So, Scoop! No Khan In Star Trek 2. So Who Will Kirk & Co. Face? by Devin Faraci.
The scoop offers the possible choices for the upcoming movie.
"It’s definitely a character that will make fans of TOS excited..."
Ooh! I sure am ready to be excited then.
"... Think along the lines of Harry Mudd or Trelane or Gary Mitchell or the Talosians or the Horta..."
I'm still ready.
"... Actually it’s one of those that I named."
Harry Mudd is fun. Is there someone to play him?
The Talosians? It could be done. They are interesting.
The Horta, as Faraci wrote, "A great episode, and one that really captures the spirit of Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry’s original vision. But the story is too small for a movie, and I don’t really see how you include the Horta in a larger story without making them just a footnote."
Trelane? Let's get real. William Campbell is always a delight to watch, but The Squire of Gothos barely ranks above the terrible episodes for me, and then only for Campbell. It's a single punchline gag that even then was milked ad infinitum with Q.
Gary Mitchell? Are you fucking kidding me? I love Where No Man Has Gone Before, but this is putting me to sleep just reading it.
Hey, I've got a crazy idea! How about making something up?