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  •  Loyalty To 'Star Trek' Over 'Star Wars' (10+ / 0-)

    According to a new interview, director J.J. Abrams was in discussions for Disney's 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' but turned down the job out of loyalty to the "Star Trek" franchise.

    There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them."
    In other Trek news, speculation over Benedict Cumberbatch's character continues, but some more tidbits about his role in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' have been revealed. In interviews with Empire magazine, the character has been described as a "Galactic Terrorist," and Damon Lindelof (one of the producers of "Lost" & writers for 'Into Darkness') has said the destruction of Vulcan in the first film was meant to be a 9-11 scale event in the "Star Trek" universe that's had far reaching effects.

    We understood when we did it in the first movie that it was going to have a 9-11 level impact on that universe. In the same way that 9-11 happened over ten years ago, but we’re still talking about it and it still influences everything about our daily lives…Anything that happens in our new timeline has to walk in lockstep with Vulcan was destroyed and what is the impact of that on the federation? And what is the impact of that on Spock? What is the impact of that on Kirk? What is the impact of that on the geo-politics of the galaxy itself?

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