But they do have the luxury of spending some time developing the supporting characters in the comics. At least, I hope they will. At present, of the third tier characters only Keenser and Cupcake have had any development; other characters have done little more than deliver a line or two. But there are encouraging signs that Sulu, Chekov, Uhura, Carol, and Scotty will be developed a bit. I don't expect to see Kirk and Carol get together in the comic unless officially sanctioned for the next movie though.