Lindelof 'Star Trek XI' UpdateBy T'Bonz
July 30, 2008 - 8:36 PM
"Cheesy" doesn't mean that the original series wasn't unworthy, according to Damon Lindelof.
As reported by TrekMovie.com, although J.J. Abrams and other cast members are referring to Star Trek XI as "real" and "not cheesy", that doesn't mean that the original series was bad or has no value. "I think when we use a word like 'cheesy,' the original Trek series was bound by certain budgetary limitations, so it looked silly at times. The sets were unrealistic, the costumes, there is a fine line between a well-executed episode of Trek and one that is cheesy on a production level. But "Trouble With Tribbles," which should be cheesy, just given what they look like, is actually a Trek classic."
Star Trek XI may be a serious movie, but it will also have some humor in it. "Every scene with that [Simon] Pegg is in is laugh-out-loud funny," said Lindelof. "But the stakes are real. The fact of the matter is that these guys are in a version of the military, so they take their jobs very seriously. So you to find the humor as organically as you can."
Production on Star Trek XI continues. "We are still cutting the movie, getting effects from ILM, and we are going to show the movie to the brass at Paramount, probably by the end of August," said Lindelof. "We are really, really, really excited about what we got. I think the movie really works. Then I think we are just going to be putting effects shots in. It is one of those things where we have stayed on the schedule to get the movie ready for Christmas, so we are going to be sitting on it for a while."
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