Hi guys, Well I've been playing around with an idea for a while now for a different version of the Star Trek Into Darkness movie. I have a few chapters written and so decided to start posting. First of all, I want to say that I quite enjoyed the movie and am not doing this to set off any kind of debate about whether the film was good or not. I did want to address two things in it that bugged me and this seemed like the best way for me personally to work out my frustrations! The two things I wanted to address were: * The handling of Kirk - making him a captain right out of the academy and the way he ping-ponged between captain/xo/captain in the movie * The handling of Khan and the augments, especially everything that was said by the production team in the lead-up to the movie For my version, I have gone back to one of the statements made by the producers all the way through the pre-release of the film: Benedict Cumberbatch's character really is John Harrison. I decided to explore how they could have used the Khan storyline they wanted to but also keep that statement true, and maintain the mystery of Harrison's character in a more elegant fashion. I also wanted to make it into a little bit more of a political thriller while keeping the Star Trekness we all love. And I wanted to do more of a homage to Wrath of Khan and Space Seed than what I saw as being the rip-off at the end we actually ended up with. So there you go. I hope you enjoy my version! A little bit of context: everything that happened in the original Star Trek 2009 movie happened as in the film, except that at the end instead of Kirk being made Captain, he is made first officer again, under Pike who remains in command of Enterprise.