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29 Aug 2016 - 4:37 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2016 - 2:16 PM

Monday 5 September

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

9:00pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1982
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan
What's it about?
With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using a life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon. 

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

 

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

11:05pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1984
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: Russian, English
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
Admiral Kirk and his bridge crew risk their careers stealing the decommissioned Enterprise to return to the restricted Genesis planet to recover Spock's body. 

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

 

Tuesday 6 September

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1986
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
Language: Finnish, English
Director: Leonard Nimoy
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
A mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco where they find a world of punk, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything they've ever encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy.

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

 

Wednesday 7 September

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1989
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: William Shatner
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales. 

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

10:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1991
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

 

Thursday 8 September

Star Trek: Generations

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1994
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: David Carson
Starring: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Malcolm McDowell
What's it about?
Captain Picard, with the help of supposedly dead Captain Kirk, must stop a madman willing to murder on a planetary scale in order to enter an energy ribbon. 

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

Apocalypto

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: Maya
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer
What's it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.

 

Friday 9 September

Star Trek: First Contact

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1996
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: James Cromwell, Alice Krige, Alfre Woodard
What's it about?
Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. They also make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous maiden flight at warp speed.

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

Elizabeth

8:35pm, SBS

MA15+
USA, 1998
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
What's it about?
Shekhar Kapur depicts the ascension and early reign of Elizabeth the First (Cate Blanchett), queen of a divided England. She is perceived as weak, is despised by Catholics, and is plagued by endless attempts by her council to marry her off.  Features Cate Blanchett in her star-making performance. 

Elizabeth review
SBS: Royals movie season

 

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

11:30pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
China, 2013
Genre: Action, Crime
Language: Mandarin
Director: Hark Tsui
Starring: Shaofeng Feng, Kim Bum, Angelababy, Mark Chao, Carina Lau
What's it about?
From legendary action director Tsui Hark comes the captivating tale of Dee Renjie's beginnings in the Imperial police force. Detective Dee's first assignment with the Imperial police finds the city in fear of sea monsters, which is only the beginning. His investigation finds more earthbound threats from the highest corridors of power.

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon Review

 

Saturday 10 September

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

5:20pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Belgium, France, 2013
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Language: English
Director: Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo
What's it about?
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a hastily abandoned picnic sparks a battle between two tribes of ants. A bold young ladybug finds himself caught in the middle. He befriends the leader of the black ants, Mandible, and helps him save the anthill from the assault of the terrible red ant warriors, led by the fearful Butor. A fantastic journey at ground level.

Star Trek: Insurrection

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1998
Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Frakes
Starring: Brent Spiner, Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes
What's it about?
When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

SBS 2: Star Trek Movie Week

September

9:30pm, NITV

M
Australia, 2007
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Peter Carstairs
Starring: Kieran Darcy-Smith, Xavier Samuel, Clarence John Ryan, Mia Wasikowska
What's it about?
Set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968, September is about two 15 year-old boys – one black, one white – whose friendship begins to fall apart under the stress of a changing world. The boys try to hold their friendship together in spite of the pressures imposed upon them by a turbulent social and political climate. 

September Review

 

Sunday 11 September

Building Star Trek

8:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Mick Grogan
What's it about?
Building Star Trek is an epic two-hour documentary tracking the restoration of the original Enterprise and the unprecedented search for every remaining original part of the 1966 TV show. The goal: to exhibit as many elements as possible from the Original Series Star Trek bridge around authentic artefacts, props and costumes. Meanwhile every precious and slightly battered relic discovered in the film becomes a jumping off point to tell the incredible stories behind a series that sent popular culture into warp drive.

 

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