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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (film, 1982)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Produced by Harve Bennett
Robert Sallin
Written by Gene Roddenberry
Harve Bennett
Jack B. Sowards
Starring William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
DeForest Kelly
Ricardo Montalban
Music by James Horner
Cinematography Gayne Rescher
Editing by William P. Dornisch
Distributed by Paramount
Release date(s) June 4, 1982
Running time 113 min
Country USA
Language English
Preceded by Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Followed by Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is film released in 1982 from Paramount Pictures, and intended to have been a sequel of "Space Seed", an episode of the 1966-1969 television series Star Trek. The film was nominated for eight Saturn Awards in 1983, winning two (Best Director, Actor), and was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation [1].


The Enterprise under the command of Captain Spock, has a surprise inspection by it's former leader Admiral James T. Kirk. Upon beginning on a two-week cadet cruise for training, the mission quickly becomes a deadly serious one when Kirk's nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile caused by Kirk's decision to exile him and his people. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet that laid them to waste-ground. Moreover Admiral Kirk never bothered to check on the progress of Khan and his people. With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop the vengeance of old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device he steals as the ultimate weapon.


Ricardo Montalban as Khan in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (film, 1982)