Star Trek III: the Search for Spock

Star Trek III: the Search for Spock

Leonard Nimoy (1984)

PG Certificate


Our Score
There are no real surprises in this meandering journey to the final frontier, in which Admiral Kirk hijacks the starship Enterprise to help in the rejuvenation of the deceased Spock on the planet Genesis. It's a good character-driven story, undermined by Leonard Nimoy's workmanlike direction, a pseudo-mystical ending and an all-pervasive funereal tone that permeates every frame. However, the amazing special effects supply enough wonder and emotional charge to prevent the third big-screen outing from turning into nothing more than a bloated TV episode.


Admiral Kirk and his crew hijack the decommissioned Enterprise to recover the body of their fallen comrade Mr Spock from the planet Genesis. Kirk has learnt that Spock's spirit is still alive, and the Vulcan can be resurrected, but he must also battle a Klingon captain determined to control the planet's mysterious energy. Sci-fi sequel, directed by Leonard Nimoy, with William Shatner, DeForest Kelley and Christopher Lloyd.

Cast & Crew

Admiral James T Kirk William Shatner
Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy DeForest Kelley
Scotty James Doohan
Sulu George Takei
Chekov Walter Koenig
Uhura Nichelle Nichols
Kruge Christopher Lloyd
Lieutenant Saavik Robin Curtis
David Marcus Merritt Butrick
Captain Styles James B Sikking
Ambassador Sarek Mark Lenard
Spock Leonard Nimoy
Director Leonard Nimoy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray