Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sequel Titled "Star Trek Into Darkness" is reporting that they have confirmed the title of JJ Abram directed Star Trek sequel will be called "Star Trek Into Darkness". The title has not been officially confirmed by Paramount or Abrams. A bit of evidence that supports this is it seems the domains and are not available (depending on WhoIs search engine). The owners are masked though so can't confirm if owned by Paramount. Currently the websites do nothing.

It has been hinted at a while that the sequel to 2009's Star Trek reboot would not have a "2" in the title. As Damon Lindelof pointed out "The normal, why can’t you just call it "Star Trek 2" because there is already a Star Trek II." However, they also wanted to take it a step further by losing the colons and try to go The Dark Knight route. As Lindelof said "Not that ‘Star Trek: Insurrection’ or ‘First Contact’ aren’t good titles, it’s just that everything that people are turned off about when it comes to ‘Trek’ is represented by the colon."

There just isn't a phrase associated with Star Trek that is as universal as "The Dark Knight" is with Batman. If mention phrases Trekkers know to non-Trekkers like "Federation", "Enterprise", etc., that could invoke many different subjects depending on the person. About the only Trek phrase that might be universal is "Beam Me Up Scotty" and maybe "To Boldly Go".

This title really does seem to be a pale attempt to copy Batman and Spider-Man's style title wise. Hopefully someone can ask the Trek Supreme Court what the difference is between "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and "Star Trek Into Darkness". It seems silly to create such a bad title to avoid a colon. Not saying it is any better with a colon. I am hoping it turns out the sources are incorrect (or more likely floating this out there to see how critics react) because Abrams and company are capable of better. The sad thing is this title, if true, took over a year of discussion to come up with and now comes across as an afterthought.

Update: Deadline is reporting they have confirmed the title but so far Paramount has not released anything official.

1 comment:

  1. I don't see it as copying Dark Knight or Amazing Spiderman. I see it as lame as the "Live Free or Die Hard" title.