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Abrams Gives Star Trek Sequel Update + Talks Nominations & Awards Buzz January 12, 2010

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JJ Abrams did a new interview attending a FOX TCA party last night and while he mostly talked about his TV projects, he did provide a quick update on the Star Trek sequel, and talked about all the recent award buzz and nomination. Excerpts below.



JJ gives update on Star Trek sequel + talks awards
Most of the Collider interview covers other topics, but JJ did give some quick updates on the Star Trek sequel, here are the bullet points

JJ Also talked about the recent WGA nomination for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman., and that lead to more award season buzz talk here is that excerpt:

JJ: No. I’m thrilled for them. The truth is, they’re incredibly talented, hard-workers who often get marginalized because they’re so successful. But, they’re great writers, so it’s wonderful to see them get the kind of credit they deserve. (Production Designer) Scott Chambliss was nominated. The make-up team was nominated. The visual effects were nominated. It’s great to see these amazing artists who have worked so hard, who could easily get marginalized because it’s something called Star Trek. They’re so good. I hope that Michael Kaplan, who did an amazing job with the wardrobe, gets recognition too. Amazing people worked on that movie.

Collider: Now there’s buzz that it could be up for an Oscar. What would that mean for the film?

JJ: I can’t imagine it, but it would be a wonderful thing for everyone involved. It’s hard to fathom.

There is much more from Abrams in the full interview, including talking about Leonard Nimoy possibly returning to Fringe, his new show Undercovers and more.

JJ at the Fox Winter TCA Party



1. Newman - January 12, 2010

I really hope he directs the sequel

2. gingerly - January 12, 2010

JJ PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE direct the sequel.
My fingers are crossed!

3. Charles Trotter - January 12, 2010

I hope he returns to direct, as well. However, a lot fewer lens flares this time around would be nice. Oh, and don’t edit out scenes which help build the characters, as was done with the removal of Nero’s escape from the Kingon prison camp.

4. Zebonka - January 12, 2010

“Not worried about going up against Spider-man reboot Summer 2012″

I wouldn’t be either. The whole “dump the people who made the films watchable and keep going anyway” approach will probably result in something as bad as Wolverine.

5. MissDarkFaerie - January 12, 2010

JJ, you did a great job on Star Trek, I hope you direct the sequel!

6. VOODOO - January 12, 2010

I would be shocked if Abrams doesn’t direct the sequel… He did a wonderful job with the first film.

7. Lt. Liz - January 12, 2010

Direct again, oh please do… I beg you JJ!

8. Captain James T. Kirk - January 12, 2010

JJ Come back And do the sequel
Like Kirk said on the motion picture
Kirk: Bones we need him…… I need you… To direct the sequel!

9. Buzz Cagney - January 12, 2010

Yes- please Direct it, JJ. And keep the lens flares! lol

10. ryanhuyton - January 12, 2010

The long term future of Star Trek is in great hands with J.J Abrams, Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman and the many other talented artists who brought to us the rejuvenation of the the franchise with the undeniable smash hit that is “Star Trek”. J.J Abrams has to direct the next one and Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman have to write it. There are no better people on the face of the planet that can equal the talent inherent in the cast and crew that we have now. They clearly deserve any accolades they get. The next one will be even better. I have no doubts and neither should anyone else.

Bob, I hope you are reading this. I and most others on this site are extremely grateful for the movie you have given us.

11. Jim Nightshade - January 12, 2010

Yes we hope jj will direct! And i agree bout bob n alex too-all involved did a great job on trek09-may the cast n crew all return to make more magic-thanx bob!

12. Jason - January 12, 2010

Would love to see Abrams back at the helm, but with the recent talk of Nick Meyer possibly coming back, I wouldn’t mind that latter option.

13. Chris_of_ODU - January 13, 2010

10. I suspect someone said the same thing about Sam Raimi and the long term future of the Spider-Man franchise. A lot needs to be done before the next film can be released. JJ apparently is on the fence, or the powers-that-be are debating if they want to give him the job. I find the latter of the two shocking if it were true, as the man “reinvigorated” the franchise. So I’m assuming that JJ is still debating whether he wants the job or not. What would be keeping him from committing to such an exciting offer?

If a script isn’t delivered in the next 6 months, I doubt the Summer 2012 goal could be realized based on the kind of effects budget they’d be putting into the film. If they can’t get a film out 3 years after the previous one, this new Star Trek franchise will suffer the fate of all franchises that were popular and eventually were destroyed by bureaucratic “red tape,” stalling and slow-moving productions. The cast and crew eventually move on to bigger and sometimes better things.

So yeah, they better get their acts together or the next “Star Trek” reboot will be here in 5 years instead of 10-15.

14. captain_neill - January 13, 2010

it was here before him and it will continue after him

I am indifferent, he directs it he directs it but if he doesn’t I won’t lose sleep.

15. Ian B - January 13, 2010

It’s not the end of the world if Abrams doesn’t direct; there are lots of talented directors out there. We know the cast are great, and we know that the budget will provide great effects and grandeur (and maybe even an engineering section that isn’t a brewery this time around).

This is all riding on the script now- where they take the story for this crucial sequel. As with the first one, it’s either going to be great, or awful. Once again, there is no middle ground.

As to Spiderman, meh. Three movies with Curt Connors in, and now we’re never going to see The Lizard. No doubt we’ll be back with the Green Goblin again, sigh. Superman, Lex Luthor; Batman, The Joker, Spiderman, The Goblin. This is why, more than ever, there must be NO KHAN.

Boborci, we know you can’t reveal any secrets, but please confirm a total absence of Khan, and thus let millions of Trekkies sleep a little easier for the next two years.

16. locutus - January 13, 2010

i hope the spiderman reboot fails! Was looking forward to spidey 4 with Sam Rami.

17. Anthony Thompson - January 13, 2010

It’s interesting that so many folks here have dissed his directing but are now almost on bended knee begging him to direct the next one! : D

18. madtrekfan - January 13, 2010

It’s been mentioned before on previous postings but I thought I’d mention it again. Whilst I’d like to see JJ back as director I think it would be brilliant if he handed duties over to Nick Meyer for one last time…..

19. U.S.S. Manila NCC-99232 - January 13, 2010

I saw how JJ did his job in shooting Star Trek. He’s really good and positive! I really want JJ to direct Trek XII!

20. captain_neill - January 13, 2010

I dont care

I am a Star Trek fan, not a JJ Abrams fan

21. Geoffers - January 13, 2010

~ 20…. Ahhhhh as positive as ever…..

22. RTC - January 13, 2010

I think JJ is the best choice by far, and I sincerely hope he is able to direct. At the same time, as JJ himself points out, it’s a team effort, and an extremely talented team at that. I’m confident ST12 will be an outstanding film.

23. Ciarán - January 13, 2010

I agree with #9, I hope JJ directs the sequel and makes it amazing, but without the intentional lens flare business. That’s the only flaw I can give the movie; too much flare!

24. captain_neill - January 13, 2010

I am positive, I am just indifferent to the decision

No matter who directs it I will be seeing the film as I am a Star Trek fan.

I do like Trek XI but it is just not my all time fav movie of the franchise.

25. I'm dead Jim - January 13, 2010

I think a JJ/Meyer combo would be brilliant for the sequel, the best of both worlds!

26. Sci-Fi Bri - January 13, 2010

i like jj, he’s honest….. and this honesty comes through in his work…

27. Ralph - January 13, 2010

Star Trek use to be about hope and living as one. They tried to make futuristic cities look beautiful. The greatest love were the ships. I hope Paramount can capture the beauty and love that Avatar seems to have taken from the Star Trek Universe.

28. Buzz Cagney - January 13, 2010

Nick Meyer is certainly an interesting name to hear in relation to the next movie. His credentials need no expanding upon here. It would be great to have him on-board in some capacity. Not that the new guys aren’t supremely capable- because they plainly are- but, c’mon, its Nick Meyer!

29. star trackie - January 13, 2010

I sure hope JJ signs on to direct. I love his visual style, not to mention the attitude and tone of any given set, while filming, is created by the director. JJ clearly makes his set a fun place to be, which motivates the actors to have fun and, in turn, brings our their very best. Add to that, the clear reverence and understanding he has for the original Star Trek, and you have a real winning combination.

30. Buzz Cagney - January 13, 2010

#23 I have to admit to liking the lens flares on the big screen, but on the small screen they are much more distracting and even at time’s uncomfortable. Perhaps a compromise on there use next time? Some flare but not quite so many next time perhaps?

31. BLFSisko - January 13, 2010

To all who want t JJ directing the next movie, but with less flares, I have to say this: If you saw the bonus features of Trek 09, you know how convinced he is of the flares, He loves them. You want JJ, so you have to take the flares.

32. Mel - January 13, 2010

If they want to make the sequel with an already known villain or villain race, I hope they choose the Gorn. No Khan, Klingons, Romulans and especially no solely TNG, VOY, DS9 races like the Borg or the Cardassians.

But I am also open to something completely new. I wouldn’t mind a new alien race or a good conspiracy story. Or a movie about a catastrophe or space anomaly which threaten the lives of many people as long as it is an alien race in danger and not earth. There are a lot of possibilities.

A mirror universe story would be cool, too but I think such a story would be better for a third or later movie (if they made one). I think we should first learn more about the characters in this universe before showing the mirror versions of them. I think this is especially important for new Star Trek fans who don’t know TOS.

I like what JJ Abrams did with the new movie, but I guess other directors could also do a good job.

33. Sebi - January 13, 2010

@31: That’s not completely accurate.. JJ himself said in an interview that he thinks that he overdone the flares a little bit.

The bonus features just state that he liked them when he made the movie…

34. P Technobabble - January 13, 2010

JJ is right about all the people who worked on Star Trek and gave it their all. They all deserve praise and acknowledgement. They did a great job bringing Star Trek back to the big screen, and back to life.

35. Simon Jessey - January 13, 2010

Abrams is a safe pair of hands for Star Trek. His stewardship was just perfect for the goals of the movie: to open up the Star Trek universe to new audiences and satisfy the existing fans. I was overjoyed at how the film turned out, and I would be very happy if the same crew returned for the sequel.

The lens flare was a good idea, in my opinion. It went well with the glossy visuals and dynamic motion. I was concerned that it was all going to be an MTV-style, overcut, Paul Greengrass-like vomitfest after seeing “Mission Impossible 3″. Thankfully, it eschewed all that frenetic activity.

36. VZX - January 13, 2010

I’m sure he will direct it. But, if for some illogical reason he doesn’t, it could still work with a different director, just as long it isn’t some working director-for-hire like Ratner or McG. I would hope for some like Raimi, Singer, Nolan, etc.

37. captain_neill - January 13, 2010


As long as it is not Michael Bay

38. THX-1138-Wielding The Wave Motion Gun - January 13, 2010

I say the next Trek should be directed by 69 Forward. We could use the paycheck.

39. BLFSisko - January 13, 2010

@33: That´s new to me… so there is still hope!

40. ximpa - January 13, 2010

I’d personally like two things from Abrams: not directing (I thought he did a horrible job) and not overhyping his 100% safe decisions, trying to pass them as reinvigoration or something against the norm (the movie played incredibly safe, despite his continous boasting).

41. cw - January 13, 2010

Sam Rami.

42. Jorg Sacul - January 13, 2010

Khan, Khan, Khan.. blah blah blah! BONK BONK!!

if there is anything to revisit, it would be The Cage. With Greenwood as Pike!!!

43. Daoud - January 13, 2010

Victor Garber as Kor. He already passed the screen test.

44. MC1 Doug - January 13, 2010

I seriously think Paramount should hand over the directorial chair to Stuart Baird.

45. CJS - January 13, 2010

Enterprise arrives at Pandora to secure supply of rare Unobtanium, conflict with natives follows (Zoe Saldana in a cat fight with herself). Then the emo vampires and their transforming robot allies show up to stake their claim to the planet, forcing Kirk to join forces with the natives to …

Now there’s your blockbuster.

46. rogue_alice - January 13, 2010

#45 – You left out the scene where they all visit a kitchen sink.

47. T'Cal - January 13, 2010

^You stole my idea! In my NEW idea, a spatial rift forms near the planet Amazon. Voyager, Defiant, Ent-1701, Ent-D, and Ent-NX-01 all come through at the same point but only the female crew members survive and none of their weapons make through. 7of9, Kira, Troi, T’Pol, and Chapel dressed only in catsuits, are forced to use pillows to defeat the Amazon vixens. Oh, and then Queen Arachnia shows up. The end.

48. MC1 Doug - January 13, 2010

#47: You forgot about Lt. M’Hress, who more than all the others, wears a catsuit.

49. Jorg Sacul - January 13, 2010

@47 & 48.. YES!

50. Ian - January 13, 2010

I’ll take JJ or Nick Meyer. One of those 2, or both. If neither of them direct then postpone the film until JJ decides he likes the script enough to direct it.

51. The Angry Klingon (without a trenchcoat) - January 13, 2010

Strange as it may sound coming from me I hope JJ directs the sequel. I say this because, as many things as I found wrong with the first one I think that JJ LISTENS as do Orci and Kurtzman and theres no doubt that there is talent there. That being said I have a feeling that certain things that I felt missed the mark or were taken for granted in the first outing will be more thoughtfully looked at in the sequel. JJ, Orci and Kurtzman have found out just what a critical eye (most) Trekkers have and I believe that they more then likely take everything to heart given their participation on sites like this. The lackluster sales of the merchandise hopefully gave JJ an indicator that when the fans say,”OOooh, ugly ship” or “Thats not a Phaser” that those sort of things are important to the established fanbase then to the general public but we’re the ones spending teh money on the merchandise. This is the first outing of a Trek license where I had zero interest in any of the merchandise. You can give the NEW audience an enjoyable action packed movie without feeling like you need to radically change the designs of things.
Oh, and no more telling prop and design folks who have spent decades working on Trek that if they cant divorce themselves from what has come before that they wont be used. I know a lot of these guys and they have a far better idea of what Trek should look like then JJ does/did so hopefully on THIS go round he’lll let the folks at places like HMS and ISS tell YOU what works and what doesnt and youll see a btter showing at Toys R Us :)

52. shatner in the sky with diamonds - January 13, 2010

#37 – Amen.

JJ Abrams and Company: Please include the Horta, the space hippies and the First Federation. I have been a very good boy this year.

53. Red Skirt - January 13, 2010

#10, ryanhuyton, whatever meds you are on I want some!

Really? There’s no room for improvement? Just give us more of the same?

54. Walking Shadow - January 13, 2010

Everyone’s talking about Khan, klingons, I’ve even heard borg. How about the sequel put Kirk up against himself. Kirk versus Mirror Kirk. Maybe even the mirror Universe hasn’t been altered by Nero, so there could be some tie-in that maybe could connect an overall trilogy arc that could restore Vulcan and set the thrid story. Just thinking.

55. PunkSpocker - January 13, 2010

I’d like to see something completely original, nothing from the past!!! New stuff-shocking surprises and things you would never expect!

56. Allen Williams - January 13, 2010

#47, you do realize who queen arachnia really is don’t you? It would actually be interesting to see janeway vs arachnia (same actress for both) with the rest of them.

57. Rocket Scientist - January 13, 2010

20. Captain Neill

I’m with you there. I’m finding that I agree with you on a lot more things than I used to. I enjoyed this film for what it was, but consider it a separate thing from the Prime universe.

I really wish the writers were able to bring Trek back without a reboot. What they did was clever and fun. I was vastly entertained. Hell, I didn’t even mind the plot holes that much.

But to paraphrase ShatKirk: “I miss my old timeline!”

58. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - January 13, 2010

Ok. If J.J Can’t direct then get either Speilberg or James Cameron to do it. Nick Meyer would also be a great choice. Hey. Nimoy can direct. now those are some great choices.

59. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - January 13, 2010

Hey. Chris Colombus is another good choice. Even Manny Cotto would be a great director.

60. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - January 13, 2010

#54. Kirk and the Federation vs the Terran Empire. Hey I like that. Kirk and Kirk from the Empire in a fight to the Death or at least close to it.

61. Chris Fawkes - January 13, 2010

How is no change in the news an update?

There will come a point when we read that headline and totally skip an important bit of news because anytime we have read it before the update was that there was no change to what we already knew.

62. Christine - January 13, 2010

JJ Abrams, cut down on the insane lens flares and the movie will be perfectly directed… just do it like last time. :D

We want you back! (Most of us, anyways…)

63. Eric - January 13, 2010

Nicholas Meyer for director if JJ is busy! :)

64. gingerly - January 13, 2010

JJ is the perfect blend of awesome characters, intelligence and mass-appeal cool.

Everyone else is lacking one or more of these things.

Those who think he did a horrible job,or are nitpicking lensflares and cut scenes? Just look at the rottentomatoes rating.

94% can’t argue with that.

65. dmduncan - January 13, 2010

According to a very close inside source, whom I trust implicitly, it was reported that after a meeting with Christopher Walken JJ Abrams now plans to dump the lens flares but add much more cowbell.

66. George - January 13, 2010

I vote for JJ to direct, I see no reason to change something that’s working just fine….

67. Anthony Pascale - January 13, 2010


wow can I quote your sources? that is breaking news!

68. boborci - January 13, 2010

thanks JJ!

69. Bucky - January 13, 2010

Heya Bob, has their been a sentence written in what you would call a “script” for Star Trek yet?

70. moauvian waoul - January 13, 2010

Thanks boborci for listening

71. Christine - January 13, 2010

I like how everyone keeps referring to Mr. Orci as just “Bob”. That’s actually kind of cool, in a weird sort of way.

It’s like, “Yo, Bob-o, what up!?” instead of the esteemed writer of so many successful media franchises.. and stuff.

72. ryanhuyton - January 13, 2010

#53 What the hell are you talking about? I didn’t say that there’s no room for improvement. In fact, I said the next movie will be better. Which means that they will not repeat mistakes made in the first. Such as Kirk’s expanding hands. More McCoy. A better engineering. A bigger role for Uhura. Not once did I say the movie was perfect. There were a few problems. But none of those compared to the great things they did with this film. Great action. Great CGI. A good (though not great) story. Actors that were 100% true to the characters they were portraying. Leonard Nimoy giving a great performance in what may very well be his final movie.
A fine performance by Bruce Greenwood as Pike. The Enterprise sets apart from engineering I like. The overall design of the exterior.
Great directing from J.J Abrams. There aren’t many people in Hollywood who would know how to make “Star Trek” and remain as faithful to the characters as him and his crew. The movie may not deserve a best picture award, but it does deserve any and all technical accolades it can get. Yes, this movie is better than “Avatar”, which I also enjoyed.

73. jas_montreal - January 13, 2010


74. jas_montreal - January 13, 2010

Hey boborci…

When are you going to write a episode for Fringe ? Theirs yet to be a Bob-written episode for season 2 !

75. Jerry - January 13, 2010

I hope JJ is out of it. He ruined the first one and he’ll ruin the second one too. How can people actually think this was Star Trek?

76. Jackson Roykirk - January 13, 2010

But will it be in 3D? All the cool kids are making 3D movies these days…

And as for directors, JJ, if you don’t direct it yourself, you must absolutely not hire either McG (cluelessly shallow), Michael Bay (arrogant hack), or Sam Raimi (goofball) to direct it. Not even if they offer to do it for free.

77. Jack - January 13, 2010

75. I’m just one guy (who’s a pretty hard-to-please, hardcore Trek fan) but I sure thought it was Star Trek.

In a complete aside – man, I get a lot of news here. Spiderman reboot = first I’d heard of it (a couple of days ago there was a story from Mcguire saying all was well). Thanks!

78. Ian B - January 13, 2010

Star Trek II, first draft-

Exploring beyond Federation borders, the Enterprise makes first contact with a race of reptilian aliens. Kirk, Uhura, Chekov and an away team beam over to the alien ship to establish diplomatic ties. However, just as negotiations are concluding, Chekov farts, which is the most gross insult possible in the alien culture. Kirk and his team are captured, and a tense standoff develops as Spock in command of the Enterprise must resolve the situation. At the end of the movie there is a spectacular space battle, as Kirk battles the alien captain on the ship’s bridge.

Apparently the working title is “Gorn, With The Wind”.

79. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2010

Do NOT bring in Nick Meyer to direct the next movie!

Gawd, sitting through ST:VI TUC was like watching wet paint dry!!

I’ve gotten used to JJ’s frantic pace and style!

80. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2010


Nice try, Ian, but I did that pun MONTHS ago! :>)

81. captain_neill - January 14, 2010


Nick Meyer is a better director

and The Undiscovered Country is a much, much better film than the new one.

How dare you say that.

82. boborci - January 14, 2010

69. Bucky – January 13, 2010

A sentence for script? No. A sentence for story, yeah.

83. boborci - January 14, 2010

74. jas_montreal – January 13, 2010

You want Trek or you want Fringe? ;)

84. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2010


The Undiscovered Country was nothing more than a refurbished Murder She Wrote in space!

85. star trackie - January 14, 2010

#51 “Oh, and no more telling prop and design folks who have spent decades working on Trek that if they cant divorce themselves from what has come before that they wont be used.”

Oh lord, please no. If JJ’s version had been just another rehash of that tired Berman era “look”, it would have been two hours of visual agony. Trek needed to distance itself as far away from the recent treks as possible. JJ’s approach to design was right on the money. Fresh, yet similar to TOS and not at all reminiscent of the 24th century. As it should be.

86. captain_neill - January 14, 2010


whatever but it had a stronger story.

I want the next Star Trek movie to not be so fast.

87. captain_neill - January 14, 2010


Yea a brewery for an engine room is very reminiscent of the original series.

It did not even look like we were on a starship when we were in engineering. It looked like a brewery on screen.

88. Ian B - January 14, 2010


Mine was a reimagining of yours :p

89. janice - January 14, 2010

I’ll be more than happy to see Admiral Pike( Bruce Greenwood) in the sequel no matter what the story.
I’m really hoping he’s there—he was my favorite in the movie!!

90. Ian B - January 14, 2010


Talking of which, if Pike is stuck in that wheelchair for the sequel, I’ll be very disappointed. I’m also hoping he has a significant role. Greenwood was absolutely great.

91. janice - January 14, 2010

Ian B—-Hopefully Pike won’t be in the chair. I don’t think they’d do that.
I too hope BG will have a good role in it. He was absolutely WONDERFUL! in Star Trek. Actually, I thing he’s great in everything he does—i’m a big fan of his!!

92. Ian B - January 14, 2010

#91 janice,

Funny thing for me looking back was, in the buildup to the movie release, I was thinking, “what the heck have they put *Pike* in it for? Who cares about Pike?”. Taught me a lesson about not prejudging things :)

93. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - January 14, 2010

#83. Bob. Forget Fringe. Give us Trek.

94. janice - January 14, 2010

Ian B—we’ll have to cross our fingers and hope Pike is there! I know BG wants to be in the sequel (he’s said so in interviews) so I hope he and we get our wish! I saw Star Trek MANY times and I kept going back because of Pike.

95. jas_montreal - January 14, 2010

@ Boborci (83)

both ! I really hope you guys explore more of the mysterious man at the end of “Earthling” episode. He gives me the same creeps as Deepthroat did in X-Files season 1 !

But you should probably focus on writing a good khan script !

96. SirBroiler - January 14, 2010

They won’t reboot Spider-Man by 2012. That project is going to go through so many permutations before it’s in production that it will inevitably be delayed, over and over again.

97. Rastaman - January 14, 2010


“The Undiscovered Country was nothing more than a refurbished Murder She Wrote in space!”


Yikes! Star Trek VI shares a place among my top 4 Star Trek films (alongside II, IV and XI). Much more than a “Murder She Wrote” in space. The Cold War allusions were brilliant, the political subterfuge intelligent, the villain truly menacing (second only to Khan), the action scenes enthralling, and the character development remarkable. I really cannot say enough about Star Trek VI. The best send off the Original Series actors could have asked for.

If Nick Meyer is not involved in directing the next film, at least get his input on the script. He certainly did something right with both II and IV. With all due respect to Orci and Kurtzman (and I do respect their work on Star Trek), have Meyer at least take a look at the screenplay before it is put to screen.

98. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2010


I appreciate that you both like ST:VI TUC.

To each their own…..I just never cared for it.

Ah, well……….

99. ThePhaige - January 14, 2010

I love what these guys have done with Trek….Much deserved praise…and solid faith for the goings forward.

I wonder if the script is underway and excited for what they come up with.
Would love to see JJ direct however part of being a great producer( if not the part) is positioning the right players in the right places for the next movies best chance for success and profitability.

100. captain_neill - January 14, 2010


XI be a bit lower of me

the best ones are TWOK, FC and TUC

101. captain_neill - January 14, 2010

Meyer is a better writer by far

102. ryanhuyton - January 14, 2010

Meyer is old school. J.J Abrams and co. are new school. “Star Trek” 09 is new school Star Trek for a new school (and old school, of course) audience. Just let Bob and Alex do the heavy lifting. Nothing against Meyer, but time to move on.

103. dmduncan - January 14, 2010

69. Bucky – January 13, 2010

Heya Bob, has their been a sentence written in what you would call a “script” for Star Trek yet?

82. boborci – January 14, 2010

A sentence for script? No. A sentence for story, yeah.


It was a dark and stormy night…

104. dmduncan - January 14, 2010

84 “The Undiscovered Country was nothing more than a refurbished Murder She Wrote in space!”

ST.09 is my fav, but TUC is next on my list of best Treks. Loved it.

105. Harry Ballz - January 14, 2010

If you guys like it, that’s fine. I guess, after all these years, I don’t give a hoot about Klingons!

106. Christine - January 14, 2010

#85 :: “..If JJ’s version had been just another rehash of that tired Berman era “look”, it would have been two hours of visual agony…”

But I loved the design of the Enterprise NX-01’s engineering. Better than the brewery, anyways…

#105 :: I love Klingons. Most of them anyways. I love General Martok and, of course, Worf. They’re just awesome. :D

I thought TUC was.. okay. It had an interesting plot, but I felt that at times it dragged on a little. It’s not in my top five (TWOK, FC, ST09, TVH, and TSFS are my five faves) but it’s numero seis nonetheless. I think it depends on what you’re into and what you look for in a movie.

107. MacTrek - January 14, 2010

@ 84. Harry Ballz – January 14, 2010

The Undiscovered Country was nothing more than a refurbished Murder She Wrote in space!


If that is all you got from that movie, I think you need to watch it again. “Star Trek: TOS” movies have many-many layers. If you watched these movies while growing into a young adult, you keep getting different lessons from evolving with them. As your perspective on life changes, you end up seeing the many layers “Star Trek: TOS” movies have to offer.

“Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country” is not only about a mystery.

It challenges the viewer with questions such as:
(1) When is the right time for war, and when is there a right time for piece?

(2) Will everyone accept a world where military posturing is substituted for peace and diplomacy?

(3) How will the United States and USSR get along in a world where we are no longer fighting a ‘cold war’?

(4) Do people fear walking down a road, which will lead to a future of many unknowns?

Since history is at the edge of a third cold war, I can see how “ST: The Undiscovered Country” is being viewed awkwardly. It has been a long-long time since we all have heard some optimistic news.


When it comes to not worrying about “Spiderman: The Reboot”, I don’t think anyone should worry about that franchise. They need some serious help.

108. jas_montreal - January 14, 2010

@ 107 MacTrek

You’ve really hit spot on the key points of the undiscovered country.

109. Bob Weimer - February 18, 2010

I don’t care what they do in the next movie, AS LONG AS they forget about KHAN.. Jeez, in the last movie they gave us a brand new time line AS WELL as destroying Vulcan, so the last thing we need is a rehash of old Star Trek.
The whole galaxy is these guys pallets… SO think of something NEW!!

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