The hotly anticipated sequel of JJ Abrams successfully rebooted Star Trek once teased they would be bringing back a rebooted Khan, but then they said no. Which is good because we dont want to see them rehash the old stuff anyways.
But now we get word that they ARE revisiting an Original Series character for the sequel. But it wont be anyone important…
“The story will focus on a classic Trek character. And when I say classic, I mean a character who appeared in season one of the original series, when Gene Roddenberry was in charge.” Devin’s source continued:
“It’s definitely a character that will make fans of TOS excited. Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually it’s one of those that I named.”
I think its cute how he thinks that there are fans of The Original Series left.
How about you write something NEW!?!
I don’t even care about any of those lesser characters. They dont need it.
Star Trek did an amazing job completely starting again, respecting the past, starting over without ignoring it. Tough gig really, but they pulled it off. But instead of taking advantage of this rare opportunity to be original with this reboot of an “unrebootable” franchise, they are beating the horse dead and recycling old characters.
I don’t want to see ANY of the characters we have seen before outside of the Enterprise cast. Races, locales cultures etc.. sure… but why the HELL are they recycling old characters and their storylines?
We already saw how the story has been shifted to something entirely new. There is no reason to go back there. We just left.