Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Returns To Theaters For 40th Anniversary

Nearly 40 years ago, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan helped revive the franchise after the first movie had a disappointing reception at the box office. Arguably, Star Trek II turned things around with an exciting story, a great villain, and one of the most memorable deaths in Star Trek history. Later this year, Star Trek II is heading back to theaters to celebrate its 40th anniversary, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events.

Star Trek II‘s rerelease will be held on Sunday, September 4; Monday, September 5; and Thursday, September 8. Additionally, the screening will feature Nicholas Meyer’s director’s cut. You can check out the poster for the event below.

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Here’s the official description for the rerelease:

“One of the most celebrated and essential adventures from the STAR TREK universe, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN celebrates 40 years with the director’s cut on the big screen. On routine training maneuvers, Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned that this may be the last space mission of his career. But an adversary from the past has returned with a vengeance.

Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan (Ricardo Montalban)—brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth—has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen the top-secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk… with the threat of a universal Armageddon.”

Will you catch The Wrath of Khan when it returns to theaters? Let us know in the comment section below!

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