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Orci On Canon

By T'Bonz
February 7, 2008 - 9:41 PM

Roberto Orci allays some fan fears regarding Star Trek XI and Star Trek canon.

As reported at, Roberto Orci answered specific fan questions about Star Trek XI.

Regarding canon and Star Trek XI, Orci said, "I was 147 percent sure it [canon] was going to be a MASSIVE deal. As I've said before, Trek fans are among the most savvy in the world, and since Damon [Lindelof] and I humbly consider ourselves fans as well, all we had to do was look at each other to know that it was going to matter A LOT. Canon is part of the DNA of our story. If you know your Trek, your knowledge will not be wasted. If you don't, if won't prevent you from entering this amazing world thatís been taken care of for over forty years by the fans."

One fan had concerns regarding the viral marketing, feeling that Star Trek XI would pander to the lowest common denominator. Orci urged an open mind, saying, "Marketing and making a movie are two entirely different endeavors. I would implore you not to base your opinion of one based on the other, particularly when it has been our intention to not have ANYTHING be known about this movie until much later. We are forced into revealing details of your surprise party because thanks to the Internet, fans don't like surprises. Our trade off, however, has been to be as open as possible about the process and the thinking behind our decisions. Although I have to come to be suspicious of the phrase LEAST COMMON DENOMINATOR as a unintentional code word of the elite, let me just say that the story of this movie IS NOT targeting the least common denominator."

In answering a question as to whether females in the movie would be wearing miniskirts, Orci seemed to hint that fans would not have to wait until December to see what will be worn. "You will have an answer about what everyone is wearing very soon," he said."

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