In addition to speaking to TrekMovie (see interview), Star Trek writers Orci and Kurtzman also talked to UGO and to Yahoo about the new Star Trek movie and the new photos (plus Yahoo has a new image of John Cho as Sulu). Plus there is a new interview with the new Spock (Quinto), and he too talks about the number one subject of the week.
More from Bob and Alex
UGO was one of the sites that got an advance exclusive image from Star Trek. Today they posted a full transcript of a fun interview with Bob and Alex. Here is an excerpt of Kurtzman talking about the new Kirk, Chris Pine.
Pine is just the greatest. And the thing that’s tricky obviously, as is the case with any of the actors who stepped into the shoes of these characters who were created by legendary actors, that the thing you wanna avoid in a way is somehow becoming a caricature of William Shatner, or an imitation of his performance. So, I think the way that we all went into this thinking was,"What is the spirit of Kirk? How do we embody the spirit of Kirk?" And, what does that mean? And how can we as fans know that our Kirk is being honored and protected, just speaks to the fact that we have cast a new Kirk. And that was a tricky thing. And I think what you’ll find is that there is a lot of Kirk you will recognize in the performance, but Chris Pine is his own brilliant actor. And it’s all about what he brings to the part. I would say that the spirit of Kirk is very much alive and well in Chris Pine
There is much more in the interview about Trek canon, Trek novels, thoughts on the bridge and more. Goto UGO and read it!
The pair of writers also spoke to Yahoo Movies about all the photos, including a new one of the USS Kelvin and a new image of John Cho as Sulu. They noted that the new movie (and the new Spock) are getting an ‘action upgrade’ including highlighting on away missions. They also talked about the bridge, Nero, Sulu and how the other characters get their own stories. Go to Yahoo Movies to see big versions of the new images and read what Bob and Alex had to say about the whole new set.
Quinto on walking the line
The new Spock (Zachary Quinto) spoke to CraveOnline about the movie and the new photos. One photo that is getting a lot of notice is Spock choking Kirk and he does not seem to have his emotions in check. Quinto has previously noted that since this film is a prequel, we see Spock struggle more with this balance of logic and emotion. He talked to Crave about that issue
Crave Online: What is your take on the whole logic vs emotion issue?
Zachary Quinto: Well, it’s something that I can relate to. I think it’s something that a lot of human beings can relate to. It was really incredible to be able to embody a character that walks that line all the line, who really deals in holding both ends of that strata at all points..
More from Quinto at CraveOnline