Wired has an article about Star Trek, wh…

Wired has an article about Star Trek, which first “addresses” the incredible coincidence of Kirk and Spock Prime meeting up, and then goes on to talk about the impending sequel:

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who wrote Abrams’ Trek, confirmed the sequel’s early stages and took a moment to counter some of the rumors already circulating online. Pundits are reporting the next Star Trek film will take a page from the original 1960s series and comment on current political conditions.

“We’re not writing about Guantanamo Bay,” Kurtzman said with some measure of fatigue. “When we say we want to include allegory in the next film, it doesn’t mean we’re looking to inject politics into the story.”

Orci added: “The original series did such a great job of connecting a science fiction story to larger themes. That’s what we’re looking to do with the next film. But first and foremost, it’s going to be an exciting adventure.”

I’ve still seen very little of the original Star Trek, but did they actually manage to comment on current politics in a relatively even-handed way? Is it a good thing for the writers of the next film to be trying to emulate this particular aspect of the original?

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