(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
After the success of the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ movie, people have waited on all hailing frequencies for any kind of news since. Since word got out that director JJ Abrams and writers Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci have been drafting the sequel it’s been up in the air as too just who will be the next major villian. Rumors circulated that Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically enhanced superhuman, would make his return in this upcoming starship adventure. A new report however, which helps add leverage to previous claims made from the Abrams camp, is that audiences may not see the films ‘big bad’ villain in ‘Star Trek 2’.
Thanks to Devin Fraci’s Badass digest, a tipster had this to say on what original series character would be appearing:
“It’s definitely a character that will make fans of TOS excited. Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually it’s one of those that I named.”
So it’s down to a final five of ‘Star Trek’ villainy. Yet, just who out of these fab five will be a suitable pick to terrorize the U.S.S Enterprise. Well Devin, who just so happens to be Star Trek nerd and narrowed down the choices to a final two: Gary Mitchell and Trelane. Now, for those of us (like myself) who don’t speak warp speed, here’s a run down of who these two are.
Trelane is, as Devin described him, “a godlike creature who ensnares the Enterprise and toys with the crew,” and notes that he was revealed to be part of the Q Continuum, the race of beings introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Gary Mitchell, Kirk’s best friend, as revealed in the second pilot for the original series. An energy field gives him “godlike abilities,” but he kinda breaks under the strain and ends up battling his best friend.
Devin odds on the appearance of Gary Mitchell showing his face to intercept Kirk’s travels. Wanting to stay character-based story they should be sticking with using Gary Mitchell, it could turn into a very “polar opposite” type of film. Best friends turned enemies has been proven to be a money maker is the past, but how will it play out in deep space?
Did your choice make the cut? Let’s hear about who you’d like to see in ‘Star Trek 2’.