Screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman appeared on the Fox Movie Channel show, Life After Film School, this week.
Our thanks to CHUD for recounting the Star Trek spoilers revealed during the interview.
The J.J. Abrams' movie begins in the Star Trek present, some time in the The Next Generation timeline.
Romulans go back in time. Their goal? To either to kill Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) or his father, in order to prevent Kirk from ever being born (think of the original Termintor and the idea of killing John Connor's mom).
Star Trek opens on May 8, 2009.
From there, Spock follows the Romulans into the past, appearing when the Enterprise crew were young. These events change the history of the Star Trek universe, either creating a parallel timeline that the films will now follow or simply overwriting everything else that we know in the movie's history.
As you can see, this is a sequel, a prequel and a reboot all in one. Sounds like a rismy maneuver, but one we can't wait to see take shape.