Rumor that will cause me not to see the sequel!

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by GalaxyClass1701, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Franklin

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    But as I said in a post above, the elements that made Khan KHAAAAAAN in TWOK don't exist in this new timeline/universe.
    In Space Seed, Khan is obviously a brilliant and dangerous man, but beyond that, not all that outstanding or memorable (SS is a solid episode, but it's not like it's in every fan's top five list of most memorable stories).

    When they first meet, Khan had nothing personal against Kirk. But his personal vendetta against Kirk is what drove TWOK and made him so wonderfully twistedly villainous.
    In other words, is it really worthwhile to long for the Khan of Space Seed?
    Will something put him over the edge in this universe? Will something make him go after Kirk to the point of becoming irrational about it? How will it ever be more poignant than what drove him in TWOK? And, how could it done in a way that keeps it from being derivative of Nero, who (in the first place) was essentially a blue collar version of Khan focused on Spock instead of Kirk?

    I tend to agree with Wormhole, here. I'd say if they want to go in the super-villain direction, let's see them create a character (Klingon would be fine) for the next movie who will be remembered and shelved on the same level as TWOK Khan.
     
  2. Hartzilla2007

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    Well he almost had one in Kor from what I hear had they been able to use him more then once like they planned.
     
  3. GalaxyClass1701

    GalaxyClass1701 Captain Captain

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    This would be nice but all HW is now is remakes! As much as I liked the new film I would have preferred a Titan film or something totally new.

    There are certain aspects of Trek that should just be left alone.
     
  4. Devon

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    Which one?
     
  5. GalaxyClass1701

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    He didn't state which story just that he would like to use Khan.
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    You hanging out with fans? Probably so, especially if they even know the difference between "original Star Trek in general" and TWOK.
     
  7. Franklin

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    For what it's worth:
    Khan was Kirk's nemesis. Just as Nero was Spock Prime's nemesis. A nemesis is simply a person seeking vengeance or retribution, often for a wrong perceived to be done against him. It doesn't require that the nemesis and his target are constantly battling each other like rivals. Rival and nemesis are not the same. For example, Kor could've been written into TOS as Kirk's rival, but unless there was something personal between them (like between Khan and Kirk), he would not be his nemesis.
     
  8. Devon

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    Which interview I mean.
     
  9. The Wormhole

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    Considering how popular The Dark Knight was, the next Batman movie could just be Batman kicking a bunch of bank robbers' asses for 2 1/2 hours in an abandoned warehouse and crowds will flock to see it.

    But regardless. Captain Kirk vs Khan. It's associated with one movie. It might be the most popular movie, but it's one movie all the same. Captain Kirk vs Klingons. That's an iconic image that is often associated with Star Trek, the same way that Batman vs the Joker is associated with Batman, Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader is associated with Star Wars and so on in that order. In order to re-introduce Trek to the common man it would be best to stick with that basic icon. Hell, Trek XI could potentially have laid the groundwork for this. Aside from the deleted scene, there's the line about most of Starfleet being deployed at the Laurentian system. Maybe this is in preparation for possible conflict with Klingons? Maybe the Federation and Klingons are on the verge of going to war like they were in Errand of Mercy? Not only does this idea re-introduce the Klingons (an important part of Trek lore) for new audiences, but it is also in a way an "organic continuation" of Trek XI that Abrams and his cohorts say they want XII to be in a way that a Khan story couldn't be.

    Indeed, a lot of Space Seed's popularity these days is a result of TWOK.
     
  10. Franklin

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    I could see this. Kirk going up against a Klingon captain who is every bit his equal. Introducing the Klingons also introduces a moral foil for the Federation if they want a story that goes in that direction. Playing on the fabric of what's known about Klingons from TUC and TNG (they are not totally evil or without any merit), they could even introduce some moral ambiguity into the story. Kirk's rival could be every bit as right on his side of the conflict as Kirk thinks he is.
    One could even call him Kor, Kang, or Koloth is one wants (for old fans's sake), but there are plenty of ways of giving Kirk a worthy foe without rehashing Khan. I'm all for a strong Klingon being Kirk's foe in the next movie.
     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

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    All that matters.

    If the studio announces that the next movie will feature Khan, played by _____, there will be a little entertainment news coverage of that for a day or two - how much depends upon who the actor is. If it's announced that the villains will be Klingons - nada, zip, nothing.

    Now in fact, if the villain is announced as being played by a well-known and currently hot actor no one will ask very much about whether he's playing Khan, some nameless (to TRW) Klingon, or the Mad Hatter.
     
  12. The Wormhole

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    Excellent idea. This literally is the building blocks for an awesome Trek movie right here.
     
  13. Kirby

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    i'll pretty much see any new movie the put out, but they've already had the pissed-off guy out for revenge, so doing Kahn right now would essentially be the same thing. Give it the 3rd or 4th movie to roll out Kahn. Any form of time travel should be out for the same reason.
    They need to establish the Klingons in this universe, bringing in the Klingons (officially) for the second movie would be the way that I would want to go. Somehow tie the Klingons in with the Doomsday Machine, and I'd be happy.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Khan doesn't have to be a "pissed-off guy looking for revenge" - not right away.
     
  15. Devon

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    Exactly, because at this early on who/what would he be looking to seek revenge against? At this point he would be wanting to go back to being a "Prince" or a ruler.
     
  16. Noname Given

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    You know, there were plenty of Star Trek fans back in 1980 who, when they read Harve Bennett say: "I think we may go with Space Seed as a basis for the Star Trek II script..." responded with:

    "Boy, that's gonna suck hard! He's clueless!"

    Yet we all saw how that turned out, didn't we? ;)

    I think I'll wait until the next movie is done and I see a few promos as to whether I'll go to the theatre to see it; but based on the last one, I think I'll be in the theatre, tub of popcorn in lap.
     
  17. Kirby

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    Ving Rhames needs to play a badass version of Captain Terrell at some point.
     
  18. Joker

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    Heh, I mentioned "original Star Trek in general" because I didn't want to suggest that Khan is associated with the whole umbrella brand.

    Call it Kirk/Spock Trek, if it makes any difference. What the general public see Star Trek as, ie) not Voyager or DS9 or anything.

    My point is that Khan isn't as big a deal as you suggest, certainly not to the same degree as the Joker is to Batman.
     
  19. Broccoli

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    Does that make Shinzon Picard's nemesis?


    ::slowly backs out of thread::
     
  20. Nerys Myk

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