Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (on DVD)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
[DVD Star]

This Star Trek movie takes place some years after the original series TV show left off. Kirk has become an admiral and the Enterprise crew have moved into different positions on different ships. Most of the original actors are the same, and because there was about 10 years between the filming, you can see that time has passed for the actors and the characters. Former Enterprise crewman Chekov is aboard the USS Reliant on a mission to locate a dead planet for a science experiment known as Genesis. Project Genesis has created a device to create life from nothing on a dead planet. The crew of the Reliant believe they have found a suitable plant for the experiment but then discover a just a few life forms on the surface. When the beam down to investigate, they are confronted by Khan, an old nemesis of Captain Kirk. Khan, hungry for revenge, hijacks the USS Reliant and project Genesis. When Kirk finds out he goes to investigate and put an end to Khan. If you are goi ng to watch this movie, I highly recommend watching the episode in season one of the original series where Khan first appears to understand the back story. If you have seen the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness, this is the same Khan character, however the plots are different and are not in the same continuity. I would recommend this to those who enjoyed the new Star Trek movies and to science fiction movie goers. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library [ see Kristen's Reviewer Profile and Other Reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Star Trek the Original Series: Season One (including the episode "Space Seed" that sets up the events in this film), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).]

[Also available in movie novelization by Vonda McIntyre.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Star Trek web site ]

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