This scene from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan was upscaled from 1080p to 4K using the AI-powered Video Enhance AI software by Topaz Labs. Let me know what you think.
It has been widely debated that Ricardo Montalban‘s chest was actually a prosthetic piece that he wore during the film. In the director’s commentary on the Blu-ray, Nicholas Meyer is quoted as saying that this was, in fact, Montalban’s actual chest and that he was a very muscular man who worked out. During publicity for the film, during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1982), Montalban explained that he was able to achieve the look seen in the film by doing push-ups. “A lot of push-ups.”
In the Blu-ray special feature “The Captain’s Log”, Ricardo Montalban says that once he committed to this film, he realized that he had trouble getting back into the character Khan. After years of playing Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island (1977), he found that he was “stuck” in that character. He requested a tape of Star Trek: The Original Series: Space Seed (1967) from Paramount, and proceeded to watch it repeatedly. By the third or fourth watching, he had recaptured the essence of Khan’s character.
It is a Star Trek running gag that there is a Federation embargo against Romulan ale, but this still doesn’t prevent resourceful people like Dr. McCoy (using “medicinal” privileges as a loophole) from procuring some for Admiral Kirk as a birthday present, and many Star Trek captains and flag officers have, over the years in Star Trek canon, viewed it as something of a status symbol, much like Cuban cigars in the United States.
The famous “Space, the final frontier” monologue is heard for the first time since Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), now narrated by Leonard Nimoy, however this has been changed slightly. Instead of saying, “…its five-year mission…” and “to seek out new life,” this now says, “her ongoing mission…” and “to seek out new lifeforms”.
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