TrekMovie continues its countdown to the upcoming Star Trek 2009 movie trailer with a daily retrospective of the past 10 theatrical Trek film trailers. Today we look back to 1982 trailer for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Beyond the darkness…is Khan
Theatrical trailer for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
"At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance." Much like the film it represents, the TWOK is the antithesis for the trailer of its predecessor, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It is very action oriented, with bombastic music from James Horner’s soundtrack. It begins by introducing (or refamiliarizing) audiences with Khan’s background and why he would want revenge. Actually, the trailer is mostly Khan focused, which is an interesting choice, but Ricardo Montalban starred in the hit series Fantasy Island at the time. The crew of the Enterprise almost seem like guest stars. Worthy of note is that the trailer utilizes both music and special effects from TWOK itself. Also of note is that fans were introduced to William Shatner’s most amazing "KHAAAAANNNN!" line that will forever resonate throughout the universe. One of the better trailers of its day and still stands up as a great showcase for a great film.
Of note, there was no teaser trailer for TWOK, so this was all you got.
Note on UK trailer and online trailer
As previously reported, the new Star Trek movie trailer will premiere on November 14th in front of the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (in the US and Canada). Some British fans thought that the trailer would show up with that film when it opened in the UK last week, but that was not the case. TrekMovie has asked for the release date of the trailer in theaters outside the US and so far Paramount does not want to make any official announcements right now.
TrekMovie is also looking in to when the trailer will be made available online at the official site and other sites. Keep any eye for future ‘countdown’ articles for updates.
Thanks to cinematictrailers