There’s a lot that’s new in the Star Trek world these days. There was a new movie last year, multiple new TV shows on the horizon, and in many ways the franchise has never been hotter. But sometimes, it’s nice to look back on the old material and remember why you became obsessed with the series to begin with, which is why we’re psyched to hear that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan — AKA the greatest Star Trek film ever — is returning to theaters!
The 1982 film famously featured Ricardo Montalban as the titular villain, reprising his role from The Original Series. The film is filled with iconic moments (some of which have been heavily parodied, like Shatner’s scream) and notably includes one of the most heartbreaking endings in all of science-fiction. The movie is also widely credited with rescuing the franchise after the poor reception of its predecessor, 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
And if you weren’t around to see Wrath of Khan in theaters the first time around, you’ll now get another shot. The movie, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary, is set to screen twice a day on both September 10 and September 13 at 600 theaters across the U.S., meaning the odds are pretty good that you’ll be able to find a screening near you. And even if you were lucky enough (and old enough) to see the film back in ’82, there’s some extra incentive for you to see it on the big screen again this time around. The version being shown is the new, digitally-remastered director’s cut, and it will be preceded by an exclusive in-depth interview with William Shatner, who will be sharing his memories of the film.
For more information and to purchase tickets, head on over to Fathom Events.