Leonard Nimoy only agreed to appear in “The Wrath of Khan” because he believed Spock’s death at the end would be final
Though there is some debate, The Wrath of Khan is consistently and correctly praised as being the best of all of the Star Trek films. And while Trekkies might debate on its influence, there is something essential aboutThe Wrath that sets it apart from all the other movies, and really, every other version of Star Trek. The movie is what everyone wants out of Star Trek, and yet contains its own emotional rules that fly in the face of the rest of Star Trek. It is truly unique and great.But, like a lot of cinematic triumphs, The Wrath almost wasn’t the film we know it to be and it has an odd legacy. Because it’s 30 years to the day it was released, here are five big things you might not know about the most famous Trek of them all.