|Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1984) concept art by Robert Fletcher|
Check out Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan concept art by Robert Fletcher!
Every Friday I feature artwork from a classic of science fiction cinema. This week's "Flashback Friday" post is on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1984).
In the first Star Trek movie they redeisgned the costumes from the original series, but fans were unhappy with them. Costume designer Robert Fletcher told Starlog Magazine "I don’t blame them. I didn’t like them much myself!" When the studio started developing the sequel there was a small amount of money available for new costume design designs.
Robert "Bob" Fletcher Wycoff was a professional costume designer who worked on big budget films like Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and The Last Starfighter (1984).
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Director Nicholas Meyer told Fletcher he wanted "Hornblower in outer space" and pushed for a militaristic Naval design for the new film. "[Gene] Roddenberry always contended that the Federation is not a military organization. Fletcher said told Cinemafastique, "Yet they always behaved as if it were They have ranks, they have military courtesy, and Kirk is definitely in command on his ship."
Fletcher's designs became the standard for the original Star Trek cast movies and have become tradition.
Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Radiation Suit
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Official Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Summary
In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, it is the 23rd century and aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) seems resigned to the fact that this may well be his last space mission. But Khan (Ricardo Montalban), a brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth, is back, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for this old enemy Kirk - with the threat of universal Armageddon.
Directed by Nicholas Meyer
Cinematography by Gayne Rescher
Production Design by Joseph R. Jennings
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Release date: June 4, 1982
Official Site: startrek.com/page/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan
© Copyright 1982 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved