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Monday, October 25, 2010

STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF GARY MITCHELL in 2012?


Well, this should tweak the classic Star Trek reboot-hating purists a bit...

According to Badass News, any previous rumors of Khan Noonian Singh being the villain for the new Star Trek movie are false.  Instead, their anonymous source reports that there won't be a traditional villain but the story will focus on a classic Trek character from the first season of the original series.  Their source refuses to name the specific character, however...
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.
Of the five listed above, I have to think that Gary Mitchell would be the most interesting for a big-budget motion picture.  Mitchell was featured in the second pilot episode of Star Trek, "Where No Man Has Gone Before," in which he became a near godlike being after the U.S.S. Enterprise broke through the Galactic Barrier that exposed him to strange energy usually found in superhero origin stories told in various 1960s Marvel comics written by Stan Lee.  Predictably enough, Mitchell gradually becomes more of a threat to everyone's safety as his power increases, so Captain Kirk gets Dr. Elizabeth Dehner, the ship's psychiatrist who has also started to develop these godlike powers, to keep Mitchell at bay until Kirk can bury his weakened, not-quite-so-godlike ass under a phaser-induced rockslide. 

You can almost picture Tom Cruise begging J.J. Abrams to be Gary Mitchell, can't you?

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