http://io9.com/inside-secrets-of-the-making-of-star-trek-ii-wrath-of-457250013 Not sure if this has been posted but I just came across it and it was a faboulous read. It talks about the script for Space Seed, then all the different versions of Wrath of Khan. Here are some of the ST ID related items I liked: Similiar looking to Harrison? John Harrison. Harold Erikson. Hmmm That's all I've been hearing lately that Abrams wanted to create a bad guy like Joker or Hannibal, etc Mighty interesting. So now its John Erickson. Which is just a cover for another name. Hmmmm I think this is what ST ID is based on. Main bad guy doing everything behind the scenes Which is what we kind of have now Think we all knew this but again another thing where we have Vengance as the main word from the trailer and Vengance is even the title for ST ID in a country overseas If I didn't know any better, I would think Orci and co wrote ST ID based on this entire article as it seems like there are so many links (homages?) to this.