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Lindelof Tweets Planking Pic From Star Trek Sequel Writing Session w/ Orci June 2, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

There has been a lot of talk about the status of the Star Trek sequel and its script in the last few weeks. We are all still waiting for JJ Abrams promised "announcement soon" on the status of the sequel, but we did get a little tidbit today in the form of writers Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof joining the latest fad…planking.  

 

Star Trek writing break for a Star Wars planking

This afternoon Damon Lindelof sent out a tweet and a picture of himself and fellow Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Roberto Orci, taking a break from their Star Trek writing to join the latest fad "planking."


Lindelof (L) tweets planking with Orci (R)

What have we learned?

A. Damon is a nerd*

B. They are still writing the sequel

C. Bob is a nerd too

 

* not that there is anything wrong with that

Comments

1. Sloan47 - June 2, 2011

D) All of the above!

2. moauvian waoul- aka: seymour hiney - June 2, 2011

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh

3. Phil - June 2, 2011

D. All of the above.

In regards to next years release date…I find your lack of faith….disturbing.

Back to work, guys.

4. ECHUSA - June 2, 2011

@Sloan47
Agreed very nerdy.

Also why a Star Wars reference in Star Trek? Plus could it mean someone will be dying and comes back to life like Han Solo or Spock from TWOK? Would fit the sequel idea or I’m over thinking this photo

5. Phil - June 2, 2011

Hmmmm…bowing down at the SW Idol while working on the ST script. Me thinks the true believers will find this disturbing, too.

6. pilotfred - June 2, 2011

i just dont get planking i guess its harmless just seem pointless well unless you do from a building like some poor soul did and fall to his death

7. Miles R. Seppelt - June 2, 2011

What is “planking?”

8. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 2, 2011

… Damon is a nerd … They are still writing the sequel … Bob is a nerd too … And both are doing tricks for us …because they love to torment us with doubts … 2012 or 2013? … 2012 or 2013? … 2012 or 2013? LOL

But ,hey boborci and Lindelof … FUNNY!

:-) :-)

9. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - June 2, 2011

I prefer Geek, and we are all very fluently in Geek (-:

10. DJT - June 2, 2011

Ha!

Number one, that’s *retract* the plank, not *remove* the plank.

11. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 2, 2011

And people will start talking about the reference to “Star Wars”… here we go again… LOL

:-) :-)

12. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 2, 2011

#5 – Phil …

They have their feet pointed towards the idol … what is the meaning of this? … hmmm

:-) :-)

13. Trip - June 2, 2011

I hope this doesn’t mean Jabba the Hut or some Sith lord is the villain in the ST movie sequel.

14. Steven - June 2, 2011

Who cares?! RISE OF THE APES trailer is online!!!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-rise-planet-apes-trailer-194411

15. Punkspocker - June 2, 2011

I wish I had a suspended Harrison Ford! Nice!

16. dmduncan - June 2, 2011

Whoah, whoah, whoah! What if carbonite Han Solo came off the wall at that moment, crushing both of you? You geniuses ever think of that???

Finish the script before practicing dangerous stunts.

17. SoonerDave - June 2, 2011

Why do I have a strange feeling that the ending scene of Trek 2012 will be Spock being frozen in a blank of….ahhh….”Vulcanite,” to be rescued from an evil bounty hunter in Trek 2015, while Pike and Kirk join forces to blow up the Klingon Death Star…..

18. caz316 - June 2, 2011

get to work,I whant to go see this movie december 2012

19. MJ - June 2, 2011

No wonder they are not making progress on the new movie. Agreed, get to to work guys — enough is enough — please stop clowning around with Star Wars and get the Trek 2012 script done.

20. Michael Hall - June 2, 2011

Anyone here read Nick Meyer’s account of how he managed to put together a pretty decent script for Trek II in a matter of days, with almost no knowledge of the franchise to speak of and after even Harve Bennett was having grave doubts that the film would ever get made at all? Funny thing: he sat down, and worked, until the thing got done.

21. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - June 2, 2011

Why is a Tweet news?

22. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - June 2, 2011

1. They are both nerds.
2. They are both geeks.
3. They are still writing still.
But. That’s ok. They are great writers and great Trek Geeks.

23. Greystoke - June 2, 2011

Re: #4 — “Plus could it mean someone will be dying and comes back to life like Han Solo or Spock from TWOK?”

Han Solo didn’t die. He was alive and in perfect hibernation. Or didn’t you listen to Lando?

Geez.

24. Thorny - June 2, 2011

Planking?

“T-t-t-too much time on my hands…”

25. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 2, 2011

“Planking” is pretending to do a back stretch, while really taking a nap or is it the other way round? Anyway, where are the planks? All I see is carpet!

Actually, in all seriousness, being stretched out and flat like that could be quite therapeutic, especially if you have spent many hours sitting and typing on computer keyboards, reading stuff etc. It would allow all the back muscles to stretch and relax and be a good way to clear the head. If you did end up napping, so what? It just means that your mind and body needed that little time out. In fact, having a 20 minute afternoon nap has been shown to improve a person’s overall productivity and make them less likely to make mistakes and/or have accidents.

26. Phil - June 2, 2011

Okay, looked up planking. I’m hoping the script is done.

Wait a minute, who’s taking the picture….

27. VOODOO - June 2, 2011

lol…Kind of funny.

Maybe this is their way of telling us that Harrison Ford is going to be in the new movie?…I’m only kidding by the way.

28. cd - June 2, 2011

2 – That’s what I said when I saw it.

29. cd - June 2, 2011

4 – “Also why a Star Wars reference in Star Trek?”
Did you see Star Trek 09?
>;>}

30. cd - June 2, 2011

Spock will be frozen in a block of Corbomite!
>;>P

31. cd - June 2, 2011

26 – there no lens flare so J.J. didn’t take the picture.

32. Bill - June 2, 2011

Someone has writer’s plank….

33. Woulfe - June 2, 2011

N U R D Z !

But then again so is everyone online

Comes with the territory yanno

;-)

34. Lore - June 2, 2011

I don’t get it.

35. VZX - June 2, 2011

Cool house. Can I come over?

36. boborci - June 2, 2011

35. Its actually K/O offices at DreamWorks

37. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - June 2, 2011

@29:

Flying R2-D2s!!!!!

I thought about doing this one time. Only I was in Hollywood, and God knows how many people stepped, spit, and other things on the ground there. So I’m saving it for later…

38. Trek Nerd Central - June 2, 2011

This is my favorite line from the Wikipedia entry on planking:

. . . The game has been described by some as “pointless”. . .

Would you agree, boborci?

39. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 2, 2011

Those two could have planked anywhere, but look where they chose to do it. They are giving us a right royal stir up, knowing what good loyal trekkies that we all are… If you, Bob Orci, would like to confirm my analysis of the planking situation, you know that you are more than welcome here.

I wonder if they are in JJ’s office building. As long as they know which book to read, which lever to pull and/or nob to press, when nature calls…:)!

OK, now to that Trek sequel – it is now 3 June (here) – you two have a week before that director man makes that all important announcement. Better impress him, so that he can impress US (ie us fair minded, non-critical, loyal, good natured, neat and nerdy people – you know – trekkies!)

40. Phil - June 2, 2011

37. I have R2D2 in the back of my truck. Really….

41. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 2, 2011

Oh, so they are your K/O offices.

Now, people, note that these two did have their feet directed at the “frozen Hans Solo”. Generally, when people bow or lie with their heads pointed towards something, it is usually done in reverence or as a form of worship towards what the person or thing represents. So what could the opposite mean?

Bob?

42. Jesustrek - June 2, 2011

No mas referencias de SW en Stra Trek…¿por cierto Orci cuando se termina el guion? oye tembien te pido una entrevista via mail para Mundo Star Trek ¿se puede?

Saludos

43. m1abrams - June 2, 2011

hahaha thats funny! Nothing like having well rounded geeks leading this!

44. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 2, 2011

#36 – boborci …

Hi! … :-) :-)

45. jas_montreal - June 2, 2011

Meh… The Dark Side is gonna pwn the entire “supreme court of trek”.

Pure Pwnage. Pwn3d. Bob and Damon especially. Pwn3d by A marriage of Borg and The Dark Side. Pwn3d.

46. Planet Pandro - June 2, 2011

#10: Good reference.

47. The Riddler - June 2, 2011

What have we learned?
They’re writing a Star Wars movie.

48. Daoud - June 2, 2011

Boborci… Bob, you’re wearing a reddish shirt compared to Damon’s blue. Ummm, dude, quick, get out of the RED SHIRT!!!! :)

49. VZX - June 2, 2011

36: OK: Cool offices, can I come over?

BTW: What is on that Fringe poster? Cells in mitosis? I’ll admit I never watched Fringe and wonder what the mitosis reference is about.

50. Hugh Hoyland - June 2, 2011

Is this a picture of them planking? Or rather one of them both being bombed after a hard nights writing and a bottle of gin? :]

51. Bucky - June 2, 2011

Paramount got mad at that story that ran in Deadline and then threw them in a room together and forced them to finish the script.

52. Bucky - June 2, 2011

But they decided to go planking instead. Alright, boys, stick it to the man!

53. Son of Sarek - June 2, 2011

So this is their carbonite maneuver?

54. Hat Rick - June 2, 2011

It’s nice to know that creative minds can work in any position.

;-)

55. Canon Schmanon - June 2, 2011

Pretty hard to write from that position…

56. Amorican - June 2, 2011

Get off the floor and GBTW!

57. Radioactive Spock - June 3, 2011

LOL. Glad they’re having fun while writing it. Too much seriousness leads to stiff writing. Also gives the brain a break which can lead to cool creative epiphanies. Thanks for being characters yourselves, guys. Love this site.

58. Devon - June 3, 2011

I have not heard much about Alex Kurtzman with this writing session, any idea what’s going on with that?

59. MJ - June 3, 2011

@58 “I have not heard much about Alex Kurtzman with this writing session, any idea what’s going on with that?”

@58. He is busy serving as Project Manager of Star Wars Planking…i.e. he’s not making much progress on the script either. :-))

PS: JJ, you really need to start cracking the whip here! LOL

60. Aurore - June 3, 2011

Hey! Look who’s here!!!
Toto……Roberto……Mr.Orci is back!!!

:))

61. P Technobabble - June 3, 2011

When you’ve heard one Star Trek nitpick, you’ve heard ‘em all…

62. Christopher Roberts - June 3, 2011

As a carpenter, Harrison Ford has seen many a plank or two in his time.

63. Kirk, James T. - June 3, 2011

awesome :D – I dunno but I have a feeling that these guys are teasing us and have already got the script ready and are going to reveal the sequel in a massive frenzy at SDCC with a teaser trailer, the whole cast and merchandise putting Batman in it’s shadow…

64. Schiefy - June 3, 2011

#16…if Solo does come off the wall and crush them…dibs on hanging him on my wall!! :-)

65. trekker 5 - June 3, 2011

LOL! :) Mr.Orci,cool office to work in!! Oh,and hey Aurore!

66. P Technobabble - June 3, 2011

20. Michael

If there’s anyone who doesn’t know the Nick Meyer story you might be giving them the impression that he wrote an entire script in 12 days. He didn’t start from scratch. He took bits from each of the scripts that had been written but rejected. No doubt about it, he did a fine job. And I think his lack of Trek knowledge actually helped make that film more real and sincere. Lack of Trek knowledge is not a bad thing after all.

67. Christopher Roberts - June 3, 2011

Okay. Let’s give them a little more time. If they’re still lying face down this time tomorrow, maybe we should think about calling 911.

68. Aurore - June 3, 2011

…Thus, as one poster I won’t name out of respect for his privacy (Anthony Thompson) had suspected he would, Mr. Orci is “lying low” . And, above, is now the indisputable proof, for the whole world to see…

I mean……Seriously, hombre……Queria decir, señor, usted se esta buscando serios problemas con esta fotografia, OR WHAT?!

:)

69. Aurore - June 3, 2011

65.Olivia.

Hi!

:))

70. trekker 5 - June 3, 2011

#68&69,Aurore,every time I read one of your post I :) !

71. Shaun - June 3, 2011

i’m just happy they are busy writing. regarding “planking,” i totally do not get the fascination with it. i could see the klingons (if they are in the new flick) forcing kirk to do it as some kind of bizarre torture technique, like water boarding; but beyond that, the appeal escapes me.

72. jas_montreal - June 3, 2011

ok everyone…. PREPARE FOR THE LARGEST TREK GAME EVER!!!!

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/06/03/star-trek-videogame-2012/

73. trekker 5 - June 3, 2011

#72,jas,its going to be so awesome!! Can’t wait!! :)

74. jas_montreal - June 3, 2011

@73

They say it will include “a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.”

Oh man, i wonder what classic trek villain their going to use…

75. Aurore - June 3, 2011

73.Olivia.

I may be mistaken, but, that game DOES LOOK GOOD!!!

:))

76. jas_montreal - June 3, 2011

@75

Wait till E3 begins this monday. The writer of the God of War series is writing the story. It should be pretty darn amazing.

77. Polly - June 3, 2011

that’s some pretty lame planking.

78. Jai - June 3, 2011

45 minutes into the planking…

Damon: So, any further ideas for the Star Trek sequel’s script ?
Orci: Not really. How about you ?
Damon: Zip, zippo, nada.
Orci: Seriously ?
Damon: ‘Fraid so. I thought you said you were 70% done ?
Orci: Well, there’s 70% and then there’s “70%”.
Damon: Meaning what ?
Orci; Meaning, it’s a ballpark figure. As in, 70%, give or take 50%.
Damon: JJ is gonna kill us.
Orci: Meh. He’s still not sure if he’s even gonna direct the movie.
Damon: I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Orci: Cut that out.
Damon: Sorry. Carried away, sometimes I get.
Orci: You’re really not helping my mojo.
Damon: Don’t worry. I’m sure something will come to me if I stare at this floor for a few more minutes.
Orci: You know what the movie needs ? A grassy knoll. Everybody loves a grassy knoll.
Damon: Shhh, I’m concentrating.
Orci: God, I hate the smell of lemon floor polish.
Damon: Zzzzzzzzz…
Orci: So, another typical day working on the script for the sequel.
Damon: Zzzzzzzzz…Ewoks…Zzzzzzzzz…
Orci: I think I’ll go see what’s new on Trekmovie.

;)

79. somethoughts - June 3, 2011

Bob, pretty cool if spock can have a fight scene like this,

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=AsLxq1EnBK8

Maybe in some kinda kilingon tournament to avenge uhura or something.

80. CmdrR - June 3, 2011

14 – I guess that’s a movie. But, how is it a POTA movie? The first POTA is STILL a great film because of the social commentary and upside-down feel… and Rod Serling’s twist ending.
This just looks like a gravity-free cgi monsters battle puny humans flick. And don’t get me wrong; I’m all for animal rights. But, if it’s Lady Liberty vs. Free Range Bonzo, I’m going with the more gut-wrenching hook for a movie.

Oh, and Linda Harrison’s boobies, thankyouverymuch.

81. Red Dead Ryan - June 3, 2011

72.
…..

I wouldn’t get all excited….this is probably one of those unfounded rumors planted by some blogger. Note the Covenant weapon held by Spock. The weapon is from “Halo”. Plus, Bob and Alex are too busy with other projects, including the “Star Trek” sequel.

82. Jai - June 3, 2011

Before I accidentally offend anybody (especially Bob Orci), I’d better stress that my comment #78 was purely affectionate humour and was meant in a completely light-hearted way.

Bob Orci, keep doing whatever you’re doing. If you build on whatever you’ve learned during your experiences writing ST09, I’m sure the franchise is in safe hands and the sequel will be fantastic.

83. Michael Hall - June 3, 2011

@ P Technobabble–

“20. Michael

If there’s anyone who doesn’t know the Nick Meyer story you might be giving them the impression that he wrote an entire script in 12 days. He didn’t start from scratch. He took bits from each of the scripts that had been written but rejected. No doubt about it, he did a fine job. And I think his lack of Trek knowledge actually helped make that film more real and sincere. Lack of Trek knowledge is not a bad thing after all.”

Fair point. Still, given his lack of knowledge (and, let’s be honest, enthusiasm) for the Trek mythos, having a few workable bits and pieces wasn’t a whole lot to go with. Given the deadline, it’s a real testament to Meyer’s talent and work ethic that he could pull it off with such style. As a fan I have some issues with THE WRATH OF KHAN, but in the end the film is a genuine reflection of Nick Meyer’s love of literature and classical allusions; I’m not sure that Trek 2009 reflected much of anything besides J.J. Abrams’ desire to direct his own big-budget space adventure.

84. boborci - June 3, 2011

78,LOL!

85. T'Cal - June 3, 2011

Tell JJ T’Cal DEMANDS to know the status of the next Trek movie. He’ll cave when he learns I’m upset. I’m kind of a big deal. Go on. DO IT!

86. Allenburch - June 3, 2011

78. Jai; 82. Jai; 84. boborci

That IS absolutely hysterical …

87. Anthony Pascale - June 3, 2011

thats pretty funny Jai

88. BeatleJWOL - June 3, 2011

“As a fan I have some issues with THE WRATH OF KHAN”

Last time I checked, TWOK was pretty much regarded as one of the greatest examples of Star Trek on film or television…and you have issues with it? Are Trek fans REALLY never satisfied? :p

89. CJS - June 3, 2011

Get back to work. They’ll be plenty of time for planking once you’re dead.

90. Dr. Cheis - June 3, 2011

This is more or less how I imagined the writing process for this movie.

91. trekker 5 - June 3, 2011

#75,Aurore,I have full faith this game will be the best!! And,#78,Jai,:) I agree with Bob,LOL!!

92. Hermioni - June 3, 2011

@ #78 Jai – June 3, 2011

I really enjoyed your little one-act play, ;-) .
Pointed, farcical and yet very affectionate… Bravo!

93. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 3, 2011

Great writing, Jai…:)

As I said before, this planking practice (as seen here) may have a good therapeutic effect on the people doing it.

Bob? Damon? Did you both have great epiphanies when it came to the Trek sequel story/script? or was it as Jai so eloquently described? Should we be more or less concerned?

Keep up the good work. “Steady as she goes.”

Teaser, please?….sigh.
Will alt-Kirk be sporting a lot of facial “hawt fuzz”? Perhaps at the beginning of the movie(?), but then Admiral Pike tells him to use a shaver, which is OK, because it was starting to annoy Kirk anyway.

(As far as I know, CP still has that beard!)

94. Daoud - June 3, 2011

The more I look at that pic of L&O there… I can’t help but think:
.
TRANSPORTER MALFUNCTION!!

95. Michael Hall - June 3, 2011

@ BeatleJWOL:

“Last time I checked, TWOK was pretty much regarded as one of the greatest examples of Star Trek on film or television…and you have issues with it?

Well, I tend to agree with Gene Roddenberry that the Starfleet depicted in TWOK was overly militarized, and that the character of Khan was much more nuanced and interesting on television than in Meyer’s film. But make no mistake, there are a lot of things in the film I really like: the take on Kirk as an aging hero plagued with self-doubt; the themes of death and rebirth; the witty dialogue and larger-than-life performances. It’s a crazy over the top mess of a movie, shot on a shoestring, that manages to poke fun at the source material while lovingly embracing it. And it saved Star Trek for us all.

“Are Trek fans REALLY never satisfied? :p”

Give me a Trek movie that’s as emotionally compelling as “The City on the Edge of Forever,” as thematically ambitious as “The Menagerie,” as literate as “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” or even as funny and entertaining as “The Trouble With Tribbles,” and I’ll be satisfied, I promise. :-)

96. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 3, 2011

#78 – Jai …ROCKS!!!

and … 86= boborci is LOL!

Definitely GREAT! :-) :-)

97. Show me the lens flare - June 3, 2011

Ooh Bob and Damon stop planking around. The new X Men movie has really got my hyper excited about the Star Trek sequel.

98. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 3, 2011

#93- Keachick

Yes… CP continues with the beard… look in the obvious place! LOL

:-) :-0

99. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 3, 2011

:-)* LOL … sorry

100. MJ - June 3, 2011

@95 “Well, I tend to agree with Gene Roddenberry that the Starfleet depicted in TWOK was overly militarized, and that the character of Khan was much more nuanced and interesting on television than in Meyer’s film. But make no mistake, there are a lot of things in the film I really like: the take on Kirk as an aging hero plagued with self-doubt; the themes of death and rebirth; the witty dialogue and larger-than-life performances. It’s a crazy over the top mess of a movie, shot on a shoestring, that manages to poke fun at the source material while lovingly embracing it. And it saved Star Trek for us all.”

Dexter, with all due respect, you wouldn’t know a great Star Trek movie if it slapped you on the back and called you Papa.

101. dmduncan - June 3, 2011

95: “Well, I tend to agree with Gene Roddenberry that the Starfleet depicted in TWOK was overly militarized, and that the character of Khan was much more nuanced and interesting on television than in Meyer’s film.”

I agree with you. I think the militarism comes from the impression created by the stiff 19th century navy uniforms, which I did not like; and the rendition of Khan as a vengeful madman was a wasted opportunity.

But the film also had great qualities as well.

102. MJ - June 3, 2011

Khan rocked in Trek II and made the movie…enough said.

103. Michael Hall - June 3, 2011

@ dmduncan:

“I think the militarism comes from the impression created by the stiff 19th century navy uniforms.”

Remember the scene where the landing party has just been beamed back from the Genesis Cave? The ship is at red alert and blown to hell; every second Kirk is away from the bridge might make a difference. Still, the ensigns take the time to relieve them of their overcoats and help them into those fussy dress jackets that the producers insisted on, because Meyer wanted the nautical feel of Horatio Hornblower. Totally absurd, even though moments like that are part of the film’s charm. But I’ll take the TOS outfits (or those from TNG’s 3rd to 7th season) any day.

104. dmduncan - June 3, 2011

103. Michael Hall – June 3, 2011

Me too. I think the low budget enforced minimalism of TOS actually worked to the show’s advantage in creating the feel of a 23rd century Starfleet. Whether it’s the uniforms or Matt Jefferies’ designs, the look doesn’t get old to me.

105. dmduncan - June 3, 2011

Flesh eating bacteria often resides in carpet pile. FYI.

106. Tarrax - June 3, 2011

@105 Hence the Ewok reference.

107. Harry Ballz - June 3, 2011

I can just hear Bob Orci’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay………………….

“I’d like to plank the Academy….”

108. MJ - June 4, 2011

@107. Yes, but the problem is that at the rate this is moving, it is will be the 2015 Academy awards.

109. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 4, 2011

I would really love it if the K/O could turn out an original Star Trek screenplay that was truly worthy of an Academy Award. Fingers crossed.

(Star Trek is 45 years old. However, it does not need some Academy suit deciding that perhaps they should throw Trek a “bone” or whatever. This would be really disrespectful and not deserved).

110. Jack - June 4, 2011

20. Weren’t there already at least a couple existing versions at that point?

I know your point is – just bloody do it, already. But, sometimes it goes unmentioned on here that Meyer was not a Trek fan, ever, even (correct me if I’m wrong please), or maybe especially, after working on Trek films. We like to obsess how Abrams preferred Star Wars as a kid.

Saw x-men tonight. It slowed down after a while, and was more interesting in the beginning, but it was pretty good. It did pretty well for an origin story — it put all the pieces in place and had the obligatory nods and in-jokes, but still, mostly, worked not badly as a stand alone movie. Such things are tough to pull off.

111. Jai - June 4, 2011

Re: #78

Thanks everyone. Just a little humour to finish the week ;)

Have a great weekend, folks.

112. VulcanFilmCritic - June 4, 2011

Thank God these guys didn’t write for the original TV series! If they had, we would have been “treated” to many, many two-part episodes and even three part episodes where nothing really happens.
Oh, and by the way, why do the same guys at Bad Robot have to do all the writing? Star Trek:TOS benefitted from having the best minds in science fiction writing scripts and then having re-writes done by D.C Fontana or Roddenberry. While I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on this second movie, and I’ll definitely show up (regardless of what the critics say) if the franchise starts going around in circles like “Fringe” I’m outta here!
Also several directors worked on the TV show, and the Harry Potter franchise has also benefitted from having several directors, so if the guys at Bad Robot are really tired, then maybe they could consider acting more as a production company and less like the creative talent.
You will never get close to being considered for an Academy award if you limit creativity to the in-house talent. (And if you think that an Academy award for “Star Trek” is impossible remember “Lord of the Rings” and “The Dark Knight.” It is possible!)

113. Lt. Daniels - June 4, 2011

Orci, with part of the script done do you have any hopes in what actors you would want to play in the new movie?

114. captain_neill - June 4, 2011

I am concerned that they are still working out the script.

I have hopes that Star Trek XII will be stronger than the last one in plot.

I am just hoping they don’t conceive a random idea at the last minute and rehash something previously done.

I have high hopes that they will do good but worried they will pull another Transformers 2

115. captain_neill - June 4, 2011

I guess doing a Star Wars reference while writing a script for Trek ewas always going to piss off the fans

116. P Technobabble - June 4, 2011

Perhaps the script isn’t finished because Kurtzman hasn’t written his assigned part. The picture of Orci and Lindelof lying on the floor was actually taken immediately after they were arrested for throwing rocks at Kurtzman’s house.

117. Phil - June 4, 2011

@ 88. Some people find the terms “Fan” and “Critic” interchangable.

118. Red Dead Ryan - June 4, 2011

Another year (hopefully) to go until the sequel comes out. Sigh. That means another almost 13 months of having to read Captain_Neill’s repetitive posts bitching about the last film.

It’s going to be a LONG thirteen months, and if the sequel gets pushed back a year, the wait is going to be agonizing. I’m not sure which is worse punishment, reading Neill’s complaints or being stuck in Commodore Mike’s agony booth.

Actually, I think the booth would be less torture!

119. Jaun - June 4, 2011

With all honest, I really don’t trust these guys at all. Revenge of the Sith–er–I mean–Fallen, a Star Trek that looks like Star Wars…. um…. why don’t they just make a Star Wars movie? I mean, obviously that is the only thing they really want to do. It seems to be the only thing they think about. They should just drive up to old George Lucas and see if the whole lot of them can make another pointless “pretty colors” movie that the fans will go see.

120. Hugh Hoyland - June 4, 2011

By the way if you close in on the picture, in the next room over is a copy machine and theres a piece of paper on it. Is that a copy of the the first page of the 70 page draft? :]

121. Trekboi - June 5, 2011

wow,
The next Star Trek film is in the hands of 2 Star Wars fans who are so bored writing the next film they have time to “Plank” even though they are delaying the films release?

122. somethoughts - June 5, 2011

#79

Here is the correct link bob;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsLxq1EnBK8

123. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 5, 2011

Maybe they were attempting to do the yoga exercise “Salute to the Sun” but got stuck face flat on the floor…

Or, better still, perhaps Bob and Damon were re-enacting a scene from the next movie, where they have all the bridge crew planking…:)

Chris, Zach… are you guys up for it, or in this case, down for a little Starfleet planking? Kirk’s beagle puppy mascot will then walk all over Kirk’s back, massaging all those tight back muscles. Sounds like a plan to me.
(Scotty will only be able to plank, no beagle to massage his back, as puppy’s mummy told her offspring to watch out for that bad man, Scotty…)

Bob & co – I hope you’re taking notes here… Hey, why not a scene like this…?

124. MJ - June 5, 2011

@121 “wow, the next Star Trek film is in the hands of 2 Star Wars fans who are so bored writing the next film they have time to “Plank” even though they are delaying the films release?”

Yea, I usually have Orci’s back on all things Trek, but this is not sitting well with me at all.

125. captain_neill - June 5, 2011

118

Oh shut up I haven’t posted in a while because I knew how fed up you have been with me and vice versa.

God I like the new film but I no longer care about the progress of the next movie because it looks like they are taking their sweet ass time with it.

I just hope they don’t write a lazy rehash in the next month and hope it will do. The next one is their true test. The honeymoon is over with Star Trek XI now they need to prove they can keep the fans happy and stick to what makes Star Trek work.

In an ideal world it would be cool to movie it away from Star Wars but I don’t think that is going to happen. Not a bad thing but Star Trek and Star Wars are two totally different things

126. captain_neill - June 5, 2011

Well I take because the last movie had some beats inspired by Star Wars and given the nature of the pic do some peopl assume that Star Trek XII will be referencing Empire?

I do think Star Trek XII will be the proving ground. It needs to be a good film to succeed at Star Trek does best.

I have hopes they will deliver but they sure as hell are taking their time about it, given that Dark Knight Rises is already in production.

I do feel that the movie is going to be delayed but then again First Contact started production in April 1996 and was out in time for November in US and December over here in the UK and that is the second best movie behind Wrath of Khan, so it is doable but given the amount of time its taken them to write it I am a bit doubtful if it will make the June date now.

127. MJ - June 5, 2011

@125 “In an ideal world it would be cool to movie it away from Star Wars.”

I didn’t see any move towards Star Wars in the Trek 09 movie, sorry.

128. MJ - June 5, 2011

@126 “Well I take because the last movie had some beats inspired by Star Wars and given the nature of the pic do some peopl assume that Star Trek XII will be referencing Empire?”

Where do you come up with this crap?

129. Red Dead Ryan - June 5, 2011

125.
……

YOU SHUT UP!!

You’re like one of those kids who gets pouty and throws a tantrum when they don’t get what they want when they want!

“God I like the new film but I no longer care about the progress of the next movie because it looks like they are taking their sweet ass time with it.”

Why shouldn’t they take their “sweet ass time with it”? Do you want a crap movie that comes out next summer or are you actually prepared to wait an extra year for a spectacular movie? Has it ever occurred to you that, after eleven movies and over five hundred episodes, the writers are doing their best to come up with something not seen or done before? It’s a tough job doing something totally fresh. You really need to chill out dude!

128.
……

“Where do you come up with this crap?”

Easy. He pulls it out of his ass!

130. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - June 5, 2011

@40:

O_o

131. captain_neill - June 5, 2011

129

I am sorry if it seemed a rant

All I am saying it looks like Star Trek XII will not be out for next year given the pace they are writing at.

I don’t care how long it takes as I want a good movie.

And also its because of you and MJ that I didn’t post for a while. And once again I think I should have stuck to that.

132. MJ - June 6, 2011

Ah, so it RDR’s and my fault, eh? LOL

133. captain_neill - June 6, 2011

132

THe shut up was in remark to me going on. I have been away for a few weeks trying to avoid more ranting.

The comment made me want to post, I’ll admit I was angry when I posted it.

I really am trying my best here.

134. Charla - June 6, 2011

That is a great picture! :D

Glad to see Bob is back and posting. I was concerned for a while that after a certain thread we may not see him again.

Guess it takes more than a few nay sayers to get to him! *applause*

135. Ted C - June 6, 2011

Oh god that’s so stupid. I swear the human race is getting more ridiculous every day.

136. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 7, 2011

#135 What is so stupid? The planking? People comments? Both? If you mean comments – which comments?

It seems a bit silly to me not to give a plausible explanation as to what is “so stupid” and why. Maybe the human race is getting more ridiculous, or could that statement just apply to some members of the human race?…:)

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