Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Director: Nicholas Meyer Run Time: 113 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1982
Starring: DeForest Kelley, Kirstie Alley, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban, William Shatner
Country: United States
Four Turning Forty: Spring Edition. For one week, celebrate 40th anniversary screenings of Walter Hill’s 48 Hours, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie, only at the Film Center.
About the film:
In the film many consider to be the best in the Star Trek series, Admiral James T. Kirk is still in charge of a space fleet, but from behind a desk. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, the brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation Starship and sets out in pursuit of the Enterprise, determined to let nothing stand in the way of his mission: kill Admiral Kirk… even if it means universal Armageddon.
“It was Star Trek II that put the franchise on the right track as the spirit of Gene Roddenberry’s 60s television series was harnessed to spectacular effect.”
—Angie Errigo for Empire Magazine
About the filmmaker:
Nicholas Meyer is an American writer and director. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in theater and filmmaking, and also wrote film reviews for the campus newspaper. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), where he adapted his own novel into a screenplay. He has also been nominated for a Satellite Award, three Emmy Awards, and has won four Saturn Awards.