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It Won't Be Kirk And Spock
Exclusive: The Truth About Star Trek XI

26 April 2006  |  Written by   

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Fans around the world whooped for joy last week at news that the Star Trek franchise was being resuscitated with M:I:3 director JJ Abrams at the helm. News that it would adopt the long-mooted concept of Kirk and Spock's youthful adventures at Starfleet Academy provoked a more mixed reaction. Those who thought such a move sacrilege can rest easy though because, as Empire discovered in an interview today with Abrams himself, the story is nothing of the sort.

"The whole thing was reported entirely without our cooperation," says the director with a hint of regret. "People learned that I was producing a Star Trek film, that I had an option to direct it, they hear rumours of what the thing was going to be and ran with a story that is not entirely accurate."

But the million dollar question is, what will it be about? Unsurprisingly, Abrams isn't saying ("We've made a pact not to discuss any specifics") but the Lost creator is a confirmed Original Series fan so don't be surprised if his take on the series does indeed take place around the era of Kirk and co, or if some of the established characters do make a reappearance. "Those characters are so spectacular. I just think that… you know, they could live again."

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RE: It Won't Be Kirk And Spock
How could I have missed this one!?!!   DS9, I think. Or (as someone said a few pages back) the Relativity from Voyager. Time-travel episodes in Star Trek have been some of the best (All Good Things..., Trials and Tribble-ations, Year of Hell) but they have also been quite dire - usually at the end when everything goes back to normal.   It is refreshing, though, that Paramount (is it still Paramount?) have got a new brain on the case. Berman and Moore etc all ran out of ideas a More

Posted by fireboy at 23:40 on 30 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: It Won't Be Kirk And Spock
For those of you who want this movie to be of Kirk and co's younger days, WAKE UP! The original crew has had six movies and part of Generations. It is time they be put to rest. And as for the idea of bring Kirk back to save the universe, again, it would mess the Time/Space continuum up so bad and cause so many paradoxes. He was killed in Generations. Star Trek XI should be dealing with STNG, DS9 or Voyager. Perhaps a combination of the three series, but don't go back to Kirk and Co.   More

Posted by russiangal at 11:32 on 28 August 2006 | Report This Post

it's not a bad idea but it would be a better sequel
there needs to be more focus on how the federation came together. The Kirk/Spock acadamy days would be a good sequel. Then make a triogy by showing federation life after the OS and before TNG. Then to make it a saga show what the federaion is like post dominion war through thr 29th century. as hinted in voyager. It would be really cool if the star trek franchise followed in the footsteps of the marval franchise and made their own movies and have a movie studio distribute. Other good More

Posted by mpayn2k4 at 11:30 on 17 August 2006 | Report This Post

dedicated fan
firstly i think you all have some really worth while ideas..what i dont think is we should go back to the original series characters..they where good in the seventies and servered their adorning fans worldwide for many ayear since but come on star trek has come along way since then and it may be what old trekkies want but what about new trekkies ..what i mean is how will we ensure the star trek phenom continues not by showing what life long trekkies want..by showing what he new generation trekk More

Posted by pudlins83 at 01:05 on 15 August 2006 | Report This Post

Enough
repeating story lines is what got the franchise in trouble in the first place. Stop with the parallel universe, clones, and all the other used stories. Time to be bold, and go where no trek film has gone before. More

Posted by LordGear at 06:12 on 08 August 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Last chance
I Agree strongely that would make for a Great storyline for a Star Trek movie but I wouldn't have the whole movie about the Mirror universe start it out in our universe and have a  ship sucked into the mirror universe through a dimentional rift  =)  More

Posted by Zollen at 07:20 on 05 August 2006 | Report This Post

Last chance
While I personally would like to see a movie after next gen, or in the alternate universe, think about something for a second. When will there be another chance to showcase the original crew? Scotty and Mccoy are dead. George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and Majel Barrett are still around so far as I know, plus of course Kirk and Scotty, but for how long? I dont care for the Kirk/spock academy days but I certainly think whatever crew are left should be brought in, which would be made More

Posted by JWA8402 at 10:24 on 31 July 2006 | Report This Post

Star Trek: A New Beginning
I think now is the perfect time to reinvent the franchise for a new generation, and taking it back to Kirk and Spock's era ( even if they themselves are not involved ) is a great idea. Throughout the Trek universe every Trek crew have ventured into the time stream and minut changes have ALWAYS been made. Who knows what those small changes could have done to the time stream? In an episode of ENTERPRISE, Borg technology was left behind from Picard's fight in FIRST CONTACT. While Archer destroyed More

Posted by Daranhatu at 22:58 on 29 July 2006 | Report This Post

Star Trek XI Plot Hopeful
I am hoping that Star Trek will move ahead from where the TV Series left off and there will be a joint TNG and Voyager movie. I would also hope that long time (40 years) Star Trek fans like myself will embrace this idea. More

Posted by pbharewood at 23:42 on 25 July 2006 | Report This Post

Lol
I thought all the Star Trek Franchise was great I was disapointed when they canceled Enterprise after the 4th Season anyone that says any of the franchise wasn't successful ur not a true Trekie I have um all on DVD as far as Nemesis it was a Great Film it had a storyline simular to Star Trek II but Nicely done =) I feel they should keep the storyline cont. in the 24th century we alrdy had a prequal with Enterprise. Star Trek X was left open for a XI get the Enterprise E crew back together and le More

Posted by Zollen at 05:19 on 28 June 2006 | Report This Post

trek 11
jj abrams should go back to the original characters. We never saw Kirks first mission as captain of the enterprise. The first meeting with spock and mccoy. He should start with kirk and the kobyashi maru and move forward to his first day as captain. With young actors the franchise would have legs. The original series ran for 3 years-it was a five year mission so there are still a lot of stories to be told. You don't have to reinvent the wheel just go back to the basics of good character driven s More

Posted by beersnob at 05:20 on 16 June 2006 | Report This Post

Wonderings about the movie
My theory is that it would have to be relatively near to 'Nemesis' (I haven't seen it--from what I've heard, I'm lucky), just to get a relative context.   In my opinion, there are several loose ends floating around the Trek universe. For instance: mber Tasha Yar's daughter? She showed up, had a few episodes in fourth and fifth season of TNG where she played a key part, and then disappeared? Whatever happened to her? Speaking of which, what's Romulus going to do now, with Spock's unde More

Posted by hptrekker2006 at 10:37 on 06 June 2006 | Report This Post

mark7
My friend Robo suggested that the continuation of the Star Trek universe should about Machenzie Calhoun, Capt Shelby and the crews that serve with them. Going into the past did not seem to work on Enterprise, so take it further in the timeline past Voyager, include Admiral Janeway and some supporting staff that we will recognize. Calhoun is a Captain in the style of Kirk, so that will return some of the action to the franchise. Include B-4/Data in the role I have mentioned in the last post. More

Posted by mark7ent at 14:57 on 31 May 2006 | Report This Post

mark7
I think a story involving B-4, the original android which had Data's programs (conveniently downloaded before Data's demise) is a good start for another Star Trek series. A future chief engineer (Geordi's son??) will coax B-4's synapses into firing correctly, Data's memories will be retrieved, and the story begins. It can be in narrative form in the beginning of the story, which would fill in the gaps after the timeline seemed to fall apart during Enterprise. Lead into a new storyline with Ma More

Posted by mark7ent at 05:26 on 31 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I want Sixties' Design.....
I must say what a nice thing to hear, the 60's Star Trek started it all off, Gene knew some things about creating a story / series that works, JJ must understand that to make a great Star Trek is first and foremost to understand what Star Trek is. Bring back the mini skirt and Gorn!!!! More

Posted by dholleyuk at 13:02 on 30 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I ghostwrote for Trek 1987/designed Mars rovers
They should have a crew of young Starfleet grads going on a tour of a new warship - and then the ship being hijacked by enemy forces and them all shooting off into space together where they do battle onship/ on planet - then finally the grads take control of the ship and the last 15 mins is a supreme space battle involving state of the art ship blasting the shit out of everything that moves and returning triumphantly home! Loads of action - fresh faces - and throw in a bit of REAL tra More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 21:21 on 16 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: I ghostwrote for Trek 1987/designed Mars rovers
like the idea of a mackenzie calhoun & crew on the excaliber those are some great stories in those books to be made into a film  or maybe a captain riker film just because i want to see what class of ship the titan is. More

Posted by anakin solo at 13:07 on 16 May 2006 | Report This Post

I ghostwrote for Trek 1987/designed Mars rovers
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlehane/ I discovered Life on Mars.There are People,animals,fossils.They are masked by "MILITARY" as opposed to "SCIENTIFIC" Nasa. http://www.myspace.com/jerrylehaneiii There's so much to tell you that won't fit here. I'm 48 in Delaware. Some of my contributions to Trek were DS9,Voyager,The BORG,Ferengi,Cardassians,Bajorans,Ships designs. 3 of the Trek movies I contributed to in capsulized form,no completed scripts.I have many ideas and gave the More

Posted by j3lehane at 22:16 on 12 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: THE FUTURE IS IN THE FUTURE
I couldn't disagree more. I always thought that the mobile emitter, while a neat bit of technology from the 29th century that allowed the EMH to get off the holodeck, was fatally flawed as a plot device. If you were from the 29th century and had timetravel capability, and you'd left this bit of technology back there... t you dispatch a team to go back and retrieve or disable itIf you took the dangers of temporal distortion seriously, how could you leave that item back there? How c More

Posted by Organian at 01:10 on 11 May 2006 | Report This Post

THE FUTURE IS IN THE FUTURE
let's see some facts: DS9 as a space soap opera was boring, Enterprise like the new star wars movies, didnt have much success: then tell me why why why going back to kirk and spock ??? why ??? Do you really want to destroy this franchise ? TNG and Voyager were the best star trek ever because they had incredible technologies on hand. Star Fleet Accademy would be another boring DS9 kind of flop. Star Trek Nemesis was slow paced, didnt have much action, didnt have amazing battles, it didnt invol More

Posted by andrewz95 at 16:42 on 10 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: My thoughts on the new star trek movie for 2008
I don't think a battle between Starfleet and the alternate universe Starfleet would work. For a start, in the alternate universe, starfleet doesn't appear to be as formidable a force. In the DS9 alternate universe, they couldn't even handle the Bajorans. (In fact, for the sake of keeping them separate, let's call the alternate universe group, "Starvefleet.") The idea of the Borg "bringing them in" ... that would mean allying with Starvefleet, and that's not how the Borg works. They don't ally More

Posted by Organian at 03:16 on 10 May 2006 | Report This Post

My thoughts on the new star trek movie for 2008
well first off i'd like to say it's about time a new movie was made,i can never get enough of star trek.now i would like to say to make a star trek movie about kirk and spocks early days would not only be a mistake but i doubt it will do very well in the box office.I mean lets face the facts who would you get to play william shatner and leonard nemoys charaters as good as they could?my answer.....nobody other than the original actors could do the parts justice.anyone else would be a joke and let More

Posted by angeleus at 06:53 on 09 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: No Timeline Gaps!
I was wondering what Musicmatte87 was getting at... The premise of t Contactat the Borg wanted to prevent the Federation from coming into existence, so they went back in time to prevent the first contact earth had openly with another interplanetary civilization, namely, the Vulcan ship that picked up the Phoenix's warp signature. And if they could have destroyed the Phoenix before it engaged warp engines, they would have succeeded. The only person from that timeframe of earth who managed to More

Posted by Organian at 03:55 on 09 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: No Timeline Gaps!
To be fair to First Contact, I think you'll find it was the first contact of Earth with the rest of the warp capable universe, not the first contact with the borg, which presumably happened in TNG series before the first contact film. More

Posted by Brett Vallis at 15:56 on 08 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
You mustn't confuse me with the average American, Peter. I lived in London 5 years, and Madrid another 5. I speak Spanish and some French. And I can find both Iraq and Israel on a map. More

Posted by Organian at 03:54 on 08 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
 I see the American grasp of irony is alive and well... More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 03:02 on 08 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
I can't stand Sandler. He tries to be funny, and starts by doing stupid stuff, but by then I'm afraid he's thrown himself into the part too much and can't find his way. Maybe Hugo Weaving, or Sean Bean. More

Posted by Organian at 02:57 on 08 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
Hey, that's alright, mate, I can't think of any American actors who could take a part in any new ek . Gee, maybe Adam Sandler or Pauly Shore-if they're not too old, that is...No, wait! What about George W.Bush? He's a ic nbsp; More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 06:38 on 07 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
I could see an Australian actor, but probably not an Australian character. Sorry, but when I think of Aussie characters, I get stuck on Paul Hogan. I just haven't seen anybody in the Trek universe come close to that. Actors: Maybe Bryan Brown, if he isn't too old. More

Posted by Organian at 04:43 on 07 May 2006 | Report This Post

No Timeline Gaps!
Ok people. We need to move this franchise FORWARD both on the timeline and in concept. We saw the devastating effects of what happened when incompetant producers try to fill in "timeline gaps" and re-write already presumed trek history. AKA Enterprise. That brought in the Borg....how retard since the movie star trek First Contact was, the "FIRST CONTACT" any federation vessel had with them. Also, The Ferengi....totally wrong era there guys. And last but not least that stupid More

Posted by musicmatt87 at 02:44 on 07 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
Well, yes, that's all very PC, n ]speaking hypothetically...and what would be wrong with an Australian actor to play a starship captain, mate? We're not all Europeans on the forum, chief. You take this ek bit too seriously, methinks...  More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 01:04 on 07 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
I don't think I can see Mickey Rourke in the role, Quinn. I don't think any character hemight play would make through the academy. They appear to be following a path of increased diversity. A white American man, then a white Brit pretending to be a Frenchman, then a black American man, then a white American woman. Unfortunately, I'm unfamiliar with the current crop of European actors who would be suited. (I used to be, when I lived in London, 35 years ago. But I live in Miami, Florida now More

Posted by Organian at 00:32 on 07 May 2006 | Report This Post

No Timeline Gaps!
Ok people. We need to move this franchise FORWARD both on the timeline and in concept. We saw the devastating effects of what happened when incompetant producers try to fill in "timeline gaps" and re-write already presumed trek history. AKA Enterprise. That brought in the Borg....how retard since the movie star trek First Contact was, the "FIRST CONTACT" any federation vessel had with them. Also, The Ferengi....totally wrong era there guys. And last but not least that stupid More

Posted by musicmatt87 at 23:28 on 06 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Federation Time Ship
I think it should show all the orginal series characters in a new light. For example, Kirk could be a cross-dressing shizophrenic. Spock could have bi-polar disorder and Bones could be anorexic.   Maybe even Uhura could pop up as a dominatrix. More

Posted by GrandlaughTheGay at 12:34 on 06 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
Right on, ns what I reckon, too. They should do something with an all-new cast, with really kick-arse actors-could you imagine Mickey Rourke as a battle hardened Starship Captain? He'd scare the Klingons off just by lookin' at 'em! Top-notch directors would help, too...no more Jonathan Frakes, please(Thunderbirds were ]"go"...)! More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 08:23 on 06 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
You make a valid point. And there's always the possibility that the reason they killed off Data like that was that perhaps Spiner just didn't want to do it anymore. Any of it. He did, after all, play 3 different roles in Star Trek, and one time, played all of them in the same episode. That's why I think the character should be left behind, and the new film should concentrate on taking the story forward from the end of DS9 and Voyager, and head into the the Gamma quadrant, with an all new More

Posted by Organian at 04:34 on 06 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
Data was a good character, to be sure, but as the series progressed, the creators seemed more and more to indulge Spiner's wish to act more human(like singing those bloody show tunes!). The real challenge would have been to keep him as he was initiallly, and still make us care for him. I can't believe Spiner released an album! Continuing the tradition started by Shatner and Nimoy, I guess. And always beware when an actor gets a story credit... More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 02:49 on 06 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
Yes, I have to say, I do miss Data. If any character should have been preserved, it's him. Not just from a storyline perspective, either. Data was one of the most popular characters. I know fans who hate Wesley, and have only contempt for Riker and Troi. Most fans liked Data, Brent Spiner, as an actor, has had the best post-Star Trek career, and Data's return, if done in a credible manner, would almost guarantee success at the box office. More

Posted by Organian at 02:34 on 06 May 2006 | Report This Post

star trek 11
i dont want it to be kink n spock because nobody would want this to end up like star wars in goin back to the beginning as we saw in nemisis some of the crew left data riker troi and crusher they could replace them with people from voyager like paris kim tovok if that does happen please do not bring back wesley crusher plz plz More

Posted by icedude89 at 10:56 on 05 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
Awwww...You really miss Data, don't you? More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 08:18 on 05 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: temporal prime directive
I agree that each episode, for the most part, should have a stand alone quality. At least in the beginning. With Enterprise, it got to the point that I missed too many episodes, and lost track of what was happening. The main duty the various episides have to one another, should be that they must not contradict one another, and they should provide something solid for future episodes to be built on. If one writer asserts that two characters have a certain relationship, a future episode by a di More

Posted by Organian at 06:18 on 05 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: More than a robot!
Sorry, but Data was more than a robot. In "The Measure Of A Man" Data was ruled to be an artificial life form. As such, he was alive, (if only artificially). His physical construction can be rebuilt, it just requires a schematic and the materials. But the software that controlled his actions? That can't be replaced, because it incorporated artificial intelligence that actually "learned" from its experience, accepted inputs, added new subroutines, altered its objectives, assigned itself new More

Posted by Organian at 05:34 on 05 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: temporal prime directive
I don't mean to sound cold, folks, but Data is a robot. He was never alive, therefore, they can build another one(like the one in ). I found it a bit hard to care when Data was blown up at the end of dn't seem logical. But I did like him as a character, and would have preferred it if they'd gotten rid of the intolerably smug Jonathan Frakes(who can't do commentary for s**t), or boring old Gates("Gates"?What cruel parents!)McFadden. Or both. I think they should get a whole new Enterprise cr More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 23:57 on 04 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: temporal prime directive
The only real problem with Enterprise for us in our family is when they insisted on treating the series like a running soap opera.  With the exception of occasional 2-parters, each episode should be watchable as a stand alone show.  It got old watching the same crummy story about the same villans for 10 shows in a row, and then if you had to work or missed a few episodes, you ended up not caring about missing it a few more times.  (DS9 kinda did this toward the end, but we w More

Posted by Wolfebets at 15:10 on 04 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: temporal prime directive
There were a few things wrong with Voyager's ending, but the main theme had been cast in stone from the get-go. Voyager got blown into the Delta Quadrant by this array thingy, they spent the next several years trying to get back home, and finally, hooray, they made it! What other way could it end? They picked up a piece of 29th century hardware, which makes for an anomaly and a useful and interesting prop, but no more than that. My feeling is that the best bet would be to resurrec More

Posted by Organian at 03:15 on 04 May 2006 | Report This Post

temporal prime directive
It seems to me that voyager couldnt have ended the way it did. Ive often wondered if the temporal prime directive wasnt broken when the older janeway went back to bring her crew back sooner. As it stands now, they have technology from the 29th century in the form of the mobile emitter, and not to mention the ablative armor and trans-phasic torpedos. It seems to me they have some fixing to do on this subject or does it stand where it is or will possible war break out over starfleets leap in the t More

Posted by magnatron at 01:04 on 04 May 2006 | Report This Post

KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE!
I thought Paramount would have learnt their lesson by now with Enterprise. Most of the new generation of trek fans - that 18-30 year old market that's so important - just aren't interested in revisiting the early years of the Trek universe. I agree with brainsterwerz - let's bring in the DS9 and Voyager crews to the big screen! More

Posted by James S at 15:21 on 03 May 2006 | Report This Post

Go where no man has gone before
I hope the star trek legacy stays the same. Let it go where no man has gone before and try something NEW! More

Posted by jerryarp at 19:18 on 02 May 2006 | Report This Post

Snore
I certainly hope that this guy realizes that he is in the minority of the Star Trek fans. It's bad enough to make a movie in the original Star Trek era, but to make one about Starfleet academy...SNORE! More

Posted by slandrew at 18:31 on 02 May 2006 | Report This Post

Snore
I certainly hope that this guy realizes that he is in the minority of the Star Trek. It's bad enough to make a movie in the original Star Trek era, but to make one about Starfleet academy...SNORE! More

Posted by slandrew at 18:31 on 02 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Star Trek is watched mostly by Fans
Don't forget, ewerzy Wesley's on the /i]as well, according to dy Wesley!!! More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 07:13 on 02 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Star Trek is watched mostly by Fans
What appeared to happen to Voyager was that it was trying to find its way home, and succeeded. End of story. The only real way to extend that would be if she was followed home by the Borg, or species 8472. That presents some small possibility, but not as much as DS9 did. I agree that destroying Data was sheer lunacy. But, in fact, there's more than one way they could bring him back. Method #1. There's Lore. Identical to Data in all respects except the brain. He was deactiva More

Posted by Organian at 05:38 on 02 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Move it on, don't look back
L: Organian L: Nap1st Undiscovered country was about how the Klingons became allied to the Federation in one small part opening up diplomatic relations to the happy clappy universe of Next generation. During the Dominion war They were allied to the Federation but acted in their own intrests especially over the Cardassians and their treatment was why at,o the Dominion and got them to free Cardassia. Also the Klingons tried to sieze Deep Space Nine as well....more about it here ..en.w More

Posted by Nap1st at 00:21 on 02 May 2006 | Report This Post

Star Trek is watched mostly by Fans
Please the fans! We want to see a continuation of Star Trek where it left off, including all of the Series' stories. What happened to Voyager? Kate Mulgrew is a wonderful actress and we all would love to see more of her. What about newly minted Captain William Riker and the U.S.S. Titan? Whatever happened to Picard now that his reputation was marred by the Federation's scathing trial for his actions at Rashanar? Paramount likes to keep fans occupied with well written books about the Star Tre More

Posted by brainstewerz at 19:08 on 01 May 2006 | Report This Post

RE: a good idea
Would it i]these people to just leave ek and come up with an entirely new concept? I've just finished watching the ek 1-10 , plus all 3 seasons of the original series(season 3 was just ], people!), and in my opinion, could they really have anything new to say about the concept? Let it lie, folks. Please. Let's have something new in cinemas besides film versions of old TV shows, and pointless remakes. It's so boring! More

Posted by Peter A. Quinn at 08:40 on 01 May 2006 | Report This Post

a good idea
a new movie star trek : star trek elite force or about VOYAGER. More

Posted by STARTREK at 02:36 on 01 May 2006 | Report This Post

BRING VOYAGER TO THE BIG SCREEN
I think it's high time we move forward, and bring Admiral Janeway to the bridge of a newly redesigned and refitted USS VOYAGER! Just as in ST: TMP, Admiral Janeway must assume command of the Voyager, and from that moment on....MORE VOYAGER MOVIES! Bring in the cast members of the other shows, make it center on Guinan for a sort of time line movie...whatever...just bring VOYAGER to the BIG SCREEN! More

Posted by katzeyes75 at 06:18 on 30 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Move it on, don't look back
L: Nap1st Undiscovered country was about how the Klingons became allied to the Federation in one small part opening up diplomatic relations to the happy clappy universe of Next generation. During the Dominion war They were allied to the Federation but acted in their own intrests especially over the Cardassians and their treatment was why at,o the Dominion and got them to free Cardassia. Also the Klingons tried to sieze Deep Space Nine as well....more about it here ..en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ More

Posted by Organian at 00:27 on 30 April 2006 | Report This Post

Move it on, don't look back
star trek 11 should take place like 15 to 50 years after 10 and it should be with a new crew, new ship and it sould be about a new race starting a war with the fedration, actly i think they should pick up the story in ST:TNG first season 'conspiracy', it left off that the parasitic beings would return, maybe this is the time, with what SX tech is like knower days. More

Posted by jaymib at 16:06 on 29 April 2006 | Report This Post

Move it on, don't look back
star trek 11 should take place like 15 to 50 years after 10 and it should be with a new crew, new ship and it sould be about a new race starting a war with the fedration, actly i think they should pick up the story in ST:TNG first season 'conspiracy', it left off that the parasitic beings would return, maybe this is the time, with what SX tech is like knower days. More

Posted by jaymib at 15:48 on 29 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Move it on, don't look back
Undiscovered country was about how the Klingons became allied to the Federation in one small part opening up diplomatic relations to the happy clappy universe of Next generation. During the Dominion war They were allied to the Federation but acted in their own intrests especially over the Cardassians and their treatment was why at,o the Dominion and got them to free Cardassia. Also the Klingons tried to sieze Deep Space Nine as well....more about it here ..en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_warquot More

Posted by Nap1st at 07:59 on 29 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Move it on, don't look back
Klingons and Romulans are merely allies of the Federation during the Dominion War. They never were a part of the Federation itself and so would not get a seat on the council. For that they would have to actually join the Federation, something neither would be particularly keen, especially the somewhat paranoid and introveted Romulans. thought the Klingons had joined the Federation. Isn't that what ST VI: The Undiscovered Country was about? Praxis? Spock's invitation? Chancellor Gorkon's dau More

Posted by Organian at 03:49 on 29 April 2006 | Report This Post

Who cares,theyve tired it out,theyd be better makin a STAR TREK movie with SHATNER AND TAKIN THE REAL PISS out of himself.Comedy is what hes good at More

Posted by ANDREW7 at 23:03 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Lets try a New Frontier
Why not use one of the spin-off Star Trek books like the New Frontier? MacKensie Calhoun would be great with all his crew containing different aliens,a Brikar, Janos, the Hermat to name a few. The well known Star Trek characters could be brought in briefly as well. Then there's E.P. Shelley who first appeared in the STNG Borg two parter. More

Posted by westiewalker at 20:47 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Move it on, don't look back
L: Organian I think the only way to destroy the Federation would be from within, and it wouldn't be destroyed, it would be radically changed. The superpowers of the Federation were always only Earth and Vulcan, apparently. hat's true, but then they are the founding members and the most powerful. But that doesn't mean they're the 'leaders'. The Federation is representitive of all members (much like U.N.). In fact, in DS9 the President is neither a human nor Vulcan. ngons would have More

Posted by HIM at 13:15 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Federation Time Ship
L: Alamazoo I always thought an interesting series (or movie) could be based around the Federation timeship that was shown in a voyager episode. These guys from the 27th or 28th century could go to any period in the star trek timeline. They could be the basis for stories that explore all of the Star Trek history and future. The feeling I got from the Federation time ship episode was that they usually are up against time paradoxes and alternate timelines caused by other people with the same More

Posted by Dragonfall 5 at 12:57 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Startrek Movie!!!
Oh yeah! Star Trek XI! Wow Im sad. Still this means I cannot complete my life long dream (as of 2005) to bring Star Trek back to TV .. just good. More

Posted by Ripper at 10:15 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Startrek Movie!!!
his was an accident. Didn't mean to post it 3 times. More

Posted by tvfreakazoid at 09:20 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Startrek Movie!!!
From what I read that the next startrek series is suppose to be further in the future, some where like the 28th or 29th century. They should base this movie in that timeline and they should start the movie and the movie would turn into the show. Similar with BSG. They had the mini-series and turned it into a show. But with startrek just go from the big screen to the TV show. That would be nice. But I also read the guy that runs viacom doesn't really care for Startrek. I think its Les moonves. I More

Posted by tvfreakazoid at 09:18 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Startrek Movie!!!
From what I read that the next startrek series is suppose to be further in the future, some where like the 28th or 29th century. They should base this movie in that timeline and they should start the movie and the movie would turn into the show. Similar with BSG. They had the mini-series and turned it into a show. But with startrek just go from the big screen to the TV show. That would be nice. But I also read the guy that runs viacom doesn't really care for Startrek. I think its Les moonves. I More

Posted by tvfreakazoid at 09:18 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Startrek Movie!!!
From what I read that the next startrek series is suppose to be further in the future, some where like the 28th or 29th century. They should base this movie in that timeline and they should start the movie and the movie would turn into the show. Similar with BSG. They had the mini-series and turned it into a show. But with startrek just go from the big screen to the TV show. That would be nice. But I also read the guy that runs viacom doesn't really care for Startrek. I think its Les moonves. I More

Posted by tvfreakazoid at 09:18 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Move it on, don't look back
I think the only way to destroy the Federation would be from within, and it wouldn't be destroyed, it would be radically changed. The superpowers of the Federation were always only Earth and Vulcan, apparently. The Klingons would have to demand a seat on the governing council. That would mean the Romulans would insist on being there, too. The Federation would never be the same, especially if the Ferengi could buy their way in. More

Posted by Organian at 06:37 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: NON-STARFLEET
A trek movie that isn't Starfleet based and has all new characters.... wouldn't be a Trek movie, would it? It would just be another sci-fi movie using the same level of technology. You might as well make it another Babylon-5. More

Posted by Organian at 06:23 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Many ways to go
1. If the script continues the ST universe, it should focus on the future and stay away from Kirk, who died in "Generations". Films 1-10 all moved into the future, you can't just throw it into reverse. DS9 ended and it wasn't clear if the Dominion war still on. The Dominion had been evicted from Cardassia, and the Founders were infected, but Odo was going to help them get over that. The Vorta, the Jemm Hadar and the Breen were still viable forces. Voyager had returned from the Del More

Posted by Organian at 06:07 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Federation Time Ship
I always thought an interesting series (or movie) could be based around the Federation timeship that was shown in a voyager episode. These guys from the 27th or 28th century could go to any period in the star trek timeline. They could be the basis for stories that explore all of the Star Trek history and future. The feeling I got from the Federation time ship episode was that they usually are up against time paradoxes and alternate timelines caused by other people with the same technology. A More

Posted by Alamazoo at 05:14 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

STAR TREK
What this movie needs to be is about moving foward, with DEEP SPACE 9 and Voyager.. TNG should of course have a small role in the movie, but the last 2 were duds. We have a Captain who has ascended to be a god.. That in itself is worthy of a movie.. A Cardassia that is in shambles after being occupied by the Dominion, THAT could be a great part of a movie as well.. I love KIRK & SPOCK, but Kirk was laid to rest a few movies ago, let it be.. More

Posted by Defiant_Doug at 05:05 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: STAR TREK
I totally agree with you on this. NON-STARFLEET. Starfleet is boring. More

Posted by tsalagi_man at 04:08 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Riker's "Twin" or Mirror Universe.
Maybe a movie about Riker's "Twin". Or maybe one about the Mirror Universe. More

Posted by tsalagi_man at 03:46 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

NON-STARFLEET
I would like to see a Trek movie that is not Strarfleet based. I want to see the civilians in the future. Maybe a movie about a privately owned ship with a owner that is not entirely above the law. All the cleancut Starfleet stuff is getting old. More

Posted by tsalagi_man at 03:42 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

NON-STARFLEET
I would like to see a Trek movie that is not Strarfleet based. I want to see the civilians in the future. Maybe a movie about a privately owned ship with a owner that is not entirely above the law. All the cleancut Starfleet stuff is getting old. More

Posted by tsalagi_man at 03:35 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

More TNG please...
I think the series should keep focus in the TNG characthers, maybe a story involving Riker and his own command, a more menacing threat even more powerful than the ], or bring back the agers" with fans and audiences it was becuase it borrowed heavily from ek IIere was no real need to kill Data... More

Posted by ryan12 at 03:14 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

More Next Generation please
I agree that the films should continue to look forward and not return to the cheesiness of the original series. I've loved all the films with the STNG cast and would love to see another one. I agree with a previous poster that it would be fabtastic to see a film detailing the downfall of the neo-Communist Federationand see the characters exploring a more individualist path. More

Posted by danielglennon at 02:21 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

More Next Generation please
I agree that the films should continue to look forward and not return to the cheesiness of the original series. I've loved all the films with the STNG cast and would love to see another one. I agree with a previous poster that it would be fabtastic to see a film detailing the downfall of the neo-Communist Federationand see the characters exploring a more individualist path. More

Posted by danielglennon at 02:20 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

Move it on, don't look back
If JJ Abrams will indeed helm the next movie, he needs to finish what John Logan started and completely destroy the Federation over the next two films, completing a trilogy, properly closing a generation and ending a Star Trek era. Only then will this franchise get a proper reboot. Can you imagine? Picard, in order to save Earth, must betray the Federation and cause it's collapse? Riker at his throat. Data re-emerging in B4 But wait... the Federation was still alive in All Good Things... man More

Posted by exfileme at 01:37 on 28 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: star trek=past serentiy=future
JJ needs to move on with trek, it has a rich universe to choose from. forget the past, lets see how starfleet goes in the future. if there was real justice Universal would get off their arses and shell out some more money for serenity 2. i hear it is doing really well on dvd sales. More

Posted by bupesh at 17:20 on 27 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: star trek=past serentiy=future
L: Dragonfall 5 L: Fluke Skywalker I say go far far into the future - say 2000 years after Next Generation. Make the ships sentient (ripping off Iain Banks), turn it completely upside down - make the humans now a bit evil (some sort of coup by right-wing Neo Con types) and base it on a state of the art ship that is captained by one of the good guys who is constantly battling against his superior officers and Starfleet code to impose his own will on missions undertaken! More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 16:50 on 27 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: star trek=past serentiy=future
L: Fluke Skywalker I say go far far into the future - say 2000 years after Next Generation. Make the ships sentient (ripping off Iain Banks), turn it completely upside down - make the humans now a bit evil (some sort of coup by right-wing Neo Con types) and base it on a state of the art ship that is captained by one of the good guys who is constantly battling against his superior officers and Starfleet code to impose his own will on missions undertaken! nds a bit like Babyl More

Posted by Kilo_T_Mortal at 13:17 on 27 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: It Won't Be Kirk And Spock
It's ekut not as we know it! More

Posted by Mason Verger at 13:16 on 27 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: It Won't Be Kirk And Spock
I've been watching the new series of 'Battlestar Galactica' recently - I'd never have thought they could have pulled it off, but the makers managed to turn a cheesy, out-dated sci-fi series into something with characters, intelligence and contemporary relevance. If Abrams goes that way - re-interpretation rather than strict adherence to the stolid original - then this could be worth watching. Although I don't know why they're bothering; I'd be happy if every other sci-fi show was cancelled to p More

Posted by hazyjane at 10:54 on 27 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: star trek=past serentiy=future
L: Fluke Skywalker I say go far far into the future - say 2000 years after Next Generation. Make the ships sentient (ripping off Iain Banks), turn it completely upside down - make the humans now a bit evil (some sort of coup by right-wing Neo Con types) and base it on a state of the art ship that is captained by one of the good guys who is constantly battling against his superior officers and Starfleet code to impose his own will on missions undertaken! sp; In other words More

Posted by Dragonfall 5 at 10:46 on 27 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: star trek=past serentiy=future
That would certainly create some more dramatic conflict, because Trek's immediately ideal world became a bit stale. Saving a lost ideal would be very interesting and revelant. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 21:23 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: star trek=past serentiy=future
I say go far far into the future - say 2000 years after Next Generation. Make the ships sentient (ripping off Iain Banks), turn it completely upside down - make the humans now a bit evil (some sort of coup by right-wing Neo Con types) and base it on a state of the art ship that is captained by one of the good guys who is constantly battling against his superior officers and Starfleet code to impose his own will on missions undertaken!   I sort of agree with making Serenity 2 More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 21:09 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

star trek=past serentiy=future
cant any1 see that star trek is horrendously outdated, for its time it was brilliant, but it is now been outshined by such genius as serenity and firefly. why not make serenity 2 instead? More

Posted by sedgbj at 20:31 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: kirk clan
Certainly I'd be curious to see Abrams pick up an abandoned script: they were working on a story regarding Kirk's ancestor in a trilogy against the Romulans... That's a darker and more epic Trek I'd like to see. More

Posted by doctorolorinbats1975 at 19:42 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

kirk clan
get the shat-ster to do the opening narration. "star date..... young hopefuls in the academy....blah blah". i agree with one of the messages further down, have it show a perspective of another crew who studied with kirk clan maybe one of the crews that kirk needed help from in a latter movie. although like most extra's on the show, you know they'll die at the end. More

Posted by kitch_i at 17:20 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

Roddenberry's Dream
I think there was a very good reason for Star Trek’s original popularity that had nothing to do with spaceships and aliens. Gene Roddenberry's original vision for Star Trek arose while Americans were being killed in a foreign war that was fought on false pretenses. He dreamed that one day rationality would conquer greed and self interest on Earth and conflict would move out to the stars. Decades later we find ourselves in almost the identical situation with even more destructive technolog More

Posted by Popa Pineapple at 17:18 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

The spirit of Star-Trek Has been Lost!!!!
Star trek isnt for everyone. everyone knows OF star trek but...unsuppriseingly, not everyone watches it...Enterprise was shit because it tried to appeal to to many people...and hence...it was terrible. Star trek creaters need to remember who watches star-trek....the geeks...WE ARE THE MARKET!!!! Never forget that Paramount! make something WE want to watch More

Posted by Boorerville at 17:17 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

I want Sixties' Design.....
Bring back the Sixties' uniforms, psychedelic planets and aliens. Man, space never seemed such an arena of exploration than it did in The Original Series. I say, lose the dull politics and diplomacy of the Next Gen. WE DEMAND ALL THAT WAS LOST AFTER THE 3rd SERIES OF TOS WAS COMPLETED!!!! More

Posted by El-Branden Brazil at 12:44 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

RE: STAR TREK
In my opinion they should show a different side to the Star Trek universe. We've always been with a Starfleet crew, be it on the flagship of the Federation (Original Series, Next Gen and Enterprise), a space station (DS9) or a lost ship (Voyager). How about going the Firefly/Serenity route? Set it on a small ship under the control of a maverick captain with a disperate crew. Obviously the Federation wouldn't represent the ulterialistic Allience of Firefly/Serenity, rather a more light hearted b More

Posted by HIM at 10:56 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

STAR TREK
Hey, folks, Mark here. If J.J. Abrams isn't lying. This reboot might work. I don't see how a new film can resolve around KIRK, SPOCK and MCCOY. It simply will not work by my estimation. If you have characters that are descendants of them, then it may work. Otherwise I'll say it again, This Trek film should be about a new ship and crew, NOT SEEING KIRK, SPOCK AND MCCOY's days when they were young. More

Posted by MRBSQUINT at 00:56 on 26 April 2006 | Report This Post

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