So ever since I was a kid I have absolutely loved Star Trek, whether it be on TV, or in the movies!
As a child, Start Trek made science, and what not, fun and exciting in a way that in some ways has helped me become the man I am today… Doing web design and the lot!
And I know that Gene Roddenberry’s intention when he created the original TV series was to create a series that would show how mankind would eventually come to work together… And really up till the last few years in a lot of respects that is kind of how it all worked out!
But one Star Trek movie that I saw as a kid was not only fun, but had included a great story line from the original Star Trek TV series!
That movie of course being: Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)!
Written by: Nicholas Meyer (Time After Time), Jack B. Sowards (Desperate Women) & Directed by: Nicholas Meyer. Starring: William Shatner (Kingdom Of The Spiders), Leonard Nimoy (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers), Nichelle Nichols (American Nightmares), George Takei (Year Of The Dragon), Walter Koenig (Nightmare Honeymoon), James Doohan (Skinwalker: Curse Of The Shaman), Deforest Kelley (Night Of The Lepus), Bibi Besch (Tremors), Merrit Buttrick (Head Office), Paul Winfield (The Terminator), Kirstie Alley (Village Of The Damned) & Ricardo Montalban (Fantasy Island).
”We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.” – Admiral James T. Kirk (Played by: William Shatner in the movie: Star Trek 2: The Wrath Of Khan (1982).)
It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk (Played by: William Shatner) is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise–now a training ship–on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger.
But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh–infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth–appears after years of exile.
Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk.
Ok so besides bringing back who in my opinion are one of the greatest casts of all time, as they seem to work very well together… And even better special effects, and a brilliant story line… It established Khan Noonien Singh as a major player in the star trek universe!
You see this movie is sort of the continuation of the story line that was started in the original television series episode, ‘Space Seed’ that aired in 1967.
It is a fun film, it has something that the more action packed Star Trek movies and television series seems to be lacking… Both action and intelligence…
If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend checking this one out, it is very well worth it!