Today the Rifftrax team, who record Mystery Science Theater 3000-style silly commentaries for movies and TV, have released a new commentary track for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. More details plus a sample below.
Star Trek II Rifftrax Released
Star Trek: II The Wrath of Khan gets Rifftraxed
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is commonly regarded as the most fun and exciting installment of the film franchise. This may well be true, especially given that the average Star Trek film is about as fun and exciting as a half-cup of plain yogurt. If you polled fans about what makes this particular film so thrilling, odds are they’d respond, “All the allusions to Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick!” (results may vary). Indeed, the original script contained even more quotes from that classic novel. Most notably, the moment when Kirk, in a fit of vengeful rage, leans back and roars to the heavens, “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” VERY popular on t-shirts.
Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill as they dive into the great valley between Ricardo Montalban’s bulbous pectoral muscles for complete immersion in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan!
Here is a promo sampler.
And here is another Rifftrax Star Trek II promo vid released a few days ago.
The Star Trek II Rifftrax MP3 is available now www.rifftrax.com for $3.99 and works with both the theatrical version and the directors cut.
The Rifftrax team has much more Star Trek fun, including tracks for the 2009 Star Trek movie, Generations, Final Frontier, Motion Picture, and The Undiscovered Country. They also have Rifftrax for a few select Star Trek episodes and even a couple episodes from the fan made New Voyages. Full list at Rifftrax.com.
Here is a clip from their Star Trek V commentary.