Wednesday, May 1, 2013

STAR TREK II (1982) Vintage TV Guide Ad

Here's a very nice TV Guide advertisement for an ABC Sunday Night Movie broadcast of 1982's Star Trek II - The Wrath Of Khan. The art is by legendary paperback illustrator Bob Larkin. I don't know for sure if this is from ABC's first airing of the movie or a subsequent repeat.

I do remember that the initial broadcast delighted me in those pre-DVD days with the inclusion of several previously deleted scenes, including a bit more screen time for Scotty's nephew, "Peter Preston" (portrayed by Escape To Witch Mountain/Fantastic Journey actor Ike Eisenmann), and Kirstie Alley's sexy Saavik.

7 comments:

  1. My brother has an old DVD edition that is actually the TV broadcast with the extra scenes. Some of the scenes are longer and some even seem to be the same take but from different camera angles - Kirk and Saavik's elevator conversation being notable. There is also reference to Saavik's half Romulan heritage.

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  2. I remember the TV version being superior. In the theatrical version a lot of the conversations are clipped and a bit nonsensical. In the theatre version, for example, McCoy blurts out, "We're talkin' about universal Armageddon here!" In the TV version they actually talk about it first.

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  3. Yes, the original DVD release does contain some of the scenes from the TV broadcast version.

    A few alternate takes, dialogue substitutions, and some genuinely cool extra scenes.

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  4. Still the best of the TREK movies.

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  5. There's also an extra piece of 'lock on' (Reliant's 1st attack) footage I remember seeing years back and never seen since.

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  6. I remember this well. I'd seen STII in the theater and liked it, but being just a bit older when the movie first aired on network TV made it an entirely different experience for me. What a difference a year or two makes when you're that young. From that broadcast, TWOK became (and remains) my favorite Trek. And yeah, the extra scenes were cool, too.

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  7. Storm the KlingonMay 6, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Fun Fact: Khan's chest is made of rich Corinthian leather.

    Your Pal,

    Storm the Klingon

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