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Orci Discusses the Star Trek Teaser

Published January 20, 2008 in Movie Trailers
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount.
Though there are still a good few of us who haven't seen the Star Trek teaser trailer -- arrives tomorrow -- Roberto Orci has already surfaced to discuss the logic that went into it.

Star Trek Teaser Discussion

The good people at TrekMovie caught up with Roberto Orci to discuss the teaser trailer for Star Trek. In my review I noted that the trailer seemed to be trying to make the connection from today to the future of Trek…was that the intention?

Roberto Orci: Absolutely. This is us. This is who we are. This is real. This is maybe not so far off in the future as it used to be. In the 60s the cell phone was a fantasy. Now the communicator that Kirk had is not as advanced as my iPhone. It is a different millennium for God’s sake. We are literally a century closer than we were before.

Star Trek Star Trek You bring up the 60s. The trailer contains voices from the 60s space race, including John F. Kennedy. What was the thinking behind that? And is there some kind of JFK-Kirk link you are trying to make?

Roberto Orci: First of all, it has been written about that Kirk was in a way modeled after JFK. 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…that that is something that Enterprise tended to do as well.

Check out the entire discussion here.

Star Trek opens to theaters on December 25th.

For more info on the film and casting updates, go to the Star Trek Movie Page.
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