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'Star Trek 3' will be more like the original TV series
If you're a hardcore fan of the original 1960's "Star Trek" TV show the next "Star Trek" movie may be just what you've been waiting for.
Robert Orci is taking over the directing duties this time around so J.J. Abrams can dive into the next "Star Wars." He spoke on Geoff Boucher's podcast "Humans from Earth" earlier this week and made it clear "Star Trek 3" will finally have the characters you've been looking for.
Orci noted, "In [the last film] 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."
Hopefully that doesn't mean Orci and screenwriters Patrick McKay and John D. Payne plan on just remaining another classic character or episode for the big screen. In case you missed it, "Into Darkness" rejiggered the classic Khan character and a key moment from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."
"Star Trek 3" is currently slated for a release sometime in 2016.