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"This isn't reality, this is fantasy!"

  • Having to share a mind with Spock could only happen to Bones.
  • The whole "Stealing the Enterprise" sequence, starting with breaking McCoy out of jail:
    Kirk: How many fingers am I holding up? [gives Vulcan salute]
    McCoy: That's not very damn funny.
    • The guard who mentions that McCoy is about to be "shipped off to Federation Funny Farm".
    • Kirk noting that he's heard McCoy is "fruitier than a nutcake".
    • Then, when McCoy learns he's "suffering from a Vulcan mind-meld":
      McCoy: That green-blooded son of a bitch! It's his revenge for all those arguments he lost.
    • Considering we now know George Takei is homosexual, this is Hilarious in Hindsight.
      Sulu: Don't call me Tiny.
    • Uhura's whole scene with "Mr. Adventure", from her epic stink-eye when he comments that her career is "winding down" to pulling her phaser on him and ordering him to get in the closet, while declaring, "This is fantasy!"
      Uhura: Well, you know what they say, Lieutenant. Be Careful What You Wish For. You may get it.
    • Scotty explains that he's rigged the Enterprise for a less-than-skeleton crew:
      Scott: A chimpanzee and two trainees could run her.
      Kirk: Thank you, Mr. Scott. I'll try not to take that personally.
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    • The janitor in the Spacedock lounge, just staring as the Enterprise powers up and leaves its berth.
      Kirk: And... now, Mr. Scott.
      Scott: Sir?
      Kirk: The doors, Mr. Scott!
      Scott: Aye, sir, I'm workin' on it!
    • Just as Sulu reports clearing the doors, Scotty can be seen clearly relieved and thinking "Oh, thank God that's over..."
    • All of it building up to the Epic Fail of the shiny new Excelsior and its revolutionary drive, complete with sputtering engine noises.
  • Even earlier than that, Bones' multiple failed attempts to pull a Vulcan Nerve Pinch on a Starfleet officer. Knowing that it's both him and Spock sharing the same mind during the scene makes it all the more hilarious with McCoy's over-the-top Oh, Crap! face.
    • If you presume it was Spock inside McCoy trying to do the pinch, one imagines Spock thinking "Damn it, this usually works..."
  • Later:
    Maltz: I do not deserve to live.
    Kirk: Fine, I'll kill you later.
    Maltz: You said you would kill me.
    Kirk: I Lied.
    • And before that, the "WTF?" look on Maltz' face when he sees that he beamed up the wrong guy.
  • Scotty and the talking turbolift with the oddly non-Majel voice on the Excelsior:
    Turbolift: Level, please.
    Scott: Transporter room.
    Turbolift: Thank you.
    Scott: Up your shaft.
    • That voice? Nimoy.
  • The Epic Fail that is the Excelsior.
  • How about this exchange between Kirk and Kruge on the rapidly-disintegrating Genesis Planet:
    Kirk: You fool! Look around you! The planet's destroying itself!
    Kruge: Yes, exhilarating, isn't it?
  • Scotty finally lets Kirk know his secret to being a miracle worker.
    Kirk: Mister Scott, do you always multiply your repair estimates by a factor of four?
    Scotty: Of course, sir! How else can I keep my reputation as a miracle worker?
  • Kruge gets in one. After killing his previous gunner for destroying the Grissom (when he wanted prisoners), Kruge eyes his new gunner and says, slowly, with a Death Glare, "Gunner! Target engine only," then adds a dark "Understood?" as if to say, "Don't fuck this up, or ELSE." The gunner can only answer, "Understood clearly, my lord." If a Klingon ever shit his pants, this was the time.
  • As the Enterprise enters spacedock, the people in the cafeteria watch it through the window, stunned at the enormous damage it sustained from its battles with Khan. One of them is Janice Rand, who just shakes her head as if to say "Kirk, what have you been doing now?"
  • During the Enterprise's trip to Genesis, Bones works the science station on the bridge - at one point, Kirk asks for a report, which Bones gives—in Spock's voice. Kirk, Scotty, and Sulu (sorta in the background) turn to look at the good doctor with epic "WTF?" looks on their faces, and even Bones is surprised:
    "...did I get it right?"
    • Again, if you presume Spock has an active presence in McCoy's brain, it's funny to imagine both of them deciding together to Troll their shipmates.
  • Our heroes trying to figure out how the Bird-of-Prey works.
    Scotty: Where's the damn antimatter inducer?
    Chekov: (points at different buttons) This? No, this.
    Kirk: (throws hands up in exasperation)
    Scotty: (points at a button) That, or nothing. (pushes it)
    (powering-up sounds)
    Kirk: ("Well?" expression)
    Sulu: If I read this right, sir, we have full power.
    Kirk: Go, Sulu.
    • They were probably regretting not bringing Uhura with them at that moment. As the communications officer, she at least knows how to read Klingon!
    • You sure about that?
  • Captain Esteban's pure "WTF?" reaction when Saavik tells him that Genesis has resurrected Spock's body. The look on his face is somewhere between "That's not remotely how science works!" and "Oh god, she's lost it, just smile and nod..."
    Esteban: Um...Saavik, that's, um...that's extraordinary. What would you like to do next?
    • Esteban's helmswoman gives an even better "WTF?" face. CinemaSins called it "the whole range of emotions."
    • Hell, this page makes it clear that the whole movie is full of good "WTF?" faces. Go ahead and make a Drinking Game of it.


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