Star Trek 2 Hints From Abrams, Kurtzman And Orci

By Will LeBlanc 2010-09-13 06:16:41discussion comments
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True Star Trek fans have been wondering about what J.J. Abrams might do with the sequel from the second they finished their first viewing of the reboot last summer. Now that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are deep into their first draft of it, even the fair weather fans want to know just what theyíre going to see in the next installment of the franchise.

The latest issue of SFX magazine got in touch with the three people behind the story and while they didnít get them to spill any precise details, they donít outright deny the classic Star Trek enemies, Khan or Klingons. was nice enough to post a few excerpts from the ďextensiveĒ article in SFX and Abrams had this to say about the upcoming follow up:
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.

Ever the man of mystery, Abrams barely let anything slip, (to hear why J.J. is the way he is, take 20 minutes and view his presentation at TED in 2007) but writing duo Kurtzman and Orci give a few hints about where theyíre looking in the aforementioned vast universe of Gene Roddenberry.
Kurtzman: 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.

Roberto Orci goes on to talk about the temptation of stuffing a film full of what audiences will want to see simply for the sake of likability and how they are trying to make a likable film that feels full without cramming everything in at once.

Head on over to to read a few more excerpts or pick up this monthís issue of SFX magazine if youíre in the UK.
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