From Hell's Heart, I Spit at Thee

   23 July 2004, the wee hours

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation may laugh at how campy the original Star Trek series was. The fact remains that the best Star Trek movies feature the original cast. I personally think that Star Trek 6 is the best Star Trek film made, but to many, that honour would belong to Star Trek 2: the Wrath of Khan. At the very least, Star Trek 2 is the most notorious of all the Star Trek films. At its simplest, Star Trek 2 is a revenge film. Khan, a character Kirk stranded on a planet in the original series, manages to get a hold of a ship and sets off to kill Kirk. There is a lot more to the movie then simply this. The Wrath of Khan probably has one of the most famous endings out of all the Star Trek films, and features many classic moments. The film also sets the stage for the next two movies. Any self respecting Star Trek fan should have already seen this movie. I recommend it to anyone. It is entertaining to watch, though I will be the first to admit the special effects look quite dated at times.

The film is 100% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, though only from 14 reviews as I write this.



  1. I’m partial to 8.

  2. I would place First Contact in position three. It is by far the best movie the TNG cast have put out. Considering how good the show was, it’s a real shame the movies have been so bad. I think First Contact was the only worthwhile film they have put out, though the last one wasn’t that bad.

  3. 8, 6, 9, 4, 10, 2, 7, 3, 5, 1. I heard a rumour that they’ve started working on 11 and it will not involve any of the series. (It will be between Enterprise and TOS or something like that).

  4. I want a movie with the cast from Voyager with cameos from TNG & DS9

  5. Ryan, Star Trek 9 is not the 3rd best Star Trek film. Man oh man. You need to watch the old ones again. 9 is like the second worse I think. It might even be worse then 5.

  6. 9 was a little cheesy, but it was kinda funny at times. I never really liked the original series though. Absolutely nothing could be worse than 5. [While, except maybe 1, ‘cause I want to avoid the cognitive dissonance that contradicting my earlier list would bring about. ;-)] What’s your complete ordering, Ram?

  7. 6 (The Undiscovered Country), 2 (Wrath of Khan), 8 (First Contact), 3 (Search for Spock), 4 (Voyage Home), 10 (Nemisis), 7 (Generations), 9 (Insurection), 5 (The Worse Star Trek Ever)

    I think I saw Star Trek 1 when I was like 4, and I can’t for the life of me remember the film at all. I’ve never seen it since. I don’t know where I would put it.

    The old movies put the new ones to shame. They are for the most part better written and better directed I would say.

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