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Orci Trek 3 Hints

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In a new podcast interview, Star Trek 3 Director Roberto Orci gave hints about what to expect in the movie.

The topics included where the adventure will take place, and what aliens might be seen.

Fans should expect Kirk and crew to do more exploring in deep space this time around. “In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started,” said Orci. “The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters than you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.”

Fans should expect new aliens in Star Trek 3. “We have discussed [the challenges of creature design],” said Orci. “The advantage we have is there is new technology available. Even though I am a fan and I know J.J. is a fan of as much practical sets and creature design you can do, we can also augment it with the technology that exists today, CGI. So in a way we have a freedom that is a little bit unexplored. I hope to do that in the next Star Trek.”

What about revisiting the Romulans and Klingons? “Because this is an alternative universe I think we can choose,” said Orci. “I don’t feel the pressure to revisit anyone or not. We are lucky that way, but we have the ability to cherry pick what has become before. It will depend on what serves the story best.’

The full hour-long interview from the Nerdist Network, Humans from Earth, can be found here.

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16 thoughts on “Orci Trek 3 Hints

  1. Oh! Oh! Oh! I know! The ship is warping to the source of waves of time displacement that threaten to destroy the galaxy, like the explosion of the romulan sun once did. Stay with me now. They find the planet and just as they enter orbit a wave hits the ship blows away Lt Cupcake. McCoy comes to the bridge to inject Khan blood into him to bring him back to life when the ship is hit by another wave and MCCoy is accidently injected. Original so far, yes? McCoy becomes a Superman and kicks the ass of everyone on the ship before beaming down to the source of the time displacement. Kirk of course wakes up first only to find Spock and Uhura already awake and making out. He leads a landing party to the planet to look for McCoy when McCoy comes out of nowhere and jumps thru a big rock with a hole in the middle thats emminating lens flares. Suddenly, the crew is alone in the universe. To be contiuned. Maybe

  2. No way! I’m pulling a Rodenberry and changing it just enough so neither Harlen nor JJ nor anyone from the JJverse gets a dime 😉

  3. Don’t worry, he lives. Nurse Chapel arrives from Sickbay soon after everyone wakes up wearing only a thong and pasties and injects him with Khan blood, thus bringing his cold, dead body back to life. He awakens in a rage and screams out “Cuuuuuuuuuuuuupcaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!”

  4. Genuinely new aliens would be quite welcome … and all the more welcome if they were friendly or neutral and not mustache-twirling villains.

  5. With originality like this, I simply cannot believe you aren’t working in the motion picture industry already.
    Say, on something like Star Trek: Into Nemesis Darkness.

  6. If Mr. Orci can make a decent Trek movie (TWOK or First Contact-worthy), then my hat will be off to him, because it is my view, from a fundamental story-telling structure, that Star Trek is simply not really “blockbuster movie” material, it is “first-rate TV show” material. I think the results bear that out. ..
    As to the movie itself, the plot will be the plot, whatever it is, but my main hope is that someone realizes that in the real world, the current Kirk has been getting by on luck and would be someone I would honestly expect to get morted fairly soon. I certainly wouldn’t give him a command, having little faith in him. (This is not about the actor, it is about the writing. I thought some things were getting close to “fanfic as done for the HuffPo crowd”, where the hero makes blunder after blunder and yet somehow easily wins. And don’t get me started on the idea that an organization that had its roots fighting Romulans in a knockdown-dragout fight is something everybody in Kirk’s time considers just a glorified disaster relief agency. That’s just someone’s not well thought out current desires projecting into fiction, and I protest. Those fighting ISIS would too, but they are too busy being crucified at the moment.)

  7. You’re getting ahead of the story. I was thinking of having a Khan/Dredd battle in there somewhere after McCoy loses his memory and dons battle armour he finds laying around in the past ;). But feel free to pick the story up 🙂

  8. The real ST3 hints go something like: “It’ll be a movie…it’ll run about 120 minutes…it’ll cost about a hundred mil but probably more…it’ll annoy a lot of people as we further plunder the original ST franchise and twist it to suit ourselves…it’ll make a lot of money off the dumb people who like big effects and chases and lots of explosions…we will keep making crappy movies and tv shows…oh, and f u people who don’t like it.”
    Yeah, something like that.

  9. I just about gagged on my gagh laughing at your handle. Too bad you’ve already killed the account.

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