(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Stardate 2010, the year rumored to hail the rebooted Star Trek sequl. Not much else has been heard about it, since until now. Star Trek Director J.J. “I’m Awesome” Abrams and screen writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman revealed a couple of spoilers of the currently script-less sequel in the October issue of SFX magazine. Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman gave up the captain’s log on who could be the next villain (or villains). Kurtzman noted that regardless of how the film with turn out, the choice will be organic.
“Starting at a premise of what you want to see and then working a story around it is not how we do it. You have to start with what is the right story. And that if you can say “That’s a story that Khan fits into”, that’s how you get to that. Not deciding on a menu list of items and then seeing if you can’t string them all together.”
Robert Orci agreed with the decision discussing that the next Star Trek baddie will be choosen based on what the “characters need”. Orci also stated that this next villian will “reflect” the “new universe” of the rebooted franchise. Even the Klingons have even been tossed into the ideas hat.
“Introducing a new villain in the sequel is tempting because we now have this incredible new sandbox to play in. On the other hand, some fans really want to see Klingons and it’s hard not to listen to that. The trick is not to do something that’s been seen before just because you think it will be a short cut to likeability.”
A rumor about the sequel being overly gritty was quickly dismissed with humor still playing a big part in entertaining all ages.
“Humor is part of the franchise and I think it’s critical, certainly to the Bones-Spock relationship. It’s definitely a big part of the Bones-Kirk relationship. So, I don’t see any world where humor doesn’t play a part.”
When asked about the overall plot of the next Star Trek, Abrams was cryptic in his explaination, since he’s only rumored to be directing this next feature (he’s currently a producer). Summarizing the creative teams constant frustration to stay with what Gene Roddenberry created or boldly go where no rebbot has gone before- outside the Star Trek mythos.
“The universe that Roddenberry created was so vast. And so it’s hard to say there’s one particular thing that stand out as what the sequel must be. Which is on the one hand, a great opportunity. On the other hand it’s the greatest challenge- where do you go? What do you focus on? But I’m incredibly excited about the prospects”
Will the next Star Trek be everything that the fans want and more? Are we we gonna see more scotty (yes), more bones (duh), maybe even a resurrected James T. Kirk ? Who in the universe knows, let’s just hope we see some Tribbles and some more green alien chicks. Cause we all know Kirk loves him some space booty.