This week TrekMovie.com is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Today we look back at 1982 with some rare video with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban promoting the film on talk shows and with the press. We also are sharing an interesting video from ILM talking about the making of the CGI sequences in the movie (the first time CGI was used in a feature film).
Rare Star Trek II interviews
In the summer of 1982 an entire episode of The Merv Griffin Show was dedicated to Star Trek II, with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and Bibi Besch as guests. See playlist below of the full episode in seven parts. (via DarenDoc)
Shatner also visited The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (guest host Joan Rivers) to promote the movie (via D3Q8A).
Shatner, Nimoy and Montalban also did other various press junket interviews. Here are a couple (via dogonsey and BuddhaMaster84).
And Leonard Nimoy traveled across the pond to promote the film in the UK. Here is an interview with the BBC. (via geewhizz1701)
ILM video on Star Trek II effects
Finally, here is a video (via VintageCG) all about the groundbreaking effects work they did for the Star Trek II.
More Khan30 II at TrekMovie
TrekMovie will continue to celebrate Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Keep an eye out for an exclusive interview with director/writer Nicholas Meyer. And check out our tribute from yesterday.