Boy Anton Yelchin is certainly the chatty Cathy this week. While the new Chekov is promoting his film Charlie Bartlett (opening tonight), he keeps dropping more and more hints about the new Star Trek. The latest is from The Chicago Sun Times where the young actor talks about his first day on Enterprise, a bit about the plot and the design of the new Enteprise. check it out below. [minor spoilers]
Yelchin’s first day:
The first day I walked onto that bridge, I thought, ‘It’s the freakin’ Enterprise!’ It was really an epic feeling. I put on my Star Trek gear and thought, ‘Damn, it’s Star Trek!’
On the Plot
It is an origin story. It’s really about how everyone’s favorite characters … got to the Enterprise. It’s about how it all comes together. It’s not just them arriving and saying, ‘Let’s just kick it on the Enterprise.’ It’s really an epic story full of different action and drama.
On the new Enterprise:
The new Enterprise ship isn’t straight out of the ’60s.’ But they did take some ’60s elements and keep them. The whole project is really a balance between the old series and the new film.
More at the Chicago Sun Times.
Yelchin, Anton Yelchin…on a secret mission
Will all recent the divulging from Yelchin, the following quote from his interview with Star Trek Magazine (done before shooting started) seems relevant:
My script has my name on every page. It’s coded, you know? everyone’s script has that. I have never worked on anything like that, either. I have been on sets where people tried to keep things secret and I’ve been like, “What the hell are you keeping things secret for? We’re lucky if people get to see this movie.” But it’s really interesting. Even without it, you understand the incredible scope of this thing, but it adds a certain level of fun to it. I feel like I’m on a secret mission or something, before I actually get to the set. Part of it is like a little bit of James Bond.
Read the rest of that interview in the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine on newsstands now.