Award-winning costume designer Michael Kaplan‘s lack of Star Trek knowledge was a good thing as far as J.J. Abrams was concerned.
As reported by TrekMovie.com, from an article in SciFi Now, Kaplan thought his lack of Star Trek knowledge would work against him in his first meeting with Abrams. “I went into that meeting thinking I had a huge problem and disclosed to him that I hadn’t seen any of the Star Trek movies and knew the TV series, but just because I was growing up during that time, not because I was an avid fan. He felt that was a plus, because he wanted something really fresh. He wanted new eyes.” (more…)