When last we left the crew of the star ship <I>Enterprise</I>, they were heading home following a skirmish with the despotic Khan. The unpleasant incident had cost the life of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy)--or so it seemed. Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) is informed by Spock's Vulcan father Sarek (Mark Lenard) that the pointy-eared one is being kept alive in the thoughts of one of the crew members. It now becomes necessary to search for Spock's body, so that flesh and soul can be rejoined on Vulcan. It turns out that Spock's spirit is residing within the grey cells of the Vulcan's longtime friendly enemy, "Bones" McCoy (DeForrest Kelley). Finding the body is another matter, since the <I>Enterprise</I> has been consigned to the trash heap and thus is out of Kirk's jurisdiction. The Admiral steals the Enterprise and heads into Deep Space, thence to Spock's coffin on the planet Genesis. From here on in, we journey into 2001 territory with a "reborn" Spock. Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock was directed by Leonard Nimoy, who agreed to appear in the film only on the proviso that he could call the shots.
~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide