One of the most anticipated movies of 2013 is J.J. Abrams’ follow-up to Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness. The sequel film to the widely popular reboot, Star Trek, has been four years in the making. There has been a lot going on with the crew of the Starship Enterprise between films, and the people behind the new film want to let audiences and fans know that this crew isn’t the same crew as in the first film, or even the original TV series.
In a new interview, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman explains how the crew has changed between Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. When we first met the crew of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, they were still students at Starfleet Academy and their mission to save the planet Vulcan threw them into a situation they weren’t prepared for. In Star Trek Into Darkness, Kurtzman explains how the crew would make the transition between films:
The assumption that we did they we did not want to make was that just because Kirk’s in the chair, and they’re on the Bridge together, that they’re the crew that you remember from the original series. They’re not. The crew from the original series had gone on many, many journeys, they were a well-oiled machine in terms of how they function, and these characters are still figuring out who they are, and who they are to each other.
It will be interesting to see how the crew of the Enterprise will work in a new dynamic. There was a lot of conflict between Captain Kirk and Spock in the first film, so we can probably expect more sparring between the two in the sequel. Of course, the plot and mission of Star Trek Into Darkness is shrouded in mystery, so it’s unclear what exactly the new film will have in store for audiences and fans of the series. Even the villain of the film is still unknown.
Star Trek Into Darkness opens in theaters everywhere on May 17, 2013, in 3D and IMAX.