Or, to be technical, deep space, meaning the crew of the Enterprise has finally set off on their five-year mission. Said Roberto Orci on the Humans from Earth Nerdist Industries podcast (emphasis mine):
“In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films—especially the 2009 [Star Trek]—was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.”
Gassssssp—wait, do we care about Star Trek 3 at this point? Like, anyone? Bueller? I liked the 2009 Star Trek, and I would be excited about Star Trek 3 finally getting with the trekking, but… man. Into Darkness was a mood dampener, wasn’t it?
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