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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock follows the same winning formula of the first two Star Trek special-edition DVD releases, although it has no extra footage as The Motion Picture and The Wrath of Khan did. The first disc presents the film with an audio commentary track, the bulk of it handled (appropriately) by director Leonard Nimoy. He doesn't do it in character as Spock, but rather chortles and gushes about his cast and crew, especially William Shatner. Other contributors include Robin Curtis, who explains how Nimoy and writer Harve Bennett made it easy for her to take over Kirstie Alley's role as Saavik. There's also a subtitled commentary track full of trivia and details by Michael Okuda, joined this time by wife Denise. If you want, you can listen to the audio commentary while reading the subtitled commentary. The second disc offers the basic "Captain's Log" documentary (2002, 26 min.) plus substantial documentaries about models, creatures, and Klingon and Vulcan languages and costumes. Last, in "Terraforming and the Prime Directive," scientists discuss how a Genesis-like project could lead to humans colonizing Mars. --David Horiuchi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was a birthday gift for my son who has been a Star Trek fan for a long time.I know he and his family enjoyed it very much.Published 4 months ago by helen ford
It's a classic, all my favorite actors and a good story. It's got the original feel to it(1968 TO 1970 TV SERIES), nothing complicated and fun to watch.Published on May 4 2012 by pom358
star trek 3 was the crew going back to genesis to retrieve their dead friend spock. this movie showed their loyalty to spock and their determanation to not let any one stop them. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2011 by THOMAS B. MCCABE
this Star trek installment is better than the previous one.i liked the story more.i thought it was interesting and well written. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2007 by falcon
I'm not a Kirstie Alley fan, but I thought that 'Search for Spock' was a decent follow up to 'Wrath of Khan' (Which had me in tears the first time I watched it - I was eleven). Read morePublished on July 6 2003 by Helena Troi
This is one of my favorite trek movies as it center around the search for Spock who died to save the enterprise and it's crew. Read morePublished on June 1 2003 by LILyte Review
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock picks up were the previous Trek film left off: Kirk discovers that he must retrieve the remains of Mr. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002 by Art Turner
Though lacking the philosophical depth of The Motion Picture, and the heart-pounding action of The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock ultimately succeeds because... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002 by Hank Drake