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It Won't Be Kirk And Spock
Exclusive: The Truth About Star Trek XI

26 April 2006  |  Written by   

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Fans around the world whooped for joy last week at news that the Star Trek franchise was being resuscitated with M:I:3 director JJ Abrams at the helm. News that it would adopt the long-mooted concept of Kirk and Spock's youthful adventures at Starfleet Academy provoked a more mixed reaction. Those who thought such a move sacrilege can rest easy though because, as Empire discovered in an interview today with Abrams himself, the story is nothing of the sort.

"The whole thing was reported entirely without our cooperation," says the director with a hint of regret. "People learned that I was producing a Star Trek film, that I had an option to direct it, they hear rumours of what the thing was going to be and ran with a story that is not entirely accurate."

But the million dollar question is, what will it be about? Unsurprisingly, Abrams isn't saying ("We've made a pact not to discuss any specifics") but the Lost creator is a confirmed Original Series fan so don't be surprised if his take on the series does indeed take place around the era of Kirk and co, or if some of the established characters do make a reappearance. "Those characters are so spectacular. I just think that… you know, they could live again."

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i hope they appear as minor characters, around main characters who are possibly new to the Star Trek Universe, or otherwise minor characters who appear in the Kirk episoides. How cool to have the heroes competeing with Kirk at school and be beaten by Kirk all the time, but go off and be heroes in their own way? Also? b JJAbrams is a little convoluted. Lost would really benefit from narrative reduction and direction. More

Posted by DaisyQ at 23:11 on 25 April 2006 | Report This Post

Star Trek x: The tenuos reveal
Wow, I hope he brings his fantastic story telling abilities to Star Trek, maybe after his tenth film int he series he might have revealed a little about the story!!! (bloody Lost! Get to the point!) More

Posted by The Judge at 19:11 on 25 April 2006 | Report This Post

Those who mocked me cower in fear just like Abrams.
NOBODY MESSES WITH WILLIAM SHATNER. ABRAMS HEEDED MY WORDS AND BACKED DOWN. More

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