Justman Would Like To Speak With Abrams About Trek

By Michelle
December 21, 2006 - 9:22 PM

Original series producer Bob Justman, who contributed greatly to both the original series and the development of Star Trek: The Next Generation, is enthusiastic about talking to J.J. Abrams about the future of the franchise.

"Iím looking foreword to hearing what he has planned for Star Trek and Iíd be pleased if Mr Abrams contacted me and asked me some questions. Iíd be happy to talk to him about Star Trek," said Justman in Star Trek Magazine (via Sci Fi Pulse). Though the producer retired in 1987, he said that he had continued to follow Star Trek's fortunes.

"I donít know much about the new film, so I donít see why I should write it off in advance," said Justman. "I remember how some people tried to write off Star Trek: The Next Generation before they saw the show. So all Iíll say at this point is that if J.J. Abrams can make a good movie that sheds more light on what has already happened and adds more creativity to the mix, that sounds great to me."

Despite the cancellation of Enterprise and no plans for Star Trek on television, Justman said that he believes Star Trek "is probably going to be around Ė in some form or other Ė forever" because its themes remain relevant. "Star Trekís appeal is largely down to the fact that itís essentially a morality play," he explained. "Itís about issues and people that we can recognize and it has a message: that life should be lived morally."

The original interview is in Star Trek Magazine. These excerpts are from Sci Fi Pulse.

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