Khan is without question the best villain to ever appear in Star Trek. His obvious power in the episode "Space Seed" continued in "The Wrath of Khan." Great heroes need strong villains and Khan alone was as formidable a presence as the Klingons or the Romulans.
Between the Tholians, another Doomsday Machine, more Tribbles, the Talosians, when the topic of an antagonist for the first Star Trek movie came up and was read, surely someone realized that this villian is damn near the same thing as Nomad from the classic episode "The Changeling" except on the big screen. When the time came for a second movie, the writers and creators went to the well of TV characters for villians again. Khan was undoubtably a loose thread that damn near … more
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