In several recent interviews, J.J. Abrams spoke about the challenges and goals of creating Star Trek XI, as well as to where the future might lead.
As reported by Buzzine and indieLONDON, Abrams wanted Star Trek XI to show how a beloved group of people came together, so that he as well as other non-fans could understand the appeal of Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew. “For me, Star Trek is tricky, since it never dealt with why these people came together and why we cared about them as a group,” he said. “This is a movie about these sort of orphans that we get to know throughout the movie. At the end of the movie, you love all of them. Before, I didn’t have a favorite character since I didn’t connect with any of them. But now, I couldn’t even choose because I love all of them.” (more…)