Thoughts on… Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

star_trek_ii_the_wrath_of_khan_ver2I watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) recently and had some thoughts on it.

  1. This film is not as interesting when you’re not playing a drinking game.
  2. I feel like Khan (Ricardo Montalban) is not that threatening, simply due to his bulging, hairless pectorals that are on display 100% of the time.
  3. Spock got really old really quick. Good on Leonard Nimoy for sticking with it.
  4. Does anyone else remember when “Khaaaan!” was one of the original internet jokes-before-memes-were-memes?
  5. Does anyone else think that the plot of this film is relatively low-stakes compared to all of the other ones except Star Trek V?
  6. Spoiler alert: Was it really a surprise to anyone that the random young scientist is Kirk’s son when they have the exact same casual-fro hair?
  7. Kirstie Alley is in this film as a Vulcan. I guess this film was made during that Kirstie Alley moment that happened.
  8. Love that “Are you out of your Vulcan mind?” moment.
  9. Did anyone else have nightmares about the brainwashing earworms as a kid? I had so many.

And a Youtube video that was in my head constantly whilst watching this film:


  1. Hahaha I do like this post! Excellent!

    1. Thanks Zoe! 🙂 It’s a bit of a different format for me but I found myself just wanting to get these thoughts out there. I’ll probably do more like this soon!

      1. Anytime! Different but thoroughly enjoyable, looking forward to seeing some more!

  2. What is your fave film drinking game?

    1. I took part in a great drinking game whilst watching Twilight once. I wish I could find the rules on the internet somewhere. The film is not so good but it’s a lot of fun when there’s a competitive drinking aspect to it! How about you?

  3. Great post Anna!

    I liked this movie a lot and it’s the most action packed OST movie IMHO. I actually plan on starting to rewatch them all again in the near future.

    Yes, I did get nightmare abt the worms and still do 🙂

    1. Thanks! 🙂 It’s a fun film. Now my nightmares about the earworms have started up all over again!

  4. LOL – this post is GREAT!!!!

    This is also my favorite of the Star Trek movies : )

    1. Thanks! 🙂 If you want a good Star Trek film, you can’t go past Montalban’s pecs.

  5. I haven’t seen this in years and remember liking it, but you pointed out some funny nuances! 🙂

    1. It’s a funny one to watch as an adult after watching it as a kid and having patchy memories of the story!

  6. Those worms totally freaked me out when I saw this as a kid! In hindsight, taking a six-year-old to see it might have been unwise. I love that the stakes aren’t so high for this movie. It’s great to juts see a battle of wills instead of a giant world-saving event.

    1. Yeah, I’d agree with that! Even though it’s a fairly low-key story in comparison to the others, that’s what makes it stand out too.

    1. Congrats on winning! And thank you so much for the nomination! 🙂

  7. This just cracked me the heck up. Well done, Anna. 😀

    1. Glad you enjoyed! 🙂 Love a bit of Star Trek from time to time.

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