J.J. Abrams and Company Talk ‘Star Trek 2’

Picture 3Oh, how time flies. It feels like J.J. Abrams’  Star Trek was still hovering out in the distance, a big question mark of a concept. Now the DVD is in the hot little hands of fans, and no one can stop talking about the sequel. Oh heck, they were talking about the sequel two minutes after it premiered. Over at Sci Fi Wire, they pinned down Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Roberto Orci to talk about Star Trek 2. While it’s being touted as being very spoiler filled, it’s really just the creators thinking out loud and seeing what’ll stick.

Abrams confirms that he will direct the sequel, despite all rumors to the contrary, and that we shouldn’t look for it to hit theaters before 2012. While they’re predictably tight-lipped, Lindelof dropped one intriguing hint as to the new film’s place in the timeline. Citing the timeline of the Bourne films as an inspiration, Lindelof suggested that a squishy LOST continuum might come into play.

“One of the things we like to do as storytellers is drop you in the middle of something. And the question that you’re asking yourself is: Where am I in relation to the last time I left these guys? Could this be something that predated even, perhaps, some of the adventures that they had in the first movie? Does it happen five years later? Is it happening two seconds later? Who knows? So we’re not going to tell you.”

They refuse to confirm or deny the appearance of Khan simply because they don’t know if he’ll find his way into this new continuity, and continue to remind fans that every expectation they’re building will be shattered. But if you’re building hopes on the passion of Spock and Uhura, well, that’s a hope you can hold onto.

“Now that we’ve done that, you can’t play that same joke again,” Abrams said. “It’s got to be about ‘What is their relationship?’ and ‘Who are these people?’ That’s why the next one, hopefully while still maintaining the sense of fun and adventure, can go a little bit deeper in terms of the script.”

  • Patricia
    December 1, 2009 at 9:07 am

    The Spock Uhura thing did not bother me at all. I thought it gave Spock’s character new depth.

  • Mitsoflick
    November 30, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Is anyone else highly disturbed by this weird Spock/Uhura thing? It defeats the whole point of the Vulcan that he is so open about his relationship to her. I don’t necessarily think it is wrong to let Spock have a romance, but I feel like the true Spock would never have kissed her in front of Kirk and such. All I can say is there better not be like a sex scene or anything. I feel like that defiles the character. Does anybody agree?

    As for Khan, I feel like it would simply be beating a dead horse.

    • Kystien
      December 1, 2009 at 7:04 am

      Personally i think its a twist and a play on the Vulcan norms we are used to. Instead of embracing logic as spock did for the past 40+ years we have known him for, he now embraces the human side of him self, which is very refreshing. I would like to see that move up into even seeing little Spocks running around the bridge.

      But with the movies now, we have to take the last 40+ years of Star Trek and toss them all right out the window. These new movies are going to be grittier, Nastier, and im hoping far more violent than the originals.

      Cheers all 😉 I look forward to seeing Star Trek 2.

      Kystien

  • john kearns
    November 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    what ever happens in the next star trek movie I am sure it be good star trek has a good director in jj abrams I really enjoyed the new movie and the cast where good

  • dot
    November 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    please NOT KAHN! Twice was too much! Loved the actor, hated the character, hated the movie! Don’t do it again. Surely there must be another story that can be told.

  • Andy
    November 24, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Star Trek The Motion Picture and the Borg were actually merged together. See the “Star Trek Legacy” video game story line.

  • Paul Wilson
    November 24, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I have always felt that “Star Trek the motion picture” and the Borg should be merged in some way or another. BUT I would really love to see what Mr. Abrams can do with the Klingon Empire.

  • Beliitseri
    November 24, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Make Spock go through Pon Farr but not for Uhura.
    Since there are few Vulcans he has to mate with a Vulcan to proliferate the race…but still loves Uhura…
    Kahn would be great…Kinda a Mashup movie

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