'Star Trek' sequel


The Dude
Jan 1, 1970
I had some ideas on where the next 'Trek' flick with the new cast would go, and whipped up this outline. I might give it a go as a script, but I've got a couple other things I'm chipping away at, so time is limited. It's obviously lacking a lot of detail, it's hard to get a sense of characters from an outline. I would plan on developing the villain much more, and McCoy is barely mentioned in this outline, but he'd obviously be a substantial presence. I'd also like to further the Spock/Uhura romance. The planet needs to be very alien, even though I've vaguely described it as a 'jungle planet filled with alien creatures', but in my head it looks a lot like what we've seen in the trailers for James Cameron's 'Avatar' - a jungle, but a crazy alien jungle filled with lots of cool shit. I would fill out that sequence quite a bit, but, y'know, 'outline.' Heh. This is really just a vague plot overview.

Anyway here's the outline:

“Star Trek (X)IIâ€

Captain James T. Kirk
Commander Spock
Dr. Leonard McCoy
Lt. Nyota Uhura
Lt. Montgomery Scott
Lt. Hikaru Sulu
Ensign Pavel Chekov
Yeoman Janice Rand
Lt. Kyle
Klingon Commander Kang

Pre-Credits Teaser:
The Starship Miranda, on a planetary survey mission near the Neutral Zone comes across evidence that the Klingons may be interfering with the development of the indigenous population of a border world. Before their transmission is completed, the Miranda is attacked by a Klingon warship and destroyed.

Act One:
The Starship Enterprise is completing a supply run to the Vulcan colony. Captain Kirk uses the opportunity to visit Spock-Prime, who is living in quiet retirement. Kirk tells Spock-Prime that he's restless, that Starfleet has been keeping the Enterprise on light duty; he suspects it's because despite the adventure of the previous movie, the brass has little confidence in Kirk's abilities as a commander. Kirk asks about his alternate life, wondering how he's supposed to live up to that legend if he's being relegated to jerkwater missions. Spock-Prime tells him that the details of his alternate life are meaningless, and that he must do exactly what the other Kirk did: prove himself worthy of command, and worthy of commanding the Enterprise. He also tells Kirk that he can't keep coming to Spock-Prime looking for information about the alternate timeline or advice on how to live his life. Kirk admits that though he's forming something of a friendship with the younger Spock, he feels more comfortable talking to Spock-Prime.

When Starfleet receives the incomplete transmission from the Miranda, it orders the Enterprise to pick up two new crew-members, Yeoman Rand and Lt. Kyle, who had both served on the Miranda until recently and were familiar with its crew and missions, and investigate. En route, Kirk begins something with Rand, despite McCoy's warnings about 'office romances'.

The Enterprise arrives at the last known location of the Miranda, and finds only debris. Kirk orders the Enterprise to the nearest planet after Uhura detects a faint distress signal that could be from survivors of the Miranda. The planet, Rand and Kyle say, is one that the Miranda had visited previously. Kirk orders the two of them to accompany him, Spock and McCoy on an away mission to locate the survivors. He leaves Sulu in charge aboard the Enterprise.

Act Two:
The planet is a jungle world filled with strange creatures. The life-forms that live there are tribal, but sophisticated enough to have built stone cities and temples like the ancient Mayans. The away team, guided by Uhura on the Enterprise, makes its way through the jungle toward the supposed survivors. Just before they reach them, however, the signal clears up and Uhura determines that they're not human in origin, but Klingons pretending. When she warns Kirk, it's too late and the away team is attacked by natives sporting weapons far beyond their level of advancement. Kirk orders extraction, but a Klingon ship appears and attacks the Enterprise, forcing Sulu to raise the shields.

The away team manages to escape their attackers, taking shelter in the jungle. They sneak around toward the nearest settlement and discover that the Klingons are using the locals to mine dilithium. The conspirators with the Klingons live rich lifestyles, and rule over the others with an iron fist. This lower class is put-upon and hated by the other sect.

The group is ambushed again and this time, taken prisoner. Kirk is brought before the Klingon commander, Kang, and the two discuss the right and wrong of the situation. Kang says the Klingons have done nothing but buy dilithium from the natives, and have no control over how the stuff is mined. Kirk, on the other hand, thinks they're directly responsible, and vows to take them out. Kang counters that doing so would do nothing but destabilize the civilization. And what would he do then, send in Federation occupiers to clean it up? The people would hate them, and fight tooth and claw to get them out, no matter how noble their intentions. And if they were left alone, they'd likely destroy themselves entirely.

But Kirk's unflagging optimism gives him faith in the natives' ability to grow up and govern themselves if given the chance. He basically gives Kang an “eff youâ€, and manages to insult Kang greatly. In response, Kang kills Yeoman Rand. Just then, Sulu makes a daring rescue attempt, managing to snag Kirk and the others right out of Klingon custody. Back aboard the Enterprise, Kirk orders a retreat, which is costly. The Enterprise is damaged, and suffers some heavy casualties. Chekov and Uhura are both injured. Kirk senses that the crew is losing their faith in him as their commander when everyone looks to Spock instead of him after the ship narrowly escapes the Klingons.


The Dude
Jan 1, 1970
Act Three:
While the Enterprise warps back toward Starfleet, Spock visits Kirk in his quarters. Repairs have been made, and McCoy is tending to the wounded. Kirk asks Spock about the crew, and Spock says he's prepared to take command, if Kirk wishes. Kirk asks if he'll take it, and Spock says no – Kirk is the captain, he's proven it to him. Kirk says he just needs to prove it to everyone else. Kirk asks Spock why he DESERVES to be captain in this timeline. The other Kirk had years more experience before taking command from Captain Pike.

Spock answers that the potential is the same as the other Kirk's, that whatever details may have changed, he's still Jim Kirk. He just needs to show it to everyone. In a scene that mirrors the previous movie, Spock asks Kirk to trust him that 'it'll work.' Kirk smiles and the two of them head to the bridge. Kirk addresses the crew, and tells them that they're headed back because it's their duty to set things right on that planet, to deal with the Klingon threat, and to set those people back on their natural course of evolution. He warns them that the danger is great, but that their cause is noble and that he has faith in each and every one of them to do their jobs and let them come out alive. After all, he doesn't believe in the no-win scenario.

What follows is essentially a lengthy action set piece as the Enterprise and takes on two Klingon ships under Kang's command. They chase each other and battle throughout the entire star system, including the rings of a gas giant and an asteroid belt. When one of the Klingon ships manages to disable the Enterprise's weapons, Spock suggests using the tractor beams to launch asteroids as weapons while Scotty takes a few minutes to redirect power. The Enterprise manages to destroy the first ship, but not the second.

Kang gets on the comm and threatens to wipe out the entire civilization in retribution. To prove his word, he fires a torpedo at the surface, decimating a settlement from orbit. Kirk tells Scotty to transfer all available power to the shields, and orders Sulu to park the Enterprise between the Klingon ship and the planet, blocking any line of fire. Sulu uses his skills to match every move the Klingon ship makes. Frustrated, Kang opens fire, severely damaging the Enterprise and then offers Kirk to surrender himself in exchange for the Enterprise' safe withdrawal.

Kirk agrees, and asks Spock about the Klingon ship's shields. Spock tells him approximately how long it takes for the ship to lower and raise its shields, and Kirk and orders Sulu to ram Kang's ship when the Klingons lower their shields to initiate the transporter, knowing that the Enterprise's shields are faster. Kirk is beamed aboard the Klingon ship, and Sulu rams it as ordered, nearly tearing it in half. Both ships are severely disabled, but the Enterprise is in better shape. Kang and Kirk fight as the Klingon ship begins to break up and fall down toward the planet. The fight is impressive, moving through several sections of the ship as it collapses around them, before Kyle mans the Enterprise transporter and manages to snag Kirk from the jaws of death.

The remnants of the Klingon ship either burn up in the atmosphere or crash into the planet's ocean. Two more Starfleet vessels arrive, offering assistance, and Kirk ably takes command, ordering them to begin stealthy salvage of the Klingon ship. The Enterprise is repaired and limps back to starbase on its own power, accompanied by escort.

Back on Earth, Kirk is called before Starfleet Command. There, he is informed that despite some reservations about his youth, his success against the Klingons and testimonials from the crew have earned him another commendation. Admiral Pike visits Kirk aboard the Enterprise, which is being repaired, and tells him that the ship is being ordered to undertake the best assignment a Starfleet captain could hope for: a five-year deep-space exploration. With his command cemented in the hearts of the crew, his confidence bolstered and his friendship with Spock finally deepening into a trusting brotherhood, Kirk feels like he's where he's supposed to be.

In the final moments, Kirk finally delivers his 'space, the final frontier...' monologue as the Enterprise takes off to explore the vast wonders of the galaxy.