Director Robert Orci talks STAR TREK 3 – Deep space and new territory

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Captain’s Log, stardate 26062014: Ensign Skervyn has uncovered a pod containing relics from a bygone era. An age wherein man relied on blue-rayed discs for their visual entertainment, shortly before the great 2D/3D war that saw the titan cinema houses of the past fall in a glorious battle to preserve sanity and get rid of a stupid gimmick. One of…these films is called Star Trek 3. Interesting.

Despite the first and second flicks being set in a new universe, the cosmos on offer was littered with familiar locales and species. Right at the end of the second film though, Kirk and his crew were finally ready to take that iconic five year voyage into the unknown cold vacuum of space, which is pretty much where the third film will be set according to promoted writer and now director Robert Orci:

They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.

Speaking on the Humans from Earth podcast [via Badass Digest], Orci gave a bit more substance to his plans for the upcoming threequel:

In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie.

So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.

Well it’s about bloody time. There’ll be Klingons off the starboard bow when Star Trek 3 arrives in 2016.

Last Updated: June 27, 2014

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