Abrams wants new Star Trek fans for XI
J.J. Abrams has been talking about Star Trek XI, for a secret project there's a lot being talked about, and he says that he'd rather people who knew nothing about the Star Trek universe came to the film. Does that suggest a Star Trek film completely detached from the past? I hope so.
There's been talk recently of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy appearing in the film, as well as the film focussing on a young Kirk and Spock. I hope that neither of them come to pass and that we see a totally new film within the universe, but without direct connection to any of the past films and series.
Abrams comments on Entertainment Weekly through Rope of Silicon:
"On the one hand, for people who love Star Trek, the fix that they will get will be really satisfying,'' he says. ''For people who've never seen it or know it vaguely, I think they will enjoy it equally, because the movie does not require you to know anything about Star Trek. I would actually prefer [that] people don't know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind."...
..."I can't wait to do this... It is an absolute thrill to work on this project. We really are still like, 'How the hell are we able to do this?'"
I don't know how to take those comments, obviously the last one is great, but does the rest mean that we're going to turn away from the past or look to it? Which would you rather?