Big Screen Science: Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
Celebrate space and stars with a fun event for the whole family! Revisit classic sci-fi films on the big screen, followed by fascinating presentation and discussion on how space is depicted in cinema with Astrophysicist Dr Rachael Livermore (The University of Melbourne). "Science fiction can sometimes make eerily accurate predictions for the future, but often its conceits break the laws of physics - usually to aid the plot, but occasionally for no discernible reason at all. Separating the plausible from the bizarre offers both a fun chance to talk about science, and a glimpse of which elements of science fiction may one day become science fact." - Dr. Livermore STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN "At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance." With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) must stop an old nemesis, Khan (Ricardo Montalban) from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon. Also starring Leonard Nimoy, George Takei and Kirstie Alley, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN is fondly noted among fans as the best film incarnation of the original TV series.