Cinema: Beaming Up

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN Directed by Nicholas Meyer Screenplay by Jack B. Sowards

For once it is not an obscure virus from a faraway planet that threatens the good starship Enterprise. No, this time the malaise comes aboard in Admiral Kirk's ditty bag, and it is that common cold of the earthling's psyche, a mid-life crisis. Since his promotion to flag rank, he has been deskbound and restless. For his latest birthday "Bones" McCoy has presented him with a pair of granny glasses for his failing eyes, a bottle of booze...

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