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Possible Star Trek 3 Plot
The Writers Discuss
By Robert T. Trate
March 21, 2014
Star Trek 3 has a director.
© Paramount Pictures
Without JJ Abrams, Trekkies have mixed feelings about another Star Trek. Some are happy to see him go, others not so much. Co-writer J.D. Payne spoke to the LDS Film Festival about where they are thinking of taking a third film.
“We're trying to set up a kind of situation where you really could — and not in just an 'everything's relative' sort of moral relativism — you could be a good person of any creed or philosophical background and come down on both sides of how you should respond to this opportunity that the crew has.... that also has some pitfalls to it. Where you could argue very, very, very compellingly that 'this' is what you should do, and if you're advocating 'this' then it's actually evil.
It's sort of the Adam and Eve thing, where should we eat the fruit or not eat the fruit? Well, there are some very compelling reasons why they should and why they shouldn't. So, similar kinds of things here that really give the whole movie and opportunity to sort of play with that, and have people come down on different sides and wrestle with it; then come to an ending where you can walk out and say, 'You know, I don't know what I would do”.
This sounds like Star Trek, but Star Trek Movies that deal with heavy issues don’t play well with general audiences. Let’s face it, people want to see action at the theater. Those of us that love our Trek want these type of thought provoking philosophical stories. It is a hard balance when it comes to a making an all encompassing film.
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