When J.J. Abrams boldly created an alternate timeline with 2009’s Star Trek, fans were left with tons of questions. But many of us had one in particular: Would there be crossovers with the prime timeline?
*Some spoilers below if you haven’t seen Star Trek Into Darkness yet*
In an interview with HeyUGuys, Star Trek scribe Damon Lindelof not only revealed who may be the bad guys for Star Trek 3 (or rather XIII) but also talked about the Borg and Q—two of our very favorite Star Trek villains—and a potential crossover with the prime timeline.
First off, Lindelof teased us about the identity of the villains in the next Star Trek outing, which should be released in 2016, just in time for Star Trek’s 50th anniversary:
“You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.”
Is that what Abrams (if he comes back in time from a galaxy far, far away) and the writers have cooking for us? A war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire? Been there, done that, don’t you think? Still, Klingons are always cool in our book, and they were pretty badass-looking in Into Darkness, even though Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) beat the crap out of them—you know, being a genetically engineered Human augment and all that.
And what about Khan? Will we see him again? Lindelof remained coy and offered:
“To answer that question would be to determine whether or not he actually survives this movie, but if he survives this movie, I think that we would be incredibly stupid to not use him again.”
So that's a resounding YES, then.
Now, back to the Borg and Q and the possibility of a crossover with the prime timeline. Here’s what Lindelof had to say:
“You can’t talk about Trek and not talk about the Borg, and certainly about Q. Very iconic adversaries from The Next Generation which is, outside of the original cast films, was my entry way into Star Trek, so I wouldn’t mind getting – towards the end of our run on Star Trek, maybe baby Picard could be born. There has to be some sort of crossover we’re not thinking of.”
What do you think? Would you love a crossover with the Borg and/or Q? Any ideas you'd like to pitch to Lindelof?