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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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Title ------- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Story ----- Harve Bennett & Jack B. Sowards
Screenplay ---------------- Jack B. Sowards
Director -------------------- Nicholas Meyer
Producer ---------------------- Robert Sallin
Music ------------------------ James Horner
Release Date --------------- June 4th, 1982
Released By ------------ Paramount Pictures


Admiral James T. Kirk --------- William Shatner
Commander Spock ------------ Leonard Nimoy
Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy --- DeForest Kelley
Commander Montgomery Scott - James Doohan
Commander Sulu ---------------- George Takei
Commander Uhura ------------ Nichelle Nichols
Commander Pavel Chekov ------ Walter Koenig
Dr. Carol Marcus ------------------ Bibi Besch
Dr. David Marcus -------------- Merritt Butrick
Captain Terrell ------------------ Paul Winfield
Lieutenant Saavik ---------------- Kirstie Alley
Khan Noonian Singh ------- Ricardo Montalban
Midshipman Peter Preston ----- Ike Eisenmann
Jedda -------------------------- John Vargas
Lieutenant Cmdr. Kyle ---------- John Winston
Mr. Beach ------------------------- Paul Kent
Cadet ------------------------ Nicholas Guest
Engineer Madison -------------- Russell Takaki
Crewman March ---------------- Kevin Sullivan
Crew chief ---------------------- Joel Marstan
Joaquim ---------------------- Judson Scott*
Bridge voice ----------------- Teresa E. Victor
Radio voice -------------------- Dianne Harper
Radio voice ------------------- David Ruprecht
Computer voice -------------- Marcy Vosburgh

*Due to a misunderstanding, Judson Scott
was not listed in the credits.  Check the
video or DVD and you'll see his name isn't
there.  It's true!


Star Trek: The Vengeance of Khan
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan


In 2285 at Starfleet Academy, Admiral Kirk is busy training new cadets. Among the cadets is Saavik, a young protégé of Spock's, who feels that she has failed the Kobayashi Maru — a no-win scenario test used to evaluate potential commanders. Kirk advises the young Vulcan that all commanders at some point must face a "no-win" situation. Saavik, displaying her willingness to become a reliable commander, pilots the U.S.S. Enterprise out of spacedock on a routine cadet training exercise.

Meanwhile, Dr. Carol Marcus, an old love of Kirk's, and her son, David, complete the final computer simulation of the Genesis project — a program designed to grant life where there is none — on the space laboratory Regula I. However, Dr. Marcus is concerned that Genesis could also be used as a weapon. At the same time, the U.S.S. Reliant arrives at Ceti Alpha VI with a mission to check for signs of life on the planet, a possible test site for Genesis. Curious, Captain Terrell and Chekov beam to the surface where they are confronted by Khan Noonien Singh, the former tyrant of Earth's Eugenic Wars, exiled to the planet in 2267 by Captain Kirk. With the aid of mind-controlling Ceti eels implanted in Terrell and Chekov, Khan gains control of the Reliant.

At the Regula I space laboratory, Dr. Marcus is contacted by the Reliant. She is told that Ceti Alpha VI has met the conditions required for testing of the Genesis Device and theReliant will therefore now take the Genesis Device, months before the scheduled test. Furious at this encroachment by Starfleet, Dr. Marcus contacts Kirk on the Enterprise, expressing her outrage at the Admiral and Starfleet for their militaristic intentions. Although Kirk, McCoy, Uhura and Sulu are leading a training mission for the Starfleet cadets, the crew decides to head to Regula I to investigate Dr. Marcus' complaint. When they arrive, the Enterprise is inexplicably fired on by the Reliant. Khan finally reveals himself from the bridge of the Reliant, demanding that Kirk give him the Genesis information. Kirk pulls a brilliant bluff, allowing the Enterprise precious computer time to secretly lower the shields of the other starship. The Enterprise then damages the Reliant, forcing the captured starship to withdraw for the moment.

When Kirk and company board Regula I, the crew is shocked to find that the scientists have been tortured and killed. They follow transporter traces to the interior of the planetoid below, finding Chekov and Captain Terrell alive and seemingly well in an underground dwelling. Just then, David Marcus pulls a surprise attack on Kirk, believing the Admiral to be the cause of all of the station's trouble. Carol is then forced to reveal that Kirk is David's father. Surprised and bewildered by the sudden turn of events, Kirk and David form an uneasy truce. Carol then shows Kirk and crew the Genesis torpedo.

Unbeknownst to Kirk and the rest of the group, Terrell, still under the influence of the Ceti eels, secretly gives Khan the coordinates of the torpedo. Khan quickly beams the valuable device aboard the Reliant, then orders Terrell to assassinate Kirk. Terrell, however, cannot bring himself to kill the Admiral. Instead, Terrell turns his phaser on himself. When Chekov also resists Khan's orders, the Ceti eel exits his ear and is subsequently destroyed. Khan, thinking he is stranding Kirk and his crew on the planet, departs Regula I. Carol Marcus then shows Kirk the Genesis cave, where an entire biosystem has been created. She explains that this amazing breakthrough means that barren planets can now be made safely habitable for colonists. Kirk, impressed but concerned for his crippled starship, regains contact with the Enterprise and has the landing party and scientists beamed aboard.

Meanwhile, a repaired Reliant under Khan's control obsessively searches for the U.S.S. Enterprise. Left without warp drive in the previous skirmish, the U.S.S. Enterprise hides in the Mutara Nebula. Kirk then deliberately goads Khan, hoping to throw the former tyrant off balance, while the rest of the crew searches for the Reliant in the static of the nebula cloud. Eventually, the U.S.S. Enterprise is successful in fatally disabling the other starship. But Khan, in his desperate hunger for revenge, arms the Genesis torpedo, knowing full well that both ships will be destroyed upon its detonation. With the Enterprise doomed without warp power, Spock suddenly enters the starship's radiation chamber to repair the warp drive. McCoy tries to stop the determined Vulcan, but Spock takes the upper hand and touches the doctor's forehead cryptically, murmuring "Remember." Just as the Genesis torpedo explodes, destroying Khan and the Reliant with it, the Enterprise zips into warp. The crew and ship have been spared, yet Spock, dying of severe radiation, has willingly given his own life.

With the Enterprise safely away, McCoy tells Kirk to come to the ship's engine room. There, a stunned Kirk must bid an emotional farewell to his dearest friend. Kirk need not mourn, says Spock, for his sacrifice was logical. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one" he tells his captain. Spock dies, but in contrast to a new birth -- the new living star and planet formed from the nebula and Genesis. A sullen and mournful funeral is held for Spock, and, accompanied by Scotty playing "Amazing Grace" on his bagpipes, Spock's coffin is sent to rest upon the new planet.

With Khan defeated, David Marcus finally makes peace with his father. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise then go to Ceti Alpha V to pick up the abandoned Reliant crew, and the ship heads for Earth. Kirk, though saddened at the loss of his friend, is hopeful for the future, because as Spock once said, "there are always possibilities."


Click the name of the WAVs to listen

Total WAVs: 76

(1) Captain's Log ----------------- 53.3 KB
Lt. Saavik

(2) Responsibilities ---------------- 26.4 KB
Lt. Saavik - Cmdr. Sulu

(3) Distress --------------------- 104.0 KB
  Cmdr. Uhura - Lt. Saavik
Kobayashi Maru Crewman - Computer

Here's something that's bothered me for years:
The data on the Kobayashi Maru states that it's a
3rd class neutronic fuel carrier with a crew of 81
and 300 passengers.  So, basically it's a fuel tanker.

My question is this:
What's a fuel tanker doing with 300 passengers on board?
There's no way a tanker would carry passengers.

Just doesn't seem right to me.

(Yes, I know it's just a movie)

(4) Rescue ---------------------- 206.0 KB
Computer - Lt. Saavik - Cmdr. Sulu - Cmdr. Uhura
Scotty - Crewman - Captain Spock - Admiral Kirk

Here's something else that bothers me:
The Enterprise takes damage from the Klingon
weapons WAY too easily.  The first shot in fact!!

If the shields are that weak, why even have them?

(5) Trainees ---------------------- 5.90 KB
Captain Spock

(6) Performance ------------------ 16.8 KB
Admiral Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(7) Test ------------------------- 72.9 KB
Lt. Saavik - Admiral Kirk

(8) Young ------------------------ 33.0 KB
Dr. McCoy - Admiral Kirk - Cmdr. Uhura

(9) Destroyed -------------------- 72.6 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

(10) Antiques -------------------- 48.5 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

(11) Gifts ------------------------ 74.7 KB
Admiral Kirk - Dr. McCoy

(12) Hiding ----------------------- 90.4 KB
Dr. McCoy - Admiral Kirk

(13) Collection ------------------- 44.2 KB
Dr. McCoy

I think they focused too much on the 'age' thing.
I guess they were going for 'realism'.
Oh well.

(14) Reliant ---------------------- 53.3 KB
Cmdr. Chekov

(15) Nervous -------------------- 101.0 KB
Dr. David Marcus - Dr. Carol Marcus

Interesting . . . Kirk was never a Boy Scout.
He was probably in the Junior Captain's Club.

(16) Botany Bay ------------------ 55.6 KB
Cmdr. Chekov - Captain Terrell

This movie created an interesting controversy:
How could Chekov recognize the "Botany Bay"
when that episode occurred in the first season and
Chekov didn't join the crew until the second season?

There's been plenty of speculation as to the reason
for this and the generally accepted theory is that
Chekov WAS on board the ship during the first
season, he just didn't have a bridge posting so
we never got to see him.

Of course, the REAL reason was that they just goofed.

(17) Demand -------------------- 153.0 KB
Khan - Captain Terrell - Cmdr. Chekov

Ricardo Montalban played Khan magnificently.
He was excellent in the original episode and
excellent in this movie as well.

(18) Tale ----------------------- 115.0 KB
Captain Terrell - Khan

Great reaction to hearing that Kirk is now an Admiral.

(19) Exploded ------------------- 211.0 KB
Khan - Cmdr. Chekov

I find it difficult to believe that no one knew that
Ceti Alpha VI had exploded.  An explosion THAT big
would surely have been noticed by SOMEONE.

(20) Introduce ------------------- 93.5 KB

That doesn't sound pleasant at all!

(21) Approach -------------------- 37.6 KB
Misc. Crewman - Cmdr. Sulu - Misc. Crewman

(22) Steer ----------------------- 14.5 KB
Admiral Kirk (Talking about Mr. Sulu)

(23) Permission ------------------- 39.4 KB
Captain Spock - Admiral Kirk

(24) Spacedog ------------------- 24.1 KB
Admiral Kirk - Scotty - Dr. McCoy

(25) Vulcan ---------------------- 27.2 KB
Lt. Saavik - Captain Spock

This dialogue is in Vulcan.

(26) Spacedock ----------------- 118.0 KB
Captain Spock - Lt. Saavik - Admiral Kirk
Cmdr. Sulu - Dr. McCoy

McCoy treats Kirk like a child here.

(27) Indulge ---------------------- 34.5 KB
Cmdr. Sulu - Lt. Saavik - Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

Let's go to Wrigley's Pleasure Planet!

(28) Orders --------------------- 213.0 KB
Cmdr. Chekov - Dr. Carol Marcus - Dr. David Marcus

(29) Humour -------------------- 145.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Lt. Saavik - Dr. McCoy

Dry humour from Kirk.

(30) Needs ---------------------- 197.0 KB
Captain Spock - Admiral Kirk

(31) Emergency ----------------- 113.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Scotty - Cmdr. Sulu - Lt. Saavik

Warp five?  That's it?
You'd think in a possibly dangerous situation
they'd want to get there as soon as possible.
Even in the original series, which is supposed to be
15 years previous to this movie, they could do
warp 9 in an emergency situation.

They goofed with this one.

(32) Chase ----------------------- 27.2 KB

A wee bit obsessive.

(33) Ready ----------------------- 10.7 KB
Dr. McCoy

(34) Identify --------------------- 7.17 KB

(35) Approved ------------------- 6.66 KB

(36) Genesis -------------------- 207.0 KB
Dr. Carol Marcus

(37) Create --------------------- 133.0 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Spock

Some of the old Spock / McCoy vebal jousting.
Nicely done.

(38) Regulations ------------------ 29.0 KB
Lt. Saavik - Captain Spock

(39) Proverb --------------------- 79.5 KB
Joaquim - Khan

How would Khan know any Klingon Proverbs?
This was explained in the novel, "To Reign in Hell:
The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh"

(40) Emissions -------------------- 24.4 KB
Cmdr. Uhura - Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

The shields should have gone up at this exact moment.

(41) Damage --------------------- 42.9 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

(42) Surrender ------------------- 49.8 KB
Cmdr. Uhura - Admiral Kirk

(43) Attack --------------------- 182.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Khan

An interesting fact:
William Shatner and Ricardo Montalban didn't
work together during the filming of this movie.
They had no scenes together.  All their scenes when
they speak to each other are over the communicator
and were filmed on separate soundstages.

(44) Prefix ----------------------- 37.3 KB
Captain Spock - Admiral Kirk - Lt. Saavik

A good trivia question: What's Reliant's prefex code?

(45) Combination ----------------- 59.7 KB
Captain Spock - Lt. Saavik - Admiral Kirk

You'd think the code would be a bit more
complex than just 5 digits.

(46) Transmission --------------- 187.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Cmdr. Sulu - Khan - Joaquim

You can really hear the desperation in
Joaquim's voice when he says, "I can't!"

(47) Transporters ----------------- 95.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Scotty - Dr. McCoy - Lt. Saavik - Mr. Spock

(48) Riga ------------------------- 8.44 KB
Dr. McCoy

Oh, lovely . . .

(49) Mad ------------------------ 102.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Terrell - Lt. Saavik

I wonder why they didn't say more about
Khan's wife.  She was, after all, a member of
the Enterprise crew when Khan was first discovered.

Do you remember her name?
Click HERE to find out!

(50) Hours ----------------------- 81.3 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

An obvious code, in my opinion.

(51) Nowhere -------------------- 34.5 KB
Admiral Kirk - Dr. McCoy

A bit of a light moment in a desperate situation.

(52) Bloodsucker ----------------- 67.3 KB
Admiral Kirk - Khan

(53) Hurt ----------------------- 126.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Khan

The famous line, "Khaaaaaaaannnn!"

(54) Father ---------------------- 67.3 KB
Admiral Kirk - Dr. Carol Marcus

(55) Feeling ---------------------- 39.9 KB
Dr. Carol Marcus - Admiral Kirk

(56) Restored -------------------- 20.1 KB
Joaquim - Khan

If you're wondering how to pronounce "Joaquim"
it's pronounced like this:  "Waa-keem"
Trust me, it is!

(57) Cook ------------------------ 7.68 KB
Dr. Carol Marcus

(58) Cheated -------------------- 111.0 KB
Lt. Saavik - Admiral Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Dr. David Marcus

And THAT is why Kirk is the best at what he does.

(Yes, I know it's just a movie)

(59) Minutes --------------------- 45.5 KB
Admiral Kirk - Lt. Saavik - Captain Spock

(60) Wounded -------------------- 31.5 KB
Admiral Kirk

(61) Laughing -------------------- 74.7 KB
Captain Spock - Admiral Kirk - Cmdr. Uhura
Khan - Joaquim

That makes Khan's blood boil!!

(62) Mutara ---------------------- 7.68 KB
Captain Spock

(63) Experienced ----------------- 44.7 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

(64) Boarded --------------------- 30.2 KB
Admiral Kirk - Cmdr. Uhura

(65) Grapple -------------------- 112.0 KB

(66) Dead ------------------------ 95.5 KB
Captain Spock - Dr. David Marcus - Admiral Kirk

(67) Remember ------------------- 72.1 KB
Dr. McCoy - Captain Spock

(68) Time ------------------------ 40.6 KB
Admiral Kirk - Lt. Saavik - Cmdr. Chekov - Cmdr. Sulu

(69) Spit ------------------------- 55.6 KB

Did you know this is a quote from Moby Dick?
It's true!

(70) Online ----------------------- 55.1 KB
Crewman - Admiral Kirk

(71) Die -------------------------- 31.8 KB
Dr. McCoy - Admiral Kirk - Scotty

(72) Friend ---------------------- 316.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Captain Spock

(73) Respects ------------------- 299.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Cmdr. Sulu

A very touching speech . . . until the part about
being the most "human."  I think Spock
would have been insulted by that.

(74) Proud ---------------------- 228.0 KB
Dr. David Marcus - Admiral Kirk

(75) Possibilities ----------------- 214.0 KB
Admiral Kirk - Dr. McCoy - Dr. Carol Marcus

(76) Space ----------------------- 80.5 KB
Mr. Spock

Mr. Spock's version of the famous opening narration.


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