As part of this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, Star Trek‘s original Spock, Leonard Nimoy will introduce Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary.
The free screening will take place on Saturday, June 16th at the FIGat7th Theater in downtown L.A. at 8:30 PM. While admission is free, seating is limited theater capacity.
On Wednesday, Nimoy tweeted:
L.A. Film Festival. I’ll introduce Star Trek II on June 16th. One of our best. #LLAP.
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) May 16, 2012
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
(USA, 1982, 113 mins)
Directed By: Nicholas Meyer
Executive Producer: Harve Bennett
Producer: Robert Sallin
Screenwriters: Jack B. Sowards, Nicholas Meyer
Cinematographer: Gayne Rescher
Editor: William P. Dornisch
Music: James Horner
Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Kirstie Alley, Ricardo Montalban, Paul Winfield
30th Anniversary Screening
Special treat for anyone who comes in character
The best Star Trek film of this or any generation, the second big screen outing is not just a sequel to the first film, but also to the 1967 TV episode “Space Seed.” Star Trek II finds Captain Kirk taking the helm of the USS Enterprise once again, as long-forgotten enemy Khan, played with glorious, full-tilt villainy by Richardo Montalbán (and yes, that is his real chest), escapes from a 15-year exile on a dead planet to exact revenge on Kirk and his crew. More action-packed and even a shade darker than the films that followed, Wrath of Khan is an all-time sci-fi classic.
For more information, visit the LA Film Festival website.