Next "Trek" to Be a Prequel?

by | January 17, 2007 | Comments

Well here’s some interesting news, doubly so if you’re a serious and well-versed Trekkie-type. Not only will J.J. Abrams be going back to visit the early days of Kirk, Spock, and Scotty … but he’ll also be including a fairly obscure character known as … Pike.

Now, Captain Pike was the guy Kirk learned the job from, and the serious "Star Trek" aficionadoes are well aware that Captain Pike appeared in the original "Trek" pilot, before William Shanter took over and made Captain Kirk an interstellar superstar.

Anyway, according to IGN Movies (who got the news from IESB.net and then expounded quite helpfully) it looks like Abrams is going to do precisely what I just said: Dig back into the "Trek" files and treat us to some of the earliest exploits of the Enterprise gang. Just like in "Hannibal Rising" or "Dumb & Dumber 2."

Oh, and none of this is even remotely set in stone, either. Abrams’ screenwriters, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, are still fine-tuning all sorts of stuff. But heck, it’s a fun series to talk about. Cuz we all know it.

(A lot) more info on "Star Trek XI" as it becomes available.

Tag Cloud

GLAAD First Look TV Country BBC America The Arrangement Sci-Fi adventure Super Bowl DC Comics transformers Warner Bros. Dark Horse Comics Fox News psycho boxoffice Summer Rock Sneak Peek Teen Netflix Watching Series Trailer Rom-Com Freeform Emmys Fantasy social media based on movie Star Trek LGBTQ APB NYCC Mindy Kaling Lionsgate comiccon Writers Guild of America Tomatazos political drama Sundance Bravo Nat Geo cops TBS Musicals Superheroes TCA 2017 Rocky ESPN Schedule composers TNT Marvel Starz Nominations 2015 Comic Book talk show singing competition crime thriller biography FX cooking Nickelodeon police drama Martial Arts TV Land vampires Winners Pop 007 ITV Interview Best and Worst X-Men CMT AMC Reality Musical WGN Spring TV CNN Photos CBS Video Games Mystery Masterpiece USA 2017 Podcast Comedy Central DC Universe Premiere Dates GIFs Calendar Adult Swim Crackle Election war Holidays YA dramedy Lifetime science fiction technology Syfy TIFF DirecTV Awards Reality Competition Action Music Universal NBC serial killer Comedy TLC Valentine's Day Marathons Set visit sports PBS period drama Red Carpet TCM SDCC Tumblr crime Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Opinion MSNBC Cartoon Network FXX VICE Amazon Polls and Games E3 Certified Fresh SundanceTV Extras FOX zombie cinemax TCA Disney Channel thriller E! Paramount 45 A&E cats Disney crime drama Infographic Pirates GoT Animation sitcom docudrama TruTV MTV Biopics History The CW harry potter Showtime President Grammys ABC Family Mary Tyler Moore 2016 Trivia PaleyFest Logo aliens diversity BBC Fall TV Horror Toys travel Esquire OWN Winter TV Cosplay Kids & Family Thanksgiving IFC discovery politics BET Countdown American Society of Cinematographers Hulu VH1 ABC Box Office RT History Character Guide Year in Review Star Wars El Rey Food Network Ellie Kemper 24 frames Ghostbusters HBO Oscars CBS All Access Drama historical drama supernatural