Think Trek 2 was an awful lot like Wrath of Khan, but you know, without any of the emotional setup? Well, you're in luck, because Karl Urban really wants the next Trek to cover all brand-new material. And he's got some pull.
In an interview with IGN, McCoy actor Urban expresses his deep desire for a whole new frontier for the Star Trek cast to explore:
"What I really believe we should do now is strive for originality. Because in Star Trek Into Darkness we took one of the most revered and loved adversaries of the Enterprise and put him in there, and did a story that had all of these wonderful nods to films from the past, and episodes from the past. I really think that what we should do from here, in my personal opinion, is strive to be original. Strive to be something different and new. You know, let's not forget that Star Trek as envisioned was about space exploration. And it would be really wonderful to harness the spirit of that and apply it to the next film, so that we do something different than a revenge-based picture."
But will Urban get his wish? We'll have to wait until 2016, when the next Trek will probably be out, to see.