Damon Lindelof On Star Trek Sequel: It’s Not About The Villain

khanThe 2010 Spike Scream Awards were taped tonight in Los Angeles. Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof was there because Lost was getting a special farewell tribute, and while there talked (and wore) some Star Trek on the red carpet. More details below.


Damon Lindelof on Star Trek sequel: It Is not about the villain

In a red carpet interview at the Scream Awards with Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, Damon said that right now he is focused on only two projects: the sequel to Star Trek and the Alien prequel, noting he is "taking a break from TV."

Regarding the status of the Star Trek sequel script, Damon said:

It is going, it is progressing. We are putting a lot of pressure on ourselves for it to be awesome.

Of course much of the talk online for the next Star Trek movie has been about the villain. Lindelof was asked how much the team are listening to this discussion:

You have got to write the movie for yourself and we are obviously aware of what people are saying on the web and we are interested in it, but at the same time Trek is not about villains, it is about the crew and their relationship with each other – that family. If the villain helps sort of flesh that out and bring that to life, then we have hit a home run. It really doesn’t matter who it is, it is not like the Batman movies where you are like "OK they have done the Joker, how do you one-up the Joker?"

For more from Lindelof and Cuse, watch the video interview at Collider.com.

Lindelof wears Star Trek to Scream Awards

Lindelof and Cuse, along with members of the Lost cast, were at the 2010 Scream Awards for a special Lost Farewell Tribute. Here are some pics from the event (note Lindelof’s Star Trek/Star Wars t-shirt mashup):

Red carpet at Scream 2010 with Jorge Garcia, executive producers Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, actors Francois Chau and Harold Perrineau onstage during Spike TV’s “Scream 2010” at The Greek Theatre on October 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (WireImage)

Lindelof, Cuse and Lost stars enter stage at Scream Awards. (WireImage)

The 2010 Spike Scream Awards airs Tuesday October 19th at 9PM. More info at Spike.com.


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It is true that much of the talk about the Star Trek sequel has been about the villain (is it Khan, Klingons, etc). But, in the end what are you most interested in about. Pick your top issue in the latest poll below.



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