Star Trek XI script surprise
Rumours about Star Trek XI continue, and while I find it hard to believe that the J.J. Abrams camp has let slip a few opening pages of the script, the old "source close to the film" has come forth and done just that.
I'm not entirely sure if I believe this, and it sounds like diversionary tactics to hide what could really be going on, but perhaps not. The idea sounds Abrams enough in that it's very complicated, but I just can't see him letting the script slip like that.
Still, over at IESB they say they've seen some opening pages and that Captain Christopher Pike, the first Enterprise Captain from the pilot episode of the original Star Trek series, Scotty, Captain Kirk and Spock are all going to appear in this film. How you ask? Well, a jumping timeline.
According to their reading the timeline is non-linear and leaps about. It does sound complicated enough for Abrams, but this would mean using stock footage of characters and spicing it up, which is entirely possible, but I don't know how it could work.
Nope, I still don't feel right about this. There's no looking back. That crew and that ship were of a time and should be remembered and celebrated, but everything has moved on since then. How do you feel about the truth of this and, if it's true, the direction it's going in?