Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talk STAR TREK SEQUEL Villain Ideas and COWBOYS AND ALIENS

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alex_kurtzman_and_bob_orci.jpgJust a few hours ago I was doing every “Star Trek” fan a favor…I was asking screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman what they were planning on doing in the sequel to the biggest film of the year. Yes, you read that right. “Star Trek” is the biggest domestic release with over $235 million dollars at the box office!

Anyway, the reason I got to ask them some questions is not only did they write “Trek”, but they also wrote the first “Transformers” movie and co-wrote the sequel. So at todays press junket for the second “Giant F*cking Robot Movie”, I managed to land another exclusive interview with two of the busiest writers in town and we talked about everything. In fact, we covered so many subjects that I’m breaking the interview into two parts.

In today’s post I’ve got everything they said on the “Star Trek” sequel and “Cowboys and Aliens”, and in the next one, expect info on their other movies, “Fringe”, and “Transformers Revenge of the Fallen”.

But let’s get to why you’re here…”Star Trek”. And it’s all after the jump:

Star Trek movie image Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto (1).jpgWhile I can often sum up everything that was talked about, if you’re a fan of director J.J. Abrams “Star Trek”, this is one of those must watch interviews. Especially seven minutes in till the end.

But if you just want to know some highlights…

  • They don’t know if J.J. is directing the sequel – he’s still undecided
  • They want to finish the sequel script by Christmas
  • Paramount wants to make the film as soon as possible
  • They’ve been reading what the fans have been saying online

And here’s the big info:

star_trek_movie_image_kirk_and_spock_with_nero.jpgIf you watched my “Star Trek” video blog with Peter from Slashfilm, we discussed what we wanted to see in a sequel. I brought up what we talked about and asked Bob and Alex what kind of villain we’d get in the sequel. I also asked if they’d set anything up in part two that might pay off in another film. They say they’re debating between “the exploration sci-fi plot where the unknown and nature itself is somehow an adversary or the villain model. That’s an active discussion we’re having right now. In terms of thinking about more than one movie, we want the movie to be self-contained in a way, but we’re discussing the idea of having a couple of threads where if the second movie works, you could pick up into a cohesive whole. No thread more exciting and shocking for me when in “Star Trek III” you realize that Spock grabbed Bones and downloaded his Katra into him. When I saw “Star Trek II” I was like, “What’s going on here?” and two years later, you’re watching it and you’re like “They’re geniuses! They’re geniuses!” So we’re trying to think is there a version of that but again, “Star Trek II” does not rely on that thread, even though it turns out to be a thread. So we’re thinking in those terms.

star_trek_movie_image__3_1.jpgWhat that means is, we might get the “Star Trek” film I so desperately want. I’m tired of the typical “Star Trek” movie villain. The person bent on destruction and not willing to listen to reason. I want the crew of the Enterprise to have to use their ingenuity and skill to solve a big problem and the way Bob and Alex were talking, that might be the direction they’re going. Obviously they haven’t written anything yet, so who knows. But the fact that they’re even putting the idea forward is awesome.

The other movie we talked about is “Cowboys and Aliens” and they gave me a brief update on the status.

Finally, right before “Star Trek” came out I spoke to Bob and Alex and we had a great conversation. If you missed it, you can watch it here. We reference that interview at the beginning of this one.

Here’s Bob and Alex. Below the interview are the bullet points of every subject we discussed. Look for the next part Sunday or Monday.

two quick things. Give it time to load and you might have to raise the volume in the player to 100%. It’s set to 50% right now.

  • How great does it feel to have Star Trek so well received?
  • Do they feel pressure going into writing the sequel – they talk about what they are going to do to get ready to write the script
  • They say they’ve been reading what all the fans have been saying online
  • I ask if the studio wants the script by a certain date
  • They say if J.J. is going to direct the film they need it by a certain date. And if J.J. isn’t going to direct, it’s a different one.
  • They want to finish a script by Christmas
  • Cowboys and Aliens talk – they say they’ve finished a draft and then sat down with Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg and they gave them a note and now they’re incorporating the note
  • They talk about getting notes and how collaborative they are
  • I ask if there is a date J.J. has to decide if he wants to direct the sequel
  • They say the studio wants the sequel as soon as possible and J.J. is waiting to see what idea they come up
  • I ask if they’ve already thought about the villain for the sequel and are they writing the film with a set up for future films. Is it easier to work after hitting such a home-run or more pressure



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  • Ggeff

    I really hope the next film deals more with exploring the unknown, and has more focus on character interaction. That's what made this new movie so successful, the characters.

    And I hope they avoid a generic villain, though it would be nice to see Klingon's – maybe a little political sub-plot dealing with them.

  • Ggeff

    I really hope the next film deals more with exploring the unknown, and has more focus on character interaction. That's what made this new movie so successful, the characters.

    And I hope they avoid a generic villain, though it would be nice to see Klingon's – maybe a little political sub-plot dealing with them.

  • Jenn

    They seem like really nice guys. I hope we get more of Bones in ST2, more of the whole Kirk, Spock Bones, trio… and definitely more Uhura/Spock.

    A somewhat more cerebral, but still fun, film would be nice.

  • Jenn

    They seem like really nice guys. I hope we get more of Bones in ST2, more of the whole Kirk, Spock Bones, trio… and definitely more Uhura/Spock.

    A somewhat more cerebral, but still fun, film would be nice.

  • Johnny John

    Khan. Find him.

  • Johnny John

    Khan. Find him.

  • Ward

    What about Gary Mitchell? He's a character I've always thought kind've intriguing from the 2nd Pilot. He was supposed to be this great friend of Kirk's, like someone on a level with Spock, and McCoy. But then Kirk has to kill him. Would Gary Mitchell still be doomed in this new timeline? Are our fates somehow intrinsic, like gravity? But it would be hard to introduce him and not have it just be "Where No Man Has Gone Before v2"

  • Ward

    What about Gary Mitchell? He's a character I've always thought kind've intriguing from the 2nd Pilot. He was supposed to be this great friend of Kirk's, like someone on a level with Spock, and McCoy. But then Kirk has to kill him. Would Gary Mitchell still be doomed in this new timeline? Are our fates somehow intrinsic, like gravity? But it would be hard to introduce him and not have it just be "Where No Man Has Gone Before v2"

  • Rousdower

    The sequel should be Q putting Kirk, Spock and McCoy on trial for crimes against the space/time continuum and genocide of the Vulcan people. He can just harass them while they are trying to save a Klingon colony …or something… the way he did Picard in "Encounter at Far Point". Really I don't care how they do it, I just want Q in a movie. He was the greatest adversary/nemesis and deserves a movie role. I want Q! I want Q!

    • qsucks

      Q was the worst charecter ever created. I couldn't bear to watch an episode with that dumbass.

    • Maritza

      Me too! Me too!! More Q! He was always the highlight of any "Next Generation" show….or the Borg! They're scary. Since timelines are all disrupted, they can come for Spock this time, instead of Picard…

  • Rousdower

    The sequel should be Q putting Kirk, Spock and McCoy on trial for crimes against the space/time continuum and genocide of the Vulcan people. He can just harass them while they are trying to save a Klingon colony …or something… the way he did Picard in "Encounter at Far Point". Really I don't care how they do it, I just want Q in a movie. He was the greatest adversary/nemesis and deserves a movie role. I want Q! I want Q!

    • qsucks

      Q was the worst charecter ever created. I couldn't bear to watch an episode with that dumbass.

    • Maritza

      Me too! Me too!! More Q! He was always the highlight of any "Next Generation" show….or the Borg! They're scary. Since timelines are all disrupted, they can come for Spock this time, instead of Picard…

  • Jeff Little

    Star Trek meets the transformes or GI Joe….. Because the bad action and they all look the same anyway

  • Jeff Little

    Star Trek meets the transformes or GI Joe….. Because the bad action and they all look the same anyway

  • mrh

    Thsi idea of "exploring the unknown" instead of having a villain sounds like the mistake that was made with the first Star Trek movie The Motion Picture and then remedied with The Wrath Of Khan. Dont make that mistake again. So Id have to disagree with the explore the unknown idea. Dont get cocky and think youre going to do something profound or artsy, etc… just make a fun action movie.

    • Jesse

      ST:TMP was no mistake! It was simply not a film that many people could tap their minds into. It takes a unique individual to actually be captivated by such a film. This doesn’t mean it was a bad film by any means (and besides, it was a huge commercial success when it first came out). The theme of exploration is something that anyone can be entertained by, you only need to execute the story so that it can reach the masses– something for everyone. The mind-bending stuff for the thinking man, the right drama for the critics, and plenty of action and adventure for the rest of us. I think something along the lines of ST:TMP with the excitement of the new Trek film would be incredible (I’d really like to see the sci fi mystery element be some strange unknown planet, and then take it from there…)

      • Cassie

        You have a point, but lets not be mistaken as to why ST: TMP was terrible. Exploration – you are correct could be wonderful, and exciting, just think of a good horror movie or like Event Horizon….but don’t let it be an empty shell like TMP….that movie dragged because there was no dialogue and poorly done suspense. Bones said it himself, Space is terrifying are we (the crew and humanity as a whole) really ready for it. That was the idea behind the Q motif. It would be a good opportunity to introduce some self doubt into Kirk that helps him grow up a bit with the help of Spock and McCoy. Lets see some below decks crewman get angry that some young kid is left in charge…there is a villain. Just brain storming.

  • mrh

    Thsi idea of "exploring the unknown" instead of having a villain sounds like the mistake that was made with the first Star Trek movie The Motion Picture and then remedied with The Wrath Of Khan. Dont make that mistake again. So Id have to disagree with the explore the unknown idea. Dont get cocky and think youre going to do something profound or artsy, etc… just make a fun action movie.

    • Jesse

      ST:TMP was no mistake! It was simply not a film that many people could tap their minds into. It takes a unique individual to actually be captivated by such a film. This doesn’t mean it was a bad film by any means (and besides, it was a huge commercial success when it first came out). The theme of exploration is something that anyone can be entertained by, you only need to execute the story so that it can reach the masses– something for everyone. The mind-bending stuff for the thinking man, the right drama for the critics, and plenty of action and adventure for the rest of us. I think something along the lines of ST:TMP with the excitement of the new Trek film would be incredible (I’d really like to see the sci fi mystery element be some strange unknown planet, and then take it from there…)

      • Cassie

        You have a point, but lets not be mistaken as to why ST: TMP was terrible. Exploration – you are correct could be wonderful, and exciting, just think of a good horror movie or like Event Horizon….but don’t let it be an empty shell like TMP….that movie dragged because there was no dialogue and poorly done suspense. Bones said it himself, Space is terrifying are we (the crew and humanity as a whole) really ready for it. That was the idea behind the Q motif. It would be a good opportunity to introduce some self doubt into Kirk that helps him grow up a bit with the help of Spock and McCoy. Lets see some below decks crewman get angry that some young kid is left in charge…there is a villain. Just brain storming.

  • sixxx

    bring back vulcan~!!!

  • sixxx

    bring back vulcan~!!!

  • Jesse

    EXPLORATION is what has ALWAYS underscored Star Trek!! "To boldly go where no one has gone before"……right? Just because an exciting, fast-paced, action-packed space exploration adventure has never really been done before does NOT mean it's undoable!! I think that if you combine the cerebral wonder and awe of ST:TMP or 2001: A Space Odyssey with the action-adventure and suspense of the new Trek film you would have something truly unique and amazing (look at Cameron's 'Avatar' for inspiration)…..it's never been done before! C'mon Orci and Kurtzman, you guys can ones to give the world a FIRST for Star Trek, yet again….!

  • Jesse

    EXPLORATION is what has ALWAYS underscored Star Trek!! "To boldly go where no one has gone before"……right? Just because an exciting, fast-paced, action-packed space exploration adventure has never really been done before does NOT mean it's undoable!! I think that if you combine the cerebral wonder and awe of ST:TMP or 2001: A Space Odyssey with the action-adventure and suspense of the new Trek film you would have something truly unique and amazing (look at Cameron's 'Avatar' for inspiration)…..it's never been done before! C'mon Orci and Kurtzman, you guys can ones to give the world a FIRST for Star Trek, yet again….!

  • Ray-D

    SHATNER!!!!!!! PLEASE!

    • Duke

      Yes, Shatner.

      How about old Kirk and young Kirk sitting around a campfire in the Nexus. Old Kirk whips out the marshmallows and starts sing “Row Your Boat” and young Kirk is like “Are you f*cking kidding me?”

  • Ray-D

    SHATNER!!!!!!! PLEASE!

    • Duke

      Yes, Shatner.

      How about old Kirk and young Kirk sitting around a campfire in the Nexus. Old Kirk whips out the marshmallows and starts sing “Row Your Boat” and young Kirk is like “Are you f*cking kidding me?”

  • Brian

    Orci and Kurtzman are obviously the RIGHT guys to be handling this BABY! (thank the gods). They have the unique ability to take the very best of the trek universe and create something awesome, i wouldnt bet against them pulling it off-these guys have a tremendous skill set!!-seriously. I'd like to see something related to the Mirror Mirror universe-perhaps in the future, but that arc has so many options, and with this you have an alternative universe as a protagonist. Q-please no, Borg-Yes-perhaps combing the mirror mirror universe with some other angle- borg, q, khan, or some other memorable trek character. Thanks for this Movie guys!!

  • Brian

    Orci and Kurtzman are obviously the RIGHT guys to be handling this BABY! (thank the gods). They have the unique ability to take the very best of the trek universe and create something awesome, i wouldnt bet against them pulling it off-these guys have a tremendous skill set!!-seriously. I'd like to see something related to the Mirror Mirror universe-perhaps in the future, but that arc has so many options, and with this you have an alternative universe as a protagonist. Q-please no, Borg-Yes-perhaps combing the mirror mirror universe with some other angle- borg, q, khan, or some other memorable trek character. Thanks for this Movie guys!!

  • Sarek

    This new Star Trek was great, and opened up the door for many new ideas. On the one hand it would be cool to have an Exploration story, but have it be more developed than ST The Motion Picture. Maybe something like ST IV. But I would like to see Khan in the next one. Perhaps Khan could have been discovered by another federation ship and granted permission to start a colony on a federation planet. Suddenly, the colony suffers an ecological disaster and the Enterprise along with a young Dr. Carol Marcus are dispatched to investigate. The story could develop to a point where Khan brainwashes half the crew to mutiny against Kirk (even some key players would be against Kirk, i.e. Spoke or Bones). At some point Kirk must choose between Carol and his ship (remeber that Kirk had a son with Carol) that results badly for one or the other. Anyway it just cool that now all these possibilities exist in the "new" Star Trek universe.

    • Trekfan

      No of these things exist in the “New” Trek universe, because all the old Trek events never happened. Spock came back and changed the time line.

  • Sarek

    This new Star Trek was great, and opened up the door for many new ideas. On the one hand it would be cool to have an Exploration story, but have it be more developed than ST The Motion Picture. Maybe something like ST IV. But I would like to see Khan in the next one. Perhaps Khan could have been discovered by another federation ship and granted permission to start a colony on a federation planet. Suddenly, the colony suffers an ecological disaster and the Enterprise along with a young Dr. Carol Marcus are dispatched to investigate. The story could develop to a point where Khan brainwashes half the crew to mutiny against Kirk (even some key players would be against Kirk, i.e. Spoke or Bones). At some point Kirk must choose between Carol and his ship (remeber that Kirk had a son with Carol) that results badly for one or the other. Anyway it just cool that now all these possibilities exist in the "new" Star Trek universe.

    • Trekfan

      No of these things exist in the “New” Trek universe, because all the old Trek events never happened. Spock came back and changed the time line.

  • Apolo Drakuvich

    Bring back Data!

  • Apolo Drakuvich

    Bring back Data!

  • Space Xplorer

    Since the first Star Trek movie we haven't gotten a single entry that even attempts to "explore strange new worlds" (except when they "explore" the Genesis planet at the beginning of Trek III). After all, exploration is what their five year mission is all about– at least it's what Kirk CLAIMS it's supposed to be about. Wouldn't it be cool to actually see it happen, instead of copping out once again to fight a villain? I loved the new movie, but if I don't see them exploring the universe ever again I'll be deeply saddened. You can make something awe-inspiring and mysterious yet action-packed and exciting at the same time (it doesn't have to be another so-called "failure" like The Motion Picture).

    Anyway, the only other thing that I REALLY want to see in the next film is Kirk & crew flying through space at the beginning of the film (where the new film leaves off). I am so frakkin' tired of seeing every Star Trek movie take place when the Enterprise is NOT in the midst of it's "five year mission". How many times can you return to Earth when it's supposed to be a TREK through the stars??

    I've said my piece.

  • Space Xplorer

    Since the first Star Trek movie we haven't gotten a single entry that even attempts to "explore strange new worlds" (except when they "explore" the Genesis planet at the beginning of Trek III). After all, exploration is what their five year mission is all about– at least it's what Kirk CLAIMS it's supposed to be about. Wouldn't it be cool to actually see it happen, instead of copping out once again to fight a villain? I loved the new movie, but if I don't see them exploring the universe ever again I'll be deeply saddened. You can make something awe-inspiring and mysterious yet action-packed and exciting at the same time (it doesn't have to be another so-called "failure" like The Motion Picture).

    Anyway, the only other thing that I REALLY want to see in the next film is Kirk & crew flying through space at the beginning of the film (where the new film leaves off). I am so frakkin' tired of seeing every Star Trek movie take place when the Enterprise is NOT in the midst of it's "five year mission". How many times can you return to Earth when it's supposed to be a TREK through the stars??

    I've said my piece.

  • Jason Glugla

    How about they fix up the engine room so it doesn't look like Shatz's brewery from Laverne and Shirley and they could actually have a story which is about something and actually makes a little sense. You know like the fact that since Nero was actually in the past before Romulus was destroyed and he had
    the strawberry jello, he actually could've prevented Romukus's destruction himself. I know you'll lay the alternate Universe on me but come on. Now you fans of this film may attack at will.

  • Jason Glugla

    How about they fix up the engine room so it doesn't look like Shatz's brewery from Laverne and Shirley and they could actually have a story which is about something and actually makes a little sense. You know like the fact that since Nero was actually in the past before Romulus was destroyed and he had
    the strawberry jello, he actually could've prevented Romukus's destruction himself. I know you'll lay the alternate Universe on me but come on. Now you fans of this film may attack at will.

  • One

    An exploration-based idea I came up with while writing a post at SciFi.com's interview with Orci & Kurtzman:

    Let's say the Enterprise is doing a routine survey of an unknown planet, and while studying some new and bizarre ecosystem (w/ Spock inevitably raising his eyebrow…"fascinating") they have a run-in with a dangerous lifeform, and a skirmish ensues. Shortly afterward they discover the ruins of an ancient advanced civilization on this same planet. Within these ruins their presence unwittingly awakens some sort of mysterious inter-dimensional omnipotent intelligence (not yet explained) which eventually threatens the time-space balance of the universe. Spock uncovers an ancient plot that involves many solar systems. This propels the crew to go on a planet-hopping adventure to save the universe as we know it.

    Just to give you an idea about how exhilarating an exploration-themed movie can be!

    • KHS

      I have always been a fan of the “ancient artifact” type story, it sounds a little bit like Indiana Jones (which is a very good thing).

  • One

    An exploration-based idea I came up with while writing a post at SciFi.com's interview with Orci & Kurtzman:

    Let's say the Enterprise is doing a routine survey of an unknown planet, and while studying some new and bizarre ecosystem (w/ Spock inevitably raising his eyebrow…"fascinating") they have a run-in with a dangerous lifeform, and a skirmish ensues. Shortly afterward they discover the ruins of an ancient advanced civilization on this same planet. Within these ruins their presence unwittingly awakens some sort of mysterious inter-dimensional omnipotent intelligence (not yet explained) which eventually threatens the time-space balance of the universe. Spock uncovers an ancient plot that involves many solar systems. This propels the crew to go on a planet-hopping adventure to save the universe as we know it.

    Just to give you an idea about how exhilarating an exploration-themed movie can be!

    • KHS

      I have always been a fan of the “ancient artifact” type story, it sounds a little bit like Indiana Jones (which is a very good thing).

  • Jason Glugla

    For those who keep talking about a movie whose themes are exploration and discovery and which had stories to tell, I would highly recommend the original series or the Next Generation. For those who wish to see stuff blow up real good I would recommend the new Trek.

  • Jason Glugla

    For those who keep talking about a movie whose themes are exploration and discovery and which had stories to tell, I would highly recommend the original series or the Next Generation. For those who wish to see stuff blow up real good I would recommend the new Trek.

  • Shaddy

    Some of you people are downright stupid! You no clue as to what Trek is really about. It’s about us- right now! Not about the gizmos or the hardware, but the human heart.
    For the last time, the new film did NOT erase a thing- the old events have happened, they will just happen again, but in a different context, with George Kirk being dead and Jim entering the Academy five years later than in his original timeline.

  • Shaddy

    Some of you people are downright stupid! You no clue as to what Trek is really about. It’s about us- right now! Not about the gizmos or the hardware, but the human heart.
    For the last time, the new film did NOT erase a thing- the old events have happened, they will just happen again, but in a different context, with George Kirk being dead and Jim entering the Academy five years later than in his original timeline.

  • Shaddy

    ST: TMP is too smart for its fans. Its a brilliant beautiful film that is as perplexing as it is visually stunning.

    • Cassie

      Enlighten us please, what did we miss in this masterpiece story…it spent all of its time being visually stunning. Yes V’ger wants to know its creator, and it got to join with its creator…but the most interesting moments we did not see…what did V’ger think of its creator? What did V’ger get out of this relationship? What did V’ger do after joining the creator? Did V’ger accept that carbon based units were indeed its creator and go about trying to help them or did it decide to return to space and find a new purpose, what was that purpose. These are the interesting questions, but we the audience ask them the film did not delve into them, it merely present the situation where they can be asked. And they did not explore so much as V’ger came to them…in fact it came to Earth….

  • Shaddy

    ST: TMP is too smart for its fans. Its a brilliant beautiful film that is as perplexing as it is visually stunning.

    • Cassie

      Enlighten us please, what did we miss in this masterpiece story…it spent all of its time being visually stunning. Yes V’ger wants to know its creator, and it got to join with its creator…but the most interesting moments we did not see…what did V’ger think of its creator? What did V’ger get out of this relationship? What did V’ger do after joining the creator? Did V’ger accept that carbon based units were indeed its creator and go about trying to help them or did it decide to return to space and find a new purpose, what was that purpose. These are the interesting questions, but we the audience ask them the film did not delve into them, it merely present the situation where they can be asked. And they did not explore so much as V’ger came to them…in fact it came to Earth….

  • Phil

    I must be the only Star Trek fan that hated the movie. I appreciate what they tried to do, but it came off as a big headache. JJ Abrahs needs to remember what a great invention a tripod is instead of bouncing our eyes all over the screen. I mean interior collision reaction shots are fine, but exterior shots don’t need bouncing cameras. It just obsures the images. His fight scene in the bar was another incoherent mess. Has the man ever been in a fight in his life? It might have helped him with continuity. As for the story, for the most part, it was tolerable. I’m a big fan of the Vulcans so seeing their planet destroyed was nonsense and I felt it undermined all of the great Star Trek work before it. Keep the writers, lose the director and maybe you’ll have a better movie. It is great to see that the movie was well received and did its job entertaining most of the planet.

  • Phil

    I must be the only Star Trek fan that hated the movie. I appreciate what they tried to do, but it came off as a big headache. JJ Abrahs needs to remember what a great invention a tripod is instead of bouncing our eyes all over the screen. I mean interior collision reaction shots are fine, but exterior shots don’t need bouncing cameras. It just obsures the images. His fight scene in the bar was another incoherent mess. Has the man ever been in a fight in his life? It might have helped him with continuity. As for the story, for the most part, it was tolerable. I’m a big fan of the Vulcans so seeing their planet destroyed was nonsense and I felt it undermined all of the great Star Trek work before it. Keep the writers, lose the director and maybe you’ll have a better movie. It is great to see that the movie was well received and did its job entertaining most of the planet.

  • Hanako

    I really liked Star Trek XI, but in the next movie they REALLY need a better villain. Nero had such stupid motivation. It would also be nice for the plot to be a little more intelligent, but still as action packed and entertaining.

  • Hanako

    I really liked Star Trek XI, but in the next movie they REALLY need a better villain. Nero had such stupid motivation. It would also be nice for the plot to be a little more intelligent, but still as action packed and entertaining.

  • Al

    I think having Q in the next movie would be awesome. I want character interactions more than anything else and Q is the perfect villain-type for that matter. Even if he isnt the villain he can be like he always is on TNG and be on the sidelines, meddling when necessary. I think a Q/Spock Prime or young Q/Spock rivalry would be entertaining to see, especially since Q was never given any movie time in the TNG era.

  • Al

    I think having Q in the next movie would be awesome. I want character interactions more than anything else and Q is the perfect villain-type for that matter. Even if he isnt the villain he can be like he always is on TNG and be on the sidelines, meddling when necessary. I think a Q/Spock Prime or young Q/Spock rivalry would be entertaining to see, especially since Q was never given any movie time in the TNG era.

  • Sentry

    I just finished reading Q-Squared and really liked the character Trelane. He was featured in the original series and in this book they tie him in with Q. Somebody mentioned Gary Mitchell, so exploring that and some elements of the story from the book could yield some interesting results.

  • Sentry

    I just finished reading Q-Squared and really liked the character Trelane. He was featured in the original series and in this book they tie him in with Q. Somebody mentioned Gary Mitchell, so exploring that and some elements of the story from the book could yield some interesting results.

  • stromm

    The movie makes so much more sense if you read the four comics leading up to it. Shame that the stuff in the comics was left out. But I still love this movie and the new actors.

  • stromm

    The movie makes so much more sense if you read the four comics leading up to it. Shame that the stuff in the comics was left out. But I still love this movie and the new actors.

  • New Ideas

    This is new territory… Show why the Klingons don't like Capt Kirk… Difficult situation where Kirk's intuitive thinking supported by his crew gets the best of the Kilingons… Just write a story around it… Maybe throw in an Orion Blockade Runner to boot… Even better if the Orion Blockade Runner is commanded by rogue Star Fleet Intelligence Officers who don't agree with Star Fleet or Federation Policy… There's a story, write it and shoot it…

  • New Ideas

    This is new territory… Show why the Klingons don't like Capt Kirk… Difficult situation where Kirk's intuitive thinking supported by his crew gets the best of the Kilingons… Just write a story around it… Maybe throw in an Orion Blockade Runner to boot… Even better if the Orion Blockade Runner is commanded by rogue Star Fleet Intelligence Officers who don't agree with Star Fleet or Federation Policy… There's a story, write it and shoot it…

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  • IagreeQwasterrible

    My God Q was one of those characters that was great in theory but the overall product was less than satisfactory. On paper he probably sounded like a theological genius (which was what he's supposed to be) but on screen he was just some neurotic annoyance that always got in the way of EVERYTHING. Please, for the love of all that is holy, leave Q out of anything relating to Star Trek.

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    My God Q was one of those characters that was great in theory but the overall product was less than satisfactory. On paper he probably sounded like a theological genius (which was what he's supposed to be) but on screen he was just some neurotic annoyance that always got in the way of EVERYTHING. Please, for the love of all that is holy, leave Q out of anything relating to Star Trek.

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