Star Trek XI Reviving Interest Among Diehard FansBy T'Bonz
December 23, 2007 - 4:46 AM
The appearance of Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek XI has Star Trek fans curious about his part in the upcoming movie.
As reported at Hollywood.Com, the new Star Trek movie has something for all moviegoers, whether they are familiar with Star Trek or have not seen it before. "We're making the movie for the fans," says executive producer Damon Lindelof. "But more importantly we're making it for a whole new generation of fans. We want our wives to come and understand what the hell's going on. We want our kids to understand what the hell's going on. It's not your daddy's Star Trek."
Lindelof couldn't resist teasing the established Star Trek fan base a little. "...no one writes a mind-meld like Kurtzman and Orci, That's all I'll say." Leonard Nimoy's presence in the film has been the subject of much speculation as to what his character will bring to the story.
Nimoy is not the only famous Star Trek actor about whom there has been speculation. William Shatner's presence or lack of presence in the film has been discussed more than once. "There are still ongoing talks," said Lindelof, in reference to Shatner's possible presence in Star Trek XI. "We're pretty much exactly where we were with Comic Con. Look, the reality is Trek was up and running and in existence and iconic before we came so we've been basically invited to the party that these guys have been throwing for the last 40 years, so obviously it would be HUGE if Mr. Shatner wanted to be any part of the franchise. It's a challenge for us, though, because they killed Kirk off … But hey, it's Trek, anything's possible, right?"
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