Monday, September 13, 2010

Writers Drop More Sequel Hints

In the latest issue of SFX Magazine (article currently not online), Star Trek writers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman spoke a little bit about their train of thought on developing the story of the sequel. The suggestions seem to be that they plan on striking out in their own direction with Trek rather than retread over the same ground from previous movies. For fans this likely means the Star Trek 2.0 Khan Noonien Singh is unlikely to make an appearance. Below is some of what they said from IGN and TrekMovie.
"Starting at a premise of what you want to see and then working a story around it is not how we do it," claims Kurtzman. "You have to start with what is the right story. And [then] 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."

Orci adds that it's "tempting" to introduce a new villain in the next film. "We now have this incredible new sandbox to play in," says the scribe. "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."
Personally I don't see Khan or any other previous "named" villain showing up anytime soon. I think other than using the various races - Klingons, Romulans, etc - in their traditionally established ways, any villain in the movie will be unique to the 2.0 universe as a driving force behind the film will be for Abrams, the writers, etc to strike out in their own direction as much as possible. Thanks to Brian for the link.

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