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Sunday, 21 June 2009

Star Trek sequel and Cowboys and Aliens - Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have the news

Orci and Kurtzman are the writers behind J J Abrams recent Star Trek film. Collider had this great interview them. They talk about sequels to the film and their work on Cowboys and Aliens.
We have had discussions about the debate of 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.

It's great to know that sequels are being worked on for Star Trek. It would be great if they could do a couple back to back to have things lead naturally into the third one. I can't wait to see more adventures from that crew. What do you want to see in the sequel? Khan? Discuss in the forum or leave a comment below.