New Plot Details Leak OutBy Christian
November 12, 2007 - 3:30 PM
New rumors out today suggest the eleventh Star Trek film will be inspired heavily by the classic Original Series episode "The City On The Edge Of Forever."
According to the new spoilers, provided by the IESB, the film will feature TNG-era Romulans, led by Eric Bana's Nero, finding the Guardian of Forever seen in the TOS episode. They use it to go back in time to the 23rd Century, planning to kill James T. Kirk before he has a chance to grow into the legendary Starfleet Captain who managed to save Earth not once, but several times.
Apparently, Mr. Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy, finds out about the Romulans' plan and also goes back in time to warn Zachary Quinto's younger version of himself about the plan. Old Spock arrives before Kirk and Spock have formed their lifelong friendship, and it seems this film may show us the beginning of that bond. The IESB wrote about a "very cool scene" in which Old Spock tells Young Spock about this friendship -- a scene that was described as being "very emotional," despite it taking place between two Vulcans.
The spoiler article was based on reports from the same sources that previously provided the IESB with scoops on the casting of Karl Urban ('Bones' McCoy) and Chris Hensworth (Kirk's father). In addition to the above storyline summary, the sources also revealed that young Kirk will first be seen in the film as he is taking the Kobayashi Maru test -- a supposedly "unwinnable" test that all Starfleet cadets are required to take, and that was previously already seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In that film, we learned that Kirk was the only cadet who ever passed the test, after he reprogrammed the computer simulation.
For the original report from the IESB, please follow this link.