History Film / StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan

25th Mar '17 9:13:10 PM AnotherGuy
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* CoolStarship: The ''Miranda''-class U.S.S. ''Reliant'' and of course the original Lady E.

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* CoolStarship: The ''Miranda''-class U.S.S. ''Reliant'' and of course the original Lady E. [[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Rich Evans]] pointed out that Khan managed to seriously cripple the ''Enterprise'' with a ''weaker ship'', whose main job was scientific.
25th Mar '17 9:10:48 PM AnotherGuy
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* CentralTheme: Regret, rejuvenation, sacrifice.
25th Mar '17 8:59:36 PM AnotherGuy
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* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: As noted by the Okuda DVD text commentary, Meyer didn't realize how hideous Chekhov's pink jacket was til seeing it in rushes. Somehow, Chekhov changed his jacket as time passed between cuts.
24th Mar '17 12:21:38 PM Mario1995
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Khan dies in the exploding ''Reliant'' after failing to kill Kirk]]. The audience is left to ponder what Khan would've been had he not let hate and power get control of him, not to mention how he could have been tamed if Kirk did something other than banish him and his people to a remote planet.



* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Khan dies in the exploding ''Reliant'' after failing to kill Kirk]]. The audience is left to ponder what Khan would've been had he not let hate and power get control of him.
6th Mar '17 10:50:44 PM skidoo23
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* AllThereInTheManual: The film's {{novelisation}} contains two major plot points that are not in the film (at least not the original theatrical release): the first is that Saavik is half-Romulan, which explains her displaying emotion; the second is the establishment of a romance between Saavik and David Marcus, which is only lightly hinted at in the film.



** Carried by the Reliant crew as they mistake Ceti Alpha V for Ceti Alpha VI (imagine mistaking Earth for Mars), and by Chekov for not remembering that Khan was left on V.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Khan complains that no one ever bothered to check up on his crew after Kirk stranded them, so most of them died when Ceti Alpha VI exploded. As Chekov inadvertently reveals, the Federation didn't even realize the system was missing a planet or that Khan's crew were supposed to be on one of them. Since it's a small colony of dangerous megalomaniacs, you'd think Kirk would have arranged for better oversight.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Khan complains that no one ever bothered to check up on his crew after Kirk stranded them, so most of them died when Ceti Alpha VI exploded. As Chekov inadvertently reveals, the Federation didn't even realize the system was missing a planet or that Khan's crew were supposed to be on one of them. Since it's a small colony of dangerous megalomaniacs, created out of mercy, you'd think Kirk would have arranged for better oversight.



* KickedUpstairs: Kirk is an Admiral again, though in this case he accepted promotion willingly out of a feeling of being over the hill, and has to be talked into getting his command back by both Bones and Spock.

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* KickedUpstairs: Kirk is an Kirk's promotion to Admiral again, (established in the previous film, though in this case he briefly downgrades his rank voluntarily to captain for that mission) is explained. He accepted promotion willingly out of a feeling of being over the hill, and has to be talked into getting his command back by both Bones and Spock.Spock. (ExpandedUniverse and other media have suggested that Kirk voluntarily downgraded himself to captain for the duration of a second five-year mission with the Enterprise, however there is no actual indication of this on screen and certainly not in this movie, so as far as the film continuity is concerned, Kirk never lost the admiral ran he had at the start of StarTrekTheMotionPicture.)



* PrecisionFStrike: A behind-the-scenes example. Shortly after the first film was released, Harve Bennett was brought before a group of Paramount executives. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Eisner asked if he could make a better movie. Harve replied he could, and then Charles Bluhdorn replied "Can you make it for less than 45-fucking-million dollars?" Harve replied, "[[BadassBoast Where I come from, I could make five movies for that.]]"

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* PrecisionFStrike: Bones uses the curse "goddamn". This was the first time a word of this strength had been uttered in any Trek production, and the last until the sixth film.
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A behind-the-scenes example. Shortly after the first film was released, Harve Bennett was brought before a group of Paramount executives. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Eisner asked if he could make a better movie. Harve replied he could, and then Charles Bluhdorn replied "Can you make it for less than 45-fucking-million dollars?" Harve replied, "[[BadassBoast Where I come from, I could make five movies for that.]]"



** The second season episode "Catspaw" features Chekov not at his usual navigator station but filling in at Spock's science station while Spock is off the ship. The stardates given in the episode (3018.2) place it before "Space Seed," (3141.9) providing on-screen evidence that Chekov was on the ship before Khan, but not yet assigned to the navigator post that would make him a regular fixture on the bridge.
* SeriesFauxnale: This movie was supposed to be the GrandFinale for TOS and the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise itself (since the spinoffs didn't exist at the time), complete with [[ItWasHisSled Spock dying]]. But because Creator/LeonardNimoy had second thoughts about completely parting ways with ''Star Trek'', [[SequelHook a scene was shot with Spock putting his katra into McCoy's mind]] in case Nimoy wanted to return for any sequels.

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** The second season episode "Catspaw" features Chekov not at his usual navigator station but filling in at Spock's science station while Spock is off the ship. The stardates given in the episode (3018.2) place it before "Space Seed," (3141.9) providing on-screen evidence that Chekov was on the ship before Khan, but not yet assigned to the navigator post that would make him a regular fixture on the bridge.
bridge. It should be noted, however, that it wasn't until Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration that stardate use was made consistently chronological (for example, there are a couple of StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries episodes with stardates ''higher'' than that of the first movie, yet clearly set before.
* SeriesFauxnale: This movie was supposed to be the GrandFinale for TOS and the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise itself (since the spinoffs didn't exist at the time), complete with [[ItWasHisSled Spock dying]]. But because Creator/LeonardNimoy had second thoughts about completely parting ways with ''Star Trek'', [[SequelHook a scene was shot with Spock putting his katra into McCoy's mind]] in case Nimoy wanted to return for any sequels. Ultimately, ''Wrath of Khan'' ended up being the first part of a trilogy.



** The above was foreshadowed by showing Khan in possession of a two-dimensional chess set.



** 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]]

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** The (apparently operational) 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]]
3rd Mar '17 7:49:40 AM Kalmbach
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* FixFic: A classic ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example, fixing an apparent continuity glitch--in the film, Khan and Chekov recognize each other upon meeting. However, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]", the episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in which Khan appears, is a first-season episode, and Creator/WalterKoenig did not join the cast of the show until the second season. The semi-official {{retcon}} (not explained in any of the shows or movies, but widely propagated by producers and actors in convention appearances) is that Chekov was on the ''Enterprise'' at that time, he just wasn't part of the bridge crew yet and thus didn't appear on screen. A very funny {{fanfic}} distributed in print ('zines, photocopies, etc.) not long after the movie came out expands on that, envisioning Khan and Chekov bumping into each other in the bathroom. Sillier versions have Khan vowing revenge on Chekov for making him wait for the cubicle (which is actually Walter Koenig's own joke).

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* FixFic: A classic ''Franchise/StarTrek'' example, fixing an apparent continuity glitch--in the film, Khan and Chekov Chekhov recognize each other upon meeting. However, "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E22SpaceSeed Space Seed]]", the episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' in which Khan appears, is a first-season episode, and Creator/WalterKoenig did not join the cast of the show until the second season. The semi-official {{retcon}} (not explained in any of the shows or movies, but widely propagated by producers and actors in convention appearances) is that Chekov was on the ''Enterprise'' at that time, he just wasn't part of the bridge crew yet and thus didn't appear on screen. A very funny {{fanfic}} distributed in print ('zines, photocopies, etc.) not long after the movie came out expands on that, envisioning Khan and Chekov bumping into each other in the bathroom. Sillier versions have Khan vowing revenge on Chekov Chekhov for making him wait for the cubicle and/or using all the toilet paper (which is actually Walter Koenig's own joke).
3rd Mar '17 7:28:44 AM Kalmbach
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* CruelMercy: Khan doesn't kill Kirk when he has the chance, but instead leaves him marooned in the Genesis Cave, thinking him completely impotent and helpless there.



* LittleNo: From Kirk, of all people, [[spoiler:when Spock dies]].

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* LittleNo: From Kirk, [[LargeHam Kirk]], of all people, [[spoiler:when Spock dies]].
26th Feb '17 4:57:12 PM StarTropes
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* RepeatToConfirm: When Saavik is piloting the ''Enterprise'' out of Spacedock.
--> '''Saavik:''' Aft thrusters, Mr. Sulu.\\
'''Sulu:''' Aft thrusters.\\
'''Saavik:''' Ahead one-quarter impulse power.\\
'''Sulu:''' Ahead one-quarter impulse power.
26th Feb '17 4:49:19 PM StarTropes
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** Most heartbreakingly, Kirk when he realizes what just happened to [[spoiler:Spock]].



%%* PermissionToSpeakFreely: Savvik to Kirk.

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%%* * PermissionToSpeakFreely: Savvik After the ''Kobayashi Maru''.
--> '''Saavik:''' Permission
to Kirk.speak candidly, sir.\\
'''Kirk:''' Granted.\\
'''Saavik:''' I don't believe this was a fair test of my command abilities.\\
'''Kirk:''' And why not?\\
'''Saavik:''' Because there was no way to win.\\
'''Kirk:''' A no-win situation is a possibility every commander may face. Has that never occurred to you?\\
'''Saavik:''' No, sir, it has not.
26th Feb '17 4:44:56 PM StarTropes
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* ItsALongStory: Kirk's response to Saavik's question on how he beat the ''Kobyashi Maru'' test. Considering they are trapped inside a moon, his son responds, "We appear to have plenty of time..."

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* ItsALongStory: Kirk's response to Saavik's question on how he beat the ''Kobyashi Maru'' test.Carol asking him who Khan is. Considering they are trapped inside a moon, his son responds, "We appear to have plenty of time..."



* OhCrap: Done several times, most noticeably when Khan is told the shields are going down.
-->'''Chekhov:''' ''Botany Bay''... '''''Botany Bay'''''?! Oh, ''no''! We've got to ''get out of here''!

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* OhCrap: Done several times, most noticeably times.
** Chekov's reaction
when Khan is told the shields are going down.
-->'''Chekhov:''' ''Botany
he realizes what he and Terrell have stumbled upon.
--->"''Botany
Bay''... '''''Botany Bay'''''?! Oh, ''no''! We've got to ''get get out of here''!here, ''now''!"
** Khan, when the ''Reliant'''s DeflectorShields go down.
---> "Where's the override? ''The override''?" [[note]]Not where you're looking, Khan.[[/note]]
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