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Questions tagged [the-wrath-of-khan]

Refers to the 1982 film in the Star Trek Film Franchise. To be used when referring to this film. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

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Why didn't Khan get resurrected in the Genesis Explosion?

At the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, as the Enterprise escapes the nebula, leaving the dying Reliant behind, we see Khan engaging the memory banks of the Genesis device. Later we see Spock'...
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How did the Klingons get the video from aboard the Enterprise?

In the movie, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the Klingon ambassador shows a video clip of a Klingon boarding party on the Enterprise. This was seconds before the Enterprise self-destructed. ...
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Did anyone wonder why there was one planet fewer before beaming down to Ceti Alpha V/VI?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (the one from 1982, not the recent remake), Khan yells "This is Ceti Alpha V!" and they're all like this is a big surprise, we didn't know. If they had previously ...
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Where is Kirk's home on Earth in “Search for Spock”?

This would also have been his home in "Wrath of Khan"; because it seems to havethe same view out the window. I assume it is in the SF Bay Area but it kind of looks like it is looking back towards ...
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Why couldn't Scotty beam Spock out of the radiation chamber in Wrath of Khan?

Spock sacrificed himself to save the Enterprise at the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan by entering a radiation chamber to re-align the dilithium crystals. ...
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How did Khan's Noonien Singh's follower know starships are affected by nebulae?

Joachim told Khan right before the final battle the Wrath of Khan how starships are affected by nebulae. This was about when Admiral Kirk taunted Khan into following him into the Mutara Nebula where ...
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In Star Trek 2 (movie) The Wrath Of Khan, why does Khan wear the federation emblem? [duplicate]

Watching the film again, I noticed that once Khan gets on the bridge of the Reliant, he has a Federation emblem on a neck chain. Previously on the planet Khan was well covered (although it might ...
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How did the Enterprise lower the Reliant's shields in Wrath of Khan?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, there is a scene in which the Enterprise finds itself Right at the most critical moment of the battle however, What exactly did Kirk transmit, and how did it ...
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Do starfleet ships still have prefix numbers?

In Star Trek the Wrath of Khan, it is revealed that all starships have a prefix number, allowing other ships to order a starfleet vessel to lower its shields. This was created in case a vessel is ...
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Why didn’t Lt. Saavik tell Kirk to bring Spock's body to Vulcan instead of leaving it on Genesis?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Spock tragically sacrifices himself to save the Enterprise. During his funeral, his body is jettisoned from the ship onto the planet Genesis. In the following ...
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What did Enterprise do while the away team was underground on Regula?

There is a scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan that takes place in the transporter room of Regula One where Kirk (in the away team) speaks to the Enterprise bridge. Khan is eavesdropping on this ...
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Is Khan Noonien Singh a follower of Sikhism?

In TOS Space Seed, Lt. Marla McGivers identifies Khan Noonien Singh as a Sikh. (Looking at Khan) From the northern India area, I'd guess. Probably a Sikh. They were the most fantastic warriors. ...
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Why did the Enterprise not have any HAZMAT suits?

The USS Enterprise is a huge ship. Some incredibly deadly gases, emissions, etc. are on board the ship at all times in respective areas safely stored and monitored of course. After the second battle ...
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What exactly was Spock doing that caused his death?

What exactly was Spock doing in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan that caused his death?
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Why is the Neutral Zone pictured as an ellipsoid in the Kobayashi Maru test in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan?

The depiction of the Neutral Zone during the Kobayashi Maru test in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan has never seemed quite right to me. While taking the Kobayashi Maru test, initially Lt. Saavik orders ...
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How did Khan and his people survive on a planet with no food for twenty years?

I'm enjoying my new blu-ray of Star Trek II, and a question which has always puzzled me came up again. Khan says something to the effect that only his superior will and intellect allowed them to ...
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Is this character officially Khan Noonien Singh's son?

When researching something else, I came across a couple of articles that claimed that there is ultra rare footage of a child in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan, purportedly claimed to be Khan's son. ...
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Did the creators of Into Darkness research Khan?

Okay, so I just watched Star Trek into Darkness and as a long-time fan of Wrath of Khan I'm a little confused by the portrayal of Khan. Okay, the actor is different and they clearly decided to take ...
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Who did Khan get his Starfleet insignia from?

In The Wrath of Khan, Khan wears a broken Starfleet insignia around his neck: At some point, I convinced myself that he snatched it from one of the Reliant crew members, given that its style was ...
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Which Moby Dick appears on Khan's bookshelf?

Inspired by this question, I'm curious as to which exact printing of Moby Dick (edition, year, publisher) appears on Khan's bookshelf in The Wrath of Khan: Does anyone know?
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Is there a backstory to the character Saavik?

Who exactly is Saavik? The crew didn't speak of her on the first movie but she just shows up on the second one. Is she related to Spock?
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Could Khan have used the Enterprise's prefix codes to lower its shields?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Khan and his crew have hijacked the Defiant and have raised their shields. Fortunately, Kirk and company on the Enterprise have a way to disable them. Spock: ...
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What is the significance of Chekov’s finding Moby Dick on Khan’s bookshelf in The Wrath of Khan?

Do you remember this camera shot from The Wrath of Khan? 21 ANGLE - CHEKOV'S POV 21 Lethal-looking odd swords on one wall, a bookshelf; CAMERA PANS by ...
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Why does Khan have two copies of “Paradise Lost”?

Inspired by this question (which was inspired by this other question). In his bookshelf, Khan has two copies of John Milton's Paradise Lost. One of them looks newer and thinner, and it also contains ...
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Why did Ceti Alpha VI explode?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Khan explains to Chekov and Terrell that "Ceti Alpha VI exploded six months after we were left here. The shock shifted the orbit of this planet and everything ...
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What is the light source in the Genesis cave?

Prior to the events of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Carol and David Marcus had used the "Genesis effect" to transform a barren cave deep within the Regula planetoid into a lush environment teeming ...
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What does this blurry technobabble on the Project Genesis Summary splash screen say?

It seems to contain a mixture of technical words and numbers. Is there a clearer image available, or does anyone have the patience to decipher it?
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Have I heard that toast before?

In Star Trek Beyond, a few days before the anniversary of Captain Kirk's father's death, he and Dr. McCoy have a sip of 30 year old scotch taken from Chekov's locker. Bones pours a finger into 3 ...
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What were the movements of the Enterprise and Reliant in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, Enterprise and Reliant face off against each other while both are en route to Regula One. During the conflict both ships are damaged and the scene ends with Joachim ...
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Why didn't Khan beam Kirk up from the planet when he beamed up the Genesis Device?

When Kirk was speaking to Khan from inside the Genesis Cave in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Khan beamed out the Genesis Device. He then said he would leave Kirk marooned inside the barren planet, ...
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In Star Trek, why does the phaser disappear when people commit suicide by phaser?

I thought of this question while reading another question here. In both examples of suicide-by-phaser that I know about, the phaser gets vaporized too! Think of the homeless man in The City on the ...
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What was in this missing scene from The Wrath of Khan?

According to this article on Geek Nerdom, there was oringally a 12 page scene in The Wrath of Khan with a personal confrontation between Kirk and Khan. Personally, I always felt the biggest weakness ...
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Why did Lt. Saavik take the Kobayashi Maru test during Wrath of Khan?

I've always had the impression that the Kobayashi Maru test was only given to Starfleet cadets. However, in Star Trek: Wrath of Khan we see Lt. Saavik (not a cadet, but a commissioned officer AFAIK) ...
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Was Project Genesis ever revisted/used after Star Trek II/III?

Just curious -- was Project Genesis ever revisited/used after Star Trek II / III? I know "the Federation Council ordered Starfleet to squelch information regarding the project" (as per Memory Alpha),...
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Why did Khan decide to chase the Enterprise into the Mutara Nebula in Star Trek II?

In Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, why didn't Khan just wait outside the Mutara-class Nebula until Enterprise came out and then just finish them off? Considering the fact that he had a genetically ...
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Why do the genetically enhanced augments from the Eugenics wars often lose fights?

They are described as being: 5x as strong as humans 2x as intelligent as humans 2x as long lived as humans Quicker (better reflexes) than humans This sounds great. I'd feel honored to have them ...
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How much of the plot of The Search for Spock was determined when The Wrath of Khan was written?

Near the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, There are rather obvious hints that this may not be the end, for example and and and and So how much of Star Trek III:The Search for Spock was ...
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Were the Project Genesis Summary animations computer generated?

These animations looked pretty good for 1984. Were they computer generated, or how were they produced?
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Why does Carol Marcus not recognize Khan in The Wrath of Khan?

I saw the new movie and went back and watched the wrath of khan on Netflix. I was a bit confused since I am not a real trekkie. In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Dr. Carol Marcus asks who Khan is. ...
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Why did Khan keep Ceti eels?

In the second Star Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, the character Khan uses Ceti eel larvae to subvert the self control of two people, Terrell and Chekhov. Khan gets the larvae from an adult eel that he ...