Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan

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Director: Nicholas Meyer

Cast: Nicholas Meyer, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

     
 

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is fondly regarded as being the closest in spirit to the 1966-69 TV series that spawned it. Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) escapes the tedium of a desk job to join Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley) on another space mission. While boldly going where no man etc. etc., Kirk crosses the path ofSee more details below

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is fondly regarded as being the closest in spirit to the 1966-69 TV series that spawned it. Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) escapes the tedium of a desk job to join Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley) on another space mission. While boldly going where no man etc. etc., Kirk crosses the path of his old enemy Khan (Ricardo Montalban), who as any die-hard Trekker can tell you, was the chief antagonist in the 1966 Trek TV episode "Space Seed." Leading a crew of near-savage space prisoners, Khan insinuates himself into the Genesis Project, which is designed to introduce living organisms on long-dead planets. Intending to harness this program for his own despotic purposes, Khan engages in battle with the Enterprise crew. ~ Daniel Gelb

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Regarded by many Star Trek aficionados as the best of all the feature films based on the popular TV series, The Wrath of Khan synthesizes the show's best qualities and revives its most memorable villain in Ricardo Montalban's Khan. Escaping from the planet on which he and his followers have been exiled, the nefarious Khan hijacks a starship and threatens to deploy the doomsday weapon "Genesis." He's challenged by Admiral James T. Kirk, recently coaxed from retirement to command his beloved U S S Enterprise again. Director Nicholas Meyer (Time After Time) imparts an epic sensibility to this adventure while retaining the show's mythology and reuniting Kirk with his lost love (Bibi Besch). Montalban nearly steals the show with his bravura performance as Khan, and Kirstie Alley makes her screen debut as one of Spock's fellow Vulcans. The Wrath of Khan is rousing, flamboyant space opera certain to please Trekkers of all ages.
All Movie Guide
Though Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1980) was considered an expensive disappointment, the movie's sequel, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn gave the franchise the credibility it needed to achieve more widespread recognition and longevity. Director Nicholas Meyer gives the film a light, literate tone similar to his work 1979's time-travel fantasy Time After Time; it's arguably the most enjoyable Star Trek film. Updating an episode from the original series, screenwriter Jack B. Sowards borrows scenarios from King Lear and Moby Dick, achieving an admirable blend of pathos, humor and action. Leonard Nimoy initially didn't want to reprise his role as Spock, and agreed to take part in Khan under the condition that his character would die at the end of the film. Of course, Spock and Nimoy returned for the next sequel.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2009
UPC:
0097360718843
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
8,258

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by director Nicholas Meyer & Manny Coto; James Horner: composing genius; Collecting Star Trek's movie relics; A tribute to Ricardo Montalban; Starfleet Academy: the mystery behing ceti alpha vi

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Shatner James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock
DeForest Kelley Leonard "Bones" McCoy
James Doohan Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Ricardo Montalban Khan
George Takei Hikaru Sulu
Walter Koenig Pavel Chekov
Nichelle Nichols Uhura
Bibi Besch Carol
Merritt Butrick David
Paul Winfield Terrell
Kirstie Alley Saavik
Judson Scott Joachim
Ike Eisenmann Peter
Joel Marston Actor
John Vargas Jedda
Paul Kent Beach
Nicholas Guest Cadet
Kevin Rodney Sullivan March
Teresa E. Victor Bridge Voice
Dianne Harper Radio Voice
David Ruprecht Radio Voice
Marcy Vosburgh Computer

Technical Credits
Nicholas Meyer Director
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Harve Bennett Executive Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Gary F. Bentley Special Effects
Janet Brady Stunts
Tony Cecere Stunts
Gary Combs Stunts
Gilbert Combs Stunts
Alexander Courage Score Composer
Bob Dawson Special Effects Supervisor
Eddy Donno Stunts
William P. Dornisch Editor
Daniel Gluck Set Decoration/Design
Allan Graf Stunts
Charles M. Graffeo Set Decoration/Design
James Horner Score Composer
Alan Howarth Special Effects
Joseph Jennings Production Designer
Werner Kepler Makeup
Daniel Maltese Set Decoration/Design
James McCoy Makeup
J.L. McCoy Makeup
Michael Minor Art Director
Tom Morga Stunts
Mary Peters Stunts
William Purcell Special Effects
Ken Ralston Special Effects Supervisor
Gayne Rescher Cinematographer
Robert Fletcher Costumes/Costume Designer
Ernest Robinson Stunts
John Robotham Stunts
Robert Sallin Producer
Jack B. Sowards Original Story,Screenwriter
Harry Stewart Special Effects
Jim Veillieux Special Effects
George Wilbur Stunts
Douglas E. Wise Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
1. Chapter 1 [2:58]
2. Chapter 2 [4:29]
3. Chapter 3 [:15]
4. Chapter 4 [3:57]
5. Chapter 5 [2:57]
6. Chapter 6 [6:36]
7. Chapter 7 [4:11]
8. Chapter 8 [2:43]
9. Chapter 9 [2:46]
10. Chapter 10 [4:36]
11. Chapter 11 [5:57]
12. Chapter 12 [:57]
13. Chapter 13 [4:04]
14. Chapter 14 [1:54]
15. Chapter 15 [4:33]
16. Chapter 16 [3:05]
17. Chapter 17 [3:13]

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