We reported back in July that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would be returning to theaters for a short time in September for its 35th anniversary – but now we’ve got more details about the two-night-only revival next month!

Fathom Events – the same company who put on the Star Trek: The Next Generation theatrical screenings during the Blu-ray releases – is bringing The Wrath of Khan to theaters on September 10 and September 13, along with a “special introduction” by Captain Kirk actor William Shatner.

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” the epic science-fiction adventure that continues to captivate audiences, marks its 35th anniversary with a two-day-only return to cinemas nationwide. “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” will be presented in a digitally remastered Director’s Cut and, as an added bonus for Star Trek and movie fans, William Shatner will appear in a newly produced in-depth interview that will play before each screening.

Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will present “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on Sunday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.

Tickets for “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 35th Anniversary” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this event in more than 600 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Making Star Trek II seems like only yesterday,” Shatner said. “Even back then, we knew we were creating something really special, and to have The Wrath of Khan back on the big screen 35 years later is a wonderful testament both to the film itself and to the incredible passion of Star Trek fans.”

Director Nicholas Meyer’s “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” was a box-office hit upon its release – the sixth highest-grossing film of 1982 – and continues to be revered and quoted by fans. The film, a continuation of the original Star Trek series episode “The Space Seed,” finds longtime Starfleet nemesis Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalban) alive and well, marooned on a seemingly lifeless planet. When he’s discovered by Chekov (Walter Koenig), Khan will stop at nothing to exact revenge against the man who exiled him on the barren world: Admiral James T. Kirk.

Kirk must lead his loyal crew – including Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Bones (DeForest Kelley), Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), Sulu (George Takei), Scotty (James Doohan) – and an unprepared group of trainees led by half-human, half-Klingon Lt. Saavik (Kirstie Alley) in a race against time to stop Khan from deploying a device that threatens the entire universe. Bibi Besch, Paul Winfield and Merritt Butrick also star in the film, which features an unforgettable musical score by the late James Horner. The Director’s Cut of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is currently available on Blu-ray™, with more than two hours of in-depth bonus features.

“Star Trek II holds a special place in the hearts of Star Trek fans,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations, said. “Fathom is proud to work with Paramount Pictures to present it again on the big screen, with all of its excitement, action, drama and emotion.”

You can find a screening near you at FathomEvents.com.

  • Brian Thorn

    “half-human, half-Klingon Lt. Saavik”

    Um, well let’s hope they correct that.

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      I think they were thinking of Lt. S’AviQ of the Klingon Defense Force. It happens, it’s an easy mistake to make.

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  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    It this going to be one of those broadcast things where the content is sent to the theater live, and is usually only 1080P quality?

    This will be a legit 4K screening,, right?

    • The Science Fiction Oracle

      Oh oh, I just did some online research, and found out that these events use the Dish Network, and are they same 1080p with all kinds of compression that you would get it you had a Dish Receiver in your home….bummer!!!

      • scooternva

        Oh well the hell with that. I’ll just wait for the inevitable 4K Blu-ray remaster.

        How disappointing.

      • Darren Wander

        I’m not so sure about that. I work at a movie theater extensively in the projection booth. Although many of the Fathom events are presented via Dish, many are also on full resolution hard drives in either 2k or 4k. When my theater showed WOK last year right near the release of the new TOS box set, we received it on an HDD in 4k which I’m assuming was the brand new remaster used for the bluray release. Although I haven’t heard any info yet for this showing, my advice would be to call or email your local theater a couple weeks ahead of the event and ask the the format. They should be able to give you the info by then.

        • The Science Fiction Oracle

          Thanks — I will do that and hope for the best !

        • Justin Olson

          When replied to Fathom’s 8/2 tweet and asked if this screening was going to be a DCP, I received no reply. I just messaged them on facebook asking them the same question and hopefully they’ll get back to me. Unfortunately, I think the William Shatner intro they tacked onto this screening probably indicates it will be a satellite broadcast rather than a DCP. I hope I’m wrong.

        • Andy Hamric

          I was looking at the theater listing on the Fathom Events website. Do most theaters nowadays have the ability to receive a satellite broadcast from Fathom? Can we make a guess based on the theaters listed?

      • Justin Olson

        Fathom also uses the inferior advertising projector when they do a satellite broadcast, rather than utilize the high-end cinema projector which is what they would use to show a 2K or 4K DCP.

        For the 40th Anniversary of JAWS, Fathom sent hard drives to theaters with the DCP on it. Let’s hope they treat STAR TREK II with the same respect.

        • Darren Wander

          If anyone is still following this thread, I can now confirm that the showing will be via DCP/HDD and NOT via a DISH satellite recording so it will be the same full 4k version directors cut that was shown in theaters last year. As I said, I do work at a theater extensively in projection and that is the current booking info that’s showing up for this event. My guess is that the Shatner intro will be a smaller DCP to be tacked on to the movie playlist. This was also done with last years showing with a truncated interview with Nicolas Meyer added after the end of the film as “added value material ” to promote the new directors cut bluray.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Great to hear — thanks!!!!!

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  • TUP

    Id like to see this. But they arent showing it in Canada. Boooooo

  • How about a UK release!

    • Roger Birks

      I second that!

      Fact is; Star Trek is an american show, nothing to do with the UK from a production stand point. This is an event organised in US for US. I do think that it would be quite easy for UK cinema chains to join in, but they would probably not bother because of the expense of doing it!

      • Snap

        I don’t know, Doctor Who is a UK show yet BBC managed to simulcast “The Day of the Doctor” not just on TV but also theatres in 94 countries. But I do agree that the cost involved would be what prevents it.

  • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

    This means there will be some real Trek In September.

  • TUPwood

    Does anyone know if this will be the version that retains Kirk’s “That young man is my son” line? I read it and Spock’s reply were removed from the recent 4K remaster, which saddened me. 🙁

    • Andy Hamric

      Those lines were indeed removed from the new Blu-ray. One would presume the screening uses that new Director’s Cut. The artwork they are using is the same as the blu-ray cover, but that’s hardly proof positive.

      • Zarm

        So, wait- this is a third version of the film, neither the original release nor the SE from the DVDs? Man, they’re straight-up George Lucasing this thing…

        • Impecunious Joe

          Sixth, I guess (not counting TV / video versions edited for content for broadcast standards or to fit timeslots; also not counting pan-&-scan video releases or foreign dubs as separate versions):

          • original 1982 theatrical version (“Star Trek – The Wrath of Khan”, with no “II” in the title onscreen, though virtually all the advertising and merchandising used the full title we know)

          • “original version” (the one I suspect most of us became most familiar with in the first couple decades after release; same as ’82 theatrical, except with “II” in the onscreen title)

          • network television version (similar to later director’s editions, with added scenes, etc., plus some different takes from different camera angles for Kirk & Saavik’s chat in turbolift; also includes Kirk’s “that’s my son” line and Spock’s “fascinating” response where he sounds anything but fascinated)

          • early 2000s DVD director’s edition (added footage, “that’s my son”, etc., but with “regular” version of turbolift scene)

          • first Blu-ray release (includes minor digital touch-up of minor set imperfections in steps during Kirk & Spock chat outside Kobayashi simulator)

          • 2016 Blu-ray director’s edition (like previous director’s edition DVD, minus “… my son”; also lacks digital set touch-up)

  • Herman Blume

    The picture quality will be hot garbage. Not worth it.

  • Zarm

    I would really love more of the classic films to get a theatrical re-release…