Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock


Film description

In a Nutshell:

A man in a girdle searches for a man with pointy ears whilst battling Doc Brown.



A dying planet. A fight for life.


Kirk: 'Sorry about your crew, but as we say on Earth, c'est la vie.'

Scotty: 'The more they over think the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain'


After one too many madcap adventures Starfleet decides that the USS Enterprise is to be retired. As you can imagine, this doesn’t go down too well with Captain Kirk.

As if it’s not bad enough that his compadre Spock went and did himself a mischief in the previous film, now they want to retire his ship? Not on Jim’s watch.

After a visit from Spock’s father, Sarek, it’s revealed that Spock might not be dead after all. Turns out that Spock, the crafty devil, implanted his Kattra (living spirit) in Dr. McCoy’s brain at the end of the last film.

Glossing over any issues of violation or abuse Kirk and his crew go renegade. Disobeying direct orders they nick off with the Enterprise and go in search of Spock.

They return to the mysterious planet, Genesis, where they left Spock’s body - but are greeted by a group of Klingons lead by Doc Brown.

The Klingons want to use Genesis for their own purposes and to this end they shoot the living poop out of the Enterprise. In the ensuing carnage Kirk has to come to terms with a tragic turn of events.

With the enterprise looking like a mangled ten pence piece Kirk beams down to the planet where a group of scientists, along with a youthful looking Spock, are being held hostage.

Stranded on the now dying planet Kirk must try to save himself and his friends before it’s too late!

Written by: Brett Chapman

Release Dates

UK Cinema release
July 27th 1984

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