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Damon Lindelof Teases 'Star Trek 3' Villains, Potential Crossover with Original Timeline

J.J. Abrams may be focused on a galaxy far, far away right now, but talk of a third Star Trek movie is already beginning.

In an interview with HeyUGuys via TrekWeb, Star Trek writer Damon Lindelof revealed who may be the bad guys for Star Trek 3 (or Star Trek XIII if you're keeping count).

While there's no set date for when Star Trek 3 will be in theaters, a best guess puts it in theaters around 2016. Lindelof teased, "You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in [Star Trek Into Darkness] we've given the audience a little taste, but there's also a promise that there's a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see."

If Abrams returns to helm Trek 3, will we be seeing a battle between the Federation and the Klingon Empire? And will we see Khan return for Trek 3?

"To answer that question would be to determine whether or not he actually survives [Into Darkness], but if he survives… I think that we would be incredibly stupid to not use him again," Lindelof teased.

That sounds like a pretty solid "yes."

Lindelof also talked about two particular characters – Borg and Q – as well as the possibility of crossing over with the original timeline.

"You can't talk about Trek and not talk about the Borg, and certainly about Q. Very iconic adversaries from The Next Generation which, outside of the original cast films, was my entryway into Star Trek, so I wouldn't mind getting – towards the end of our run on Star Trek, maybe baby Picard could be born. There has to be some sort of crossover we're not thinking of."

What do you think? Would you like to see a crossover with the Borg and/or Q? Do you like the idea of bridging this current run with The Next Generation set of films? Would you like to see Lindelof return to the franchise to write the next Trek movie?

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