Trek’s Kirk vs. Khan (Wrath) at Guild, Day 2

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan at the Guild Cinema

Friday & Saturday, July 27-28, 10:30 pm only

Directed by Nicholas Meyer – 1982 – 112m.
All Seats $8.00 – Students with IDs $6.00. Cash only.
An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness Presentation.


Inspired by the “Space Seed” episode of the original Trek TV series, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan reunites newly promoted Admiral Kirk with his nemesis from the earlier TV episode — the genetically superior Khan (Ricardo Montalban) — who is now seeking revenge upon Kirk for having been imprisoned on a desolated planet. Their battle ensues over control of the Genesis device, a top-secret Star Fleet project enabling entire planets to be transformed into life-supporting worlds, pioneered by the mother (Bibi Besch) of Kirk’s estranged and now-adult son. While Mr. Spock mentors the young Vulcan Lt. Saavik (then-newcomer Kirstie Alley), Kirk must battle Khan to the bitter end, through a climactic starship chase and an unexpected crisis that will cost the life of Kirk’s closest friend. This was the kind of character-based Trek that fans were waiting for, boosted by spectacular special effects, a great villain (thanks to Montalban’s splendidly melodramatic performance), and a deft combination of humor, excitement, and wondrous imagination. Director Nicholas Meyer (who would play a substantial role in the success of future Trek features) handles the film as a combination of Moby Dick, Shakespearean tragedy, World War II submarine thriller, and dazzling science fiction, setting the successful tone for the Trek films that followed.

The Guild Cinema is located at 3405 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.

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