King Daniel wrote:
I remember reading that Abrams and co. thought about ending Star Trek with a shot of the S.S. Botany Bay floating in space.
I'm glad that didn't happen, because it would have been fanwankingly stupid. None of the casual moviegoing audience would have known that it was Khan's ship (and if they did, they probably wouldn't have cared), and by doing that they'd pretty much have to have the second film be about Khan, when the whole point of creating the alternate universe was so that they could do something new.
The last time we got a cliffhanger in Trek, it was alien space Nazis that came out of nowhere. I never want to have that experience again.