Scotty weighs in on rampant Star Trek 2. So there.
SIMON PEGG: “IT’S NOT KHAN.”
Yeah, he's a villain, but I have a feeling he's a fellow student/cadet/officer rather than an outside threat
edit: I wiki'ed him and it say's hes the antagonist of Star Trek 2, but I've read it elsewhere too
Neither does changing Scotty's character to Jar Jar Binks work, but with Abrams and his writers there are no rules.
But wait if they change the characters relationship with Kirk to such a degree that it's essentially a different character with the name of a character from the original series, surely thats just the worst kind of blatantly cynical fan-pandering while still essentially doing your own thing anyway?
Oh wait, it's Abrams. Carry on.
Not to nerd out here, but remember, our Kirk is a bit early to the captain's seat by about 6-8 years, compared to Trek Prime. That would have been plenty of time for a young officer to see the exploits of a man not much older than him doing awesome shit, in the original universe. Remember, Kirk became a hero after his FIRST 5 year tour. Garth can be 8 years older and pull off the hero out here. The difference between a person at 25 and a person at 35 is a matter of makeup (or really hard living).
Arne Darvin - Klingon Spy
I don't think the concept of Klingon spies in the Federation had been used much beyond Kirk catching one by holding a tribble next to him. That would be kind of fun to take on and reinvent the character. That's all he ever did in Trek anyway, besides going back in time on DS9 trying to kill Kirk with a tribble bomb.
You guys make good points, and Cumbersomesnatch could easily play someone who's a couple years ahead of Kirk.
I like that last suggestion, I'd be pretty disappointed if the Klingons aren't at the very least introduced in the sequel, I mean, now's the time to show just why Kirk hates them so much.
Yes but why would this new Kirk hate Klingons so much exactly?
All I'm saying is despite being a reboot there should be common themes that are reestablished in the new universe. Kirk vs. The Klingons should be one of those themes. You're right, both he and Spock should only hate Romulans at this point, but that was a rogue group and I highly doubt that they'll even pop up again.
I'm not a Trekkie in any sense of the word, and I've only seen TOS episodes that have been mentioned on lists and what not, but is Kirk's hatred of Klingon's only established in the films or is it present in the series also?
Sure but it has to be done naturally and organically not shoved in there as nothing but fan pandering. We've had more than enough of that already.
As for Kirk hating Romulans, I wouldn't buy that. His hatred is directed at a idiot that came from the future, not their entire race.