Longtime Star Trek fans will remember that after Khan’s defeat in Space Seed, Captain Kirk banished the villain with the majority of his followers to Ceti Alpha V – where he would spend the next 15 years fleeing from the events to be seen from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Now a new scripted podcast from Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer will examine exactly what happened during those years of exile.
“Nick made the definitive ‘Trek’ movie when he was making ‘Wrath,’ and we’ve all been in his shadow ever since,” producer Alex Kurtzman said in a September 2022 press release and emotional as well as the original, and it’s a real honor to have him tell the next chapter of this story exactly how he wants it to be” (via Gizmodo).
The podcast, titled Star Trek: Khan – Ceti Alpha V, is slated for release in early 2023, although we don’t have a concrete release date for this exciting new project at this time; We also don’t know who will be voicing the titular villain (via IGN). We know the podcast will detail exactly what Khan and his followers were up to during their long exile on Ceti Alpha, and Kurtzman’s comments make it clear that this prequel story will be well worth the time for anyone who tunes in. In any case, Khan’s return to the franchise should be something any long-time Star Trek fan should look forward to.