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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
"Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan" (original title)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  4 June 1982 (USA)
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With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son's life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.

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The Federation along with a group of scientists are working on Project Genesis, which is to bring a dead planet to life. So far the preliminary experiments have been a success. Now for the next phase which is to actually bring a planet to life, a dead planet is required. So the Federation sends a starship, the USS Reliant to find one and its first officer is Commander Pavel Chekov. They come across what appears to be a dead planet in the Ceti Alpha system. But the sensors detect something which makes it not a dead planet. But the Captain thinks maybe they can remove it, so he and Chekov go and investigate. But they find what appears to be a lifepod. When Chekov sees something, he tells the Captain they should leave, but they are captured by the inhabitants. When they meet the leader, Chekov recognizes him as Khan Noonien Singh, the genetic superman from late 20th century whom Kirk found 15 years ago. Khan tried to take over the Enterprise and kill Kirk, but Kirk subdued him and left ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance. See more »


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Rated PG for violence and language | See all certifications »

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4 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Star Trek II: The Undiscovered Country  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$78,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Saavik was originally intended to be a male Vulcan, but was changed later on to a female Vulcan/Romulan hybrid. Nicholas Meyer's rewrite wasn't thorough enough, though, and Saavik is referred to as "Mr." Saavik throughout the movie, especially during the launch sequence of the Enterprise. Although "Trek" fans and Naval buffs have pointed out in actual, nautical jargon: women are addressed as such. Being that the "true" lady is the vessel "herself". See more »

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In the computer image of the Genesis probe approaching the planet, the camera is about to collide with a mountain when a narrow canyon blinks into existence to let it through. During a talk at SIGGRAPH shortly after the movie's release, one of the animators of the clip showed the clip and explained that (at one hour/frame being rendered on a VAX 11/780), they'd rendered every 64th frame of their fractal landscape, checked for obvious issues, then rendered every 32nd frame that was not already rendered. They continued down to every 16th, 8th, 4th, and then every remaining frame. It was only at that point that they discovered that four frames were inside a mountain, and they didn't have the time to rerender with a different trajectory or a different initial landscape, so they papered over the mistake with the magically-appearing valley. 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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Still the best Star Trek Film after over 20 years!
20 July 2004 | by (Rhyl, Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

There have been many Star Trek films but The Wrath of Khan is still the best. Second to none for thrills, action and adventure. With the best musical score by James Horner to keep us on the edge of our seats. If you haven't seen this at least 10 times go and put it on now!! The new special edition with previously unreleased footage brings the whole thing together in an even better way (no spoilers, sorry!). The regular cast are at their best but Ricardo Montalban steals the show as Khan. Done in true Star Trek tradition, unlike the disappointing special-effects-fest of the first Motion Picture, this film will go on to be one of the all time greats of sci-fi.


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