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Star Trek Sequel (2013): New Enterprise Crew Working Out Kinks


1235 Alex Kurtzman, co-writer/producer on the Star Trek sequel, recently offered some thoughts on the new movie.

Kurtzman tells MTV how incredible the film's villain, Benedict Cumberbatch, is.

He’s incredible. What he does with language is incredible. His training is amazing and he’s so magnetic, he holds the screen in any size frame, he really is a joy to watch.

Likewise, Kurtzman had only good things to say about director, J.J. Abrams (who recently erected barriers to block snooping fans!).

J.J. as usual is crushing it, he’s doing an amazing amazing job. I think as much as we put all of our love and effort into the first one, there’s even more in this one and he is really, he’s such an exacting and beautiful director. What I watch him do, it’s so amazing, he inspires everybody around him and he’s been so utterly true to everything that we all have honored and loved about Trek so that’s kind of where we’re at right now. The finish line is in sight.

And as we saw with the previous movie, the new crew didn't get along. Does that mean, now that some time has passed, the returning crew of the Enterprise will be one happy family?

Without spoiling anything, the challenge is that you don’t want to jump too far ahead and assume that just because they got together they’re all comfortable with each other. They’re still all working out their kinks and still becoming the bridge crew that we remember from the series. That's still very much alive and look, any good sequel is about the challenge that the group faces in order to become the unified team and I think that that challenge in this movie is going to be hopefully amazing."

The as-of-yet unnamed Star Trek sequel has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura,  Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain..

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