Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan

  • 12
  • Nicholas Meyer (1982)
  • US
  • 108 min
Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan
Film Review
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4 out of 5

This big-screen sequel to the 1967 TV episode Space Seed is truer in spirit to the beloved space opera than the first feature and a firm favourite with some fans. Here, genetic superman Ricardo Montalban wreaks vengeance against the Enterprise crew for sending him to a planetary wasteland. Nicholas Meyer - who also directed Star Trek VI - puts the stress on the narrative values that made the original series so compelling and vibrantly weaves the thematic motifs of life, loss and adventure together as he expertly continues the saga. Leonard Nimoy has rarely been so moving.

Plot Summary

Sci-fi adventure sequel starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. In the 23rd century, Admiral James T Kirk is a guest aboard his old ship the Enterprise, which is taking part in a training exercise. But the routine voyage becomes a serious mission when the Enterprise is lured into a deadly trap, placing Kirk and his companions at the mercy of a crazed adversary, the formidable Khan.

Cast and crew

Cast

Admiral James T Kirk
William Shatner
Spock
Leonard Nimoy
Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy
DeForest Kelley
Scotty
James Doohan
Chekov
Walter Koenig
Sulu
George Takei
Commander Uhura
Nichelle Nichols
Dr Carol Marcus
Bibi Besch
David
Merritt Butrick
Captain Terrell
Paul Winfield
Saavik
Kirstie Alley
Khan
Ricardo Montalban
Midshipman Peter Preston
Ike Eisenmann
Joachim Weiss
Judson Earney Scott

Crew

Director
Nicholas Meyer

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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