Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Director: Nicholas Meyer Run Time: 113 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1982
Starring: DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan, Kirstie Alley, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban, Walter Koenig, William Shatner
This unforgettable sequel to the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture is considered by many to be the best film in the entire Star Trek canon. After a muted reaction to the first big screen foray of the starship Enterprise, Paramount sought a more swashbuckling and faster-paced story (unfortunately booting creator Gene Roddenberry out of the production in the process). They certainly succeeded in making WRATH OF KHAN an exciting film—mainly thanks to the presence of cinema veteran Ricardo Montalbán as the iconic antagonist Khan Noonien Singh.