Kevin Smith on 'Star Trek XI'

By T'Bonz
August 23, 2008 - 5:18 AM

Fans have nothing to worry about as far as Star Trek XI goes, says Kevin Smith, as heard on KROQ's Kevin and Bean show this morning.

As heard at The Kevin and Bean Show, "The stars absolutely trek in this film," said Smith, answering when asked "Do they 'trek?' Do the stars 'trek?'" by the radio host.

"It's fantastic, added Smith. "Anybody who was worried doesn't need to be worried about this film. I can't talk about...It was in very capable hands. The director did a phenomenal job, the director and his crew."

Smith went on to seemingly single out Chris Pine, who is playing James T. Kirk. "...The guy who plays the lead is an instant star. That dude is going to be so famous. He is so wonderful. He picked up a role that I would say is pretty challenging for somebody to step into the shoes of, because it is a role that has been played before many times by the same guy."

When asked if he could direct a movie like Star Trek XI, Smith said, "I would not like to be the guy. In the case of something like Star Trek, it would take a really insanely talented filmmaker-like storyteller. Like in the case of Star Trek, J.J. Abrams. So leave it to the people who are best equipped for it. I am just the guy who should be watching those movies.

To download and hear the interview, head to the link located here. Click on the "August 22" link. The applicable portion begins at 1:38:16 and concludes at 1:41:20. Thanks to for the tip.

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