Logan On What Makes A Great Trek FilmBy Lisa
July 20, 2002 - 4:29 PM
Trek X writer John Logan recently commented on the ingredients needed to make a great Star Trek feature.
He went on to talk about the previous Trek movie, 'Insurrection.' "I enjoyed 'Insurrection' very much, but I think that if there was a problem with the script," he explained. "I think that it was a little anemic.
"It wasn't grand enough for Trek and we are dealing with huge emotions in this movie, where the actors are really allowed to strut their stuff. If you see a good production of King Lear, you can see it set around this table and it would still be big because of the passion behind it. That's what I would hope we're doing with 'Nemesis.' Big ideas. Big emotions."
The writer remained optimistic about the next Trek feature. "I'm hoping I'll be back for Star Trek XI," he said. "Hopefully, I won't be missing Trek for too long. It all depends on opening weekend. I told Rick [Berman] 'If we have a good opening weekend, I expect that call from you asking me what have I got for Star Trek XI.' If we have a bad opening weekend, you may never hear from me again."