Karl Urban would like to see something akin to the original triumvirate from the original series in the next Star Trek movie.
Star Trek XI focused more on the relationship between James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto,) but if Urban has his way, his character would have the same types of interaction with Kirk and Spock as McCoy did in the original series.
“The structure wasn’t really the traditional triumvirate that you’ve seen on the television show,” explained Urban. “It was really more a movie about establishing everybody. I certainly hope that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and J.J. [Abrams] continue to strengthen and evolve those characters into those directions.”
According to Urban, McCoy “sort of verbalized the war going on in Kirk’s conscience.” Urban would like to see more of that as well as the McCoy-Spock bickering that went on in the original series. “I certainly would love to see more arguments of passion versus logic with Spock because they’re always fun,” he said.”
In what direction should Star Trek XII go? “I think the challenge is to come up with the most important mission, the mission that literally tears these people apart,” said Urban. “The mission that is the definitive Trek mission. We have to come up with something akin to a Dark Knight or The Empire Strikes Back. Something like that.”