J.J. Abrams talks Star Trek
J.J. Abrams has spoken about his new Star Trek movie, and there's not much to learn. Although he does mention the Kirk and Spock issue, he's keeping his script close to his chest.
From Empire Magazine through TV.com:
"We've made a pact not to discuss any specifics...Star Trek is something I grew up with and love."
He does say that he's a big fan, and that he's certain to be loyal to the fan base since his shows have followed that trend and stayed true to the original idea throughout the series...mostly. However, this might split the Star Trek community in half, but he's not watched anything for some time now:
"To be totally honest with you...I haven't even seen [the most recent Star Trek film], Nemesis," laughs Abrams. "I feel like the series disconnected for me at a certain period, and though I will have to watch and see everything that was done, I want to see what not to do as much as anything."
There's no word on what that period might be when he disconnected, and that in itself could tell us lots. Did he quite with Deep Space Nine or Voyager, Enterpise? Whichever it was might tell you what he loved about the series.
"Those characters are so spectacular. I just think that...you know, they could live again."
Is what he specifically said about the Kirk and Spock characters after saying that he won't be doing a film around the early adventures of these two. Still, he leaves a little door open...