William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, James Doohan,
Ricardo Montalban, Walter Koenig
1982, 113 Minutes, Directed by: Nicholas Meyer
Description:Inspired by the "Space Seed" episode of the original TV series, the
film reunites newly promoted Admiral Kirk with his nemesis from the earlier
episode--the genetically superior Khan (Ricardo Montalban)--who is now seeking
revenge upon Kirk for having been imprisoned on a desolated planet. Their battle
ensues over control of the Genesis device, a top-secret Starfleet project
enabling entire planets to be transformed into life-supporting worlds, pioneered
by the mother (Bibi Besch) of Kirk's estranged and now-adult son. While Mr.
Spock mentors the young Vulcan Lt. Saavik (then-newcomer Kirstie Alley), Kirk
must battle Khan to the bitter end, through a climactic starship chase and an
unexpected crisis that will cost the life of Kirk's closest friend.