I just loved the latest sequel/reboot of the Star Trek franchise. It was a daring undertaking considering how rabid the fanbase once was. Reimagining something so that you don’t offend the existing fanbase while still trying to introduce something new to build a new fan base is not easy.
I think Star Trek accomplished this. And yet its one of those films that despite its success hasn’t automatically jumped feet first into a sequel. Seems that the writing team and director are taking their time to approach this so that its not “just another movie”
“The ambition for a sequel to “Star Trek” is to make a movie that’s worthy of the audience, not just another movie…that feels tacked on,” Abrams says of a potential sequel story, going on to stress that, “It needs to tell a story that has connection to what is familiar and what is relevant. It also needs to tell it in a spectacular way that hides the machinery and in a primarily entertaining and hopefully moving story. There needs to be relevance, yes, and that doesn’t mean it should be pretentious. If there are simple truths, truths connected to what we live, that elevates any story…that’s true with any story.”
I like the way they are moving towards this.
There seems to be some concern buzzing around the internet that they are going to make the stories parallel current events or make it relevant to current issues. Well that’s nothing new in Star Trek, and we know that eventually they will have to come get some whales. Or maybe not. Its a whole new Star Trek.
Fans are eager to see if they touch on Khan, easily the most story driven chapter of the feature films. I think it would be interesting to see this younger Kirk play out the story that lead to Khan’s exile.