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Published March 09, 2024 Updated March 11, 2024

Star Trek II • The Wrath of Khan

This deck is a vibrant photographic tribute to "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," one of the most beloved films in the Star Trek saga.

1982 USA Movie Players Paramount Pictures Star Trek Movies & Film Pop Culture Sci-Fi Space Add to Collection

Above: The Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan deck melds the film's dynamic logo with a starry backdrop, capturing the bold and futuristic 1980s aesthetic.

At the Edge of the Universe, Lies the Beginning of Vengeance... This deck manufactured by Movie Players Inc, under the exclusive licence of Paramount Picture Corporation, features 54 images from the film that guaranteed Star Trek's future.

Whilst the first film only had an air of mystery, it's sequel, The Wrath of Khan is full of thrills, action and emotionally hefty. It featured the unthinkable: a member of the main cast having to die. The film is generally regarded by nearly all fans as the best movie in the franchise, which spans thirteen films over forty years.

This very colourful deck has been thoughtfully laid out:

  • Aces are the villain, Khan, played by Ricardo Montalban
  • Kings - Captain Kirk (William Shatner)
  • Queens - Lieutenant Saavik (Kirstie Alley)
  • Jacks - Mr Spock (Leonard Nimoy)

Surprisingly, Mr Scott features on the Tens, followed by Dr McCoy on nines, and Chekov on Eights. And two other members of the original crew, Sula and Uhura, only feature on random cards.

The back of the cards and box feature the logo used for the film. Each card has a copyright icon and the year.

The deck is plastic coated bridge sized with good borderless printing of photographs, mainly all portrait type. Barring the jokers, all cards are vertically viewed. Each card has a copyright icon and the year. I can find nothing online about the manufacturer, but the feel of the cards and style of the box leads me to believe that they are made in the United States in 1982.


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By Ian Taylor

Member since June 20, 2022

I've played card games from the age of three, collecting all things "cards" from 16 and finally started to specialise at 58! Thanks to these wonderful pages and a certain Mr Lodge, my main interest is in British decks, with examples of the English standard pattern in other countries. I am beginning to develop a liking for Belgium and German cards, too. It's nice to be able to spend time writing profiles for WOPC, on more modern yet beautiful decks. Looking forward to retiring in April, when I can spend more time on this wonderful interest.


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