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You want some Star Trek sequel talk? Well, here's some tibits from Abrams, Orci, and Kurtzman

09.14.2010

I'm always up for any STAR TREK news. Sadly, everything has sort of been hush-hush from all parties involved. The most any of the actors will give you, or can give you is that they are signed on for the next installment.

At this point, it's nice to get any talk. It doesn't have to be too revealing-- it's a process, I get that. So it was nice to get some words from J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman who spoke with SFX magazine about the sequel.

Abrams was all about keeping the "mystery of the project" going, so he just mentioned the available possibilities, "The universe that Roddenberry created was so vast. And so itís hard to say thereís one particular thing that stands out as what the sequel must be. Which is on the one hand, a great opportunity. On the other hand itís the greatest challenge Ė where do you go? What do you focus on? But Iím incredibly excited about the prospects."

Orci and Kurtzman also get on the topic of Khan and Klingons. Kurtzman starts out with the talk of bringing in Khan, "Starting at a premise of what you want to see and then working a story around it is not how we do it. You have to start with what is the right story. And that if you can say "Thatís a story that Khan fits into", thatís how you get to that. Not deciding on a menu list of items and then seeing if you canít string them all together." Then Orci gets into the issue of whether or not the Klingons come into the picture, "Introducing a new villain in the sequel is tempting because we now have this incredible new sandbox to play in. On the other hand, some fans really want to see Klingons and itís hard not to listen to that. The trick is not to do something thatís been seen before just because you think it will be a short cut to likeability."

There's also been talk that the sequel will be "darker", so to speak. "The first one had dark elements, but was ultimately very warm. Weíd hope to strike a similar balance [in the sequel]," said Kurtzman. The last bit of info comes from Orci with a confirmation of Simon Pegg in the second installment as well as the humor factor, "Humor is part of the franchise and I think itís critical, certainly to the Bones-Spock relationship. Itís definitely a big part of the Bones-Kirk relationship. So, I donít see any world where humor doesnít play a part."

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Extra Tidbit: More deets will be in the 200th issue of SFX. I'm kind of excited about the "200 Secrets of Science Fiction".

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10:24PM on 09/15/2010
I'm really only a fan of the classic Treks and movies but I'd really like to see the Borg in one of the new movies, if not in 2 than 3. Simply because the Borg are the one major Star Trek baddie that the classic crew never faced.
I'm really only a fan of the classic Treks and movies but I'd really like to see the Borg in one of the new movies, if not in 2 than 3. Simply because the Borg are the one major Star Trek baddie that the classic crew never faced.
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9:23PM on 09/15/2010
I'm not a big Star Trek film either but the movie was so much fun. I hope the sequel, if any, was at least as good as the first one.
I'm not a big Star Trek film either but the movie was so much fun. I hope the sequel, if any, was at least as good as the first one.
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4:56PM on 09/15/2010
I previously knew nothing about STAR TREK but absolutely LOVED this movie!!!!!!!!! In fact, I'm about to go watch it again right now.
Can't wait to see how the next one is handled.
I previously knew nothing about STAR TREK but absolutely LOVED this movie!!!!!!!!! In fact, I'm about to go watch it again right now.
Can't wait to see how the next one is handled.
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2:13PM on 09/15/2010
not a big Star Trek fan, but i dug the latest movie. looking forward to another.
not a big Star Trek fan, but i dug the latest movie. looking forward to another.
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11:31AM on 09/15/2010
Star Trek the show is shit but JJ Abrams' movie was fantastic. One of my favourite movies and the best film of 2009.
Star Trek the show is shit but JJ Abrams' movie was fantastic. One of my favourite movies and the best film of 2009.
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9:31AM on 09/15/2010
I'm up for anything they do with the series. The last movie is so great I have faith the new one will be too.

Though seeing Kirk & Co go against the Borg would be cool since none of the old rules apply anymore.
I'm up for anything they do with the series. The last movie is so great I have faith the new one will be too.

Though seeing Kirk & Co go against the Borg would be cool since none of the old rules apply anymore.
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9:11AM on 09/15/2010
Id prefer a something new, but Abrams and crew have yet to disspoint so Im stoked for whatever it will be.
Id prefer a something new, but Abrams and crew have yet to disspoint so Im stoked for whatever it will be.
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6:58AM on 09/15/2010
Hopefully the next 'Star Trek' movie will be a 'Star Trek' movie.
Hopefully the next 'Star Trek' movie will be a 'Star Trek' movie.
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9:09AM on 09/15/2010
Although different, the last "Star Trek" movie was a "Star Trek" movie.
Although different, the last "Star Trek" movie was a "Star Trek" movie.
1:54AM on 09/15/2010
I just want a good film and a worthy follow up. They did a smart thing by giving themselves so much freedom, so they can pretty much do anything, you know as long as it's good.
I just want a good film and a worthy follow up. They did a smart thing by giving themselves so much freedom, so they can pretty much do anything, you know as long as it's good.
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12:13AM on 09/15/2010
Gee, I hope the sequel is as loud, pretty, and fast as the first one. Oh, and lots of camera shaking. Can't forget the camera shaking.
Gee, I hope the sequel is as loud, pretty, and fast as the first one. Oh, and lots of camera shaking. Can't forget the camera shaking.
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6:56AM on 09/15/2010
I felt Star Trek was one of the very few, very rare "reboots" that was actually a fantastic movie on its own. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it.
I felt Star Trek was one of the very few, very rare "reboots" that was actually a fantastic movie on its own. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it.
12:11PM on 09/15/2010
I enjoyed sitting through it (the first half was great!), it's just that I think it's HIGHLY overrated. I don't see myself watching it again and again, which is rare for me concerning a Star Trek film.
I enjoyed sitting through it (the first half was great!), it's just that I think it's HIGHLY overrated. I don't see myself watching it again and again, which is rare for me concerning a Star Trek film.
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12:01AM on 09/15/2010
I know that Avatar and District 9 seemed to get most the love last year, but for me Star Trek was the best sci-fi movie of 2009, and has the best re-watchablilty. Bring on the sequel!
I know that Avatar and District 9 seemed to get most the love last year, but for me Star Trek was the best sci-fi movie of 2009, and has the best re-watchablilty. Bring on the sequel!
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11:49PM on 09/14/2010

We need a new Star Trek film like yesterday

and I never thought I'd ever say those words.
and I never thought I'd ever say those words.
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7:41PM on 09/14/2010

Hand Analogies

I want to them take as much time as they need to craft something truly special, rather than pandering to us rabid masses and pumping out some schlock just for revenue sake.
I want to them take as much time as they need to craft something truly special, rather than pandering to us rabid masses and pumping out some schlock just for revenue sake.
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7:35PM on 09/14/2010
Glad to hear Abrams and co. not giving anything away with the plot or new characters. Too many movies these days are ruined with too much talk and too many clips being played on the internet. I can't wait for Star Trek 2 and believe with the way the first Star Trek went down, the second one is just going to hit the ground running. Star Trek was definitely one of the best movies of last year and quite possibly one of the best movies of the last decade.
Glad to hear Abrams and co. not giving anything away with the plot or new characters. Too many movies these days are ruined with too much talk and too many clips being played on the internet. I can't wait for Star Trek 2 and believe with the way the first Star Trek went down, the second one is just going to hit the ground running. Star Trek was definitely one of the best movies of last year and quite possibly one of the best movies of the last decade.
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