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Roberto Orci On 'Star Trek XI' Teaser Trailer

By T'Bonz
January 20, 2008 - 12:19 AM

The wait for the Star Trek XI teaser trailer is over and it is being discussed by both creators and fans.

As reported at, the teaser trailer has appeared with Cloverfield and Roberto Orci answered various questions concerning the teaser, which has also begun appearing on YouTube ahead of its official online release.

The Star Trek XI trailer uses voices from the 1960s and the space race, connecting events of the near past to the future time of Star Trek. Orci explains that the John F. Kennedy-James Kirk link is deliberate. "First of all, it has been written about that Kirk was in a way modeled after JFK," said Orci. "Like being the youngest captain ever, like Kennedy was the youngest President ever. Obviously the space race being kicked off by JFK is very much associated with Star Trek. It was also due to what we just discussed and linking it back to today. If we do indeed have a Federation, I think Kennedy's words will be inscribed in there someplace. He kicked us off. And on a third level it is a slight nod to Star Trek Enterprise, in that we are not blind to the fact that going back to some of the more historical aspects of Star Trek that haven't been covered in a while."

Orci also discussed the controversy regarding the construction of the Enterprise on the Earth instead of in space as expected. "Firstly, there is the notion that there is precedent in the novels, etc. that components of the ship can be built on Earth and assembled here or there. And the second thing is that the Enterprise is not some flimsy yacht that has to be delicately treated and assembled." He went on to explain the logical reasons for it being built on Earth, saying that the idea for this "...comes from our creative license."

He also confirmed that the ship was not built in Area 51, although he was coy when asked about the building location being San Francisco. "I can only confirm that it is not Area 51," he said.

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