The Enterprise finds a 20th century spaceship which contains dozens of people in suspended animation. While investigating, one of the people is revived automatically. His name is Khan, a strikingly handsome Sihk who charms the Enterprise's historian, Lt. McGivers. While recovering, Khan reads up on the nearly 300 years of history he's missed, plus a great deal of technical information on the Enterprise. Through research, Kirk discovers that he's a genetic superman that escaped after the Eugenics Wars of Earth's 20th century. But he's too late: Khan and McGivers have gone back to his ship, revived Khan's crew, and returned to commandeer the Enterprise. Before he's successful, the crew manages to lock out some controls of the ship. Khan attempts to coerce the bridge crew to give him the controls by torturing Kirk in a pressure chamber. They don't relent, and Kirk is believed to have died. However, McGivers had a change of heart and rescued Kirk. Together, they initiate an gas attack on ... Written by
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The main characters all remember Khan Noonien Singh as a great tyrant from their history books, with a legendary reputation that Scotty in particular has "always admired." Presumably they have seen many pictures of him, so why did they not immediately recognize him when they saw him sleeping in the SS Botany Bay? See more
I fail to understand why it always gives you pleasure to see me proven wrong.
Captain James T. Kirk
An emotional Earth weakness of mine.
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