'Star Trek' Producers Talk 'Star Wars'

By Michelle
June 2, 2007 - 7:38 PM

The Star Trek and Star Wars franchises went on long hiatus within a month of each other in 2005, when The Revenge of the Sith opened just after Enterprise wrapped its TV run. Last weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the premiere of the first Star Wars (now known as A New Hope), two Star Trek XI filmmakers discussed their enthusiasm for both franchises.

Director J.J. Abrams revealed on the History Channel's Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (via TrekMovie.com) that he is particularly a fan of Princess Leia, who is "smart and resourceful" in addition to being a princess. He also related to Han Solo.

In addition, producer Damon Lindelof met Abrams wearing a Star Wars t-shirt and talked to Geek Monthly recently about the franchise. "The only way my parents could get me into the bathtub was by convincing me it was a trash compactor," he admitted. "Every night, I would splash around as if something was trying to grab my ankle and pull me under."

Lindelof added that Chewbacca would be the best character to add to the cast on Lost, saying, "Nothing beats a nice, big Wookiee when mysterious people are constantly trying to kill you. Also, you can make coats and blankets out of their fur to keep you warm at night."

More quotes and video are at TrekMovie.com.

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