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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (original title)
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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$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

During Spock's funeral while Scotty is playing the bagpipes, if you look very closely below the railing you will see his right hand on the pipe chanter and can make out his missing middle finger. James Doohan was very careful to hide his missing middle finger throughout the series. It is tough to see here and shown only briefly, but can be spotted if you look closely. See more »

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The date at the beginning of this movie is given as Stardate 8130.4. When Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are viewing Dr. Marcus' proposal for the Genesis Project, the stardate given for the proposal is Stardate 7130.4, to which Kirk mentions the proposal was made a year ago. The first Stardate given at the beginning of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is Stardate 7411.4 (by the computer at the Epsilon IX Space Station), and that movie was to have taken place approximately 14 years before this movie (2285). The erroneous Stardates would imply that the first movie took place sometime after Dr. Marcus' proposal to Starfleet and would've been less than a year ago, which is not the case. 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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Light Years Ahead of Star Trek The Motion Picture
20 June 2003 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews



When Star Trek The Motion Picture was released, the masses flocked to it. Unfortunately, the first film outing for the crew of the USS Enterprise was about as exciting as watching paint dry.

Never underestimate Trekkies! This Second Star Trek movie was even more greatly anticipated than the first. Reluctantly, I went to see it. I was pleasantly surprised. Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, in my estimation, is everything the first one should have been, and then some!

Captain Kirk, now an admiral, is experiencing some sort of mid life crisis. And of course, he ends up back in the command chair when a routine inspection and review of the rookie crew on the Enterprise runs in to unexpected trouble. The crew of the USS Enterprise is in fine form in this outing, and much of the camaraderie of the original TV series is recaptured. And when and old adversary of Captain Kirk shows up with revenge in his heart, this movie gets rolling. It has twists, turns and surprises aplenty. The ending is truly a surprise.

Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan is a wonderful complement to the original TV series and stands on its own as a very good space adventure film. I'd rate it a 89.5/100. If you want to see what all the full about Star Trek is, Star Trek II is a great place to start.


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