Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan

Nicholas Meyer (1982)

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Our Score
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.


The Enterprise crew faces a bitter battle to the death with an old enemy. Khan, a genetically engineered superhuman tyrant, has escaped exile on a barren planet and hijacked a starship to take his revenge on Admiral Kirk, while also scheming to turn an experimental planet-creating device into a doomsday weapon. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and Kirstie Alley.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Nicholas Meyer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: Edited for violence Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray