Will Star Trek fans fire all torpedos at the script writers?

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

The new Star Trek movie isn’t due for release until next year but there’s already nervousness and concern from fans that script writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are going to write a bad script and send the Star Trek universe in entirely the wrong direction.

Never mind the bitching from William Shatner – that’s just sour grapes in my opinion that he isn’t getting the starring role that he is used to.   But the pressure from fans and from the studio must be enormous.  I wouldn’t like to be in Orci and Kurtzman’s shoes for all the money in the world.

Wired has an interesting interview with both writers in which they talk about taking on the role of writing the script for the next Trek movie.    It’s well worth a read.

What do you think?   Are you looking forward to the next Trek movie?   Do you think JJ Abrams is the right man to be doing this one?   Or are you filled with fear, dread and foreboding about what is coming?    Are you ready to fire all torpedos at Abrams, Orci and Kurtzman come May 2009?