‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’ Returns To Theaters September 10th & 13th – Watch Event Trailer

The 35th anniversary screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Director’s Cut with an exclusive introduction by William Shatner is something no Trekkie will want to miss.

Here is the official trailer for the event:

Screenings will be held at theaters across the country on September 10th and 13th. Get your tickets now before they sell out by visiting fathomevents.com.

 

 

We were asked by Carusele to promote The Wrath of Khan 35th Anniversary screenings, sponsored by Fathom Events. Although we have been compensated, all opinions are our own.

 

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Gary 8.5

Very Cool!

Chris

Not only the best star trek film without a doubt but one of the best of 1980s cinema in general up there with ghost busters, Indiana Jones and back to the future.

Steve Gennarelli

I might be in the minority, but I’d disagree with you, Chris. I think the film was good and it was satisfying like “…Wow..they did “Star Trek” right.” or “They were good to the legacy of Star Trek”…but I think this film really just
preaches to the choir. If you were a fan or huge fan of “Trek”, than you ate this film up.
The other films you mentioned were true blockbusters that people of all ages and interests liked..they were much more mainstream hits than ST:TWOK.
“Star Trek” had a huge cult audience but those other films were mainstream monster hits. I would say that “Star Trek IV” was the most accessible film which is why it was the biggest box office film of the series.

Lurker

I definitely agree with that Steve G. Adjusted for inflation, not one Star Trek movie is in the top 200 for U.S. box office. Star Trek has it’s own audience and was never able to really achieve blockbuster status and appeal to the mainstream movie goer.

Steve and Lurker, I think you both forget that TWOK had the largest opening weekend of all time back in 1982. From the NY Times back then: “HOLLYWOOD, June 7— ”Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” which opened Friday in 1,621 theaters, earned $14,347,221, the largest opening weekend in movie history. Paramount’s ”Star Trek II” outgrossed the previous champion, last summer’s ”Superman II,” by $250,000. Paramount thus recaptured the opening-week championship held by the original ”Star Trek” before it was won by ”Superman II.””

Steve Gennarelli

…and I’m pretty sure “Star Trek III” also won that title too for a brief time. That had a huge opening as well. Heck, every “Star Trek” picture of the original crew had a huge opening but they couldn’t compete against the true megahits like “Ghostbusters”, “Back to the Future” et al. that were more mainstream than Trek was.

JRT!

While I enjoy this movie,it’s not my favorite. It’s overrated and overhyped. There,I said it,lol! And there were a bunch of other movies in 82 I enjoyed more than this one.

New Horizon

Canada?

tacotuesday

Don’t be silly! Of course not, we’ll have to make a trip south of the border.

Trek fan 67

Way is it so dark? Why is the bridge so grey? Why is there conflict? Why is it not colorful like TOS? Some of the stuff people are saying about Discovery can apply to TWOK too. Hmmmmm.

Randy

Lol, I like your comment :-)

The Prince Of Helium

The only thing is that liberties can be taken because Wrath Of Khan (at the time) was the most current entry into star trek history and was not conflicting with past trek history. The thing with discovery is that it’s VERY different and it doesn’t match with anything (Klingons, uniforms, technology, etc.) Of trek history. Enterprise had this same problem but not to extent that discovery does.

Should’ve made this show post TNG. Then they could’ve take more liberties with the creativeness and there would’ve been no problems with conflicting with trek history.

That logic applies backwards too. If the uniforms and technology can change radically between TOS and TWOK, then they can change radically between DSC and TOS. Clearly Starfleet loves updating its entire look, design scheme and starships with alarming regularity. So I don’t see why DSC is any different.

The Prince Of Helium

That can be true about the uniforms. Really wish they kept a more updated design of the cage uniforms. That’s the only thing Abrams got right about the kelvin movies, were the uniforms.

JRT!

He got a few other things right too,but I really like the last three movies and wouldn’t mind if STD was set in the same timeline. Could be fun!

Trek fan 67

Ummm… TWOK is exactly like Discovery in that it changed everything we saw in TOS. Uniforms, technology, etc. And TMP drastically changed the look of the Klingons.

Setting it after tng would have been a mistake… it became more technobabble than anything. I actually like going to an era we haven’t seen in the past.

The Prince Of Helium

But the thing with TWOK is that it moved forward and didn’t contradict with anything that was already established with trek history. Creative liberties were taken and it didn’t clash with any established trek history. Klingons looked different and stayed looking the same for over 20 years and was actually explained well in the augment episode of enterprise. Here… the klingons look nothing like we’ve EVER seen in trek and during a time where klingons were established to look like: klingons from TOS or TMP klingons thanks to the episode of Enterprise. Why haven’t we seen these type of klingons before? And why aren’t any TOS klingons or TMP klingons being promoted or showing up?

Maybe there is a good explanation? But I have hunch there won’t.

Trek fan 67

Your thinking 2017. Think of back in 1979 or 1982 when everything changed without explanation. You had to wait until DS9 and Enterprise for the answers. There was absolutely no explanation given as to why the Klingons abd uniforms looked so very different from TOS. I was completely fine with it then and I am completely fine with it now in Discovery.

The Prince Of Helium

As for technobabble in a TNT setting… just don’t use it.

The Prince Of Helium

TNG* stupid auto correct.

Legate Damar

I can’t wait. I already have my tickets.

Captain Danno

Just booked my tickets! I don’t believe I have seen TWOK in a theater before. I didn’t become a fan until TNG’s 2nd season when I was a sophomore in high school. But, when I caught up with everything that came before this became and remains my favorite film! This will be great!

Trektacular

I was born in 80, so I wasn’t around for TMP and I was too young to watch II and III in the theater. So, I look forward to having a chance to see II on the big screen for the first time (and with my dad to boot; he was the original Trekkie in my family). It’s gonna be a blast!

Gary 8.5

Have FUN!

Trektacular

Thanks!

Disinvited

Trektacular,

Re:…I wasn’t around…

Actually you probably were around. TMP was released in December of 1979 and had a long 1980 run and I believe it had another run after that as double-bill fodder.

Trektacular

I was born in may, so I doubt it was still hanging around, and we lived in a small town. So, we didn’t benefit from the second runs/$1 viewings. Plus, all of the crying and screaming I might have been doing as a baby might have made all of that moot anyway. :)

Disinvited

Trektacular,

From the May 1981 issue of STARLOG:

https://archive.org/stream/starlog_magazine-046/046#page/n7/mode/2up/search/170+MILLION

“After all, Star Trek — The Motion Picture has
grossed over $170 million to date when it has not even been reissued yet, and has a worldwide following as well.” — William Shatner, LOG ENTRIES/LATEST NEWS FROM THE WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION & FACT: STAR TREK BACK ON THE TV TRACK, Compiled & Edited by Susan Adamo, ‘Starlog’ May 1981 Issue 46, p9

You WERE hanging around…

JRT!

He just didn’t go to the movies at that age,lol!

Abdul

Please make a new Star Trek movie and stop going back in time. Pick up after Nemesis!

Disinvited

Abdul,

We are in the ongoing 21st century. It is impossible for any tale that takes place AFTER this century to be “going back in time” for us.

Jules

hello, first time poster here…

i like this website very much, as i like star trek so very much. here in belgium we do not get star trek on television until quite late, and my favourite series always is TOS. i like TNG, but i care not much for DS9 or voyager. enterprise, i feel, not so bad in many places.

i do not know how to feel about discovery, but i must be fair and wait until we all watch this until i make my judgement. my favourite film is TMP, but i think wrath of khan not bad (i like when kirk shout “oh khan, oh khan, oh khan…”

anyway, hello to everybody who like this website, and thank you to its creator

Scotty

I’m going. Can’t wait. I remember seeing it in the theater back in ’82. I was 11. If I remember correctly, that was also the summer of E.T.

Both are classics!

Dggjag

Yup it was the same summer. I remember being upset because I got outvoted to see E.T. instead of Wrath for a second time by my cousins!

simon

hate to live in Europe…why not a worldwide screening?

Dusty

The company seems to not be able to expand beyond the United States, like Alamo Drafthouse.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but please reconsider going to this. You should think long and hard before giving your money to Fathom Events.

Fathom Events has a long and unfortunate history (see links below) of beaming the movies for their events to participating theaters via a highly-compressed satellite link. The degraded 1080i picture is then shown on the cheap projectors that the theaters use for pre-show advertisements. The result is a “muddy”-looking film with low contrast, flat saturation and blurry edge detail.

If your desire to see “Wrath of Khan” in a theater is overwhelming and you don’t care how it looks, then by all means go–I remember what it was like on opening night in 1982. Star Trek was back, baby! What a marvelous film. And that’s *exactly* why I won’t be going to the shows in September: I love “Star Trek II” too much to see it badly projected on a dim screen.

Projectionist confirms the projector and distribution method:
http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f16/t001057.html

Multiple complaints about picture quality:
http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/been-to-a-fathom-event-recently-worth-the-trouble.441251/

Another rant, but the viewer liked seeing the movie in a theater even with the bad picture quality:
https://willmckinley.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/singin-in-the-rain-from-tcm-and-fathom-events-flawed-technology-delightful-results/

Dusty

Thanks for the info-now I know I don’t really feel bad about missing this showing. This looks to be inferior to what our homegrown movie theater company Cineplex (I live in Canada) has to show movies in its theaters.

Anthony Thompson

Why do Khan and his crew look like an 80’s metal band?

(I posted a version of this comment earlier but it got stuck in moderation because of some embedded hyperlinks, which have been removed from this version.)

I hate to sound like a broken record, but please reconsider going to this. You should think long and hard before giving your money to Fathom Events.

Fathom Events has a long and unfortunate history (you can Google for multiple references to this) of beaming the movies for their events to participating theaters via a highly-compressed satellite link. The degraded 1080i picture is then shown on the cheap projectors that the theaters use for pre-show advertisements. The result is a “muddy”-looking film with low contrast, flat saturation and blurry edge detail.

If your desire to see “Wrath of Khan” in a theater is overwhelming and you don’t care how it looks, then by all means go–I remember what it was like on opening night in 1982. Star Trek was back, baby! What a marvelous film. And that’s *exactly* why I won’t be going to the shows in September: I love “Star Trek II” too much to see it badly projected on a dim screen.

BJB

I had a similar thing happen in 2002 with a 20 year playing of Pink Floyd’s The Wall at the theater. But this particular time it was played on a DVD player!!

Capt.

I wish they would do the same for Star Trek IV, my personal favorite Trek movie!

Major Tom

Trekie 4 30+ years…
Hands Down; WRATH, ABSOLUTE
BEST…ALL MOVIES

Disinvited

I wonder if Shatner continues his insistence that after each Trek movie the original cast completed they burned all the sets?:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-trek-cast-never-got-residuals-original-series-1031291

“Every movie we made subsequent, even Star Trek I, they burned the sets. There was no reason to store them, because there was never going to be another movie.” — William Shatner

The destruction of the first series sets goes without saying. I can even believe the the trashing of the Phase II sets. But I find it difficult to believe TWOK was delivered cheaply with totally rebuilt sets? I recall Shatner personally fighting a fire on STIII’s sets so there may be something there. And it seems to me that after TVH what movie sets were still intact were substantially modified for use in TNG’s TV series. One assumes Shatner would know if he had to build sets from scratch to launch his directorial debut? If true, then I have new regard for his claim that his film was severely short-sheeted in its budget.