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    J.J. Abrams Talks 'Trek'

    ''I can't wait to do this,'' the ''Lost'' creator says of
    producing the next film in the franchise


    DEVELOPMENT PHASERS Abrams was mum on plot details, though published reports have said his Trek movie will focus on the younger days of Spock (played in the original TV series by Leonard Nimoy, left) and Kirk (William Shatner, center)
    Photo Credit: Star Trek: Everett Collection

    By Lindsay Soll
    Entertainment Weekly
    Januaury 9, 2007

    After his panel at the New York Times' 6th Annual Arts & Leisure Weekend, EW sat down with Mission: Impossible III helmer and Lost creator J.J. Abrams to get an inside look at his new enterprise: a Star Trek movie. While it isn't clear when we can expect to see the film, which will be the 11th in the series, he confirmed a draft of the script is done, and it will be trimmed sometime soon.

    So what, exactly, will be the plot? Early reports (like this one in Variety) said that it will focus on the young, post-Starfleet Academy days of James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, but Abrams wouldn't specify. Still, he assured us it's a story that even non-Trekkers can enjoy. ''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.''

    Alex Christian and Roberto Orci are executive-producing and writing the sci-fi flick, and Abrams is co-producing with Lost pals Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. There's no word on a director or casting yet, but Abrams is anxious to move forward. ''I can't wait to do this,'' he says. ''It is an absolute thrill to work on this project. We really are still like, 'How the hell are we able to do this?'''
    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20007719,00.html

    J.J. Abrams to direct 11th 'Star Trek' - 4/21/06
    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...ghlight=abrams
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek 11'

    :bang:

    This has a long way to go to sell me-

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      I'm mildly, but cautiously, optimistic, depending on who they cast for the lead roles. I think I would prefer unknowns. I don't want to see Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as Kirk and Spock, for example.

      (Geez, even typing that made me shudder a little)
      "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
      - Satchel Paige

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        Originally posted by Motorboat Cruiser View Post
        I'm mildly, but cautiously, optimistic, depending on who they cast for the lead roles. I think I would prefer unknowns. I don't want to see Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as Kirk and Spock, for example.

        (Geez, even typing that made me shudder a little)
        Matt Damon is in consideration for the part of Kirk, for those that don't know. I believe he's stated he would like the part. Nothing is confirmed, tho.
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          Abrams takes helm of 'Star Trek'

          By Tatiana Siegel
          The Hollywood Reporter
          Feb 24, 2007

          The Starship Enterprise finally has a new captain.

          After months of speculation, J.J. Abrams has signed on to direct the next installment of the "Star Trek" feature franchise, sources said late Friday. "Star Trek XI" revolves around a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, chronicling their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first space mission.

          Abrams, the prolific co-creator/executive producer of "Lost" and director of "Mission: Impossible -- 3" has been developing the project through his Paramount-based Bad Robot shingle as a producer and writer. But Abrams never committed to directing the project until Friday evening, when the deal was finalized, sources say. Abrams reps at WMA declined comment on the matter.
          http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...188c7f10902b44
          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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            Originally posted by Demigod View Post
            Matt Damon is in consideration for the part of Kirk, for those that don't know. I believe he's stated he would like the part. Nothing is confirmed, tho.
            and Kevin Smith will be cast as Science Officer Silent Bob...

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            • #7
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              I can't stand it. :rant:

              The part that scares me the most is where they comment that even "Non-Trekkers" will like it. Who the :!$#%: cares if they like it?? Whatever happened to pleasing the actual fans?

              Enterprise was canceled because they tried too hard to appeal to a broader audience AND all the weird stuff that comes from being a prequel.

              Can't they learn?? :bash: :bang:
              "But every night, when it gets dark
              and the stars come out,
              I'll look up on her behalf.
              I'll look up in the sky and think of you."





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                they tried to make #10 for the fans and it found no audience so they are trying it diffrent..... they did that with star trek 4 as well they made it not for just the fans and it did well....
                The earth is round.... or so i've found.

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                • #9
                  Re: J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek 11'

                  What about a movie with the Voyager or Deep Space Nine crews?

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                    Re: J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek 11'

                    Originally posted by TraceCub View Post
                    Whatever happened to pleasing the actual fans?
                    There's a difference with Fans and the General Public:

                    Fans are going to see it, no matter what. However, the General Public will not go if the reviews are bad.
                    -Monorail Man

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                    • #11
                      Re: J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek 11'

                      It will have to be pretty special to get me excited - I lost the will to Trek halfway through Voyager...


                      "I'm gettin' kind of fond of you, kid.
                      Not that I want to pick out curtains or anything."

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                        My mom is gonna flip. She raised me on Star Trek lol.

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                          Re: J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek 11'

                          What about a movie with the Voyager or Deep Space Nine crews?
                          I would have enjoyed that, especially considering how the series ended, with no Alpha Quadrant return followup. I felt so cheated with that last show.

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                            Originally posted by PeaJay18 View Post
                            It will have to be pretty special to get me excited - I lost the will to Trek halfway through Voyager...
                            I got a little further than you, at least making it through the first few episodes of Enterprise.

                            I miss my main characters. Give me the original series, TNG, DS9, and even Voyager. I miss my old friends.
                            It's a Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah...Tip for Today!









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                              Originally posted by Monorail Man View Post
                              There's a difference with Fans and the General Public:

                              Fans are going to see it, no matter what. However, the General Public will not go if the reviews are bad.
                              I get that.

                              My point was that for once, I'd like them to think of something other than what they can get from it. Don't the conventions and the recent auction (plus all the fans who are generally more reserved and don't attend that type of thing..) prove that there are enough of us nutters to pay them well?

                              I think it'd be awesome if they used the Voyager crew! I only caught bits and pieces when it was new (I focused more on TNG and could never get into Voyager when it started), but have been watching it religiously now that it's on Spike. I reallllllly love Janeway, no matter what the general consensus is.

                              But yeah, I think it'd really be terrific if they used Voyager for the movies. And maybe go another 100+ years into the future with another crew for television?
                              "But every night, when it gets dark
                              and the stars come out,
                              I'll look up on her behalf.
                              I'll look up in the sky and think of you."





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