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Lack Of 'Star Trek XI' At Comic-Con Disappoints Abrams

By T'Bonz
July 15, 2008 - 12:09 AM

J.J. Abrams would have liked to have seen some Star Trek XI promotion happen at the upcoming Comic-Con.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, not having Star Trek XI at the large convention is disappointing. "'[Paramount] said they're not going to take anything," said Abrams. "G.I Joe's not going. Transformers 2's not going. ...This was a big kind of strategic decision on [Paramount's] part, so I was disappointed."

Star Trek XI is not ready to be shown, although according to Abrams, snippets could have been prepared as was the case with Iron Man last year. "Our visual effects, unlike something like Iron Man, we have well over 1,000 visual-effects shots," Abrams explained. "It's a huge thing, so I'm very disappointed, because the characters are so good, the actors are so good, that I would have been psyched just to show some of the stuff that's about the people. Because it's not really about the visual effects. But with so little done..."

Abrams went on to discuss Star Trek XI, maintaining that Star Trek XI was a movie meant to be taken seriously. "Our Star Trek is not parody," he said. "And so the idea of maintaining character relationships, the dynamic between the characters, [was key]. I never saw how Kirk and Spock became so connected. And that's what this movie does. And it does it with the entire family of the Enterprise."

To read more, head to the article located here.

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