis Effect", an experimental device that can be placed on a "lifeless space body", like a dead moon, and make it flourish with life, but because one of the scientists used risky methods, "life" is happening at a fast clip.
The evil Klingons of course, in their constant lust for power, want the "Genesis" secret, and Admiral Kirk must stop them.
William Shatner is fabulous as Kirk; I've always found him to be a unique, immensely watchable actor, and all the original ensemble cast is wonderful: DeForest Kelley ~ McCoy, James Doohan ~ Scotty, George Takei ~ Sulu, Walter Koenig ~ Chekov, Nichele Nichols ~ Uhura. Added are Mark Lenard as Spock's father Sarek, Robin Curtis as Lt. Saavik, Merritt Butnick as Kirk's son David, and Christopher Lloyd as the Klingon Kruge. Dame Judith Anderson plays the Vulcan priestess TLar, in a scene that is high camp, and quite marvelous.
There are some nifty special effects on the Planet Genesis, and some nice cinematography by Charles Correll, as well as an exceptionally lovely score by James Horner. Leonard Nimoy gave this film a moody, thoughtful atmosphere, and it works for me, and I find the ending quite touching, no matter how many times I see it.
Total running time is 105 minutes.
- The needs of the one outweighed the needs of the many
There was a point in time where I really wished that this movie had not been made. The death of Spock at the end of "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan," was a high point in the history of the "Star Trek" universe. When Spock, separated by a thick piece of plastic shielding, tells Kirk for the last time "I have been and always shall be your friend," it is a devastating moment. Kirk and Spock are one of the great "odd" friendships of all time, in or out of the realm of science fiction (they are the Aubrey and Maturin of their future time and place). The "Star Trek" franchise was served by this 1984 film, since it spawned three more outings for the original cast and inspired a quartet of television spinoffs, but I am not sure if the characters benefited as well. I still think "Wrath of Khan" is far and away the best "Star Trek" film, with "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" coming in second. There are some nice moment with Spock on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," although there are more between Captain Picard and Sarek, Spock's father, and the death of James T. Kirk in "Star Trek: Generations" certainly pales compared to that of Spock.
So making this third "Star Trek" film took something away the death of Spock, but even wishing it had never been made I still have to admit this film has its moment. The whole Vulcan "katra" bit is a deus ex machina pulled out of a hat and Spock's tube landing on the Genesis planet so that his body can be regenerated, growing at precisely the right rate so that when the download Spock's katra from McCoy's mind we are back to where we were at the end of the previous movie is just an absurd conjunction of circumstances. But at the heart of this film is the relationship between Kirk and Spock. William Shatner's performance in the key scenes, early on when he relives Spocks' death with Sarek and at the end when Spock is restored, have a weight that overcomes a lot of objections and which is clearly privileged by Harve Bennett's script and Leonard Nimoy's direction.
That friendship has always been there and many of the high points of the original television series were where it was acknowledged, albeit almost always obliquely. At the end of "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" it was made painfully explicit, and that powerful moment is revisited at the end of "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," as Kirk stands there before his friend, having sacrificed his only son and the ship that has been his home for what seems like his entire life, because "The needs of the one outweighed the needs of the many." This flip of Spock's motivation for going into that chamber and sacrificing his life is not glib, because it speaks to a great human paradox. Namely that we believe both positions are true and that not only do the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one but that the exact opposite is true. Each film in turn proves its thesis....more info
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- Possibly the most under-rated Trek film
I never got into Trek films until I was like 15 or 16 yrs old "although I never really bothered watching the first one of them then lol". While everyone was worshipping the Wrath of Khan or even Star Trek 4 with some people "which are both great don't get me wrong", I always loved the Search for Spock. I mean where else do you have Christopher Lloyd as a ruthless Klingon ? Or Kirk getting in a big one on one fight at the end and kicking some ass ?
You also have James Horner's awesome musical score. Yes the late great Jerry Goldsmith did some really good Trek scores as well but I always wished Horner would come back and just do one more. I really hope he comes back to do the score for the announced Trek 11....which will really be a prequel about how Kirk and Spock met on....Brokeback Mountain lol "am kidding about the last part. Anyway Horner's score for me is what made the Wrath of Khan and the Search for Spock seem like the only Trek films that are like space operas. It's one of the most lively Trek scores and the films need him again.
Anyway the film takes place after Spock's heroic sacrifice in the Wrath of Khan. His casket was launched to a mysterios planet. There the planet has a mysterious effect on his body which has him reborn. Kirk steals the enterprise to go to the planet after weird behavior by Bones. It would seem that Spock left a little of himself with Bones before his death. So Bones is sorta possessed by Spock in a way. So they need to get Bones with the reborn Spock to form some sort of ritual. I know that all sounds silly but to me the whole Spock rebirth isn't even what makes the film good for me. I mean you have Klingons killing Kirk's son and get to hear him say "you Klingon [...]!, you Klingon [...]!.....you...killed...my...... son! lol. To me that's about as classic as when he yells "KHAN!!!" in the Wrath of Khan. This is still one of the funnest and most entertaining Trek films ever. ...more info
- The Search Is On...
When the superb sequel "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" ended with Spock dying and his casket being sent down to the newly made 'Genesis Planet' many fans wondered is this the end for the beloved Vulcan or was the final moment showing the casket on the planet merely a teaser of things to come. Well, as it turns out it was merely a teaser for things to come, but that wasn't known for a little while after the movie was released which proved to be a brilliant marketing strategy by Paramount, keeping the resurrection of Spock under wraps until the third film was essentially finished and the trailer was released. So once the trailer was released fans could hardly wait to see the next installment in this blossoming franchise, in hopes that their perished hero would rise from the dead to rejoin Captain Kirk and the rest of the Enterprise crew. And believe me the wait was definitely worth it, as this latest movie did an excellent job of building on top of what was started in the second film.
"Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock" begins essentially where its predecessor left off. The Genesis Planet has been created, Spock is thought to be dead, and the crew of the Enterprise is attempting to limp back to space dock so that the Enterprise can either be repaired or decommissioned. Before the Enterprise leaves the Genesis Planet they allow David, the estranged son of Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and the Vulcan Lt. Saavik (Robin Curtis) to remain on the planet to study the new life that has been created. After reaching space dock the Enterprise receives word from Lt. Saavik that a life form has been found on the planet and it is that of a Vulcan boy, and coincedentally enough, Spock's casket is now empty prompting the crew to wonder has their friend somehow been resurrected by the Genesis effect. However, getting back to the planet may prove more difficult than Kirk imagined, his close friend Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelly) appears to be suffering from having Spock's soul transported into him before Spock died, Starfleet is forbidding Kirk to return to the planet, and to make matters even worse the Klingons have discovered the planet and are attempting to plunder it for themselves. With Dr. McCoy losing his mind and his son and Lt. Saavik and possibly Spock in mortal danger from the Klingons, Kirk and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise must choose whether to defy Starfleet and return to the Genesis Planet or lose their friends and loved ones forever.
"Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock" as I stated earlier did an excellent job of continuing the story started in "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan", also this movie is the only 'Star Trek' film that doesn't really work as a standalone movie, all of the others are basically self-contained. The story was full of deeply emotional moments, involving Kirk and his sadness over losing Spock, and his concern over Dr. McCoy. Though the story was fairly dramatic, the writers still managed to infuse some humor into the proceeding without it seeming to be forced or a cheap ploy to get people's attention. The acting was all very well done, and this is thanks in no small part to the fact that most of the actors were very familiar with their characters at this point, and the fact that Leonard Nimoy (who played Spock) also directed the film, and showed a great eye for achieving cinematic gold. This movie does an excellent job of tying off the loose ends left over from "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" and allowing the movies to branch out further from the TV series and become an entity of their own, which they clearly became with the outstanding "Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home" which would also be directed by Leonard Nimoy.
Overall, this film coupled with the previous sequel provides Star Trek fans with so much sci-fi goodness that they can almost completely erase the atrocity that was "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" from their minds. "Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock" is a very solid entry into this franchise, but be warned you should view "Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" before watching this movie so that you can fully appreciate what's going on in the storyline.
"Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock" is rated PG for violence and brief language....more info
- Star Trek III: The Search For Spock - Collectors Edition
This is a great film with a great story, great special effects, great acting, great action and great human emotions. This film makes Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek directorial debut. He would then go on to direct Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home & offered the job of directing Star Trek: Generations.
Nimoy dose a good job of showing us the charaters and how the death of Spock is affecting them all. He also adds some grit to the Klingons and shows them to be the most ruthless aliens in the galaxy. Christopher Lloyd does a superb job of playing Kirk's nemesis in this film.
The Special Features are great and show in-depth footage on the making of the film, cast and crew interviews, and how the special effects were achieved. If you enjoyed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan you will also love this film.
Join the Search!...more info
- Adequate sequel doesn't live up to its predecessor
"Star Trek: The Search for Spock" came in the middle of the golden era of Star Trek films (1979-86, when "Star Trek" ruled at the box office and got critical raves), and it's a fairly well made entry in the long series. Comparisons between it and its immediate predecessor "The Wrath of Khan" are inevitable- perhaps this is why many fans were disappointed with this entry, because it fails to live up to "The Wrath of Khan" and has many flaws. However, I have still allowed it into my DVD collection, and there's plenty here for a "Star Trek" fan to like.
"The Search for Spock"'s biggest flaw is in its pacing. The first half hour of the film is very slow and not very interesting, as Kirk debates with others about Vulcan mythology and the current status of Spock's soul. Hard-core fans will undoubtedly love this stuff, but as a more casual fan I wasn't very excited with it. Likewise, the movie's final 20 minutes also are very slow and ponderous, with the final scene (I won't give it away) being the only highlight.
This pacing problem is a shame, because the film's middle hour is almost on the same caliber as "The Wrath of Khan" was. There are many tense and involving scenes as the Enterprise flees from a hostile Starfleet and battles evil Klingons on the Genesis planet.
Just like the last film, William Shatner's work as Kirk here is very good- he's effective at portraying Kirk's anguish over the loss of Spock, and then his resolve to save his friend no matter what. Leonard Nimoy's direction is pretty good considering that this was his first major film, and the "Star Trek" regulars show great ease with their roles here. Christopher Lloyd isn't as good as Richardo Montalban was, but is still effectively menacing as the Klingon Commander. Merritt Buttrick is improved as Kirk's son, and makes us care about his fate. Only Robin Curtis as Saavick is horribly miscast- she fails to make us care about her character at all.
In conclusion, "The Search for Spock" is an adequate "Star Trek" adventure that will surely please fans, though casual sci-fi fans may not like it as much. I'd recommend it to anyone who's building a "Star Trek" collection....more info
- Not As Good As "The Wrath Of Kahn", But Still A Good Story.
In my review of "The Wrath Of Kahn", I commented that it seemed like a movie, while "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" seemed like an overlong episode. This movie also came across to me as an overlong episode, but in this case, it was a long version of one of the better episodes.
I won't give away much of the story, except to say that this was a continuation of the story started in "Wrath Of Kahn". Robin Curtis took over from Kirstie Alley as Savic, and I actually liked Curtis better. I think she's cuter as well, but I don't think you're reading a review to see who I think is cute. Also featured is a return of Merrit Buttrick as David, Captain Kirk's son, as well as sitcom actors Christopher Lloyd (Taxi) and John Laroquette (Night Court) as Klingons (though Lloyd was much more menacing then funny).
- Another exciting chapter in the "Trek" saga
Wrath of Khan took Paramount by surprise. The studio expected the production to fare much worse than the first film as sequels usually do less business than the first film in a series. While it grossed less than ST:TMP, it also cost less. The revamped Enterprise sets and redressing of the Enterprise for other ships, helped save cost making it more profitable. Much more important, the fans loved the film. That inspired Paramount head Michael Eisner to give Harve Bennett the green light for a sequel. Unfortunately, a major character died at the end of Trek II. Luckily, no one really dies in science fiction films.
Search For Spock starts out with a fascinating premise; when Spock died at the conclusion of Wrath of Khan, he placed his "soul" into another character for safe keeping until Kirk could return his "soul" to Vulcan. Unfortunately, Dr. McCOy the keeper of Spock's essence, has become mentally unbalanced and confused by having Spock inhabit his mind at the same time.
Sarek, Spock's father, goes to Kirk and makes him aware of what's happened. Kirk plagued by guilt feels he needs to collect Spock's body and his mind and return them to Vulcan for a proper Vulcan funeral. Unfortunately, Star Fleet disagrees and won't let Kirk go back to the Genesis planet where Spock's body resides. What's more, the Enterprise is being decommissioned and headed for the scrapheap. Without a vessel or means to get to Genesis (which has been declared off limits by Star Fleet until Kirk's son Dr. David Marcus can study the planet and prove its safe to inhabit), Kirk must do what he's always done best--disregard his orders.
Leonard Nimoy's directorial debut is almost as strong as Wrath of Khan and highly entertaining. Nimoy's deft hand as a director allows him to get the best possible performance from his cast and tell a story he's quite familar with as well.
The optical effects by ILM look stunning on this special edition DVD. Unlike Wrath of Khan, the movie is the same as the previous versions. The transfer, though, is sharp and the colors vivid. The anamorphic transfer (which translates to higher lines of resolution=better picture and clarity)is magnificient.
Paramount has packed the second disc with a number of great featurettes including one on the optical effects/models, the terraforming concept and a tribute to actor Mark Lenard (Sarek). Additionally, there's the original trailers and publicity material and interviews included as well.
The middle chapter of this fine trilogy looks great and is perfect entertainment for Trek fans....more info
- Genesis Trilogy: Part Deux
Most intelligent movie critics like the even numbered Star Trek movies (II, IV, VI) because they believe the the odd numbered ones (I, III, V) are inferior. But buying "The Search for Spock" is worth the money. Now I am not defending this odd numbered movie because I am a trekkie--I have a real job and do not live with my parents.
This movie is as good as "Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan," and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," because the plot is really interesting, and the characters are just as well developed as Star Trek II. For example, enter Christopher Lloyd, playing the villian Kirk must face in this adventure. Commanding all "1.21 gigowatts" of his bird of prey, Lloyd portrays a merciless Klingon who kills his girlfriend, a starship crew, and a defensless scientist. He is out to get the secret of the Genesis doomsday weapon (it is not the "flux compasator").
One can tell how much more money Paramount invested in this sequal to "Khan." The special effects are stunning because more ships are featured, and an enormous, mushroom-shaped space station is where the Enterprise docks above Earth. Although Nicholas Meyers (Trek II, IV, VI) did not participate in making this movie, Leonard Nimoy's directing debut is very successful.
What enhances the drama and emotion is the superior music score by James Horner. His "Khan" soundrack has lots of catchy theme songs, and he continues with the consistent music of the Genesis adventures in "The Search for Spock." Horner is the John Williams of the Star Trek movies (yes, Jerry Goldsmith is probably more award winning, but I believe Horner packs more memorable tunes per movie that he conducts in the Trek saga).
This two disc edition has Nimoy's director's commentary and also a hilarious interview with William Shatner, who sarcastically gloats how he "saved the day" when Paramount studios caught fire. Michael Okuda's text commentary is very entertaining for the fans. The second disc interviews the guy who actually perfected the Klingon language. (Can you believe that an actual linguist created this crazy language! Can you believe he translated the Bible into Klingon!)
After adding "The Search for Spock" and "The Wrath of Khan" to your DVD collection, you can enjoy investing in the third installment of the Genesis Trilogy:
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
To watch an adventurous conclusion for the original cast, please get:
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! For another great Star Trek trilogy in the 10 move saga, watch:
"Star Trek: First Contact" (a.k.a. 'Picard and Data vs. the Borg')
"Star Trek: Insurrection" (a.k.a 'Picard and Data vs. Aliens with Wrinkle Problems')
"Star Trek: Nemesis" (a.k.a. 'Attack of the Picard and Data Clones')
WORDS OF ENTERTAINMENT CAUTION!
Don't bother with "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" (a.k.a. 'The Search for God.') and "Star Trek Generations," either. They all rank as a made-for-TV movie
--Live long and Prosper! ...more info
- Maybe Not As Good as TWOK, But Still Great
While maybe not as good as the Wrath of Khan, this story offers a great conclusion to this two part story. The only let down of this film is that Leonard Nimoy as Spock isn't seen until the very end of the film, which may discourage some fans that they didn't get enough of the Spock they know. But, the story makes up for any loss of the film and the age progression of Spock actually makes the story even more intersting.
This film also marks the debut of Leonard Nimoy directing a Star Trek movie, and he is makes a great director. The most bizarre thing about this movie is that it features Christopher Lloyd as a Klingon. As funny as it may seem and even appear when watching for the first time, he actually made a pretty intersting and convincing Klingon and enemy. There is a lot of drama that takes place in this movie as well as another known character is tragically killed. Overall, another great installment in the Trek movie franchise....more info
- Live Long and Prosper Spock!!
Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Is not one of my favorite Star Trek feature films, but it is worth the buy in my opinion for the Special Features alone. It must be said that most Star Trek fans already own this DVD. Someone who is not a Star Trek fan or has never seen Star Trek II - The Wrath of Kahn would be lost, then again; these films are so deeply engrained into our culture that if you did get lost by this film you must have been living under a rock for many years! lol!...more info
- I'm reviewing the DVD product, not just the movie.
I agree with those who write that Search for Spock isn't quite the movie that Wrath of Khan was. This movie just ground to a almost screeching halt at times. Some of the scenes were hard to watch. There isn't nearly the ambience of movies like Wrath of Khan, The Motion Picture, or First Contact.
What I like about the film is as follows:
1. Robin Curtis. I think she's the ultimate Vulcan babe. I found her Saavik to be much more convincing than Kirstie Alley's. When I saw this movie in the theater I thought "Now there's what a Vulcan woman should look like!" She's never been surpassed in my book.
2. The entire original crew working together to save one of their own. They each get to do something. It's not just about Kirk, Spock, and McCoy.
3. Christopher Lloyd. No matter how ruthless his character is, I still want to laugh. Maybe not the most convincing Klingon, but very entertaining, to me anyway.
I could go on, but I would likely repeat what others have said about the movie.
But this isn't just about the movie; it's about all the other stuff you get with these two disc sets. You get commentary tracks and interviews and documentaries.
Wouldn't you like to hear what Leonard Nimoy had to say about Directing the movie? Would you like to hear and see Robin Curtis talk about her approach to playing Saavik and how she was coached through various scenes by director Nimoy?
There's a lot more going on here than the movie itself. So maybe it's a three star movie, but it's a five star product.
- The Rejuvenation of Spock.
Leonard Nimoy directs.
**This film will change to normal color and size during the funeral scene**
When we left Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition), Khan was destroyed and Spock died because of the radiation he endured. His body was sent to Alpha 5, which is now Genesis.
All of the Enterprise crew returns and also Grace Lee Whitney, Mark Lenard as "Sarek" and Merritt Butrick as "David".
The Enterprise is in deep mourning over the death of Spock (Leonard Nimoy) especially Kirk (William Shatner). Security has warned Kirk the security seal on Spock's living quarters door has been broken. As Kirk inspects the darkness, he hears a familar voice. He finds McCoy (DeForest kelley) in a different state of mind. Admiral Morrow (Robert Hooks) had told Scotty (James Doohan) he will be tranferred to another ship. There will be no re-fitting of the Enterprise. It is 20 years old. Meanwhile, Klingon Krudge (Christopher Lloyd) has just seen the videotape of the Genesis project. Starship USS Grissom which contains David marcus (Merritt Butrick) and Lt. Saavik (Robin Curtis), have discovered a reading that Spocks's photon tube, his coffin, is registering as a lifeforce. Admiral Sarek (Mark Lenard) is furious with Kirk for not sending Spock's body back to Vulcan. However, Sarek decides to mindmeld with Kirk. They discover that Spock had mindmelded with McCoy before his death.
Spoiler: As David and Saavik explore Gensis, they find Spock's coffin empty with only his robe. No body. After some more exploring, they hear a cry. It is a naked Vulcan child (Carl Steven). It is Spock! As Spock's living body is accelerated and the sun sets on Genesis, Spock is now 13 years old (Vadia Potenza). As Spock goes through puberty, "pon farr", the burning of his Vulcan blood, Genesis is also changing rapidly close to its own destruction. Later that evening, as a storm is brewing, Spock has become 17 (Stephen Manley).
The Klingons capture Saavik, David and Spock (Joe W. Davis) who is now 25. He is growing painfully fast. Saavik gets the opportunity to tell Kirk, via communicator, that Spock is alive.
Can the Enterprise get to Genesis soon to retrieve Spock, Saavik and David, or will the Klingons and Genesis kill them?
Also in the cast: Phil Morris, James B. Sikking, Phillip Richard Allen, Mario Marcelino, Scott McGinnis, Miguel Ferrer, John Larroquette, Allan Miller, Conroy Gedeon.
Dame Judith Anderson makes a very special appearance as the Vulcan High Priestess.
The Tribbles also make a cameo appearance.
DVD includes option to hear audio commentary with Leonard Nimoy, Harve Bennett,Robin Curtis. The text commentary will display interesting tid-bits of onformation about a scene in the subtitle box. You can not play subtitles and text commentary at the same time.
Disc 2 contains Special Features.
The Next voyage: Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986).
Star Trek V - The Final Frontier (1989).
Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country (1991).
Star Trek: Generations (1994).
The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94) took over the movie franchise.
Star trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
The original Star trek cast (1966-69) was explored again in:
STAR TREK (2009)
Update: In the next STAR TREK (2011), J.J. Abrams mentioned they could have the character of "Khan" and William Shatner return.
- Part II of the Star Trek Trilogy
Contrary to popular opinion, The Search for Spock is just as good as The Wrath of Khan. Like TWOK, The Search for Spock has an awesome villain. The villain, Klingon Commander Kruge, is played by Christopher Lloyd. With a villain played by Lloyd, you can't go wrong. In my opinion, Christopher Lloyd played the best Klingon. No other actor comes close to surpassing Lloyd's portrayal of a Klingon.
The Genesis Device plot saved Star Trek. In this movie, the Genesis Device was the perfect way to bring Spock from the dead. The writers were very lucky to have it turn out this way. As a result, the resurrection of Spock is very believable. To steal a quote from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, "Genesis was perfectly named-- the creation of life, not death".
This movie works because it shows how much the crew risked to save Spock. They disobeyed Starfleet by stealing the Enterprise and returning to the Genesis planet. The movie clearly shows that the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many....more info