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Weller: Marcus’ Motivations

Friday, May 31st, 2013

According to Peter Weller, Star Trek into Darkness‘ Admiral Marcus is not dissimilar from a relatively unknown historical figure from the early 1960s.

Like that historical figure, the admiral wanted to strike first and take the advantage that doing so would bring.

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Weller: Landing His Trek Role

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

For Peter Weller, Star Trek into Darkness‘ Admiral Marcus, landing the role came courtesy of a Fringe episode containing an incident eerily reminiscent of a real life event in Weller’s life, and courtesy of a parking lot encounter with J.J. Abrams.

The episode of Fringe in which Weller had appeared (White Tulip) was a role that he had originally rejected, until his wife convinced him to read the script.

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Two New Star Trek Into Darkness Character Videos

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The latest videos featuring characters from Star Trek into Darkness went online today, and the videos feature Carol Marcus and Hikaru Sulu.

The videos show some Star Trek into Darkness scenes and interviews with Alice Eve and John Cho. Mild spoilers are behind the cut.

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Eve: Claiming Marcus

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Even though Carol Marcus is a part of Star Trek history, actress Alice Eve has made the character her own.

Playing a younger version of the character means that Eve was free to make some changes to Marcus.

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Turn Around, Kirk!

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A new Star Trek into Darkness TV ad shows some new material.

The short ad, barely over half-a-minute in length, mostly shows previously-seen scenes, but new material features Kirk/Pike and Kirk/Marcus.

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Kirk Meets Carol Marcus

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

In a short clip, Carol Marcus introduces herself to James T. Kirk.

There are slight spoilers below the cut.

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Eve: Preparing for Marcus

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

For Alice Eve, getting ready to play Dr. Carol Marcus meant doing a bit of research.

Eve knows the backstory of the character. “She’s dug, dug into there,” said Eve. “Dr. Marcus is a weapons specialist with a PhD. She’s incredibly intelligent and highly qualified. In the canon, she has Kirk’s baby. In Wrath of Khan, she is the mother of his grown son.”

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Abrams: Klingons And Carol Marcus

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

In an interview with MTV, J.J. Abrams spoke about Klingons in Star Trek into Darkness, and about the role of Carol Marcus in the movie.

Even though long-time fans know all about Klingons,  Abrams explained that those new to the franchise coming to see Star Trek into Darkness didn’t “need to know any preexisting stories to watch this film.”

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Star Trek XI Scenes Not Seen

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci had written a scene for William Shatner, but the scene was deleted during rewrites.

As reported by Io9, details of the scene were provided by Orci and Kurtzman. “We wrote it, it was in the script,” said Orci. (more…)

Orci And Kurtzman: Fitting In What Fans Expect

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman had a job ahead of them when it came to including the necessary “signature bits” to make Star Trek XI feel like Star Trek.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, it took careful thought to include important character references yet keep Star Trek XI from seeming contrived by doing so. “The key is to introduce those things in a very organic way, so that the audience doesn’t feel like, ‘Oh, this is the scene where they design it around [that bit],” explained Kurtzman. “It’s more about creating a story so that all of those things that you are hoping you will see in the characters comes out.” (more…)