The rumors about the next Star Trek film are already heating up. Comments by some folks associated with the upcoming production, currently slated for a 2016 release, have fans hoping for a Trek that is even more akin to the Original Series that it rebooted. Sure, the alternate timeline approach allows for variation, but it is familiar characters and settings that endear the reboot franchise to die hard Trek fans.
Producer and co-screenwriter of Star Trek Into Darkness, Damon Lindelof, acknowledged this when he said in an interview:
“You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film (Into Darkness) we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.”
Now comes news that Original Series alum George Takei is publicly saying that he would love to be involved with the reboot series in some way.
“All they have to do is ask me! I’m more than eager,” Takei said. “As you know, Leonard Nimoy did two of the rebooted films with JJ Abrams, and they’re preparing another one because in two years, Star Trek is going to be 50 years old, so they’ll be coming out with another major feature film with a rebooted cast.”
Takei also spoke of his ongoing friendships with other Trek alum, aside from the bizarre ongoing feud with William Shatner.
“Nichelle is more telephone, and we have dinners and you know, there are still Star Trek conventions that happen, so we go out to dinner, chew over old times. But my favorite, my best drinking buddy, was Jimmy Doohan, who’s passed now. He was a great guy and I had some wonderful times with him,” he added.