Okay, okay, we know… They’ve been overused.
But with a new universe comes new possibilities – how have the changes wrought by the space-time warping MacGuffin of the first film affected everyone’s favourite warrior race?
We’d like to find out. We know the Klingons are kicking about – they captured Nero in a subplot that was snipped from Abrams’ film, so why not have them come looking for a little vengeance (he destroyed several ships on the way out).
In fact, since Nero is a Romulan, you could combine idea No.1 and this and see the two races sparking off a conflict that drags in the Federation.
While we’re not sure we want the second Star Trek outing to fall into typical Bigger Must Be Better thinking, a blast from the past could be just what it needs.
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