Lindelof Talks Star Trek Sequel’s ‘Nuanced’ Antagonist + Pine Talks Story vs FX

We have a couple of Star Trek quotes from people involved with the sequel who are out promoting other movies. First up Damon Lindelof says some things about the villain and Kirk and how they are different that the 2009 film. Then Kirk himself Chris Pine also notes that while the sequel has bigger effects, it is still about the characters and the story. Check it all out below


Lindelof on how Kirk and the antagonist are different for the sequel

Speaking to IGN about Prometheus, Damon Lindelof also talked a bit about Star Trek. He of course would not say who the villain was in the film, but he did offer this about what is different in this movie…

Kirk is now in the Captain’s chair, for the first time, not having shanghaied it. And he has to learn how to manage his responsibilities as a captain with these friendships and relationships that he’s forming with these people around him. And I think also we’re introducing what is a very cool and nuanced force of antagonism that’s a little different from the first movie, which was just a steaming Romulan ball of rage that needs to be stopped at all costs.

more from Damon on Trek at IGN.

Pine on character trumping effects in Star Trek sequel

Star Trek’s Chris Pine will next be seen in the family drama People Like Us, written and produced by Star Trek’s Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and helmed by Kurtzman (his first film as director). Pine and Kurtzman have been traveling around the country doing press for the film and surprisingly there has been little talk about Star Trek, but Chris did end up talking Trek in a couple of recent interviews.

With WGN in Chicago, Chris Pine also talked about the Star Trek sequel. He elabroated on his previous comments about how the film is "relentless," but noted that it isn’t all just action and effects, saying:

Obviously there is something to be said for special effects. We are in the era of The Avengers movie and people get excited by that stuff and indeed the stuff we have in our film is really cool to watch and to look at, but what I think is more important, and hopefully what people gravitated to in the first one, are good stories about people. And I think we are capitalizing on the interest people have in these characters and the growth and the journey that these people go on amongst all these crazy special effects.

Pine also talks about meeting William Shatner and how he prepared by watching the original series, and noting how he is a fan of Bill’s sense of humor.

Watch the video via WGN

And with Seattle’s The Bob Rivers Show  Pine (with Kurtzman) talks about his audition for Star Trek, and how he almost ended up not getting the role as James T. Kirk.

Thanks to Rosemary 

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