Abrams Sends Message to Fans at Grand Slam

By Michelle
April 17, 2007 - 6:32 PM

Star Trek film producer J.J. Abrams sent a message to fans of the franchise at the Grand Slam XV convention in California last weekend, sending a message to the fans by way of longtime Star Trek consultant Richard Arnold.

TrekMovie.com reproduced the text of the message, which reads in part: "We are currently in pre-pre-pre-production, and are all beyond excited — and honored — to bring you the next chapter in the Star Trek saga. There will be much more to say at next year's convention, but for now know that we are working hard to do you proud."

Arnold had explained the day before at the convention that Abrams called him after Leonard Nimoy (Spock) suggested that Arnold would be a good choice to bring a message to the fans. He said that he and Abrams had discussed Arnold's perceptions of series creator Gene Roddenberry's vision, adding that former executive producer Rick Berman had once described the original Star Trek as "'pollyannish'" to which Abrams declared, "'I think we can all do with some pollyanna.'"

TrekMovie.com also reported that Paramount has plans to have a Star Trek event at this summer's Comic-Con, after having released the first Star Trek XI teaser posters at last year's Comic-Con. Abrams implied in his message that he intended to be involved with next year's Grand Slam convention and thanked fans for their support.

The original article is here.

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