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Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan

Trekkies -- and mere mortals -- will argue endlessly about the best movie of Star Trek's big-screen franchise, but in the end, most aficionados settle on Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan (1982). It's a relentless stem-winder featuring everyone's heroes from the original TV series -- William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan -- in a pitched battle between the Starship Enterprise crew and the evil villain Khan (glowering Ricardo Montalban), an old interstellar nemesis from the boob-tube days (specifically, the much-beloved "Space Seed" episode from 1967). Presented in a new 35-millimeter print, Nicholas Meyer's feature screens Saturday, December 3, in the Esquire Theatre's Midnight Madness series. The Esquire is at 590 Downing Street; for information, call 303-352-1992.