No Villain for Star Trek Sequel? I Vote Yes!


Caught a bit of news today on the geektastic site that got my Vulcan ears perked up! Apparently in a recent interview with Collider, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the writers behind this summer’s Trek reboot are entertaining a couple different notions in regards to the upcoming sequel, namely..

the exploration sci-fi plot where the unknown and nature itself is somehow an adversary or the villain model

I really hope they go with the former idea! I’m a fairly recent Star Trek fan and what impressed me the most with both the first film and the fourth was that there was no real villain. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good age old struggle between good and evil and all the entertaining violence that ensues as much as the next guy. I was always more of a Star Wars kinda guy after all. However, I found one of the most unique and inspiring elements that Star Trek had to offer was the notion that their adventure and struggle comes out of being challenged by something larger than themselves that they don’t understand rather than just duking it out with some madman set on revenge or galactic domination.

The purest intent of Star Trek is to stand as a shining beacon for what humanity could accomplish. Rather than a dystopian warning, it presents to us the possibilities of a vibrant golden age. So instead of continuing to espouse a universe where beings are still locked into a kill or be killed battle for survival, I think the best way to fulfill that legacy would be to inspire audiences with the thrilling and mind-blowing challenges of exploring the mysteries that lie in the fringes and frontiers of space and consciousness itself!

Now that is a future worth aspiring to!


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