History Film / StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan

12th Feb '16 6:02:52 AM Ohio9
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* ISurrenderSuckers: In the initial confrontation between the Enterprise and the Reliant, Kirk pretends to accept Kahn's surrender demand. This is just a ploy to stall for time while his crew looks up the command codes for the Reliant. Once found, he uses the codes to deactivate the Reliant's shields and force them to withdraw.
27th Jan '16 9:42:29 PM kittenmommy
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*TheBusCameBack: Oh boy, ''[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed did it ever]]''.
10th Jan '16 5:06:00 PM Taskmaster123
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* BigBadWannaBe: This is what Kirk reduces Khan to at the climax of the film. Khan spent the whole movie in SmugSnake mode, convinced that his superior intellect and ability would always ensure he came out on top. The problem is, his ''pride'' is off the scale as well, and it will not let him walk away satisfied with a draw. Sure, he's probably smarter than Kirk, but he lets Kirk goad, embarrass, provoke, humilate, and enrage him into a fight where his intellect means nothing, because Kirk's experience ''is several orders of magnitude greater than his and experience is the deciding factor.'' Kirk doesn't ''have'' to be smarter. Even the most trusted member of Khan's crew literally begs him to just let things go and walk away, but he won't listen.
27th Dec '15 11:36:51 PM wiz85
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* WhiteGloveTest: Captain Kirk does this in the engine room inspection.
27th Dec '15 4:37:16 AM passivesmoking
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* InformedAttribute: The Augments. Of them all, only Khan really seems at all impressive. The rest are just {{Mooks}}, and seem to contribute little beyond filling seats on the ''Reliant'' bridge.
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* InformedAttribute: The Augments. Of them all, only Khan really seems at all impressive. The rest are just {{Mooks}}, and seem to contribute little beyond filling seats on the ''Reliant'' bridge. The one exception is Joachim who is a fiercely loyal HyperCompetentSidekick who, while obviously completely devoted to Khan, feels it is his duty to point out whenever his master is about to embark on a possibly foolish course of action. If only Khan had listened to him he might be off in some far-flung region of the galaxy establishing his own Augment empire.
27th Dec '15 4:28:23 AM passivesmoking
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*** The closing lines of that book (''It is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done before'') also foreshadow the ending of the film [[spoiler:as both works feature people who willingly sacrifice themselves so that others may live]].
27th Dec '15 4:22:15 AM passivesmoking
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** When Enterprise blows the nacelle off Reliant, Khan is left as the only survivor.
18th Nov '15 4:46:54 PM turricaned
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* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Chekov]]: The only member of the original crew to interact with Khan in the movie, he is tortured and manipulated by the latter to act against his former colleagues. It is therefore somewhat fitting that in the final showdown, it is he who [[spoiler:returns to the crew and fires the shots that fatally cripple Khan's ship]].
18th Nov '15 3:58:20 PM turricaned
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* {{Zeerust}}: Khan's followers and their clothing, Federation computers (the one in Kirk's San Francisco apartment is actually a 1970s UsefulNotes/CommodorePET), and how David wears his sweater.
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* {{Zeerust}}: Khan's followers and their clothing, Federation computers (the one in Kirk's San Francisco apartment is actually a 1970s UsefulNotes/CommodorePET), CRT displays plus physical buttons on the bridge console, and how David wears his sweater.sweater. ** The 1970s UsefulNotes/CommodorePET in Kirk's apartment is actually part of his antiques collection, and thus doesn't technically count. [[note]]It should be noted that Creator/WilliamShatner was the promotional face of Commodore (particularly the VIC-20 ad campaign) in the early '80s, and would try to sneak CBM products into many projects in which he was involved...[[/note]]
15th Nov '15 2:11:45 PM kchishol
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*** Furthermore, this is all justified by Kirk's critical observation about Khan and his BerserkButton: ---> '''Kirk''': I'll give him this: he's consistent!
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