Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) - full transcript

It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is an instructor at Starfleet Academy and feeling old; the prospect of attending his ship, the USS Enterprise--now a training ship--on a two-week cadet cruise does not make him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--infamous conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile. Khan later revealed that the planet Ceti Alpha VI exploded, and shifted the orbit of the fifth planet as a Mars-like haven. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a top secret device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk.

Saavlk: Captain's
log, stardate 8130.3.

Starship enterprise on training
mission to gamma hydra,

section 14, coordinates 22-87-4.

Approaching neutral zone.
All systems normal

- and functioning.
- Leaving section 14 for section 15.

Stand by. Project parabolic course
to avoid entering neutral zone.

Sulu: Aye, captain.

Course change projected.

Captain, I'm getting something
on the distress channel.

On speakers.

Man: Imperative! This is the kobayashi
maru, 19 periods out of altair vi.

We have struck a gravitic
mine and have lost all power.

Our hull is penetrated and we have
sustained many causalities...

This is the starship enterprise.
Your message is breaking up.

Can you give us your coordinates?
Repeat, this is the starship...

Enterprise, ourposition is
gamma hydra, section 10.

In the neutral zone.

Hull penetrated, life
support systems failing.

Can you assist us, enterprise?

- Can you assist us?
- Data on kobayashi maru.

Computer voice: Subject vessel is
third class neutronic fuel carrier,

crew of 81, 300 passengers.


Mr sulu? Plot an
intercept course.

May I remind the captain that if
a starship enters the zone...

I'm aware of my
responsibilities, mister.

Sulu: Estimating two
minutes to intercept.

Now entering the neutral zone.

Computer voice: Warning. We
have entered neutral zone.

We are now in violation
of treaty, captain.

Stand by, transporter room,
ready to beam survivors aboard.

Captain! I've lost their signal.

Computer voice: Alert. Sensors
indicate three klingon cruisers,

bearing 3-1-6 Mark 4.

- Closing fast.
- Visual.

Battle stations.
Activate shields.

Shields activated.

Inform the klingons we
are on a rescue mission.

They're jamming all the
frequencies, captain.

Computer voice: Klingons on
attack course and closing.

We're over our heads. Mr
sulu, get us out of here.

I'll try, captain.

Computer voice: Alert.
Klingon torpedoes activated.

- Alert.
- Evasive action!

Engineering, damage report.

Scotty on intercom: Main
energizer hit, captain.

Engage auxiliary power.
Prepare to return fire.

Shields collapsing, captain.

- Fire all phasers.
- No power to the weapons, captain.

Scotty: Captain, it's no use.
We're dead in space.

Saavlk: Activate escape pods. Send out
the log buoy. All hands abandon ship.

- Repeat, all hands abandon ship.
- Klrk: All right. Open her up.

- Any suggestions, admiral?
- Klrk: Prayer, mr saavik.

The klingons don't
take prisoners.


Man on pa: Motors on.


Trainees, to the briefing room.

Woman on pa: Maintenance crew,
report to bridge simulator.

Maintenance crew, report
to bridge simulator.

- "Physician, heal thyself."
- Ls that all you've got to say?

- What about my performance?
- I'm not a drama critic.

Well, mr saavik, are you gonna
stay with the sinking ship?

- Permission to speak candidly, sir?
- Granted.

Saavlk: I don't believe this was a
fair test of my command abilities.

- And why not?
- Because there was no way to win.

A no-win situation is a possibility
every commander may face.

- Has that never occurred to you?
- No, sir. It has not.

How we deal with death is at least as
important as how we deal with life,

wouldn't you say?

As I indicated, admiral, that
thought had not occurred to me.

Well, now you have something
new to think about. Carry on.

Woman on pa: Engineering
cadets, assemble on c-level.

McCoy: Admiral.

Wouldn't it be easier to just put an
experienced crew back on the ship?

Galloping around the cosmos is
a game for the young, doctor.

Now, what is that
supposed to mean?

Aren't you dead?

I assume you're
loitering around here

to learn what efficiency rating
I plan to give your cadets?

I am understandably curious.

They destroyed the simulator
room and you with it.

The kobayashi maru scenario
frequently wreaks havoc

with students and equipment.

As I recall, you took the
test three times yourself.

Your final solution was,
shall we say, unique.

It had the virtue of
never having been tried.

By the way, thank you for this.

I know of your
fondness for antiques.

"It was the best of times, it
was the worst of times..."

- Message, Spock?
- None that I'm conscious of.

Except, of course, happy birthday.
Surely the best of times.

Woman on pa: Captain
Spock, captain Spock,

space shuttle leaving
in 15 minutes.

- Where are you off to now?
- The enterprise.

I must check in before your inspection.
And you?


Klrk: Why, bless me, doctor.

What beams you into
this neck of the woods?

Beware romulans bearing gifts.

- Happy birthday, Jim.
- Thanks.

Romulan ale. Why, bones,
you know this is illegal.

I only use it for
medicinal purposes.

I got a border ship that brings
me in a case every now and then

across the neutral zone.

- Now, don't be a prig.
- 2283.

Yeah, well, it takes this
stuff a while to ferment.

Here, give me. Now,
you open this one.

I'm almost afraid to.
What is it?

Klingon aphrodisiacs?

- No.
- Bones, this is charming.

For most patients your age, I
usually recommend retinax v.

- I'm allergic to retinax.
- Exactly. Cheers.


Happy birthday.

- I don't know what to say.
- Well, you could say thank you.

Thank you.

Damn it, Jim, what the
hell's the matter with you?

Other people have birthdays.

Why are we treating
yours like a funeral?

- Bones, I don't want to be lectured.
- What the hell do you want?

This is not about age
and you know it.

It's about you flying a
goddamn computer console

when you want to be out
there hopping galaxies.

Spare me your notions
of poetry, please.

- We all have our assigned duties.
- Bull!

You're hiding, hiding behind
rules and regulations.

- Who am I hiding from?
- From yourself, admiral.

Don't mince words, bones.
What do you really think?

Jim, I'm your doctor
and I'm your friend.

Get back your command.

Get it back before you turn
into part of this collection.

Before you really do grow old.

Chekov: Starship log,
stardate 8130.4.

Log entry by first
officer pavel Chekov.

Starship reliant on orbital
approach to ceti Alpha vi

in connection with
project Genesis.

We are continuing our search
for a lifeless planet

to satisfy the requirement
of a test site

for the Genesis experiment.
So far, no success.

Standard orbit, please.

Mr beach, any change
in the surface scan?

Negative. Limited atmosphere
dominated by craylon gas, sand,

high-velocity winds. Incapable
of supporting life forms.

Does it have to be
completely lifeless?

Don't tell me you
found something.

We've picked up a minor energy
flux reading on one dynoscanner.

Damn. Are you sure? Maybe the
scanner's out of adjustment.

I suppose it could be a particle of
preanimate matter caught in the matrix.

All right. Get on the
comm-pic to dr Marcus.

Aye, sir.

Maybe it's something
we can transplant.

You know what she'll say.

Carol: Let me get this straight.
Something you can transplant?

Chekov: Yes, doctor.

Carol: Something you
can transplant?

I don't know.

Terrell: But it may only be a
particle of preanimate matter.

Then again, it may not. You
boys have to be clear on this.

There can't be so much as a
microbe, or the show's off.

Why don't you have a look?

But if it is something that
can be moved, I want...

You bet, doctor.
We're on our way.

Well, don't have kittens,
Genesis is going to work.

They'll remember you in one breath
with Newton, Einstein, surak!

Thanks a lot. No respect
from my offspring.

Par for the course.

Are you teaming up with me
for bridge after dinner?

Maybe. What is it?

Every time we have dealings
with starfleet, I get nervous.

We are dealing with something
that could be perverted

into a dreadful weapon.

Remember that overgrown boy scout
you used to hang around with?

- That's exactly the kind of man...
- Listen, kiddo.

Jim kirk was many things, but
he was never a boy scout.

Man on raido: Captain Terrell,
stand by to beam down.

Terrell on radlo: Chekov, are you sure
these are the correct coordinates?

Chekov on radlo: Captain, this is
the garden spot of ceti Alpha vi.

Terrell: I can barely see it.

Chekov: There's nothing here.
The tricorder must be broken.

Terrell: Chekov, overhere.

Those look like cargo carriers.

Hey, give me a hand.

What the hell happened?

If they crashed, then where's
the rest of the ship?

What the hell is that?

Botany bay.

Botany bay?

Oh, no!

We've got to get out of here now.

- What about the tricorder.
- Hurry. Never mind that. Hurry. Hurry!

Chekov, what's the matter with you?

Chekov: Come on! Hurry!

Starship reliant to
captain Terrell.

This is commander Kyle. Will
you please respond, captain?

Captain Terrell.
Respond, please.

Let's give them a
little more time.


I don't know you.

But you...

I never forget a face.

Mr Chekov,

isn't it?

I never thought to
see your face again.

- Chekov, who is this man?
- A criminal, captain.

A product of late 20th
century genetic engineering.

What do you want with us?
Sir, I demand to be...

You are in a position
to demand nothing, sir.

L, on the other hand, am in a
position to Grant nothing.

What you see is all that remains
of the ship's company and crew

of the botany bay,

marooned here 15 years ago
by captain James t. Kirk.

- Listen to me. You men and women...
- Captain, captain, captain.

Save your strength, captain.

These people have sworn

to live and die at my command
200 years before you were born.

Do you mean he never
told you the tale?

To amuse your captain? No?

Never told you how the enterprise
picked up the botany bay,

lost in space from
the year 1996,

myself and the ship's company
in cryogenic freeze?

- I've never even met admiral kirk.
- Khan: Admiral?


Never told you how admiral kirk

sent 70 of us into exile
on this barren sand heap,

with only the contents of these
cargo bays to sustain us?

You lie! On ceti Alpha
v there was life!

- A fair chance.
- This is ceti Alpha v.

Ceti Alpha vl exploded six
months after we were left here.

The shock shifted the orbit of this
planet and everything was laid waste.

Admiral kirk never bothered
to check on our progress.

It was only the fact of my
genetically engineered intellect

that allowed us to survive.

On earth,

two hundred years ago,

I was a prince

with power over millions.

Captain kirk was your host.

You repaid his hospitality by trying
to steal his ship and murder him.

You didn't expect to find me. You
thought this was ceti Alpha vl.


Why are you here?


Allow me to introduce
you to ceti Alpha v's

only remaining
indigenous life form.

What do you think?

They killed 20 of my people,

including my beloved wife.

Not all at once

and not instantly, to be sure.

You see, their young
enter through the ears

and wrap themselves around
the cerebral cortex.

This has the effect of
rendering the victim

extremely susceptible
to suggestion.

Later, as they grow,

follows madness and death.

Chekov: Khan, listen to me.

These are pets, of course.

Not quite domesticated.

Khan, captain kirk was
only doing his duty.

Terrell: No!

That's better.

Now, tell me, why are you here?

And tell me where I
may find James kirk.

Man on radio: Enterprise
to admiral kirk's shuttle.

You're cleared for docking.
Approach portside torpedo bay.

Enterprise, this is admiral
kirk's party on final approach.

Woman on radlo: Enterprise welcomes you.
Prepare for docking.

Klrk: I hate inspections.

I'm delighted. Any chance to
go aboard the enterprise.

Well, I, for one, am glad to have
you at the helm for three weeks.

I don't think these
kids can steer.

Open the airlock.

- Permission to come aboard, captain.
- Welcome, admiral.

I think you know my training crew.
Certainly they have come to know you.

Yes. We've been through
death and life together.

Mr Scott, you old space dog.
You're well?

I had a wee bout, sir, but
dr McCoy pulled me through.

- A wee bout of what?
- Shore leave, admiral.

Oh, yes.

And who do we have here?

Midshipman, first class, Peter
Preston, engineer's mate, sir!

First training
voyage, mr Preston?

- Yes, sir!
- I see.

Well, shall we start
with the engine room?

Scotty: We'll see you there, sir.
And everything is in order.

That'll be a pleasant
surprise, mr Scott.

I'll see you on the bridge, admiral.
Company dismissed.

Well, mr Scott, are your cadets capable
of handling a minor training cruise?

- Give the word, admiral.
- Mr Scott, the word is given.

Aye, sir.

Admiral, what about the
rest of the inspection?

Man on radio: This is
starfieet operations.

Enterprise is clear
for departure.

Admiral on the bridge.

Woman on radio: Pre-stage
flux chillers, port.

Man on radio: On.

Woman: Pre-stage flux
chillers, starboard.

Man: On.

Woman: Main stage
fiux chillers, port.

Man: Enabled. Saavlk:
Running lights on.

Woman: Main stage flux
chillers, starboard.

Man: Enabled.

Very well, mr saavik. You
may clear all moorings.

Saavlk: Aye, sir.

- All moorings are clear, captain.
- Thank you.


Have you ever piloted a
starship out of space dock?

Never, sir.

Take her out, mr saavik.

Aye, sir.

For everything, there is a
first time, lieutenant.

Don't you agree, admiral?

Klrk: Mmm-hmm.

- Aft thrusters, mr sulu.
- Sulu: Aft thrusters.

Would you like a tranquilliser?

Saavlk: Ahead one-quarter
impulse power.

Ahead one-quarter impulse power.

We are free and
clear to navigate.

Course heading, captain?

- Captain's discretion.
- Mr sulu, you may indulge yourself.

Aye, sir.

Does that about do it?

I don't think there's another
piece of information

we could squeeze into
the memory banks.

- Next time, we'll design a bigger one.
- Who'd wanna build it?

Dr Marcus? Comm-pic coming
in on hyperchannel.

- It's the starship reliant.
- On the screen, please, jedda.

Come in, please. This is the
reliant calling regula I.

Repeat, this is u.S.S. Reliant.

Carol: Commander, we are receiving.
This is regula l. Go ahead.

Dr Marcus. Good. We're en route to you
and should be there in three days.

En route? Why? We weren't expecting
you for another three months.

- Has something happened?
- Nothing has happened.

Ceti Alpha vi has checked out.

- Then I don't understand why you...
- We have received new orders.

Upon our arrival at regula I,

all materials of project Genesis
Will be transferred to this ship

for immediate testing
on ceti Alpha vi.

- Who in the hell do they think they are?
- Please be quiet.

Commander Chekov, this
is completely irregular.

- I have my orders.
- Pin him down, mother.

Who gave the order?

The order comes from.

Admiral James t. Kirk.

I knew it! I knew it! All along,
the military's wanted to get...

This is completely improper,
commander Chekov.

I have no intention of allowing reliant
or any other unauthorised personnel

access to our work or materials.

I'm sorry that you feel that way, doctor.
Admiral kirk's orders are confirmed.

Please prepare to deliver Genesis to
us upon our arrival. Reliant out.

Well done, commander.

You realise, sir, they Will
attempt to contact admiral kirk

and confirm the order.

Saavlk: Hold, please.

Thank you, sir.

Lieutenant, are you wearing
your hair differently?

It's still regulation, admiral.

May I speak, sir?

Self-expression doesn't seem
to be one of your problems.

You're bothered by your performance
on the kobayashi mar...

I failed to resolve
the situation.

There's no correct resolution.
It's a test of character.

May I ask how you
dealt with the test?

You may ask.

That's a little joke.

Humour. It is a
difficult concept.

It is not logical.

We learn by doing.

Who's been holding up
the damn elevator?

Thank you, sir.

- Did she change her hairstyle?
- I hadn't noticed.

Wonderful stuff,
that romulan ale.

Uhura on intercom: Admiral kirk?

Kirk here.

I have an urgent comm-pic from
space lab regula I for you, sir.

Dr Carol Marcus.

- I'll take it in my quarters, uhura.
- Uhura: Aye, sir.

It never rains, but it pours.

As a physician, you of all
people should appreciate

the dangers of
re-opening old wounds.


Carol: Jim, can you read me?

I can hear you, Carol. What's wrong?
What's the matter?

Why are you taking
Genesis away from us?

Taking Genesis? Who's
taking Genesis?

Who is taking Genesis?

- I can see you, but I can't hear.
- Carol...

Jim, did you give the order?

What order? Who's
taking Genesis?

Please help us, Jim.

I Will not let them have Genesis
without proper authorisation!

- Have Genesis? Who's taking...
- On whose authority can they do this?

- No one's authority!
- Jim, please...

Uhura, what's happening?

Uhura: Transmission jammed
at the source, sir.

- Alert starfleet headquarters.
- Uhura: Aye, sir.

I want to talk to
starfleet command.

Carol: Quiet. We must
have order in here.

This has to be some
sort of mistake.

Davld: Mistake! We're
all alone here.

They waited until everyone
was on leave to do this.

Reliant is supposed to be at
our disposal, not vice-versa.

It seems clear starfleet
never intended...

Carol: L know that, but...
Man: David, you were right.

Davld: L tried to
tell you before.

Scientists have always been
pawns of the military.

Starfleet has kept the
peace for 100 years.

I cannot and Will not subscribe to
your interpretation of this event.

You may be right, doctor.
But what about reliant?

She's on her way.

Klrk: We have a problem.

Something may be wrong on regula l.
We've been ordered to investigate.

If memory serves, regula I is a
scientific research laboratory.

I told starfleet command all we
had was a boatload of children,

but we're the only
ship in the quadrant.

Spock, these cadets of
yours, how good are they?

How Will they respond
under real pressure?

As with all living things,
each according to his gifts.

Of course, this ship is yours.

No, that won't be necessary.

Just get me to regula l.

As a teacher on a training mission, I'm
content to command the enterprise.

If we are to go on actual duty,

it is clear that the senior officer
on board must assume command.

It may be nothing.

Garbled communications.

- You take the ship.
- Jim.

You proceed from a
false assumption.

I'm a vulcan. I have
no ego to bruise.

You're about to remind me that
logic alone dictates your actions?

I would not remind you of
that which you know so well.

If I may be so bold, it was a mistake
for you to accept promotion.

Commanding a starship is
your first, best destiny.

Anything else is a
waste of material.

I would not presume
to debate you.

That is wise.

In any case, were I
to invoke logic,

logic clearly dictates

that the needs of the many
outweigh the needs of the few.

Or the one.

You are my superior officer.
You are also my friend.

I have been and always
shall be yours.

- Stop energizers.
- Sulu: Stop energizers.

Put me on speakers.

An emergency situation
has arisen.

By order of starfleet command,
as of now, 1800 hours,

I'm assuming command
of this vessel.

Duty officer, so note
in the ship's log.

Plot a new course for space
laboratory regula l.

Engine room.

- Mr Scott.
- Scotty on intercom: Aye, sir?

- We'll be going to Warp speed.
- Aye, sir.

- Course plotted for regula I, admiral.
- Klrk: Engage Warp engines.

- Prepare for Warp speed.
- Ready, sir.

I know that none of you were
expecting this. I'm sorry.

I'm going to have to ask you to grow up
a little bit sooner than you expected.

Warp 5, sulu.

So much for the little
training cruise.

Woman: Course to intercept
enterprise ready, sir.

Khan: Excellent.

- Helmsman?
- Sir, may I speak?

We're all with you, sir.

But consider this.

We are free. We have a ship and
the means to go where we Will.

We have escaped permanent
exile on ceti Alpha v.

You have proved your superior intellect
and defeated the plans ofadmiral kirk.

You do not need to
defeat him again.

He tasks me. He tasks me
and I shall have him.

I'll chase him round
the moons of nibia

and round the antares maelstrom

and round perdition's flames
before I give him up.

Prepare to alter course.

Uhura: Space station
regula I, please come in.

Dr Marcus, please respond.

This is enterprise...

It's no use. There's no
response from regula l.

- But no longerjammed?
- No, sir. No nothing.

There are two possibilities.

They are unable to respond.
They are unwilling to respond.

- How far?
- 12 hours, 43 minutes, present speed.

"Give up Genesis," she said.

What in god's name does it mean?
Give it up to whom?

It might help my analysis
if I knew what Genesis was,

beyond the biblical reference.

Uhura, have dr McCoy
join us in my quarters.

Uhura: Aye, sir.
Klrk: Mr saavik?

You have the conn.

Well, I've got sickbay ready.

Now, Will someone please
tell me what's going on?

Computer. Request
security procedure

and access to project
Genesis summary.

Computer voice: Identify
for retina scan.

Kirk, admiral James t.

- Security scan approved.
- Summary, please?

Project Genesis. A proposal
to the federation.

- Carol Marcus.
- Yes.

What exactly is Genesis?

Well, put simply, Genesis
is life from lifelessness.

It is a process whereby molecular
structure is reorganised

at the subatomic level into
life-generating matter of equal mass.

Stage one of our experiments was
conducted in the laboratory.

Stage two of the series Will be
attempted in a lifeless underground.

Stage three Will involve the
process on a planetary scale.

It is our intention to
introduce the Genesis device

into a preselected area
of a lifeless space body,

a moon or other dead form.

The device is delivered,

instantaneously causing what
we call the Genesis effect.

Matter is reorganised with
life-generating results.

Instead of a dead moon, a
living, breathing planet

capable of sustaining whatever life
forms we see fit to deposit on it.


The reformed moon simulated here

represents the merest fraction
of the Genesis' potential,

should the federation wish
to fund these experiments

to their logical conclusion.

When we consider the cosmic problems
of population and food supply,

the usefulness of this
process becomes clear.

This concludes our proposal.
Thank you for your attention.

It literally is Genesis.

Power of creation.

Have they proceeded
with their experiments?

Klrk: Well, the tape was
made about a year ago,

so I can only assume they've
reached stage two by now.

Dear lord, do you think we're
intelligent enough to...

Suppose... what if this thing were
used where life already exists?

It would destroy such life
in favour of its new matrix.

Its new matrix? Do you have
any idea what you're saying?

I was not attempting to evaluate
its moral implications, doctor.

As a matter of cosmic history,

it has always been easier
to destroy than to create.

Not any more! Now we can
do both at the same time.

According to myth, the earth
was created in six days.

Now, watch out. Here comes Genesis.
We'll do it for you in six minutes.

Really, dr McCoy, you must
learn to govern your passions.

They Will be your undoing.
Logic suggests...

Logic? My god, the man's
talking about logic.

We're talking about
universal armageddon.

- You green-blooded, inhuman...
- Saavik: Bridge to admiral kirk.

Admiral, sensors indicate a
vessel in our area, closing fast.

- What do you make of her?
- It's one of ours, admiral. It's reliant.

Spock: Reliant?

Try the emergency channels.

Picture, mr saavik.

Khan: Slow to one-half
impulse power.

- Let's be friends.
- Slowing to one-half impulse power.

Reliant in our section, this
quadrant, sir, and slowing.

Sir? May I quote general order 12?
"On the approach of any vessel"

"when communications have
not been established..."

Lieutenant. The admiral is
well aware of the regulations.

Aye, sir.

Klrk: Ls it possible their
comm system has failed?

Spock: It would explain
a great many things.

They're requesting
communications, sir.

Let them eat static.

Joachlm: They're still
running with shields down.

Of course. We are one
big happy fleet.

Kirk, my old friend.

Do you know the klingon
proverb that tells us,

"revenge is a dish that
is best served cold?"

It is very cold in space.

This is damn peculiar.

- Yellow alert.
- Energize defence fields.

I'm getting a voice message.

They say their chambers coil is
overloading their comm system.

- Spock?
- Scanning.

Their coil emissions are normal.

- They still haven't raised their shields.
- Raise ours.

Their shields are going up.

Lock phasers on target.

Locking phasers on target.

- They're locking phasers.
- Raise shields.


- Sulu, get those shields up.
- Trying, sir.

Man: I can't breathe.
I can't breathe.

Man: L need air! I need air!

I can't get power, sir.


- Uhura, turn off those damn channels!
- Mr Scott on the screen.

We're just hanging on, sir.
The main energizer's out.

- Kirk: Try auxiliary power!
- Aye, aye, sir.

Damage report.

They knew exactly
where to hit us.

Who? Who knew where to hit us?
And why?

One thing is certain. We cannot
escape on auxiliary power.


- Sulu, divert all power to phasers.
- Spock: Too late.

Hang on!

Klrk: Scotty! What's left?

Scotty: Just the batteries, sir. I can
have auxiliary power in a few minutes.

We don't have a few minutes!

- Can you give me phaser power?
- A few shots, sir.

- Not enough against their shields.
- Who the hell are they?

Uhura: Admiral, the commander
of the reliant is signalling.

He wishes to discuss
terms of our surrender.

- Put it on screen.
- Uhura: Admiral...

Do it! While we still have time.

Uhura: On screen, sir.

- Khan.
- You still remember, admiral.

I cannot help but be touched.
I, of course, remember you.

What is the meaning of this attack?
Where is the crew of the reliant?

Surely I have made
my meaning plain.

I mean to avenge myself
upon you, admiral.

I've deprived your
ship of power,

and when I swing around, I mean
to deprive you of your life.

But I wanted you to know first
who it was who had beaten you.

Khan, if it's me you want,

I'll have myself beamed aboard.
Spare my crew.

I make you a counterproposal.

I'll agree to your terms if,
in addition to yourself,

you hand over to me
all data and material

regarding the project
called Genesis.

- Genesis? What's that?
- Don't insult my intelligence, kirk.

Give me some time to recall
the data on our computers.

I give you 60 seconds, admiral.

Klrk: Clear the bridge.

At least we know he
doesn't have Genesis.

Keep nodding as though
I'm still giving orders.

Mr saavik, punch up the data charts
of reliant's command console.

Reliant's command?

- Hurry!
- 45 seconds.

- The prefix code?
- That's all we've got.

Saavlk: The chart's up, sir.
Khan: Admiral.

We're finding it.


Klrk: Please.

Please, you've gotta
give us time.

The bridge is smashed. The
computer's inoperative.

Time is a luxury you
don't have, admiral.


- Admiral?
- It's coming through now, Khan.

- Reliant's prefix number is 16309.
- I don't understand.

You have to learn why
things work on a starship.

Each ship has its own
combination code

to prevent an enemy from
doing what we're attempting.

We're using our console to order
reliant to lower her shields.

Assuming he hasn't changed the combination.
He's quite intelligent.

Fifteen seconds, admiral.

Khan, how do we know
you'll keep your word?

I've given you no word
to keep, admiral.

In myjudgement, you simply
have no alternative.

I see your point.

Stand by to receive
our transmission.

Mr sulu, lock the phasers on
target and await my command.

Phasers locked.

- Time's up, admiral.
- Here it comes.

Now, mr Spock.

Sir, our shields are dropping.

- Raise them.
- I can't!

Where's the override?
The override?


Fire! Fire!

- We can't fire, sir.
- Why can't you?

They've damaged the photon control and
the Warp drive. We must withdraw.

- No! No!
- Sir, we must!

Enterprise can wait. She's
not going anywhere.

- Sulu: Sir, you did it.
- I did nothing.

Except get caught with
my breeches down.

I must be getting senile.

Mr saavik, you go right
on quoting regulations.

In the meantime, let's find out
how badly we've been hurt.

- Is the word given, admiral?
- The word is given.

Warp speed.

Preston: Aye.

He stayed at his post
when the trainees ran.

Spock on intercom: Admiral?
This is Spock.

Yes, Spock?

Engine room reports
auxiliary power restored.

We can proceed at impulse power.

Best speed to regula l.
Kirk out.

I'm sorry, Scotty.

Sulu: Approaching regula
and space lab regula I.

Uhura: Space station regula I,
this is the starship enterprise.

Please come in.

Space station regula
I, do you read?

Space station regula I, this is enterprise.
Please acknowledge.

This is enterprise.
Do you read me?

Space station regula I, do you read?
Please come in.

There's no response, sir.

Sensors, captain?

The scanners and sensors
are still inoperative.

There's no way to ascertain
what's inside the station.

No way of telling if reliant
is still in the area.


Klrk: What do you make of
that planetoid beyond?

Spock: Regula is class-d.

It consists of various
unremarkable ores,

essentially a great
rock in space.

And reliant could be
hiding behind that rock.

A distinct possibility.

- Engineering.
- Scotty: Aye, sir?

Mr Scott? Do you have enough
power for transporters?

Barely, sir.

- Klrk: I'm going down there.
- Khan could be down there.

He's been there, hasn't
found what he wants.

Can you spare someone?
There may be people hurt.

- Yeah, I can spare me.
- Saavlk: Begging the admiral's pardon.

General order 15, "no
flag officer shall beam"

"into a hazardous area
without armed escort."

There's no such regulation.

All right, join the party.
Mr Spock, the ship is yours.

- Jim, be careful.
- We Will.

Indeterminate life signs.

Phasers on stun.

Move out.


Well, rigor hasn't set in.

This couldn't have happened
too long ago, Jim.


This is enterprise calling space
lab regula l. Respond, please.

Saavlk: Admiral, over here. Uhura:
Dr Marcus, come in, please.

Oh, my god.

Please acknowledge signal.

- Please...
- Saavik: Commander uhura,

this is lieutenant saavik. We're all right.
Please stand by. Out.

Oh, sir, it was Khan.

- We found him on ceti Alpha v.
- Easy. Easy, pav.

He put creatures in our
bodies to control our minds.

McCoy: It's all right.
You're safe now.

Made us say lies, do things.

But we beat him.

He thought he controlled
us, but he did not.

- The captain was strong.
- Captain.

Where's dr Marcus? Where
are the Genesis materials?

He couldn't find them. Even
the data banks were empty.

- Erased?
- He tortured those people,

but none of them would tell him anything.
He went wild.

He slit their throats. He
wanted to tear the place apart.

But he was late.

He had to get back to the reliant
in time to blow you to bits.

Where's reliant's crew? Dead?

Marooned on ceti Alpha v.

He's completely mad, admiral. He
blames you for the death of his wife.

I know what he blames me for.

The escape pods are all in place.
Where's the transporter room?

- Did he make it down here?
- Lt was not my impression.

He spent most of his time

trying to wring the information
out of the people.

Saavlk: Anything? Klrk:
The unit's been left on.

Which means nobody
remained to turn it off.

Those people back there bought escape
time for Genesis with their lives.

This is not logical.

These coordinates are
deep inside regula,

a planetoid we know
to be lifeless.

If stage two was completed, it
was going to be underground.

It was going to be
underground, she said.

Saavlk: Stage two of what?

- Kirk to enterprise.
- Spock: Spock here.

Captain Spock, damage report.

Admiral, if we go by the book,
like lieutenant saavik,

hours could seem like days.

- I read you, captain. Let's have it.
- The situation is grave, admiral.

We won't have main power for six days.
Auxiliary power has temporarily failed.

Restoration may be possible in
two days, by the book, admiral.

- Meaning you can't even beam us back?
- Not at present.

Captain Spock. If you don't
hear from us within one hour,

your orders are to restore
what power you can,

take the enterprise to
the nearest starbase

and alert starfleet command as soon
as you're out ofjamming range.

Uhura: Sir, we won't
leave you behind.

Uhura, if you don't hear from us, there
won't be anybody behind. Kirk out.

Well, gentlemen, you
can stay here, or...

If it's all the same, admiral,
we'd like to share the risk.

Right. Let's go. Saavik?

- Go? Where are we going?
- Where they went.

Suppose they went nowhere?

Then this Will be your big
chance to get away from it all.


Genesis, I presume.

- Phasers down.
- Davld: You.

- Where's dr Marcus?
- Davld: I'm dr Marcus.

Carol: Jim!

Is that David?

Mother, he killed
everybody we left behind.

Of course he didn't.

David, you're just
making this harder.

I'm afraid it's even harder
than you think, doctor.

Please don't move.

- Chekov.
- I'm sorry, admiral.

Your excellency, have
you been listening?

I have indeed, captain.

You have done well.

I knew it! You son of a bitch!

- Don't move! Anybody!
- Captain? We are waiting.

What's the delay?

All is well, sir.

You have the coordinates
to beam up Genesis.

First things first, captain.

Kill admiral kirk.

Sir, it is difficult. L...

- I try to obey, but...
- Kill him.


Kill him, Terrell, now.

God's sakes!

Davld: What is it?

Khan, you bloodsucker!

You're gonna have to do
your own dirty work now.

Do you hear me? Do you?


Kirk, you're still
alive, my old friend.

Still, old friend, you've managed
to kill just about everyone else,

but like a poor marksman, you
keep missing the target.

Perhaps I no longer
need to try, admiral.

- Oh, no.
- Davld: Let go. He can't take it!


Khan, you've got Genesis,
but you don't have me.

You were going to kill me, Khan.
You're gonna have to come down here.

You're going to have
to come down here.

I've done far worse
than kill you.

I've hurt you, and I wish
to go on hurting you.

I shall leave you
as you left me,

as you left her,

marooned for all eternity in
the centre of a dead planet.

Buried alive. Buried alive.



This is lieutenant saavik calling
enterprise. Can you read us?

- He's coming around.
- Klrk: Pavel?

Can you read us?

It's no use, admiral. They're
still jamming all channels.

If enterprise followed orders,
she's long since gone.

If she couldn't obey,
she's finished.

So are we, it looks like.

I don't understand. Who's
responsible for all this?

Who is Khan?

- Well, it's a long story.
- We appear to have plenty of time.

Is there anything to eat?

I don't know about anybody
else, but I'm starved.

How can you think of food
at a time like this?

First order of
business, survival.

There's food in
the Genesis cave.

Enough to last a
lifetime, if necessary.

- We thought this was Genesis.
- This?

It took the starfleet corps of
engineers 10 months in spacesuits

to tunnel out all this.

What we did in there,
we did in a day.

David, why don't you show dr McCoy
and the lieutenant our idea of food?

We can't just sit here.

Oh, yes, we can.

This is just to give us
something to do, isn't it?

Come on.


As your teacher mr Spock
is fond of saying,

"I'd like to think that there
always are possibilities."

I did what you wanted.
I stayed away.

Why didn't you tell him?

How can you ask me that?

Were we together?
Were we going to be?

You had your world
and I had mine,

and I wanted him in mine,

not chasing through the
universe with his father.

Actually, he's a lot
like you in many ways.

Please tell me what
you're feeling.

There's a man out there I
haven't seen in 15 years

who's trying to kill me.

You show me a son that'd
be happy to help him.

My son.

My life that could have been

and wasn't.

What am I feeling?


Worn out.

Let me show you something

that'll make you feel young,
as when the world was new.

Impulse power restored.

Excellent. More than a
match for poor enterprise.

You did all this in a day?

The matrix formed in a day.

The life forms grew later at a
substantially accelerated rate.

McCoy: Jim, this is incredible!
Have you ever seen the like?

Can I cook or can't I?

Where is she?

Saavlk: Sir, may I
ask you a question?

- What's on your mind, lieutenant?
- The kobayashi maru, sir.

Are you asking me if we're
playing out that scenario now?

On the test, sir, Will you
tell me what you did?

I would really like to know.

Lieutenant, you are looking
at the only starfleet cadet

who ever beat the
no-win scenario.


I reprogrammed the simulation so it
was possible to rescue the ship.

- What?
- He cheated.

I changed the
conditions of the test.

I got a commendation
for original thinking.

I don't like to lose.

Then you never faced that
situation, faced death?

I don't believe in
the no-win scenario.

Kirk to Spock. It's two hours.
Are you ready?

Spock: Right on
schedule, admiral.

Just give us your coordinates
and we'll beam you aboard.

All right.

I don't like to lose.

Saavlk: Report, we were immobilised.
Captain Spock said it'd be two days.

Klrk: Come, come, lieutenant. You of
all people go by the book. Spock!

- You know dr Marcus.
- Spock: Why, of course.

Hello, mr Spock.

McCoy: I'm taking this
bunch to sickbay.

- Saavlk: By the book?
- By the book.

Regulation 46a. "If transmissions are
being monitored during battle..."

"No un-coded messages
on an open channel."

- You lied.
- I exaggerated.

Hours instead of days. Now we
have minutes instead of hours.

- They're inoperative below c-deck.
- What is working around here?

Not much, admiral. We
have partial main power.

Klrk: That's it? Spock: Best
we could do in two hours.

- Sulu: Admiral on the bridge.
- Battle stations.



Spock: She can still
outrun us and outgun us,

but there is the mutara
nebula at 1 -5-3 Mark 4.

Klrk: Scotty, can
we make it inside?

The energizer's bypassed
like a Christmas tree,

so don't give me too many bumps.

No promises. On your way.

Trouble with the nebula, sir,

is all that static discharge and
gas clouds our tactical display.

Visual won't function and
shields Will be useless.

Sauce for the goose, mr saavik.

The odds Will be even.

There she is. There she is.


Not so wounded as we
were led to believe.

So much the better.

Estimating nebula
penetration in 2.2 minutes.

Reliant is closing.

If they go in there,
we'll lose them.

Khan: Explain it to them.

That was close.

Klrk: They just don't
want us going in there.

One minute to nebula perimeter.

Why are we slowing?

Daren't follow them into the nebula, sir.
Our shields would be useless.

- They are reducing speed.
- Uhura, patch me in.

Uhura: Aye, sir.
You're on, admiral.

Kirk on radio: This
is admiral kirk.

We tried it once your way, Khan.
Are you game for a rematch?

Khan, I'm laughing at
the superior intellect.

- Full impulse power.
- No, sir.

You have Genesis. You can
have whatever you...

Full power! Damn you!

I'll say this for
him, he's consistent.

We are now entering
the mutara nebula.

Klrk: Emergency lights.



Khan: Raise the shields.

As I feared, sir, not functional.
I'm reducing speed.

Man: Target, sir.

Phaser lock inoperative, sir.

Klrk: Best guess, mr sulu.
Fire when ready.

Aft torpedoes, fire!

Hold your course.

Evasive starboard!


Kirk: Damage, mr Scott?

Admiral, I've got to take
the mains off the line.

- It's the radiation...
- Scotty.

Khan: Joachim!

Yours is superior...

I shall avenge you.

Could you use another
hand, admiral?

Man the weapons
console, mr Chekov.

- Spock.
- Spock: Sporadic energy readings.

Port side, aft. Could
be an impulse turn.

He won't break off now.

He followed me this
far, he'll be back.

But from where?

He's intelligent but
not experienced.

His pattern indicates
two-dimensional thinking.

- Full stop.
- Full stop, sir.

Z-minus 10,000 metres.
Stand by photon torpedoes.

Torpedoes ready, sir.

Look sharp.


Uhura, send to commander reliant,
"prepare to be boarded."

Uhura: Aye, sir.

Commander reliant,
this is enterprise.

Surrender and prepare
to be boarded.

Enterprise to reliant. You are ordered
to surrender your vessel. Respond.

Reliant, come in, reliant.

You are ordered to
surrender your vessel.

Enterprise to reliant. You are ordered
to surrender your vessel. Respond.

No, kirk.

The game's not over.

"To the last I Will
grapple with thee."

Admiral, scanning an
energy source on reliant,

a pattern I've
never seen before.

- It's the Genesis wave.
- What?

Davld: They're on a
build-up to detonation.

- How soon?
- We encoded four minutes.

- We'll beam aboard and stop it.
- You can't.

Scotty, I need Warp speed in
three minutes or we're all dead.

Uhura: No response, admiral.
Klrk: Scotty!

Mr sulu, get us out of here.
Best possible speed.

Sulu: Aye, sir.

Are you out of your vulcan mind?

No human can tolerate the
radiation that's in there.

As you are so fond of observing,
doctor, I am not human.

You're not going in there.

Perhaps you're right. What
is mr Scott's condition?

Well, I don't think that he...

I'm sorry, doctor. I have no
time to discuss this logically.


Spock! Get out of there!


Spock! Get out of there!

- Time from my Mark?
- Two minutes, 10 seconds.

Engine room, what's happening?


Scotty: Spock! Get out of there!
McCoy: Good god, man,

get out of there!

Scotty: No! Don't! Don't!
McCoy: Spock! Spock!


Three minutes, 30 seconds.

- Distance from reliant?
- 4,000 kilometres.

We're not gonna make it, are we?


No, you can't get away.

"From hell's heart
I stab at thee."

"For hate's sake I spit
my last breath at thee."

- Sir, the mains are back online.
- Bless you, Scotty. Go, sulu!

My god, Carol. Look at it.

Engine room. Well done, Scotty.

McCoy: Jim, I think you'd
better get down here.

- Bones?
- Better hurry.

Saavik, take the conn.

No! You'll flood the
whole compartment.

- He'll die.
- Sir, he's dead already.

It's too late.


Ship out of danger?


Don't grieve, admiral.

It is logical.

The needs of the
many outweigh...

- The needs of the few.
- Or the one.

I never took the
kobayashi maru test.

Until now.

What do you think
of my solution?


I have been, and always
shall be, your friend.

Live long and prosper.


Klrk: We are
assembled here today

to pay final respects
to our honoured dead.

And yet it should be noted that,
in the midst of our sorrow,

this death takes place in
the shadow of new life,

the sunrise of a new world,

a world that our beloved comrade gave
his life to protect and nourish.

He did not feel this sacrifice
a vain or empty one,

and we Will not debate his profound
wisdom at these proceedings.

Of my friend, I can
only say this.

Of all the souls I have
encountered in my travels,

his was the most


Sulu: Honours!


I don't mean to intrude.

No, not at all. I should
be on the bridge.

Can I talk to you for a minute?

I poured myself a drink.
Would you like it?

Lieutenant saavik was right.

You never have faced death.

No, not like this.

I haven't faced death.
I've cheated death.

I've tricked my way out of death

and patted myself on the
back for my ingenuity.

I know nothing.

You knew enough to tell
saavik that how we face death

is at least as important
as how we face life.

- Just words.
- But good words.

That's where ideas begin. Maybe
you should listen to them.

I was wrong about
you and I'm sorry.

- Is that what you came here to say?
- Mainly.

And also that I'm proud,

very proud to be your son.

Kirk: Captain's log,
stardate 8141 .6.

Starship enterprise
departing for ceti Alpha v

to pick up the crew of u.S.S.

All is well.

And yet, I can't help wondering
about the friend I leave behind.

"There are always
possibilities," Spock said.

And if Genesis is
indeed life from death,

I must return to
this place again.

He's really not dead, as
long as we remember him.

"It's a far, far better thing I
do than I have ever done before."

"A far better resting
place I go to"

"than I have ever known."

Is that a poem?

Something Spock was trying
to tell me on my birthday.

You okay, Jim? How do you feel?


I feel young.

Spock: Space, the
final frontier.

These are the continuing voyages
of the starship enterprise.

Her ongoing mission, to
explore strange new worlds,

to seek out new life forms
and new civilisations,

to boldly go where no
man has gone before.

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