The next Star Trek film is in limbo but here are three reasons why the next film in the series should still be in the Kelvin timeline.
There aren’t always good reasons to end something. There aren’t always good reasons to continue something. Sometimes you have to weigh the pros and cons of the decision and while Star Trek fans wait for the fate of the fourth Star Trek Kelvin film to be decided, we here at Redshirts Never Die want to look at the pros and cons of continuing the Kelvin timeline.
The franchise has not been perfect, but they have been widely well-received. There are elements the series can do without, like lens flares. There are also elements that should be celebrated, and would hopefully continue to be brought to the forefront. Like the acting. Say what you will about the series and how they may or may not nail the tone of Star Trek, the films are carried by the most beautiful acting possible. The new franchise has seen a perfect cast come together and successfully bring these iconic, classic, characters to life.
It didn’t hurt that most of the crew are beloved sci-fi actors, with Zoe Saldana being arguably the most renowned sci-fi star of her time. You also look at guys like Karl Urban, (Riddick, Dredd), Simon Pegg (Paul/Mission Impossible franchise), and Zachary Quinto (Heroes) and you can see that the cast was put together with a keen eye on appealing to the Trek/Sci-Fi/SyFy base.
So now with the fourth film in limbo, let’s look at the three best reasons to continue on with the Kelvin timeline of films.