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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (original title)
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With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

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It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise--now a training ship--on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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Beyond the darkness...beyond the human evolution...is Khan. A genetically superior tyrant. Exiled to a barren planet; banished by a Starship Commander he is destined to destroy. Left for dead, Khan has survived. See more »


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Rated PG for violence and language | See all certifications »

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4 June 1982 (USA)  »

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Star Trek II: The Undiscovered Country  »

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$11,200,000 (estimated)

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$14,347,221 (USA) (4 June 1982)

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$78,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

There is an Easter Egg on the tactical display that Kirk calls for after beaming up from the Genesis cavern. Two men worked on four of the computer-generated displays for this movie, including the tactical screen. They were Neil Harrington and Steve McAllister. On the tactical screen, the Enterprise is designated "2-LIEN-8". This is Neil backwards (for Neil Jon Harrington), and the number 82 for the release year of the movie. Steve McAllister's nickname was "Snave", and the Reliant was designated "9-Snave-6". 69 is for the year 1969 when McAllister began working for Evans And Sutherland. There has been speculation that there is significance to the name "Kojiro Vance" in the Kobayashi Maru scene, but Harrington has said that it was in the script and so appears that way on-screen. See more »

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Shortly after the Enterprise and Reliant enter the Nebula, there is an overhead shot of the Enterprise with Reliant down below in the distance. During this shot, the rear tip of the Enterprise's starboard nacelle disappears for a brief moment. See more »

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Saavik: Captain's log: Stardate 8130.3. Starship Enterprise on training mission to Gamma Hydra, section 14, coordinates 22-87-4. Approaching Neutral Zone; all systems normal and functioning.
Sulu: Leaving section 14 for section 15.
Saavik: Standby. Project parabolic course to avoid entering Neutral Zone.
Sulu: Aye, captain.
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Amazing Grace (Scottish Bagpipes)
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Written by John Newton
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Run Silent, Run Deep Space.
2 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wrath of Khan owes a certain debt of thanks to Clark Gable's wartime thriller. Although it's easy to criticize, WOK is full of suspense and tension. The design of the costumes and sets is excellent, except for the cream and brown combinations. But what the hey, it was made during the heady days of the early 1980s. It is certainly more accessible to a mainstream audience than the first film was...but I liked that one too anyway.

I'm no trekkie...I'm not obsessed by the tech specs of warp drive, and transporters or beams and such...I just like Sci-Fi movies that are well done and entertaining. This is not the best movie ever made as another poster stated...but it is exciting and engrossing.

Buy the DVD.


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