In another promotional interview for Fringe, members of Star Trek’s ‘Supreme Court’ talked to MTV about that other little project they have going on. They wouldn’t talk plot details, unless you count JJ joking the film takes place "in the fu-ture." But the did talk about gadgets in the new Star Trek feature film.
All the TOS gadgets – and no replicators
Star Trek exec producer Bryan Burk talks gadgets
…there’s all the gadgets you could want. No replicators,” since they originated in “Next Generation,” “but there’s warp speed and transporter beams and tricorders and communicators and everything you could want. All the gadgets.
Star Trek producer/director Abrams went on to say that there were “endless discussions” on gadgets including their “style” and “aesthetics,” He also noted:
If you do the bridge of the Enterprise, what does it look like? Does Uhura has the piece in her, or does she not? And if she does, what does it look like? If they have tricorders, what do they look like? Phasers, how do you go from stun to kill, and does anything happen? What does the whole fleet look like? I’m telling you, every day, we were figuring this out, how do we take what we know and love and ‘Star Trek’ and apply it to a modern audience.
Star Trek writer/exec producer Roberto Orci added that they went out of their way towards getting the details right, including some ‘easter eggs’ is for the hard core fans, noting "we have family members who would disown us if we got any of those wrong," probably referring to his uncle who introduced him to Star Trek decades ago. But Orci also made it clear the film will also work for new fans, saying "It’s finally, truly Star Trek Zero in a way. You don’t have to know anything."
From more from Abrams, Orci, and Burk, goto MTV Movies blog.