While J.J. Abrams is still producing the third as of yet untitled Star Trek film, writer Roberto Orci will be sitting in the director’s chair when production starts. He recently appeared on Geoff Boucher‘s podcast Humans From Earth, where he touched on where the film will go this time around.
Here’s what Orci had to say:
In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.
Deep space, that leaves a lot of Star Trek lore that could be a part of this sequel. Who might the crew face?
When asked about the movie’s villain he said:
The Horta is actually the villain in the next one – no – they are in deep space now, so lets see what’s out there.
Does this mean there will be new never before seen aliens? I for one think that is too big a risk at this point in the revamped franchise. There is way too much good material from the original series that can satisfy fans hopes while still telling new stories.
One that immediately comes to mind is Trelane (William Campbell) from the original series episode: The Squire of Gothos. Long thought by fans as a member of the “Q” Continuum, he is an all-powerful being that could give the crew all the trouble they could handle.
Many fans online are clamoring for more Klingons. We got a taste of the new Klingons in Star Trek: Into Darkness, but it really wasn’t more than a drive-by look at the War-like race. Klingons in this timeline are a current threat to the safety of the Federation. While the Klingons might play a small part in this next movie, at best they will most likely play the same part they did the last movie, just another familiar filler attempt to pacify fans.
My personal choice for villains comes from the original series episode: The Mirror Universe. What better villains than a crew of evil versions of the crew we love? I assure you that it’s not because I want to see Zoe Saldana in that classic Mirror Universe Uhura outfit. Honest, well maybe a little.
Wouldn’t you like to see Zachery Quinto with that famous Mirror Universe goatee on the big screen? Every series spinoff since the original, except Star Trek: The Next Generation has done a Mirror Universe episode. Some more than one. They could easily expand on the original episode’s plot line with scenes featuring the Mirror Universe Kirk and crew escaping detention.
Now we’ve come to the section of the post where we ask you what the hell you want to see in Star Trek 3: The Movie You Want Them to Make. Well, make it so in the comments section below!
*Note to self, SEE! I got through that whole post without typing some lame pun using “Where no man has gone before.”
Via: Badass Digest