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Rumor Mill: Trek XI Script Review; Plot Details

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Ain’t It Cool News

The guys at AICN posted a series of rumors from several sources (some more trusted than others) concerning the upcoming Star Trek XI project headed up by J.J. Abrams.


Needless to say, SPOILERS abound after the jump!

The first rumor confirms one we and others reported last week that proposes a revelation of how Kirk beat the Kobayashi Maru:

The character of young Kirk is a travesty. He’s the bad boy of the Academy, which is consistent in many ways, but the whole “Kobayashi” matter is overtly ridiculous. It turns Kirk into the worst scourge of all of Starfleet! At his graduation there are actual protestors outside the ceremony carrying signs stating: KIRK CHEATED! Talk about on the nose. They probably look like striking writers.

Also it seems the villains of the next film are not only Romulans, but Romulans from the future who have ventured back to no doubt defeat the Federation inn its infancy:

There’s a lot of action in this piece, which is welcome, but the Romulan villains are perfunctory. My problem with time travel bad guys is what’s to prevent them from looping back and trying their plan again and again whenever they fail?

There’s also some attention given to the set pieces to be used in the film:

…you always have the feeling that there is a discrepancy between the size of the space ships of the Federation and the locations where most of the scenes have been shot. In other words, the Bridge is more like a living room and does not match the size nor style of gigantic size of the Enterprise at all. It is certainly unbelievable because it’s mostly the only place we get to see (and of course three or four other places, but all in all just 1 percent of the ship, I presume).

We’ll, this movie is gonna end all that for sure. The “stage play” and Disney like nature of the TV episodes is gone, the “we’ll only show you three locations but trust me, this really is a gigantic spaceship we’re flying around in”-feeling will also be gone. I would argue that this movie is making use of the Star Wars like decors (as implemented later in the sequels and used immediately in the prequels) therefore expanding the universe more directly…

And finally, about that new look of the Enterprise:

By the way when I saw the new look of the Enterprise, I just wanted to go out and buy a model kit of that or something. I’m quite sure it will get as much positive response as the Millennium Falcon did. Yes, the stuff is that detailed.

The bottom line for the script of Trek XI?

The problem with the script is all its blatant inconsistency with things in the TREK canon, not to be innovative… but because Kurtzman and Orci are lousy writers and have zero feel for Roddenberry’s universe…(Forgive me, wasn’t the Enterprise built in space and not Area 51?)…It’s remarkably unintelligent makes the TRANSFORMERS script read like Shakespeare.