The Federation starship Reliant is on its surveying mission to find a lifeless planet to serve for the test site for Genesis Project. While surveying Ceti Alpha V they accidentally discover the camp of Khan Noonien Singh, who with his followers, quickly captures the ship. Khan then seizes space station Regula I where the top secret Genesis Project is being developed. Admiral James T. Kirk is still in charge of a space fleet, but from behind a desk. Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock convince him to take on a mission which sounds simple. Khan lures his nemesis, Kirk and the Enterprise crew to the space station. Kirk and the crew must then prevent Khan from destroying the Enterprise and detonating the Genesis device.