I had the privilege and the pleasure of attending a rerelease of The Wrath Of Kahn, which held up beautifully after 35 years. Maybe the graphics were a little dated, but with such an enthralling move, who cares? TWOK was everything JJDREK’s was not: intriguing plot with lots of twists, turns, action and adventure; multiple themes on the topics of aging, friendship, obsession; humor embedded naturally into the plot, characters to die for — oops. Sorry.
Ricardo Montalban made a fabulous antagonist who was not totally evil. I mean, how would you feel if you were just dumped onto a planet and left there to fend for yourself? (Sahaj, shut up!) He lost his beloved wife, Marla McGivers because Kirk never came back to check on him. That gives him depth and removes him from being a stereotypical villain.
I haven’t counted how many times I’ve watched the Director’s Cut over the years but it’s a lot. The end gets me every time. Maybe one day Spock will listen to me when I whisper, “Don’t go!” as he gets up to save the ship. If he didn’t, they would ALL be dead — I know that. And after seeing it again, on the big screen, I had to go home and watch the end of Search For Spock. What can I tell you? I’m attached to the character.
I’ve received several complimentary emails about the rewrite of The Ambassador’s Son and I thank you for them. Please feel free to leave a comment on the website. pro or con, all are welcome. And feel free to spread the word.
I’m still trying to figure out how someone can order multiple downloads at the same time. Forgive me, please, for being incredibly slow about getting things done.