Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

{5/5} “I have been, and always shall be, your friend.”

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, released in 1982

Admiral James T. Kirk is on a training cruise on the Enterprise when he gets a puzzling message from Carol Marcus, in charge of the Genesis Project. Genesis is a method of turning a lifeless planetoid into a paradise. When the Enterprise arrives at the space station they discover that Khan Noonien Singh has made his way off Ceti Alpha V and is bent on revenge on the man who marooned him there — Kirk.

It’s about growing older, and facing a no-win scenario.

One more quotation: “Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny.”

Although the premise is less interesting than the previous movie, the execution is much better — it’s much more gripping, and we care about what happens to the characters.

I could have done without the extra militaristic touches added, and the closeups of Chekov’s ears — other than that, I love this movie.

Stars Walter Koenig, Ricardo Montalban, Kirstie Alley, Paul Winfield, and Bibi Besch. Directed by Nicholas Meyer (writer on Sommersby). The music by James Horner is outstanding, particularly “Spock.”

This is the 5th or 6th time I’ve seen it. I previously reviewed Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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