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Now, a few days ago, when we heard that Roberto Orci had been dropped from directing the upcoming Star Trek 3, rumors swirled about just why the first-time helmer had been shoved out of his director's chair by Paramount.

We may, though, finally have an answer. According to Devin Faraci of BadassDigest...

" seems like the script was one of the problem factors. Paramount shut the production down last month, sending home all the design people while they battled over the direction of the screenplay."

Which, he suggests, has a lot to do with the content of that script. Specifically, that...

"the script Orci was working on saw the Enterprise, the Vulcans and a new alien race competing to get a time travel device. The Vulcans want to go back and stop the destruction of their planet, and the time travel schtick is what would allow Chris Pine and William Shatner to share the screen."

Which means that Orci - who had co-written the script, as well as been set to direct and produce - seemed set to not only bring back a somewhat divisive figure in Star Trek history (I love Shatner as much as the next fan, but he's a harder sell to bring back than Leonard Nimoy) - but to potentially rewrite the first two films as he did it.

The big question, then?


Was Paramount right to drop Orci?

via BadassDigest

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