9. Spock vs Kirk
The latest Trek movie – just as its creators kept promising – focused heavily on the Kirk/Spock relationship and how it moved from fractious to friendship.
But we don’t think they should leave it in typical rom-com 'first they hate each other, then they love each other' territory.
Some of the more emotionally satisfying moments of the original series saw the two friends brought back into conflict, either through emotional means (Amok Time, which sees Spock’s mating urge lead to him battling Kirk on Vulcan) or necessity (The Cage, with Spock disobeying orders to help Captain Pike).
There's plenty in the new film that could lead to issues down the line – what if some of the surviving Vulcans decide that revenge for the destruction of Vulcan is logical and Spock decides to help?
We’ve seen he can be a callous git in his treatment of Nero at the end of Trek.
It would be another personal plot that would let Orci, Kurtzman and fellow writer Damon Lindelof explore the characters they crafted even further, without needing some huge, wannabe epic threat.
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