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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Meyer

CAST:

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban, Kirstie Alley, Bibi Besch, Merritt Buttrick, Paul Winfield

REVIEW:

WARNING: This review discusses details of the film’s plot.

After the sluggish and pretentious special effects/philosophical showcase of the highly-anticipated but disappointingly-received Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the powers-that-be returned Star Trek to the roots that had made the original television series so popular: a focus on the characters, and ship-to-ship duels that harkened back to what creator Gene Rodenberry himself had likened to ‘Horatio Hornblower in space’. Continue reading

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