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Matt McGloin

Star Trek Sequel (2013): Bob Orci Talks Script Changes and Movie Timeline


519 A few days ago Zachary Quinto (Spock) mentioned something about the script for the Star Trek sequel "ever evolving" and "really changing."

Well, this news set of the alarms bells among the rabid Trekkies over at

Writer and Producer Bob Orci, who frequents TrekMovie, wanted to clear a few things up for the fans and explained the situation.

Orci offers up that scripts go through lots of changes, and specifically in regards to the new Star Trek, they aren't using a script from an older draft. What they are doing is "polishing" a current script. Orci even gives an example, in that technology can change the script such as new cameras can be used in new ways onboard the Enterprise which could effect how the characters interact.

In regards to what Quinto was talking about, Orci says that was most likely about character relationships.

The changes I suspect Quinto is referring to are the character interactions as we fine tune the level of their various friendships. How well they all know each other and what they’ve all been through off screen is a nuanced yet essential part of the actors understanding where they are coming from with each other. While discussing the exact same plot elements, what they’ve been through colors their attitude toward each other.  

With that, Orci gives fans a clue as to the timeline of the movie, and states the sequel doesn't reflect the 4 year gap between the two movies.

And given that the time past in real life is different than the amount of time passed in the movie world, it takes a polish to get it just right. That’s what polishes (a legal contractual word in our contract) are for.

The as-of-yet unnamed Star Trek sequel has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura,  Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov and John Cho as Hikaru Sulu.

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