Even before the new Star Trek movie became a huge hit, Paramount had commissioned a sequel.
But now, with the movie firmly qualified as a mega-blockbuster, the pressure is on for JJ Abrams and his collaborators to deliver something that surpasses the original.
Abrams and crew claim they already have a few ideas. Here's what we'd like to see...
1. War With Romulus
The Romulans, Star Trek’s other pointy-eared race feature significantly in the first film, but only via Eric Bana's bad/mad guy Nero.
There’s a whole planet of them out there (well, at least for the next 100 years or so) and we’re sure they’ll have been aware of what happened between the Nerada and the Federation.
So what if the Romulans decide that Nero was on the right track and try to take advantage of the Federation’s problems following the attack on Vulcan?
Using the original series episode Balance Of Terror as a jumping-off point, we’d explore a battle of wits between Kirk and his equal among the Romulans.
Problem: JJ and co might want to steer clear of a repeat appearance of the race in the sequel.