This film picks up exactly where the last one, “The Wrath of Khan”, left off. Spock’s body is jettisoned down to the newly created Genesis planet, and Admiral Kirk deals with the grief over the loss of his friend. However, Dr. McCoy is found in Spock’s old quarters, acting a bit unusual and sounding like Spock. Kirk learns a few surprising facts surrounding Spock’s death, and he steals the decommissioned Enterprise to travel to the Genesis planet to learn the truth for himself. When the Klingon Commander Kruge (Christopher Lloyd) pursues Kirk to locate the plans of the Genesis Project, things quickly escalate to a confrontation, with the result that Kirk’s son David (Merritt Butrick) is placed in danger.
Although the film includes some nice plot material and characterizations, there is a “Da__ you” in it and any time a character damns another character, Dove does not award our Seal to the picture. Unfortunately, that is the case here.