Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Released: June 4th, 1982

Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure

Director: Nicholas Meyers

Writers: Gene Roddenberry (Characters/stories inspired by) Harve Bennett (Story) Jack B. Sowers (Story/Screenplay) Nicholas Meyers (Screenplay-Uncredited) Samuel A. Peeples (Uncredited Screenplay)

Cast: Leonard Nimpoy, William Shatner, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig,

Opening Thoughts:

I can’t believe it took me so long to watch this iconic movie. There are numerous reasons for it, but none bigger than this idea that if I hadn’t watched the television series, I wouldn’t understand the movie. I’m here to tell anyone who thought like that. The movie does a good enough job of filling you in on crucial events and characters. Watching the Star Trek television series may enhance some of the enjoyment and add depth, but you can function and appreciate this film plenty without seeing any of the series.


Khan, an intelligent and passionate leader with no fear of violence has returned and seeks vengeance upon the man who deserted him, Captain James Tiberius Kirk.


I think this is a great film and have no major criticisms about it.


Khan is a great villain and seeing him match wits against Captain Kirk and his Crew is wonderful. I think that is why this film is so highly regarded.

As stated in my previous review, Star Trek features a talented cast of actors that work well together (At least for the time being.) The series and movies probe deep philosophical situations in a mature and well-articulated manner. While it certainly has some of your standard entertainment, the vast majority is well-thought-out.

Closing Thoughts:

I haven’t yet seen all the Star Trek movies (though I’m working on it) Still, of them I can concur that Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan is probably the best of the bunch.

Star Trek Ladder:

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Star Trek (1979)