In the second Star Trek movie, Admiral Kirk is now a Starfleet Academy instructor, while Captain Spock serves as a cadet training officer, while being in command of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Meanwhile, scientists aboard Space Station Regula I are conducting the Project Genesis experiment, and the U.S.S. Reliant is assigned to the Genesis project. While surveying a lifeless planet in the Ceti Alpha star system, Cmdr. Chekov and Capt. Clark Terrell beam down to the sixth planet, and find a shocking discovery, in which cargo containers are located. Unknown to the Reliant crew was that the cargo containers housed refugees from the Eugenics Wars of 1990s Earth, with Khan Noonian Singh in charge. Khan later revealed that Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. Khan manages to hijack the Reliant, and manages to steal the Genesis Device. Admiral Kirk takes the U.S.S. Enterprise on a training mission, and is involved in a surprise attack, in which Khan vows to avenge his exile. Unfortunately, Captain Spock sacrifices himself to save the Enterprise from the premeditated arming of the Genesis torpedo, and after his death, his casket (which is a converted torpedo tube) was fired from the U.S.S. Enterprise...
Producer and Star Trek enthusiast Larry Nemecek is embarking on the documentary The Con of Wrath, which chronicles one of the most notorious Star Trek conventions ever held. Taking place June 19th-21st, the show took place shortly after the theatrical release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and promised that the entire cast would be together for the first time on stage. It has been described as the original Star Trek "rock concert" arena convention that went from "meltdown to miracle"; an amazing save by fans, staff and Trek actors alike over three long days in 1982.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was released June 4th, 1982.Read More
In anticipation of the home entertainment debut of J.J. Abrams' thrilling reinvention of the Star Trek franchise, Paramount Home Entertainment will give audiences the chance to revisit where it all began with a galaxy full of new DVD and Blu-ray releases. Docking on September 22, 2009 are the Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on DVD, which includes the first six "Star Trek" films and loads of special features; the Star Trek: The Next Generation Film Collection on DVD and for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring the four "Star Trek" films starring the Next Generation crew with new special features, plus a bonus disc with over an hour of additional content; Star Trek: The Original Series Season Two on Blu-ray in high definition for the first time ever; plus Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: First Contact all available individually on DVD and Blu-ray.
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It seems that the first few films from the U.S.S. Enterprise will be getting the high-definition treatment before the remake is released in theaters. The Digital Bits is reporting that the first six Star Trek films - Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - will be released on Blu-ray sometime this coming May.
Each film is said to be released in its original theatrical version, but with remastered picture and sound quality. While full special features weren't revealed, it was said that the set will include "famous fan commentaries" featuring celebrities talking about the films and some select scenes from a Klingon performance of Hamlet, which was performed by the St. Paul, MN troupe, Commedia Beauregard.Read More