Attention OCD STAR TREK Nerds: New Video Game Is Canon

Yes, every time you kill Kirk in the new TREK co-op shooter he will have died in continuity. Also: does the game reveal the villain of the second film?

Bob Orci says that the new Star Trek game that we talked about a few weeks ago will be actually set in the canon of the new film continuity, and that it was created to bridge the gap between the first film and whatever Star Trek 2 ends up being.

Bleeding Cool has quotes from the writer, which include:

True fans will tell you that canon is only what’s filmed. I’m not an authority on what is canon. However, I will tell you that this may be the first game that falls within the parameters of the people who are in charge of canon for now; the “supreme court,” as we call ourselves… this is the first time where the game itself is generated by the people who are deciding canon and we generated the game to fit within canon.


What’s great about the game is that it gets to show that middle step. You get to see Kirk and Spock in a way you’re not going to in the movie. They’re becoming friends; they’re going on adventures you’re not going to see in the movies. The game is giving you new insight into who they are.

We want to make sure that in a way the game is its own movie. I don’t want to give away who the villains are, but the people in the game might be people who end up in the movie. I like to think of the game as a movie we’ve might have done. We treat the game with the same respect. I can say that the villains are very much in canon.

This has got to mean Klingons, right? It also sounds like the scoop I had waaaaay back when I launched this site - that the new Star Trek would stay away from a standard villain - is out the window. As I suspected it would be as development on the film continued dragging on and on.

Orci also namedrops the Doomsday Machine in the quotes, but I’m pretty sure that means the game and the movie will NOT feature that big space tube.

What do you think? Is there some hint to the villain of Star Trek 2 hidden in those quotes?