We have another Abrams and Orci interview coming out of the Fox TCA event held earlier this week. Access Hollywood chatted to the pair about what it is like to work together on Fringe and Trek, how it felt for Trek to be completed (which Abrams confirmed), and their anticipation of fan reaction to Star Trek. See the video below (which includes an interesting Brannon Braga sighting).
Access Hollywood talks to Orci and Abrams about Fringe and Star Trek.
Some key quotes:
Abrams and Orci on if they are anxious over fan reaction to Star Trek:
Orci: Yeah. You never want to be so overly confident to think "yeah they are going to blow it away." We are not smug, but pretty confident.
Abrams: I am not worried about fans of the show liking the movie. Fans of the show have seen it and had really great reactions, but I am as excited and nervous — kind of butterfies which I get about everything — I hope people like it. You work that long and hard on something and you don’t want it to be trashed [laughs].
Abrams on working with Nimoy:
Abrams:Leonard Nimoy is in there and is the greatest. He was amazing. It was the weirdest thing, I knew I was going to be working with Nimoy, but the first day…it was surreal to direct him as Spock, because what the hell am I doing there? This guy has been doing it for forty years. It’s like "I think Spock would…" [laughs]
By the way if you watch closely at 2:05 you can see long-time Star Trek writer/producer (and screenwriter of two Trek feature films) Brannon Braga (who works on FOX’s 24) say "it was good to meet you" to new Star Trek screenwriter Bob Orci. So apparently they had a chance to meet for the first time and chat at this FOX event. Oh to be a fly on the wall for that meeting of the past and future of Trek.
Braga and Orci – what did they talk about?