'Star Trek XI' Different Than Any Other 'Star Trek'By T'Bonz
April 19, 2008 - 8:27 PM
J.J. Abrams is making a unique Star Trek film, but is aware of Star Trek's vocal fans.
As reported by Los Angeles Daily News, Abrams, who admits to having been more of a Star Wars fan than a Star Trek fan, is adding action to Star Trek. "The movie we're making won't feel like any other 'Star Trek' you've ever seen," he said. "There hadn't been this kind of action in a 'Star Trek' movie before."
But he hastened to add that Star Trek XI won't deviate from what Gene Roddenberry had envisioned for Star Trek. "[Star Trek XI] is being true to the vision of our abilities and of what Roddenberry started," said Abrams. "So it's this very interesting hybrid of honoring its origins and also being something completely brand new."
Abrams wants to make a good movie with appeal to all, including the existing Star Trek fans. "As a director, my sole mission was to make a movie that was entertaining and emotional and funny and scary and all of the things that I know I want to see when I go to see a movie," he explained. "It's a huge adventure. But because we've done a lot of work leading up to it, it was already honoring 'Trek' for those very vocal fans."
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