JERICHO, NY, MARCH 25, 2004 – Television opened up new galaxies and new civilizations when it began airing the now-legendary television series, Star Trek. In 1979, the world of Captain James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise became known to a whole new generation with the release of the first movie in what would become one of the most popular and successful film franchises of all time, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE. The subsequent films, including STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK; STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME; STAR TREKV: THE FINAL FRONTIER and STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY launched a cultural phenomenon that continues to this day, with a thriving fan community, volumes of literature devoted to the stories, languages and cultures within the STAR TREK universe, merchandising and global conventions for fans everywhere.
On Saturday, March 27, AMC takes viewers on a journey through this one-of-a-kind film series when the network airs the first two films in the franchise STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, and STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN.
Starring STAR TREK's core ensemble cast, led by William Shatner as Admiral James T. Kirk, and including Leonard Nimoy as Spock, DeForest Kelly as Bones, George Takei as Sulu, Nichelle Nichols
as Uhura and Walter Koenig as Scotty, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, on Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 PM, reintroduced the Federation and diplomatic relations with cultures such as Klingons, Romulans and Vulkans.
The Enterprise's journey continues at 10:30 PM with STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, one of the most memorable films in the franchise, which stars Ricardo Montalban as Kirk's nemesis, Khan, who returns from exile seeking revenge against the Federation.
AMC premieres the 1984 hit STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK on Sunday, May 2 at 8 pm; 1986's STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME airs in July; the 1989 STAR TREK: THE FINAL FRONTIER airs in September; and STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (1991) airs in October.
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