Star Trek 2-Wrath of Khan (1982)
At the End of the Universe Lies the Beginning of Vengeance.
|Admiral kirk's midlife crisis is interrupted by the return of an old enemy looking for revenge and a potentially destructive device|
"...this multi-layered action picture works so well you don't need to be a "Trekkie" to enjoy it. Mark Bourne, DVD Journal
"If you're only going to own one installment in the extensive franchise, this is without a doubt the one to have. You won't be disappointed. NeedCoffee.com
"...lays the groundwork for many entertaining movies to come. Nick Cramp, BBC Online
"...fans of the TV series wanted to see their favorite characters again, and Trek II understood that desire and acted on it. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Editor's NoteWhile out on routine training maneuvers, a starship encounters a powerful and supposedly exiled foe from the distant past: Khan. Only Kirk can stop the Moby Dick-quoting, vengeance-crazed genius from bringing about universal destruction in this warp-speed thrill ride. A continuation of the plotline begun in episode 24 of the original series, "The Space Seed."
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - DVD Review
By: Christopher Null filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 9/11/2009 5:42 PM
|It is nearly gospel now among Trekkies that the second Star Trek installment, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is the undisputed best of the series, and will likely never meet its equal. Inspired by classic literature like Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, and King Lear -- along with classic navy films -- Nicholas Meyer's major directorial debut is indeed the best of the series and it's a classic sci-fi flick on its own, outside the Trek mythology altogether....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|James Horner - Composer|
|Nicholas Meyer - Director|
Plot SummaryKhan, a genetically engineered "superman" prone to megalomaniacal delusions, was exiled years ago to the barren planet Ceti Alpha 5. He blames Admiral Kirk for his hard fate, as well as for his son's death, and vows revenge. When Commander Chekov mistakenly beams down to Khan's lair, the villain finally has a means of escape. Using a parasitic creature that allows him to control the minds of his victims, Khan seizes command of the Starship Reliant. From there he hopes to lure Kirk to his death, using equipment stolen from an experimental research project. These devices allow him to trigger something known as the "Genesis Effect" -- a means of generating new life from existing matter. Khan plans to use the creation machines as weapons, because the same fire of life that creates new worlds must destroy what existed before. Kirk and crew need all the courage and cunning they can muster in order to save their friend and silence Khan forever.
|"Kirk to Enterprise." ---- Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner)|
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