Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Release Date - Jun 1, 1984  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is a 1984 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. The film is the third feature film of the Star Trek science fiction franchise and is the center of a three-film story arc that begins with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and concludes with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. After the death of Spock (Leonard Nimoy), the crew of the USS Enterprise returns to Earth. When James T. Kirk (William Shatner) learns that Spock's spirit, or katra, is held in the mind of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Kirk and company steal the Enterprise to return Spock's body to his home planet. The crew must also contend with hostile Klingons, led by Kruge (Christopher Lloyd), bent on stealing the secrets of a powerful terraforming device.

Paramount commissioned the film after positive critical and commercial reaction to The Wrath of Khan. Nimoy directed, the first Star Trek cast member to do so. Producer Harve Bennett wrote the script starting from the end and working back, and intended the destruction of the Enterprise to be a shocking development. Bennett and Nimoy collaborated with effects house Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to develop storyboards and new ship designs; ILM also handled the film's many special effects sequences. Aside from a single day of location shooting, all of the film's scenes were shot on Paramount and ILM soundstages. Composer James Horner returned to expand his themes from the previous film.

The Search for Spock opened June 1, 1984. In its first week of release, the film grossed over $16 million from almost 2,000 theaters across North America. It went on to gross $76 million at the domestic box office, toward a total of $87 million worldwide. Critical reaction to The Search for Spock was positive, but notably less so than the previous film. Reviewers generally praised the cast and characters, while criticism tended to focus on the plot; the special effects were conflictingly received. Roger Ebert called the film a compromise between the tones of the first and second Star Trek films. The Search for Spock was released on multiple home video formats, including VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray high definition discs. Nimoy went on to direct The Search for Spock's sequel, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Movie Info

Budget

$17,000,000

Box Office

$76,471,046

Themes

Tags

Collection: Star Trek, Father Son Relationship, Friendship, Klingon, Outer Space, Resurrection, Sequel, Space Opera, Space/Aliens, Spacecraft, Spock, Star Trek, Starship, Teleportation

Attributes

Based On: Star Trek: The Original Series
Filming Location: Paramount Stage 12, Paramount Stage 14, Paramount Stage 15, Paramount Stage 9
Narrative Location: Genesis, Star Trek universe
Time Period: 23rd century

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Alternate Titles

03 Star trek III - En busca de spock
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În căutarea lui Spock
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Jornada nas Estrelas (03) – À Procura de Spock
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Jornada nas Estrelas III - À Procura de Spock
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Jornada nas Estrelas – À Procura de Spock
BR
Op zoek naar Spock
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Star trek - Spock nyomában
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Star Trek 03
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Star Trek 03 À Procura de Spock
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Star Trek 3
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Star Trek 3. - Spock nyomában
HU
Star Trek 3: Auf der Suche nach Mr. Spock
DE
Star Trek 3: Truy Tìm Spock
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Star trek III - À la recherche de Spock
CA, FR
Star Trek III - Jagten på Spock
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Star Trek III - Spock nyomában
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Star Trek III - Spocks återkomst
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Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
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Star Trek III: A Aventura Continua
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Star Trek III: Alla Ricerca di Spock
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Star trek III: Anazitontas ton Spock
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Star trek III: En busca de Spock
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Star Trek III: Pátrání po Spockovi
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Star Trek III: Pátranie po Spockovi
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Star Trek III: Return to Genesis
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Star Trek III: Spockin paluu
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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
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Star Trek III: W poszukiwaniu Spocka
PL
Star Trek III: Αναζητώντας τον Μίστερ Σποκ
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Star Trek III: В търсене на Спок
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Star Trek No 3: Anazitontas ton mister Spock
GR
Star Trek: The Search for Spock
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Uzay Yolu 3: Spock'un Peşinde
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Viaje a las estrellas 3: En busca de Spock
UY
Viaje a las estrellas III: En busca de Spock
AR, MX, PE
Zvezdane staze 3 - Potraga za Spokom
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Zvjezdane staze III: Potraga za Spockom
HR
Σταρ Τρεκ III: Αναζητώντας τον Σποκ
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Σταρ Τρεκ Νο 3: Αναζητώντας τον Σποκ
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Зоряний шлях III: У пошуках Спока
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Стар Трек 3
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स्टार ट्रेक ३: स्पॉक के लिए खोजेन
IN
スター・トレック3 ミスター・スポックを探せ!
JP
星艦迷航記Ⅲ:石破天驚
TW
星际旅行3:石破天惊
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星际迷航3:石破天惊
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