‘Star Trek’: What’s next for Starfleet?

June 24, 2011 | 12:54 p.m.
"Star Trek"

"Star Trek" duo Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Kirk (Chris Pine). (Paramount)

The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival is in the books and what a weekend it was.

Robert Downey Jr. shocked the crowd for a surprise “Iron Man” reunion; Jon Favreau made jaws drop with 10 minutes of footage from “Cowboys & Aliens” ; Warren Beatty stretched a Q&A to nearly two hours and declared his need to “vomit” a “Dick Tracy” remake/sequel; “Superman” director Richard Donner wowed the crowd with sparkling stories about the classic film and the late, great Christopher Reeve;  Marvel won the audience over with the world premiere of a new “Captain America: The First Avenger” trailer and the coolest giveaway of the year;  ”Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan” director Nicholas Meyer confessed a painful regret about the late Gene Roddenberry,  while the new “Trek” creative team looked to the Federation’s future on the big screen; comics superstars Geoff Johns and Jim Lee spoke directly to fans for the first time about the huge new plans for the DC universe; artist Mike Mignola talked about his long-awaited “Hellboy” return and the killer poster for this year’s festival; and Pixar revved  up the crowd with a Cars 2” preview and a free screening of “The Incredibles.”

We’ll be revisiting some festival moments with video highlights. Today, the “Star Trek” trio of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof talk about getting into, and reshaping, the universe created by Roddenberry.

— Geoff Boucher


3 Responses to ‘Star Trek’: What’s next for Starfleet?

  1. Rick Mangus says:

    Stop talking and finish the script for christ sake!

  2. Doug Drexler says:

    Hoping for a little more Roddenberry instilled this time around. The best Star Trek has a philosophical bend. Best of luck!

  3. Neil Taylor says:

    Star Trek needs to boldly go where no sci-fi has gone before. Maybe no ones noticed but space science fiction is dying or is it the dream. Please don't make the same mistake Stargate Universe did (Eastenders in space). That's make a Legend not just $$$$$$

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