Watch Epic 2 Hour 40 Minute Interview With Damon Lindelof (Sorry No Star Trek 2012 News)

Want to learn lots about Star Trek producer (& sequel co-writer/producer) Damon Lindelof? Yesterday Damon spent 2 hour & 40 minutes on The Kevin Pollak Chat Show. Amazingly they barely touch on Star Trek, but Lindelof talks about his genesis as a writer, a lot about Lost plus Twitter feuds Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, collaborating with JJ Abrams and Ridley Scott, and more.


Damon Lindelof: The Epic Interview

Over the weekend Damon Lindelof (producer for Star Trek and co-writer/producer for Star Trek sequel) sat down for over 2 1/2 hours on the Kevin Pollak Chat Show. Watch the whole thing below. 

Here is a rundown of topics with Lindelof:

  • [23:00] Intro of Lindelof
  • [26:00] Lost, including criticism of finale (and talk about other show finales), and "feud" with George RR Martin
  • [50:00] Inspirations, including (George Lucas & Stephen King)
  • [59:00] Early writing and time at NYU
  • [1:07:00] Early life in Hollywood
  • [1:15:00] More on Stephen King and King film/TV adaptations
  • [1:26:00] Admits likes Star Wars more than Star Trek (in series of This v That questions)
  • [1:27:00] Genesis Lost and his starting his JJ Abrams collaboration, and becoming showrunner, and even more Lost
  • [2:10:00] Cowboys & Aliens and working with Jon Favreu, and collaborating with Orci, Kurtzman and other writers (on C&A)
  • [2:18:00] Prometheus (and working with Ridley Scott) and its connection to Alien franchise
  • [2:24:00] How the writer’s strike allowed him to produce Star Trek while also working on Lost
  • [2:25:00] More on Ridley Scott and Prometheus [fun fact: took 2 weeks to write first draft of script]
  • [2:34:00] Talks briefly about newly announced 1952 project with Disney, clarifies he won’t be working on it until after the Star Trek sequel
  • [2:38:00] Wrapping up and outro
  • [2:43:00] Damon playsLarry King Game (doing bad Larry King impression)
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