Star Trek Sequel News

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”

Collider shares:

“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.

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23 thoughts on “Star Trek Sequel News

  1. The movie was perfect lets, stay with new adventures , but keep the klingons and romulans around , for instance a story where the klingons and romulans go to war and Kirk gets stuck in the middle of it , they could introduce nurse chapel and yeoman rand , keep Pike keep him as fleet admiral , and maybe have some andorians in the mix too .

  2. I’m a hardcore Trek fan, and I’m totally open to revisiting the Khan character. I would love to see a re-imagining of Khan’s first encounter with the Enterprise crew. That would be EPIC.

    But what young actor alive today would have the chops to play Khan?

  3. The thing about this is…well, Abrams did change the universe. And things don’t always happen the same way twice, thus is the butterfly effect. So he could very well meet Khan again, but this new Kirk would obviously not react to certain things the same way the old Kirk would, thus a brand new adventure with Khan.

  4. I know, so many fans would hate what I think should happen in the next Star Trek.

    I think, What would happen if the events that lead up to Khans exile never happened, and they actually became friends. I know that that would ruin the whole dilemma they had with one another, but it’s an interesting concept.

  5. I say just keep it fresh, stick to the mythos of Trek, and don’t go off the deep end. When directors get alittle to cocky they don’t really try and give an audience a good story. They just throw action candy at us to make a huge buck.

  6. I can’t wait to see where they go next with Star Trek. I am on the fence about Kahn. I love the original episode “Space Seed,” and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is my favorite movie of the series.

    While they are my favorites and I don’t want the mythology changed, Abrahms and company did do a fantastic job at reimagining the Star Trek world. Maybe I should trust them if they did go back to Kahn and see how it all plays out.

    There is so much more that they could do with the Star Trek universe. I would really love them to go in a new direction and not stay mired in the past.

  7. Well Considering JJ give us what he give us with this star trek, I’ll fully trust the story in his hands for a second one wether it be a kahn story or anything else. We’ll just have to trust that he delivered a great film the first time he’ll do it again. The fact that he is hesitant to just throw another one out there ASAP shows he does care about giving us a great story with the next one we should just wait and see where he goes with it and if it so happens he takes on something Kahn related I have no worries that he won’t make it great and find a great way to tie it in.

  8. Leave Kahn alone? I doubt just because the timeline is different now you can “leave Kahn alone”. I would loooove to see what can be done with Kahn. There can be new and old thrown in, I don’t see why it has to be one or the other.

    1. not just because the timeline is different, is right but, Spock says “by nero coming here to our world he has changed the entire course of our lives or what they may have been”

  9. I agree leave Kahn out. If this indeed is a alternate universe then perhaps Kirk and Kahn never would meet. I disagree with Rodney’s comment on the studio “accomplished” making a Star Trek reboot that old fans would like and still bring in new fans. I think now that old fans have seen this new Star Trek they will most likly go somewhere else for their SciFi fix.

    1. I’ve been a fan of Trek since I was a kid… preTNG… I’ve never dressed in a federation uni, haven’t been to a convention or learned to speak Klingon but I have always LOVED Trek. This new one captured the spirit and adventure and all I want is MORE.

    2. Gotta disagree, I don’t know anyone (sure my circle of friends does not equate to everyone) that didn’t like the new Star Trek. This includes both ST fans and the average person.

    3. Ok so only you and anyone else that you know liked the movie. Good for you! But saying Im a hater and that you been fans dosent change the fact that many did not like film for good reasons.

      1. Grave,

        I wasn’t the one calling you a hater. You are entitled to your opinion and in some ways I agree with you. I can find plenty of fault in the new movie. The biggest one, why the hell was Kirk’s dad’s wife nine months pregnant and onboard the ship? This isn’t Next Generation time frame, they didn’t have families aboard. And there are many other things.

        I also said, my opinion plus my little circle of friends does NOT equate everyone or even an accurate sampling. However, it does appear that a fair amount of fans did enjoy it, and in the end, I am in that camp.

  10. Hmmm…I disagree Rodney. I think they should leave Khan alone. I also think that any episode from the original TV series should be left alone as is. Any “fans” who want to see any of that nonsense, including Khan or even Mudd’s Harem, for that matter, should be smacked upside the head and given a serious wake up call.

    Doesn’t anyone want to see a new adventure, with no connection to past Trek stories? To clarify: I don’t mean encounters with alien races or worlds, such as The Klingons. I mean specifically past storylines

    1. A bit ST fan and yes, I absolutely agree. There is so much richness to the worlds and aliens and technology that we don’t need rehashes of old stories. Not only does it start to get boring retelling old tales, but it denies so many new stories from living. Also, leaving them alone retains their purity and doesn’t tarnish the nastolgia we have for the old stuff.

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