A terrific follow up to the superb "Wrath of Khan", 1984's STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK continues exactly where that film left off.
After sacrificing himself to save the crew of the Enterprise, Spock's body has been shot into space and has conveniently landed on the Genesis Planet, which is regenerating all kinds of new life. Hmmm, I wonder if it will bring Spock back?
William Shatner's Kirk is lost without his friend and when he and the crew return to base without Spock, they are told that the Enterprise and they are not going back out at all.
Meanwhile, Dr McCoy begins to channel Spock in more ways than one and it appears our pointy eared Vulcan may be around after all.
Back at the Genesis Planet, a rogue Klingon warrior Kruge (Christopher Lloyd having a blast) is after the Genesis device to use it as a weapon to destroy worlds instead of creating them.
He's clever, cutthroat and a worthy adversary for Kirk, who gathers the crew with a plan to steal a ship and head back to find their friend.
I had forgotten how funny, suspenseful and dramatic III is! It's well written and very well directed by Leonard Nimoy, who famously told filmmakers that he as done as Spock but agreed to return if he could direct the next two films.
James Horner's music is back, Harve Bennett returns to write the screenplay and the sense of fun and adventure that filled Khan is back at warp power.
Scotty (James Doohan) has one of his best appearances as he manages to detest the future while hanging onto his favorite bucket of bolts.
Not quite as good as Khan or the film that would follow it two years later, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home", this search for Spock turns up a great film in the Trek series and a very enjoyable A-.