The Road to The Wrath of Khan.
While The Motion Picture did its job of resurrecting Star Trek on the big screen, it was the second outing of Kirk and crew that really propelled the franchise forward. Nicholas Meyer, a director who was not a Trekkie, somehow “got” the very core of Star Trek and put together once of the most amazing stories ever filmed. But the road from initial idea to final cut was a lot less straightforward than the flowing narrative might suggest. In this episode ofThe Ready Room we are joined by Star Trek historian Larry Nemecek and Sociology professor John Tenuto to explore the genesis of Star Trek II, the creative choices that led to the film we know, and a wealth of behind-the-scenes information that has never been shared anywhere before. Tenuto has researched more deeply into the Nicholas Meyer archives and the life of Ricardo Montalban than perhaps anyone else in the world. In the process he uncovered the minutiae of “Space Seed” and The Wrath Khan as well as connections that indicate that Khan is indeed the villain of Star Trek Into Darkness.
In news we cover new information about the Star Trek console game release date, William Shatner’s plans for a TNG documentary, three bonus features planned for the Enterprise Season One Blu-ray set, new images from Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams making a terminally ill fan’s final dream come true, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chris Pine on the cover of EMPIRE, and some of the first details of this summer’s edition of the Star Trek Geek Tours. Plus, we mark the 20th anniversary of Deep Space Nine by remembering the day that “Emissary” premiered.
Running Time 2 hours 34 minutes
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Star Trek console game release date update
Read Larry Nemecek’s TREKLAND DS9 20th Anniversary piece
Read Jordan Hoffman’s One Trek Mind post about "Emissary"
William Shatner working on a TNG documentary
First bonus features for Enterprise Season One Blu-rays revealed
New Star Trek Into Darkness Images
J.J. Abrams Helps Terminally Ill Fan See Into Darkness Before He Dies
Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch Grace the Covers of EMPIRE
Feature: (The Road to) The Wrath of Khan
The Original Scripts
Star Trek II: The War of the Generations
The Omega System
Nicholas Meyer, Storyteller
The Budget of The Wrath of Khan
A Story of Limitations
The Origins of Khan
From TV Movie to Feature Film
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