Ep. 03-35: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy) are monitoring trainees at Starfleet Academy. The United Federation of Planets is experimenting with the planet-creating Genesis Device. Meanwhile, two of Kirk’s officers are captured by Khan, long-marooned on a desolate planet. Khan forces these two to commit treasonous acts and steal the Genesis Device. Now, with the assistance of a novice Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop Khan from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Episode 35 – Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan

This one’s a landmark and in both Tim and David’s top 20 of all time. Nicholas Meyer captured the magic that IS Star Trek with this incredible movie… and it has never been fully captured like this again. Join us as we discuss the minute details, motifs, tropes, and scenery-chewing acting that makes this movie a Science Fiction classic. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys takes you to the Mutara Nebula for a Moby Dick-inspired showdown between two of the universe’s ultimate badasses.

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Warp Speed Ahead

Autumn is here, and I know many of you are anxiously awaiting cooler weather, delicious comfort food, and the latest spooktacular movies for October and Halloween. Normally, I’d be right there with you, gearing up for classic films… AMC’s Fear Fest, TCM, and all the horror lurking on DVDs in my swelling media closet.

But no… right now I am fixated with a different kind of comfort food, one that has been with me since I was a child and that I often turn to for nostalgic cravings—a rock-solid show that never ceases to delight me for myriad reasons. I am talking about the original Star Trek.

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