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Star Trek Into Darkness – Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof talk sequel

Star Trek Into Darkness

Interview by Rob Carnevale

ROBERTO Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof talk about the biggest challenge of bringing Star Trek Into Darkness to the big screen. They were speaking at a UK press conference…

Q. What was the biggest challenge in making Star Trek Into Darkness for all of you?
Roberto Orci: Freedom was the biggest challenge. The first move we only had one idea and one way to go: to respect cannon and free ourselves from cannon and that was the idea we were going to go with and there was no other idea. The second movie, we could do anything we wanted and that was terrifying and horrible. Freedom is challenging, freedom scary, freedom is irresponsibility…

Alex Kurtzman: The first movie brought everyone together and it was so exciting to watch these characters that were so iconic come together was so great, but the fear that we had was just because they came together at the end of the first movie, they were the bridge crew you knew from the series and we wanted to make sure that we were tracking the clear evolution of these characters. They had not quite gelled yet as a family. Kirk and Spock in particular were still trying to figure out who they were to each other and that was a scary challenge, but actually a very exciting one.

Damon Lindelof: I think the biggest challenge was and continues to be honouring the Trek that came before, but at the same time making it completely and totally accessible to people who have a perceived notion of what that is, both tonally and at a story level. And making the movie fun to watch but also meaningful.

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