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BREAKING: Star Trek Sequel Tentatively Set for June 29th, 2012 January 8, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

JJ Abrams has already been on the record saying that the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek should arrive in the Summer of 2012, but when? TrekMovie has confirmed with trusted sources that today the team behind the film decided to shoot for mid-Summer, with June 29, 2012 penciled in as the tentative date, setting the movie up for a big 4th of July opening.


June 29, 2012 – Star Trek returns (again)
The decision to set the release of the Star Trek sequel to mid Summer 2012 was made today and TrekMovie learned of it only moments ago.’s Alex Billington has also just Tweeted the June 29th date, and today the date has also been set on the Box Office Mojo release schedule.

Originally the hope was that the Star Trek sequel would arrive in the Summer of 2011. In March 2009 Paramount tried to jump the gun by signing on the writers (Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof). However in the ensuing months the Summer of 2011 has become very crowded, and the schedules for the Star Trek team (especially JJ Abrams) has got even more crowded.

The new date increases the chances for JJ Abrams to direct the film. Abrams has stated he hopes to direct another film this year. The earlier the date, the less the of a chance for him to direct.

As for competition, as of now there are no other movies slated for June or July 2012. Friday June 29th gives Star Trek Something Something a great spot to take advantage of the July 4th Holiday in the US, the 4th falls on the following Wednesday.

This is a developing story, so keep your browsers tuned to TrekMovie for more updates on the development and production schedule for the next Star Trek.      



1. Spockette - January 8, 2010


2. Daniel Broadway - January 8, 2010


3. siphunclekaiju54 - January 8, 2010

4th of July weekend, that’s pretty much the best date they could’ve grabbed.

This movie’s gonna be big

4. Spockette - January 8, 2010

May Star Trek live long, and and continue to prosper! Good news Anthony, thanks for the update!

5. RNase-free Jeff - January 8, 2010

Exciting news once again! It’s great to see Paramount trusting Star Trek with not just a summer release, but a mid-summer release. It’s too bad it isn’t coming out in summer 2011, but I think I can be patient as long as they take the extra time to put a dynamite script together.

Will it be about Klingons? Or the Gorn? Or even Trelane? All I know is, as long as there’s some Kirk-Fu, I’m going to be super pumped for this movie.

P.S. I really think J.J. Abrams should be getting some award attention for his directing job with Star Trek. He did a fabulous job and I was amazed with how much ingenuity he used when filming some of the scenes (just watch the special features, it’s pretty cool). Lens flares or bust, baby!

6. CardassiaPrimera - January 8, 2010

Excellent, yessssssss.

7. Captain Jack Bauer - January 8, 2010

Um, typo in the title. Says July instead of June.

Otherwise, very happy about this. Even though it is 898 days away…

8. CmdrR - January 8, 2010

6 days after my 50th birthday.
Thank You, JJ!

9. CmdrR - January 8, 2010

Or a month before… depending on whether you mean June or July.

Either’s great news.

10. Anthony Pascale - January 8, 2010

sorry about the June/July thing it is June 29th.

11. rebecca - January 8, 2010

It’s not a typo, guys: June 29, the end of June, just preceding July 4.

12. richpit - January 8, 2010

It’s kind of far away, but I’m confident that it will be worth the wait.

13. zanzibar - January 8, 2010

Are the principal actors committed to the sequel? How does that work? I was wondering, since it seems Zoe Saldana’s career is taking off, whether other interests could intervene..for example. That could happen with any of the core crew. Or could it?

14. Charles Trotter - January 8, 2010

Hey, I tweeted this about three hours ago (, lol! Oh, well, glad to see it’s confirmed and official. :)

15. Captain April - January 8, 2010

Cool, a new Star Trek for my Birthday June 29!!!

16. Charla a long time STAR TREK FAN - January 8, 2010

YAY!! Can’t wait, but glad to hear a date announced. Also so happy to hear JJ, Bob and Alex will be on board too-

Thanks Anthony and

#13 The prinipal actors are committed to 2 more movies. :D

17. Captain Dunzel - January 8, 2010

Great! One more Trek before the EOTWAWKI (silly Mayans). I vote for a Dr. Lester-as-tranny plot.

18. Michael DeSanto - January 8, 2010

Am I the only one that thinks “Star Trek: Something Something” is a great title?

19. Charles Trotter - January 8, 2010

Hmm, link was wrong and screwed up, let’s try that again:

20. Charles Trotter - January 8, 2010

13. zanzibar — The principal actors (Pine, Quinto, Saldana, Urban, Yelchin, Cho, and Pegg) are all contracted to do two more movies.

18. Michael DeSanto — I prefer Star Trek 2: Enterprise Boogaloo :)

21. ryanhuyton - January 8, 2010

Great date! I’m all for it! Less competition, bigger piece of the money pie!
Unless “Breaking Dawn” or “Spider Man 4″ open on that date as well.
But here’s hoping!

22. Gary A. Neumann - January 8, 2010


23. Mario - January 8, 2010

man, here we go again… new ARG… i hope the original ARG players are still around….

24. General Martok - January 8, 2010

Dang, exactly a month after my birthday. Any chance to bump that day back 31 days or so?…

25. fansince66 - January 8, 2010

To go off, on a tangent,
I was thinking to myself that I would like to see a return to the “smooth-head” Klingons & see them have an elite, aristocratic nature; just like the squire of gothos (but with a less comical/more serious nature). Is that perverse, or what?

26. RoobyDoo - January 8, 2010

Given this year’s Oscar contenders, the sequel should be called “Star Trek: Way Up”.

27. Devon - January 8, 2010

Round 2… Here we go people!!!!!!!

28. Syn4Ever - January 8, 2010

We now have a release date! Let the sequel rumors commence!

29. ryanhuyton - January 8, 2010

The next movie should be “Star Trek 12: At World’s End On Independence Day 2012″.

30. Jeff - January 8, 2010

NO Shatner

31. B4 - January 8, 2010


32. VOODOO - January 8, 2010

^ Yes Shatner

33. VOODOO - January 8, 2010

Great news… Anybody have an idea when it would start shooting?

34. Christine - January 8, 2010

Woohoo! It’s tentative… but it’s something!!

Can’t wait, Supreme Court. :D

35. Penhall - January 8, 2010

I second the “Yes Shatner” post!!!

36. ryanhuyton - January 8, 2010

I’m in the “yes, if the cameo fits the story” camp regarding Shatner as well as the “no, if you can’t fit him in, don’t shoehorn him in” camp.

37. Commodore Redshirt - January 8, 2010

Ah yes! Another day to look forward to! And now all the fun of speculation!

38. Valar1 - January 8, 2010

Awesome, great news, now put up a countdown clock tootsweet!

39. Phasers On Stun - January 8, 2010

I second the “No Shatner” post!

40. Autumn of 76 - January 8, 2010

WOOOO CANT WAIT, it will be good to have a REAL TREK production in just 2 and half years.

So much more exiciting than stupid crappy fan productions

41. HubcapDave - January 8, 2010

Now I know where I will be on my 43rd birthday!

42. Bob - January 8, 2010

Terrific news!!

Something to look forward to. Can’t wait.

43. Rocket Scientist - January 9, 2010

40. Wow, such unkindness toward the efforts of people who put a lot of heart and soul into their Trek projects. Come on. They’re not canon and nobody’s forcing you to endure them. If fan productions don’t float your boat, at least steer clear and wish them well.

44. ryanhuyton - January 9, 2010

#40 Yeah, we already know what you think about fan productions. I doubt James Cawley and others will change their style to suit your “taste”. When you insult fan productions, you insult a lot of fans with your rhetoric. Jeez.

45. Alf, in pog form - January 9, 2010

Can’t they go back in time and bring it out now instead?

46. Blake Powers - January 9, 2010

I just bought 8 tickets for that date. I hope the reporting is accurate. This is the crack I needed to get me re addicted to this website. I’ve kinda been a casual user, now I’m stepping into full blown inject into my veins mode. I’m chasing the dragon.

47. Terence T - January 9, 2010

Alright! Now I have Something Something to look forward to! :)

48. DJT - January 9, 2010


Nice. That’s what the movie should be called. Star Trek: TEOTWAWKI.

Can’t wait for all the news, Trekmovie.

49. U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 - January 9, 2010

I liked Trek XI but I hope Trek XII gonna be better!

50. Gorn Captain - January 9, 2010

40. Was that cheap shot at all fan films really called for? Some of the people who make them regularly post to this site. Hell, some of those “stupid crappy fan productions” as you call them, have helped out the big boys over at Paramount over the years.

If you don’t like them, nobody’s holding a phaser to your head forcing you to watch them. ;)

51. Will_H - January 9, 2010

Not gonna lie kinda bummed but at least this time theyre being honest and not gonna BS us like they did with the christmas 08 bit.

52. Anthony Thompson - January 9, 2010

8 months down. 29 months+ to go. That’s *good* news?

53. Jack - January 9, 2010

50. Ditto.

54. Admiral Grand - January 9, 2010

Here we go again! Fire up you’re trusty countdown clocks fellow Trekkies, it’s once again time to sit down and wait. It seems like only yesterday that the first yellow and blue poster appeared and old (may it rest in peace) announced that paramount had greenlit a new movie. I dont think I can handle another two years of the nail biting suspense, and sleepless nights awake and the computer searching for some small glimer of info!!!

:) All jokeing aside, if any of the big wigs are reading, you guys did a helluva job on the last one. Thank you for breathing new life into our beloved franchise. Keep on doing whatever it was you did the last time. You’ve got our stamp of approval. No worrying about what’s going to become of Star Trek like last time. It will be nice to just be excited for the next film . Can’t wait to see it!

55. Zminus10 - January 9, 2010

June 29th, 2012 will also be the 5th anniversary of the release of the iPhone.

56. Sxottlan - January 9, 2010

Going for the 4th of July holiday. Nice!

57. Charles Trotter - January 9, 2010


A movie set for the summer of one year typically films between summer and fall of the previous year. So, shooting would probably start between May and July 2011 and conclude in October or November the same year.

46. Blake Powers

What do you mean? Whatever you mean, hope you can get a refund on those tickets. This release date is only tentative and is *very* likely to change between now and then.

38. Valar1 & 54. Admiral Grand

Well, it’s a bit too early to start countdown clocks. There’s no guarantee the movie will remain at this date. It depends on many things, the main one being what movies other studios decide to release that day or on the weekends before and after it.

58. captain_neill - January 9, 2010

Cool, bit of a long wait but cool that Star Trek will be back with another movie.

I for one am hopingfor a stronger story next time and a better realised Engine Room.

I have accepted the film is an alternate universe and that the Trek I like still exists.

Just PLEASE DON’T do Khan. I feel it would be injustice to redo Khan. If there is one thing that annoys me it is reamkes of everything.

59. Shatner_Fan_Prime - January 9, 2010

AICN is reporting May 29 (I’m sure thye’re wrong).

And 3 years is too long between films.

60. ryanhuyton - January 9, 2010

#57 Well, Blake Powers did say he’s on “crack”. Heh heh!

But not the same kind that #40 is apparently snorting.

61. screaming satellite - January 9, 2010

so whats Trek ‘2’ up against summer 2012 then? –

Avengers we know for sure – 4th may

Batman 3? (bound to be out then)

Indy 5? (Ford aint getting any younger)

Singers X Men First Class or Wolverine 2? (cant see both coming out the same year…and has Singers BSG dropped off the radar now hes doing X Men or is there a chance hed do that first for summer 2012?)

Ghostbusters 3? (although i think summer 2011 has been mentioned for this but i cant see where if so – summer 2011 is way crowded)

new Superman? (probably at least 2013 for that though)

MI 4? (although i think i read its being aimed for 2011 – maybe xmas id have thought – maybe it’ll be up against Bond 23 if so)

Alien 5? (again probably 2011)

62. Holger - January 9, 2010

Couldn’t care less.

63. none - January 9, 2010

Looking forward to this new “Wrath of Khan” version, with George Lopez as Khan. Other rumors concern a later Trelane-related movie with Sean Hayes.

64. jas_montreal - January 9, 2010

looks like they’ve got the ball rolling !

Its still a long way to go though, lol.

2.5 year wait…

65. S. John Ross - January 9, 2010

It’ll be interesting to see what films get stacked against it on the same weekend.

66. CarlG - January 9, 2010

It’s gonna be a loooong wait… :D

67. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - January 9, 2010

It is a long time to wait, but I like the commitment…

We’ll probably all start to notice the age difference in the actors, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since most of them may have looked “too young” for the parts (I didn’t actually think so, personally, to be honest). The only ones that could be bad for are Urban and Pegg, but hopefully they’ll look about the same (Urban in particular keeps himself in good shape, so the age difference should be negligible).

68. Odo - January 9, 2010

but it is too long, I can not resist! :(((((

69. Flake - January 9, 2010

Start the countdown clock!!!!!! Whooooohoooo!

Here we go again!

70. Lauren - January 9, 2010

What ages will the actors be in 2012 when they are in the sequel

71. Lauren - January 9, 2010

I can’t wait let the sequel rumours commence

72. Charles Trotter - January 9, 2010

Boborci, if you’re reading, here are some of the things I (and I believe many people here) would like to see in the sequel:

1. A stronger story that does not rely quite as heavily on contrivances, apparent coincidences, or overused plot devices
2. A fully realized set for the main engine room (I know you don’t really control that part, but if you could pass it on, that would be great :-P)
3. More of the Pike-Kirk teacher-student/father-son relationship
4. Nurse Chapel, Yeoman Rand, and Transporter Chief Kyle
5. KLINGONS! (If you can guys can work Victor Garber into the sequel, great!)

Also, it might not hurt to add a quick but logical explanation as to why Kirk went straight from cadet-lieutenant to captain in such a short time. Something that will make such a quick and important promotion more believable.

73. Scooter - January 9, 2010

No Kahn, NO Shatner!! Make it new, creative and original. Keep moving forward with the story line and characters. No more looking back and quit the time-travel stuff. Been there and done that too many times. Looking forward to summer 2012. Hopefully the movie will come out before the world ends.

74. Charles Trotter - January 9, 2010

59. Shatner_Fan_Prime — AICN is incorrect, and a number of people have already pointed out the error on the site.

70. Lauren — By June 2012, the actors’ ages will be as follows: Chris Pine, 31; Zachary Quinto, 35; Bruce Greenwood, 55; Karl Urban, 40; Zoe Saldana, 34; Simon Pegg, 42; John Cho, 40; Anton Yelchin, 23

75. screaming satellite - January 9, 2010

wonder if tParamount is planning anything special for the 30th anniversary of TWOK?

although they’ve sort of done everything recently – comic, dolls, phasers DC etc

maybe a IMAX re-release with new FX like Star Wars 97….(although dosnt need it does it)

76. I'm Dead Jim - January 9, 2010

BRING ON THE KLINGONS!!!!! I don’t care what their heads look like, although, I would prefer at least The Undiscovered Country-type ridges.

77. I'm Dead Jim - January 9, 2010

Oh, and lavender-purple blood!

78. Crusade2267 - January 9, 2010

That’s my 4th wedding aniversary! Good thing I married someone who is fast becoming a Trekkie, as well as my favorite Trek Viewing partner!

79. fansince66 - January 9, 2010

I second your #3 & #5! We must have Klingons (smooth or bumpy)!

80. screaming satellite - January 9, 2010

so 2012 is TWOKs 30th..but what else?

25th anniversary of TNG

10th anniversary of Nemesis

81. The First Son of Krypton - January 9, 2010

Victor Garber to reprise (sorta) his role from the first film would be AWESOME.

But I wont be naive enough to hope beyond hope he or even the kilngons will make an appearance at all… Whatever happens will Happen, and hopefully, for a reason :)

82. Captain Janeway - January 9, 2010

OMG, that’s 2 days before my birthday!!!! *does the happy dance* :D

83. BiggestTOSfanever - January 9, 2010

I don’t know if I can survive that long.
To: Boborci if you read this pleeaase no Shatner and no Khan!!!

84. Mel - January 9, 2010

I still hope they change the date and show the movie at the end of 2011 or at the beginning of 2012. There will be a lot of other good movies in the summer of 2012. They should avoid this strong competition. Then it would be especially easier to attract international viewers who otherwise often prefer another blockbuster movie if they have the choice.

The actors are also not getting younger. I hope they will do more than three movies with them, so I think it would be best if the movies are shown fast after each other. Otherwise they will be quite old in later movies.

And I don’t want to wait so long! ;-)

85. SebiMeyer - January 9, 2010

Ah crap. That means if my theory holds true that there is going to be at least one more movie before Paramount/CBS/WhoeverHoldsTheRightsThen will consider a new Trek TV show, it will be at least 3-4 years before Trek comes back to the smalls screen, where it truly belongs.

86. P Technobabble - January 9, 2010

It’s gonna be a long two and a half years…………..

87. nerdinpink - January 9, 2010

Yay! I’m so excited!

*nerdinpink does her happy dance*

88. Craiger - January 9, 2010

I guess this means no new Trek series until 2013? Their is a rumor going around that CBS did a deal with Paramount not to do a new Trek TV series until after the sequel premiered.

89. Ralph F - January 9, 2010

Time to add a new tab at the top of the page’s layout. And I think “STAR TREK SOMETHING SOMETHING” is genius, in the same way I wanted “USS SPOCK’S TIME SHIP” and “SPOCKTIMUS PRIME”.

90. GCL - January 9, 2010

I’ll wait another year for an Abrams Trek movie.

91. Ralph F - January 9, 2010

PS: Bring on the Klingons and don’t rehash a movie story (Khan, I’m looking at you).

Now, a movie that mixes a few storylines from TOS — The Doomsday Machine and a Klingon incursion of sorts — would be neat. And lots of little allusions to stories — such as Kirk and Spock discussing missions (that we would recognize from TOS) that had occurred between the end of the 2009 movie and SOMETHING SOMETHING would be nerdgasm-worthy; like, “Spock, do you remember what Balok told us of the First Federation when we were aboard the Fesarius?” (To which Spock would naturally reply, “Of course.”)

But, I swear by all that’s holy, if I see one hint of a Borg, I’m going to get in my car and drive to Cali and do some damage.

92. fansince66 - January 9, 2010

Yeah about Kirk’s quick promotion; This explanation should come straight from the lips of Admiral Pike, in some classy restaurant scene conversation, with some high-ranking, bureaucratic, hide-bound admiral.

93. Darren - January 9, 2010

It’s a shame we have to wait another year on top of what we hoped, but I’m sure the rumours and general other films will keep us occupied until then.

94. zanzibar - January 9, 2010

#13 Thanks for your response. I suppose it was an uninformed question, but to me 2012 seems so far away and much could happen with these actors. It’s very different with TOS and TNG actors, whose Trek roles were, to that point in their careers, the biggest & most consistent thing they’d ever done. Excepting Stewart who had a long run with Royal Shakespeare, but not a huge “mass market” shaker.

Nice scoop, Anthony ::P, what a good job you do. A very model of a modern major general.

95. Shadowcat - January 9, 2010

Great news! I love the new cast and I am so looking forward to the next Star Trek film in 2012!

96. captain_neill - January 9, 2010

This is great that there is a future for Trek, but until I hear what the writers plan for the next movie I will wait patiently and watch other Trek shows, I love Trek and I am glad that Abrams did a great job making it resonate in popular culture again. Yes he made changes that annoyed me but I still liked the film for what it was.

I guess i also dont want to read too much into things, if I read too much I could end up ranting angrily about further changes that the Abrams makes.

Sorry he did a good job but still not a big fan of him. Als I am concerned the writers might do a Transformers 2 with their script and look how awful that movie was.

I want a stronger plot, a film that feels more Star Trek than Star Wars. Still have action but a stronger story to go with it would be excellent, a story unique to Trek. I don’t Khan in there, the last two films have visited The Wrath of Khan and it is a waste if the writers just end up using Khan just because he is the most popular villain.

Star Trek is more than just Khan and the Borg. Please remember this.

97. captain_neill - January 9, 2010

But I am not the only one to have gripes with the changes that Abrams made?

98. Lauren - January 9, 2010

will the filming start next year oh this is exciting

99. xai - January 9, 2010

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Try that one Bob O

100. Thomas Jensen - January 9, 2010

Wow, three years between movies. Let’s hope the next one takes place three years later, not making the same mistake that STTMP made. If they continue with one every three years or so, then the characters certainly can mature and grow in each outting.

Perhaps the writers should map out what they’d like to do for three or four movies ahead, so everyone can get going faster. I’d like to see them every two years, make six (or more) movies and move on.

The first six original series movies started in 1979 and ended in 1991. I like these actors, I’d like to see ’em finish off the ‘parallel universe’ saga Star Trek together, with all movies connected or semi-connected in a nice neat package of adventures which all make sense individually and together, much like a season in television.

101. VZX - January 9, 2010

Awesome! Now, here’s hoping that there can be a chance for some small-screen Trek in the interim. I would hope for a cool animated series set in the JJ-verse. OR a DS9 mini-series on SyFy. OR a Titan direct-to video movie.

Anyway, I am sooo looking forward to 2012 and Star Trek 09 part 2!

102. Phil - January 9, 2010

Cool a firm date. Now I can start the countdown clock for when all the b******g and moaning from the “canon”ista’s will wind down….

103. Blake Powers - January 9, 2010

Ok, those 8 tickets I bought was actually just a package of wrigleys spearmint gum. Apparently I halleucinate when I inject directly to my veins. Regardless I’m still excited.

104. Techtrekker - January 9, 2010

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

BobOrci please no Kahn, no Shatner, no Borg…

But how about a strange new world in 3D? I personally would like to see tribbles roll around the theatre. Just sayin… :-)


105. Mij Gnol - January 9, 2010

Probably not a “new” thought, but I enjoyed Greenwood’s Pike… I’d like to see him in the next movie. What if he became the antagonist somehow? It would be a “new” story, which most of the fans seem to want, but would include Greenwood without robbing screentime from the rest of the core crew. Maybe it could be a variant on Talos and invlove the Prime Directive?

It’s fun to think about! Looking forward to what they come up with!!! : )

106. jas_montreal - January 9, 2010

@ 104.

Wouldn’t the production cost be extremely high if it was shot in 3d ? Because they would have to create all the CGI shots in 3-d too. I think Avatar had an enormous budget because of that.

I’m not sure though…

107. jas_montreal - January 9, 2010

@ 104.

If boborci and alex chose to do something original…. like in transformers 2 (The fallen was never done in transformers canon)….. JUST DON’T MAKE A SHITTY SCRIPT !

Gosh, Transformers 2 sucked.

108. Christine - January 9, 2010

#97 :: I’m a firm supporter of Abrams and his whole team, but I do have a couple gripes… The death of Amanda Grayson, the fact that Vulcan no longer exists, the fact that the Romulans weren’t awesome enough in ST09, the weird relationship between Spock and Uhura…

But there have certainly been things that have bothered me in all the other movies, so in that sense, I’m not terribly concerned about Abrams’ Trek. All in all, I’m really happy with what he’s done for the franchise.

109. Cheve - January 9, 2010

Wouldn’t it be great if the movie is finally really called “Star Trek Something Something”?

110. Christine - January 9, 2010

#109 :: I don’t know, “Star Trek: THE Something Something” might be better.

(The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The FInal Frontier, The Undiscovered Country.. I think you get the picture.)

111. McCoy's Gall Bladder - January 9, 2010

I hope they remake “Spock’s Brain”

112. VeratheGun - January 9, 2010

*sigh* 2012 hurts my feelings.

113. denny cranium - January 9, 2010

2 and a half years? (groan)

C’mon Paramount throw us a direct to dvd bone!

A guy wearing a gold shirt?

114. the Quickening - January 9, 2010

Since I believe it was producing concurrently running movies and TV series that helped run TREK into the ground anyway, I’m happy for this.

115. Pizza - January 9, 2010

Too long!

All the players are set, they still (probably) have a lot of the sets they can use from the first movie. I’m sure the script has been started. Filming could start THIS summer.

JJ is NOT the only capable director on the planet. (Sorry JJ nothing personal).

Had they released the first one on the original on 12/25/08 we might be talking about 12/25/10 or summer of 2011 release.

Yes, I’m anxious, so what?

BTW, JJ, if you do the next one, enough of the lens flares.

116. captain_neill - January 9, 2010

Transformers 2 is the film that does not give me faith in Orci and Kurtzman.

It was a film that was terrible. I hope they wipe that from thier minds before they write this movie.

117. jonboc - January 9, 2010

#115 JJ is NOT the only capable director on the planet.”

Maybe not, but he’s proven himself to be the best man suited for taking on the sequel. The man knows STar Trek. To quote Nimoy, he “gets it.” More please.

118. Ran - January 9, 2010

@ 177

The only thing JJ gets is how to make blockbusters for young moviegoers.
He makes money for the studios and that is what so important in this day and age. Try to read the script on its own, separated from the action and you will see how dumb the movie is. There are many other serious directors who would have raised the level of the script and dialog but then the studios would have deemed the movie too cerebral for the young kids.

JJ made a fast paced, dumb action oriented film. This is what people want and this is what they got. I wouldn’t be surprised if the sequel will have the same feel to it.

119. captain_neill - January 9, 2010

JJ Abrams is a prob the logical person to direct the new series of films since he set the feel of the new series but please don’t think that no one else can do it, Trek was there for 40 years without Abrams and it will go after him.

He knows what works for the mainstream in regards to Trek but I would not say he knows Star Trek, he captured the spirit of adventure of Trek but there were times he was channelling Star Wars rather than Star Trek.

the move away from the darker fell was welcome. But JJ ABrams being hailed as this messiah is hard to fathom.

120. C.S. Lewis - January 9, 2010

Splendid – three years in which they can (1) find something meaningful to say to the audience (2) pretend StarTrek90210 never happened and (3) purchase cameras with decently coated lenses.

C.S. Lewis

121. McCoy's Gall Bladder "I only use it for medicinal purposes" - January 9, 2010

CS Lewis,

On the DVD commentary, Abrams flat out says he added the lensflares to create the atmosphere of an “alternate” universe. In the “making of” video there’s a midget with a flash light waving it directly into the camera while JJ drums his fingers on the camera itself.

Think of it as all the BS they put into Blair Witch to make people vomit in theaters.

I agree, we need a return to grown ups making movies, and not grown up kids. In the commentary, the principles giggle like little girls at a slumber party about all the “fun” they had making ST90210.

Hopefully, they’ll act like grown ups for Star Trek: Something Something, Harry Mudd vs. Spock’s Brain”

122. devon - January 9, 2010

I hate waiting as much as the next person, but really have no choice! I hope they move forward in a big way & do something completely new to the Trek Universe, instead of rehashing old ideas, although I would love to see references to Old Trek through the inclusion of old characters with new interpretations of these characters: Rand,Chapel, Arex, M’Ress, Ilia, Xon, Decker ,Saavik, Valeris, etc. I, too, am not a huge fan of the lens flares… too much of a good thing! Please create a new TV series soon or direct to dvd movies to keep us going in the meantime! And create a villain worthy of Trek, something new * fresh & menacing! And don’t dump the Spock/Uhura relationship as that is new & exciting and gives new depth to these characters, although throwing Chapel in the mix might stir things up as Christine & Nyota were friends in the other timeline! Don’t crap out on us with a TransformersII script and ruin everything before the momentum dies!

123. jonboc - January 9, 2010

#118 The only thing JJ gets is how to make blockbusters for young moviegoers.”

Well, Leonard Nimoy, the other members of the original Star Trek along with myself, feel otherwise. Forgive me, but I rather prefer their company and opinions to yours.

124. AndrewW - January 9, 2010

The tagline for the next movie on the posters should read

“Star Trek: Where No One has Gone Before

BOLDLY GO JUNE 29th, 2012″

(I think “Where No One has Gone Before” could be a sweet title. Probably too long though.

125. David Stoeckel - January 9, 2010

I think waiting until 2012 is a HORRIBLE IDEA!!! 2012 is TNG’s 25 Birthday. and They should get the Spotlight. It is also Nemsis’s 10th Birthday and, while a lot of people don’t like it, I do!!! Late 2011 is a Better Choice for ST:XII. Also, They should do a STRAIGHT-TO-DVD Project (ST:TITAN or DS9, Perhaps?).

126. Dawn - January 9, 2010

#91 “But, I swear by all that’s holy, if I see one hint of a Borg, I’m going to get in my car and drive to Cali and do some damage.”

LOL.. pick me up on the way!!

127. Toothless Grishnar Cat - January 9, 2010

63, so you don’t care, but you apparently cared enough to post about how you don’t care? Sorry, that’s just kind of amusing to me.

Personally, I’m getting more into this alternate universe Trek. I feel the last movie was much better than what I expected going into the theater. Sure, I’d have done some things differently, but overall I was pleasantly surprised. Even the Enterprise has grown on me (and I was disgusted/horrified when I saw that first production photo). Still isn’t my favorite, though- that’d be the TMP refit one.

Of course, understanding the last movie was meant to introduce audiences to the characters and universe, my expectations for the sequel being closer to ‘classic’ Trek are going to be much higher. I hope the team can pull it off…

128. Desstruxion - January 9, 2010

Awwwwwwwww…gripe….grumble. I don’t wanna wait that long!

129. captain_neill - January 9, 2010

I do feel JJ Abrams knows more about what the mainstream wants.

Unfortunately I hate the mainstream even more these days.

Please make a good film Mr Abrams, one that will make the Trek fans happy. No Khan and no rehashes.

130. captain_neill - January 9, 2010


I think he brings a Star Wars memtality to the movie, including the warp 9.9975 fast pace,

Not saying that that is a bad thing but I think in the next film he needs to slow the pace down a ittle bit and allow for more definitive character moments and develop it better. A slower pace and a stonger plot will def be a must.

Im not talking TMP pace but ur seems character development is rushed these days to get to the next action beat.

131. Voyager Lives - January 9, 2010

I hope the next movie has some sort of resemblence to TOS. The alternate universe thing was a cop out.

132. Ran - January 9, 2010

@ 123

Did you expect Nimoy to say something else? He also said the script was “delicious”….

When Tom Selleck was asked to have a cameo in the new Magnum PI Movie, he refused by saying:

“I tell you what worries me — because I love “Magnum” and we have loyal fans — is they take these TV show titles, and they buy them and they spend $100 million on special effects, and then they make fun of them and trivialize it. Then they try and get the actor who used to be in it to do some ridiculous cameo to prove to the audience that it’s OK. And I will not do that.”

Rings a bell ?!?!

133. TonyD - January 9, 2010

While I’m a little bummed that I’ll have to wait 2 1/2 hears for another cinematic Star Trek adventure, the longer time period means there will be plenty of time to hammer out a good story … and build a proper engine room.

134. Landru - January 9, 2010

So when are you gonna put up the countdown clock??

135. G - January 9, 2010

I don’t care what anyone says. I still say that’s too long. July 2012?? I don’t get it. That’s 3 summers from now. That’s ridiculous.

136. Charles Trotter - January 9, 2010

I would also like to see a hint of repercussions from the first film. Specifically, I would like there to be some type of renewed aggression between the Federation and the Romulan Empire. After all, Romulans destroyed the Kelvin and Vulcan, and I’m sure the Federation contacted the Empire to inquire about both incidents. They may have even started spying on the Empire to see where and how they got such a powerful ship. I’m sure the Empire wouldn’t have been to keen on being blamed for something they didn’t do.

I see some new seeds of mistrust being planted due to the events of the first movie, and it might be cool to see those seeds start to grow in the sequel. I’m not saying the sequel should focus on the Romulans, but some mention of or even a small sub-plot involving the deteriorating Federation-Romulan relations would be nice.

137. Holo J - January 9, 2010

It seems a long wait for the new fans that the latest film was obviously aimed at. Will they even care by the time it comes out?

I say leave it be and bring back the Prime Universe ;)

138. Phobos - January 9, 2010

2012 is a long wait.
Just curious, what will Paramount do if say an actor retires from the business, dies, gets fat :-) , refuses to take the role? Just replace him/her with someone else, or could they even cancel ST2?

139. Red Skirt - January 9, 2010


What exactly is the evidence for which your assertion that JJ has “proven himself to be the best man suited for taking on the sequel”?

He’s the only guy who was given the opportunity to produce Star Trek. It’s not like it was a contest and JJ beat a bunch of other directors. All he’s done is prove he can produce and direct a good movie about Star Trek, not that he’s the best suited to do so. I’d really like to see some other directors take a crack at it myself.


You want your entertainers to have fun doing their jobs, because if they all get along and have a good time, then there’s a better chance you will have more fun in the theater. It’s no different than any other job. When you are treated well, have fun with your colleagues, and enjoy coming to work everyday, chances are you will do a better job.

140. Phobos - January 9, 2010

I think #139 is Nicolas Meyer is hiding.
We all know he has a dirty secret where he wants to direct Star Trek 2012.

141. Phobos - January 9, 2010

Nicolas Meyer made ST II with relatively no money. He is a genius who can make an amazing ST 2012 with I bet around 120$million. :-)

142. Boborci - January 9, 2010


Not bad.

143. Dom - January 9, 2010

Delighted to hear the official (albeit inevitable) announcement of Star Trek 2.

Good luck guys and seeya in 2012! :)

144. G - January 9, 2010

I still say that the Enterprise should get into a deep space fender-bender with the Allspark, making the Enterprise become a Transformer.

145. Ralph Pinheiro - January 9, 2010

Star Trek XII – 2012. coincidence?

146. jas_montreal - January 9, 2010

How come Boborci always posts on trekmovie….. but Alex Kurtzman NEVER posts on trekmovie ?

147. Christine - January 9, 2010

#125 :: Why can’t they share the spotlight? Why not make it an even BIGGER year for Star Trek? In my opinion, that sounds pretty great.

I thought, guys, aside from the lens flares, the directing of Star Trek was great. So was the acting. The only faults I could find were in characterization and certain scenes in the script (albeit there were few) — which should be put on the scriptwriters, not the director. Writers create the story, the director just gives it life.

148. G - January 9, 2010

@ 146. jas_montreal – January 9, 2010

How come Boborci always posts on trekmovie….. but Alex Kurtzman NEVER posts on trekmovie ?
Cuz he’s not as nice as Bob? He’s not as cool as Bob? Bob is #1?

149. G - January 9, 2010

Less lens flare, more cowbell.

150. Christine - January 9, 2010

#149 :: And while we’re at it, put a harness and a snare drum back on Zoe Saldana, as well as a pair of Buddy Rich drumsticks, and we can have Nick Cannon play Spock–

Oh, wait, wrong movie.

But I wholly agree. More cowbell indeed. :D

151. G - January 9, 2010

Oh, God. I can’t even imagine lens flares in 3D, can you? I might have a seizure. But, more cowbell never hurt anyone. It’s like sugar. You can never have too much cowbell.

152. Desstruxion - January 9, 2010

2012 is taking way too long to get here.

153. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - January 9, 2010

143. Dom – January 9, 2010
Delighted to hear the official (albeit inevitable) announcement of Star Trek 2.

Good luck guys and seeya in 2012! :)

I havnt seen you post anything in quite some time. You were my favorite person to argue about Rick Berman with. I look forward to butting heads in the articles to come.

154. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - January 9, 2010

As far as the sequal i cant wait

155. ryanhuyton - January 9, 2010

If they decide to call the next one “Star Trek 2″ and feature Khan, there will be a lot of pressure for it to succeed. If it doesn’t, then it will be labled as “The Curse of Khan”. Especially seeing as its the 30th anniversary of “Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan”. Just a warning, though I can’t see any of this happening. And oh yeah, 2012 is also the 45th anniversary of “Space Seed”. Hmmmmm………

156. devon - January 9, 2010

I’d rather they take the time to produce an excellent sequel movie rather than rush out a piece of crap, but almost every other movie franchise puts out a movie every 2 years, so why not Trek? Why were they in such a hurry to get a Transformers 2 and now a 3rd one every 2 years, but dragging their heels on a Trek sequel??? 3 years is too long really when you consider the aim was to bring in legions of new fans, although this mission was accomplished, alot of these people will possibly move on within a 3 year period. Look what happened even to diehard fans with the 4 year wait between Insurrection & Nemesis, the momentum was lost and people simply lost interest by that point! Not too mention that these young, on the rise Hollywood hotshots may very likely move on in the next few years and not commit to these roles long term, which leads to the problem of recasting again, which in turn leads to the problem of acceptance of new faces in these iconic roles… you got people to accept the alternate timeline versions of these beloved characters, will you now expect people to accept different actors playing different versions of these same characters… a double leap of faith!?!!! I don’t think I could! I could once, but twice or multiple times I don’t think so! The casting was so bang on excellent that I wanted to accept them in the roles as younger counterparts, but if you just start arbitrarily changing faces every other movie to fill these roles a la Bond or Batman, forget it for me! I want continuity in Trek, especially with roles. I accepted it once with the Saavik character but not with the main crew! Maybe I’m being closed-minded re this but I find it difficult to relate to a character and accept that it is the same character if different actors keep popping up in the role, unless it is integral to the character itself such as Doctor Who or the Trill of Trek, then I have no such issue! I think it is a bad idea not to strike while the iron is hot, but if there is a 3 year gap between films I hope they do the next batch of films back to back a la The Matrix or The Lord of the Rings.

157. t_mac - January 9, 2010

@156, the biggest difference is Insurrection and Nemesis were both horrible films….like b-movie horrible.

158. toddk - January 10, 2010

Call me criswell, But, I predict that the 2012 movie will be indeed a prequel to 1982’s Wrath of khan. I also predict that Antonio Banderas will indeed star as Khan, Further that in the movie’s into, there will be a dedication to ricardo montalban. and apple corporation will tie it’s 5th anniversary iphone into the film’s promotion

Meanwhile 1982’s wrath of khan will get it’s full restoration and upgrade, Arriving on Blu-ray with never before seen deleted scenes, commentary by all of the movie’s living stars on seperate audio tracks. a special featurette on the film/tv legacy of ricardo montalban.

A few months later after the films release, The two films will be available in a 4-disc blue ray box set including a shatner and khan action figure.

If i was criswell…

159. Dom - January 10, 2010

153. DS9 IN PRIME TIME: ‘I havnt seen you post anything in quite some time. You were my favorite person to argue about Rick Berman with. I look forward to butting heads in the articles to come.’

Yeah, my participation varies according to my work schedule, holidays and alcohol consumption: I’ve just about trained myself not to post when I’ve been drinking, as you invariably wake up the next morning and feel very embarrassed!! ;)

Happy New Year, DS9 IN PRIME TIME!! :)

160. Sir Stewart's Subject - January 10, 2010

Sorry to be a cynic – everybody’s a cynic these days, to the point where it is boring.

But let’s get real here. This will probably get delayed until Dec 2012. Hopefully it’ll settle there and not slide into 2013.

161. P Technobabble - January 10, 2010

160. Sir

I think the Mayan calendar predicted the Star Trek sequel in 2012. . .

162. Steven Cross - January 10, 2010

I can wait for the next trek movie but bring back trek on TV…..can we have a new trek tv series pleeeaassse?

163. Admiral_Bumblebee - January 10, 2010

I wonder if the new movie will also be set 3 years after Star Trek IX…

Things I like to see in Star Trek XII:
1. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy together as Prime Kirk and Prime Spock in big roles!

2. Kirk doing the Kirk Dropkick during a fight and tearing his shirt!

3. No Khan!

4. A more warm and comfortable looking bridge.

164. Holo J - January 10, 2010

163 Admiral_Bumblebee

Great List!

The Kirk Dropkick during a fight is a must!

165. Bob, The Evil Klingon Frontline Leader - January 10, 2010

Khan is Star Trek’s Joker – he can’t be ignored. A lot of the argument against Khan is that Trekkers are tired of a villain-of-the-day who is out to kill Kirk and/or the Federation. Since this is a new timeline, Khan would have no motivation to kill Kirk. Khan’s motivation would be for him to do what he was genetically designed to do – be a ruler. As a writer, the Khan character offers the opportunity to explore the fine line between supreme confidence and madness. And, there is a very obvious way to bring Khan into the new Star Trek universe in an imaginative way which would be mind-blowing.

166. sans_shatner - January 10, 2010

Wow! 3 years is the Lucas interval. Seems like a long time to wait, considering that the last film was was actually moved from a Dec 2008 release to a May 2009 release.

I am perplexed by the wait. Usually, you want to roll out the sequel asap to take advantage of fan enthusiasm and re-use existing sets etc.

Oh well, I plan on being around in 2012, so wait I will.

167. Parker - January 10, 2010

Wonder if Budweiser will allow them back in the brewery, i.e., to film the engine room?

168. Harry Ballz - January 10, 2010

June 29, 2012?

Just in time to go toe-to-toe against the much-anticipated Independence Day sequel starring Will Smith!

Great! Just friggin’ guh-reat!

I think movie studio executives were BORN stupid!

169. jas_montreal - January 10, 2010

@ 168


170. Red Skirt - January 10, 2010

#167, wouldn’t it be ironic if they couldn’t work out a reasonable deal with Budwiser again and had to spend the money to build a set that duplicates the Budwiser plant to maintain continuity with the first film?

171. Anthony Pascale - January 10, 2010

there is not date set for ID4-2 and that film isn’t even out of the negotiation phase, and may never get out of the negotiation phase. Paramount is being proactive and picking a date and staking out their territory. Remember all the talk about the competition for ST09, like how Ad Age said Wolverine would do twice as much business domestically? No matter what summer movies generally get one weekend to themselves (with maybe some counter programming) and then another ‘big’ movie opens the weekend after.

ST09 was in between two ‘big’ movies Wolverine and Angels and Demons. All three films are considered successes and will spawn sequels. Even if Star Trek goes up against a Wil Smith ID4 sequel, both can still do well.

172. Captain Hackett - January 10, 2010

Different warp engine room!

173. jas_montreal - January 10, 2010

@ 170

Budweiser isn’t the only beer maker in the US, lol.

The engine room for the Trek Sequel will be filmed at Coors.

OR maybe even film at the Molson or Labatt factories in Canada.

Its also widely known that Canadian beer is better then american beer ! So I think they should film in Canada !

174. Anthony Pascale - January 10, 2010

RE: 3 year wait
Yes it would have been nice to have a movie in 2011, but it is ludicrous to suggest that 3 years is some kind of long wait for a sequel. Most sequels are 3 years or longer (some much longer(. There is no correlation between time between films and the performance. Just look at this list of sequels from the last 3 years and how long they came out from the previous films in the series

1 year
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

1.5 years
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2 years
Fantastic Four 2
Quantum of Solace

2.5 year
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

3 years
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Fast and Furious
Angels & Demons
Spider-Man 3
Shrek the Third
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
The Bourne Ultimatum
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
X-Men: The Last Stand

3.5 years
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

4 years
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Casino Royale

5 years
The Incredible Hulk

6 years
Terminator Salvation
Mission: Impossible III

6.5 years
Star Trek

7 years
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

12 years
Die Hard: With A Vengeance

19 years
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Superman Returns

175. captain_neill - January 10, 2010


I keep to the point that Star Trek is more than the Borg and Khan.

Khan was in one episode and one movie, I don’t think this equates to him being Kirk’s Joker. In Batman comics Batman had multiple encounters with the Joker, the opposite of Khan.

Khan is a great villain and TWOK is the best Trek movie but I don’t want Khan to be redone. I think that something fresh needs to be done in the next movie in regards to a plot. It needs to be a lot stronger than it was in Trek XI but it also needs to be fresh and something unique to Star Trek.

I thought a parallel universe was to get away from canon, not to rehash all the great stuff.

Orci and Kurtzman will prove themselves by doing something new rather than draw upon The Wrath of Khan again.

176. dmduncan - January 10, 2010

Some possible Wrath of Khan alternatives:

The Vengeance of Khan.
The Fury of Khan.
The Ire of Khan.
The Spleen of Khan.
The Displeasure of Khan.

177. P Technobabble - January 10, 2010

176. dm

My suggestion would be
No Khan Do

178. Charles Trotter - January 10, 2010

174. Anthony Pascale

Thank you! I was wondering why people were complaining about a three-year wait, when that’s how long most sequels take to get to the screen.

179. Harry Ballz - January 10, 2010


Thanks, Anthony, I like it when you put me in my place! :>)

180. screaming satellite - January 10, 2010

re 3 year wait

2012 if a far better option than summer 2011:

-Summer 2011 is way crowded – one of the most crowded of recent years – Spidey 4, POTC 4, last Potter, TF 3, Thor, Green Lantern (and they just the big ones…)

-Abrams prob wouldnt direct if it were 2011…

-they gotta write the thing! and think carefully if to include Khan or not..

-30th anniversary of Star Trek II when Star Trek 2 is out…

174 – i think the main one when comparing to new Trek would be the SW prequels…no one batted an eyelid when it was revealed they were coming 3 years apart…everyone just expected it to be the same as the OT and just accepted it.

besides it kind of makes sense that Trek ‘2’ is coming out 3 years on from Trek ‘1’ – just like TWOK came out 3 years after TMP (ok it was 2 and a half but really its just considered 3)

181. screaming satellite - January 10, 2010


The Klingons are like star trek/kirks ‘joker’

The Romulans are probably Treks ‘Riddler’

i guess thatd make Khan treks…Mr Freeze? (hey he was revenge driven over his wife in the movie version too)

182. screaming satellite - January 10, 2010

168 ID4-2

yeah coming out hot on the heels of Blade Runner 2, Jaws 5, Dirty Harry 6 and Godfather and BTTF parts 4

183. screaming satellite - January 10, 2010

and Planet of the Apes 2 (actually regarding the original – Thade = Nero?..Marky Mark = Spock prime?)

184. screaming satellite - January 10, 2010

176 – Khanage

185. Phobos - January 10, 2010

Did Spock/Nero open up a new timeline (a string theory parallele bubble universe), or retroactively destroyed and restarted ‘our’ timeline?

186. captain_neill - January 10, 2010


this time its a parallel universe

There would be more hate if the timeline was erased by Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman

187. Phobos - January 10, 2010

@186 A logical interpretation :-)

188. Phobos - January 10, 2010

hmm… you know, there is a danger with the parallele universe concept, hardcore fans might perceive it as being distant, not their own, therefore not worth of attention.

Mind you, it is all fiction. :-)

189. captain_neill - January 10, 2010


I have gripes with some of the changes that JJ Abrams made but as long as it is parallel to the Trek I love then that is cool.

You do have a point and it is why I consider the characters different in the new movie because of the changes in this alternate universe.

Bottom line for me is that Star Trek XI is a great fun movie but it ain’t the best ever Trek. But it is one of the best films of 2009

190. Phobos - January 10, 2010

I would prefer Paramount send the message this is a retroactive timeline change.

Although I can sit back and profoundly enjoy the TOS TNG BD movies, ST 2009 has incredibly powerful moments e.g.,

– Kirk’s father sacrificing himself to save his wife/baby.
– Young Spock fighting. His father explaining the merit of logic. What an amazing soul touching the actor who played Sarek is.
– Spock’s mother reassuring Spock before meeting the science council.
– Spock’s mother dying.
– The jellefish ship saying “Voice pattern recognition activated, welcome back ambassador Spock”
– The planet imploding.
– Kirk beamed up before hitting the ground.
– Nero saying “Kirk was a great man! I will deprive you of your life like I did your father’s”
etc on and on and on

my God this movie is amazing. Grandiose is the word.

When some say Trek 09 was not the best of all the movie, I have to laugh.

Every single moment in the movie was genius.

191. dmduncan - January 10, 2010

Indian Khan and the Kingdom of the Crystal Kirk Skull?

192. pock speared - January 10, 2010

captainunderscoreneil is neurotic. i’m okay with that, but bored.

193. David P - January 10, 2010

The Eczema of Khan?
please please let Shat be in this….!!!!!


194. ryanhuyton - January 10, 2010

How about “The Search For Khan”? Instead of searching for Spock, the Enterprise has to get to the Botany Bay before the Klingons do. And we would be able to see the “Excelsior” albeit an older different version.

And of course “The Search For Khan” would also work as a tagline in looking for the right actor to play Khan. :-)

195. Bowo T. Kirk - January 10, 2010

Whoooahoooaaa!! HELL YEACHH!!.. this is awesome!!… I hope it would be continued by the making of all new STAR TREK TOS TV SERIES!!… we are in Indonesia is preparing ASia Pacific STAR TREK CONVENTION in June 2012 ..

196. captain_neill - January 10, 2010

Just because its not my all time fav does not mean that I didn’t like this film.

I really enjoyed the new Trek film but I do have gripes with some of the changes that Abrams made. But still I loved this film.

I just think TWOK, FC and TUC are much better films.

197. Marc Olivier Dufour - January 11, 2010

Cool! The movie is coming out before December 2012!!! We will all get a chance to see it before the end of the world!!!


198. Woulfe - January 11, 2010

#197 – However it’ll be out on DVD like only a month before TEOTWAWKI

Clearly not enough time to watch it over & over again on DVD.

– W –
* snurks *

199. dmduncan - January 11, 2010

Star Trek fans are called either Trekkies or Trekkers. But what do you call an Avatar fan? (Drum roll please)

An Avatard.

ba dum bump!

200. dmduncan - January 11, 2010

Hmmm. 2012. Mayan prophecy. Khan.

Put them all together in a sequel and you get…Star Trek: The Wrath of TeotihuaKhan.

201. Rocket Scientist - January 11, 2010

199. Avatard! I love it! I really enjoyed it, but check this out.

202. Eric Cheung - January 11, 2010

I guess all ten movies in JJ Abrams series will be released about 30 years after its corresponding number from the prime timeline movie series.

203. Janice - January 11, 2010

I certainly hope there’s a role for Admiral Pike (Bruce Greenwood) in the sequel. If Pike is there, I’ll be happy—I like him the best!!

204. RZ - January 11, 2010

As far as having Shatner in the movie as a possibility, remember one thing: he will be 80 when the movie will be in production. This may be his last chance to come back and make one final appearance in Star Trek. For those of us who want him to come back one last time, it’ll be great. For those of you who don’t: it won’t kill the franchise (he certainly helped to make Star Trek what it is today). Then if the future Treks do not have anymore original cast, everyone should be satisfied with Star Trek 13 and future Trek movies beyond ST13.

Just my thoughts on the advantages of bringing back Kirk/Shatner one last time and eliminate the miserable ending from Star Trek 7 (Generations).

As far as the three year wait between movies, it certainly is better than the 7 years between Berman’s demise and the renewal Abrams brought to the franchise.

205. Silvereyes - January 11, 2010


Those people depressed after seeing Avatar because they can’t live in its utopic setting need to get a life. Seriously. Anyone with a balanced, healthy, grounded lifestyle would not express sorrow at not being able to live like the Na’vi. It’s always good to escape to Neverland for a few hours but you need to want to come back!

206. Yammer - January 11, 2010

There might be a Nimoy part. Spock Prime said he had found a suitable planet to colonize. What if the Federation for its own reasons finds them a different planet, and there is an indigenous population that resists?

Then you would have Kirk in a very difficult position, of having to make a decision between his career and his conscience.

Then again, that is the logline of “Insurrection.”

My point is, allegory is a good thing in scifi. Maybe even essential if it is not just to be action, spaceships, and other space opera hokum (which is wonderful, but it is a flavouring, not the protein of the dish).

207. Dubb - January 11, 2010

#201: Avatar certainly depressed me. James Cameron created this beautiful place with incredible imagination… then destroyed the movie by switching it over to your dime-a-dozen action flick with annoyingly obvious political overtones. Loved the first half. HATED the second half. Just my opinion!

Trek sequel… bring back Greenwood for sure!

208. PunkSpocker - January 11, 2010

Trek sequel- Spock shirtless in handcuffs! c’mon throw us straight ladies a bone!

209. G - January 11, 2010

The Botany Bay, Khan and crew, get assimilated by the Borg (ok, not really)

210. Brian Kirsch - January 11, 2010

To all of you complaining about Orci & Kurtzman, and specifically their script for Transformers 2 – please relax, and give the guys some credit, if not a break.

They were hired to write a Michael Bey film (ugh) geared toward pre-pubescent boys aged 8 – 12 (ugh). My bet is that the script they delivered was differrent than what was filmed. Bey is known for “reworking” scripts to suit his taste, dumbing them down to his level.

They were hired for a job, delivered a script, and got paid! To my eye at least, they seemed less than enthusiastic during the press tour for Trans 2, politely fulfilling a commitment.

These guys are talented, creative writers. Their work on ST09 shows this.

They were given the task of re-launching a cultural icon, but considered dead by all but us die-hards; introducing a new, yet somehow familiar crew; reaching out to an all new audience while somehow satisfying long time fans (impossible); and deliver drama, action, and as much character developement as possible! All in a 2 hour movie!!

No small task, to say the least! But they delivered, big time!! There are many moments in the film that resonate with me to this day. Several still make me tear up after multiple viewings. And, after each viewing, I feel in my gut that I saw a “Star Trek” movie. Nitpick all you want, but that feeling in my gut is proof enough for this 47 year old 38 year Star Trek fan!!

Looking forward to ST12 with every confidence in these guys!!

211. Lt. Bailey - January 11, 2010

In 2006 it was advertised that this last film would come out on Christmas 2008 but they moved that back by six months to open up in the summer of 2009 after we waited 2 years.

Watch them decide to move this new film date back 6 months to Christmas of 2012 instead of Summer 2012.

212. Pete Mason - January 11, 2010

I believe that a great idea for the next script would be the introduction of the Romulans.

Spoke Prime finds the new Vulcan colony.
The Romulans take advantage of the Vulcan diaspora.
Starfleet must protect the Vulcans but is upset that the Vulcans never mentioned the Romulans before.

There are tons of possibilities with a Romulan plot… The Romulan threat can even force an alliance between the Klingons and Starfleet thereby introducing the opportunity for a Klingon bridge officer in future films to keep the TNG faithful appeased.

JJ, call me. Let’s talk.

213. Captain Robert April - January 11, 2010


Not even gonna bother trying for the free preview screening.

214. Yammer - January 11, 2010

212 But Pike knows about the Romulans, he tells Nero that Romulus has not been destroyed. In this timeline, I don’t think the rules of “Balance of Terror” apply.

215. Dom - January 11, 2010

185. Phobos: Onscreen, they’ve neither confirmed nor denied the parallel universe business. Personally, I don’t see that it matters to anyone except a very small hardcore who seem to need to have it spelled out to them, rather than make up their own minds! For me, I’m perfectly comfortable with the Trek universe v2.0 to be an overwrite of the originals.

Indeed, there’s nothing on screen to indicate that the Spock Prime we see in the film is the Spock who appeared in TNG. He could just as easily be Spock from a long time after STVI and not be from the TNG universe.

End of the day, we still have the TOS Blu-rays so who cares? :)

216. janice - January 14, 2010

I hope to see Admiral Pike (Bruce Greenwood) in the sequel no matter what the story. I just want him there! He was my favorite in the movie—-great actor.

217. SpaceFlightEngineer - February 15, 2010

A summer release for Trek Films was a standard for the first v1.0 films- for about a 10 year period summer film releases were something to look forward to- Trek or Star Wars (the original 3- not the blase “prequels”)…. [and no, I’m not mixing or comparing Trek to SW]

Janice, If they should be bring back Bruce Greenwood’s Pike, it be nice if his role was throughout the story. He wasn’t in the first new Trek film enough in my opinion. Being a person who attended the first school of Star Trek (…saw it originally air) I feel Greenwood was a great replacement for Jeffrey Hunter’s Pike and it’d be great fun to see him expand the role throughout the expected new series of features. He’s part of the redux, and should be kept active in it.

Come on 2012!


218. Steve - April 6, 2010


219. Bartek Smykowski - May 13, 2010

If O&K don’t do the same as someone did wrong with Nemesis and Insurrection movie siblings, they win me totally ;)

220. Steve - May 29, 2010

I just hope they build a “real” engine room this time. Last movie was amazing, but the Beer Plant was kind of insulting IMHO.

221. Patrick - June 29, 2010

Stick with space cowboy attitude and science fiction plots. This is what captain Kirk and crew is about. Please, please, please limit the ethical and “save the whale” scenarios for the next movie. If you must have those scenarios ask yourself “what would John Wayne do?” and make it Captain Kirk’s response… :-)

222. Kyle P - August 13, 2010

One thing I wouldn’t mind seeing as a cameo by Scott Bakula or even Connor Trinneer… After the disaster of a series finale with regards to Enterprise I’d like to see at least something of a proper send off for Archer and crew….

Just a thought..

223. BillyBobby - October 9, 2010

I hope this new movie doesn’t suck ass like ST 2009. If this movie fails, I will officially give up on Star Trek. I will just stick to TOS on DVD and cherish real stories and brilliant writing.

ST 2009 played out like a damn Transformer movie. But then again, what do you expect in a post-literate America?

224. kirk - October 15, 2010

oh shut it billy bobby why dont you just quit star trek now then we dont have to listen to you whine
star trek 2009 was great box office showed that sorry about your luck
it is the ONLY thing ill spend money on at a theater
been watch star trek since i was a kid used to sneak up at night just to watch it cause it was past my bed time and im 51 now and still cant get enough

225. tomtastic - October 26, 2010

I started a countdown for the Star Trek Sequel at Stay tuned for more updates.

226. David H Miller - December 22, 2010

Day before my 31st birthday

227. stigaman - April 1, 2011

if they put Khan in this movie. They use Dwayne “Rock” Johnson as him!

228. frank Weber - April 12, 2011

No khan,No shatner agreed.

But how about bringing the borg and patrick stewart into this cause i enjoy the borg or cardassians and seeing if patrick stewart aka cpt. picard. have a role in the new star trek movie. tell me what you think and email me cause we dont want to see shatner or khan. but a new villain. my email is

229. Ryo - April 25, 2011


I have been re-watching Voyager and the “old” Borg would probably not fit in well with the rebooted format.

A rebooted Borg with the new time line’s “enhancements” would be truly awesome!

230. Chuck - April 26, 2011

I’m ready for a new TV series…and I’m getting old.

231. Lena - May 16, 2011

Oh God, Please no more Borg!! Boring!! Probably the worst stories ever written for Star Trek. Leave the borg at home.
New Story lines for the new crew. LOVE THEM!! They picked the perfect people to play the crew when they were young and just starting out.
Can not wait for the new film.
Willing to wait for JJ Abrams to direct,. He gets it.
Been a Trekie all my life!!
Shatner can make an appearence all he wants! He is the orginal! Love him!!

232. Flávio Rosa - June 4, 2011

In my opinion the next movie could be about relations between Earth and New Vulcan. Peace and political union and one goverment.

233. Danny Daniels - June 21, 2011

I want to be casted !!!! JJ please let me know I wanna be anything!!! A alien an Extra! Please contact me

234. Donna - September 4, 2011

Everyone that was complaining of the lighting of the 1st movie,did you ever watch how they made it? Everything was explained and I loved the movie. I think that they did an awesome job of casting the characters. Everyone of them to me acted in the same way that original’s did. I was not thrilled about Spock and Uhura cause in the older movies she and Scotty had a thing,but I agree an odd triangle with Spock,Chapel and Uhura would be GREAT!
Does anyone know or did you count how many times Kirk was hanging over a ledge or cliff in 2009?I think I counted at least 8!!!So onwards and up Love them all.

235. Tomo - November 18, 2011

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