PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.
Khan has a metal pan flute as a buckler, which is even apparent in the lobby poster's artwork painting. In Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Yoda has a metal pan flute necklace.
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.
Sulu: Leaving section 14 for section 15.
Saavik: Standby. Project parabolic ...
In an overhead shot of Space Station Regula 1 over a moon (directly after the Enterprise departs from drydock), Regula 1 is noticeably transparent; craters can be easily seen through the station. This is seen as a goof, but is actually a limitation of the blue screen shots movie makers faced in the seventies and eighties.
After the opening credits: "In the 23rd century..."
Network television version features additional footage not included in theatrical release, including some dialog between Spock and Saavik, where Spock speaks about the human ego.
$14,347,221 6 June 1982