Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan is returning to theaters but what other Trek films should get re-released?
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest Star Trek films of all time and it returned to theaters this September as part of its 40th-anniversary celebration. The film is a landmark moment for the Trek franchise as it showed that it can not only be a blockbuster series but it can be a blockbuster series without deviating from what made the series so successful.
Even if series creator Gene Roddenberry hated it.
With Wrath of Khan back in the theaters for just three days, it got us thinking about what other films we’d like to see get a second life in the cinemas, and considering the world of Trek has 13 films to choose from, we have ample ideas as to which other films we want to see get the Wrath of Khan treatment.
Three other Star Trek films we want to see in the theaters
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
With the remaining cast of the original Trek down to just three, it would be a wonderful thing to give the crew a send-off with their last film; the Undiscovered Country. It was the last film in the original Star Trek franchise and featured arguably the best story of any of the original six. A re-release with William Shatner, Walter Koening, and George Takei doing a special introduction would be the perfect tip of the cap to the original crew.
Star Trek: First Contact
For my money, First Contact is the best Trek film ever. It’s funny, it’s scary, it’s endearing, and it’s optimistic. The additions of James Cromwell and Alfre Woodard were fantastic and Alice Kriege as the Borg Queen was easily the most intimidating villain Jean-Luc Picard has ever faced.
Star Trek: Beyond
For me, Beyond may be my least liked film. I recognize it’s not the “worst” film, but I just think it’s tacky. Especially with the Beastie Boys scene at the end. That said, as with the first selection, Beyond gets the nod as its the last Trek film that will ever feature Anton Yelchin, and it’d be nice if we got a touching tribute to him for the re-release.