TV Guide Interview With Abrams (from last month) Now Online

Last month we reported highlights of a TV Guide interview with Star Trek XI producer JJ Abrams. The full interview is now online at A few websites are picking up this interview as a new, but it is actually the same interview from last month (just now in web form). If you saw the earlier report, then there is no new information. Regardless, it is a good read to get a bit more insight into the man who has Star Trek's future in his hands.

The following are the highlights in easy to digest bullet points:
  • Scifi show influences: Twilight Zone and The Prisoner
  • Favorite: Twilight Zone (fave episode: "Where is Everybody")
  • Considers Lost to be 'Scifi'...kept this secret from ABC
  • Will be more involved in Lost Season 3 than Season 2
  • Describes being involved with Trek 'surreal but wonderful'
  • Fan of Star Trek (Original Series) and Star Trek: The Next Generation, not so much others (DS9, VOY, ENT)
  • Has all DVD's of all Trek series
  • Would only take Trek if Paramount had 'open mind'
  • Still wont talk specifics yet
  • In the middle of "breaking the story" (NOTE: at time of interview last month)
  • Wants to start film production sooner rather than later, but not until ready
  • STXI Story 'honors canon' but is 'nothing seen before'
  • Respects Trek fans, has learned a lot from Lost fans
  • Believes Trek endures because of 'it's characters and emotional connection'

posted by Tony P @ 7:52 AM,


At 8:48 AM, Blogger Captain Pike said...

STXI Story 'honors canon' but is 'nothing seen before'

This worries me a little bit. I would not really enjoy something like the 'Enteprise' Xindi quest fiasco.

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous original st fan said...

Maybe we'll find out why the Klingons hate humans so much.Is it because of the early humanoid Klingons?Oh no ,I think I'm turning into a star trek geek.


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