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Badass Says Khan Won’t Unleash His Wrath In The Next TREK, But One Of Five Season-One Characters Will!!

I am – Hercules!! The Alamo Drafthouse’s new Badass Digest website quotes a source close to the next “Star Trek” movie who says Khan will not be featured in the project. But the same source indicates one of five classic Trek elements will be featured:
It’s definitely a character that will make fans of TOS excited. Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta. Actually it’s one of those that I named.
Any of them would be awesome. I think they could do worse than working in all five. For those unfamiliar with these five characters:
1) Harry Mudd was a con man who once led an army of hot androids. (That business about Data being the only android in the galaxy? Dr. Roger Corby tells me that's kind of bullshit.)
2) Trelane was one of Trek's many god-like entities (see also Charlie X, Apollo, The Organians, etc. etc.)
3) Gary Mitchell was an old buddy and subordinate of Kirk's who was transformed into a god-like entity by some edge-of-the-galaxy energy.
4) The Talosians were Professor X-like masters of illusion, telepathy and mind control.
5) The Horta was this ugly acid-spewing girl who could move through rock as if it were air. And if I'm not mistaken, she was the only one who could hear Whos. Assuming the mystery element stays in the script (remember that an early draft for the 2009 "Star Trek" featured an appearance by William Shatner's Old Man Kirk), I suspect Badass' source may just be speaking of a cameo. Maybe the Horta buying a newspaper as Chekov wanders by. And another thing. I loved that the last movie name-checked Jonathan Archer and his pooch and I continue to be hopeful that the new movies won't be shy about integrating elements of the larger Trek universe. (Not Q or the Borg, though, which are thoroughly fucked-out at this point.) We shall dig. If sequel writers Bob Orci or Damon Lindelof want to call bullshit on any of this, they have my email address. Find all of Badass’ exclusive on the matter here.
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