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TrekToday March 4 2008 04:31 AM

Nichols And Burton On Baird And Abrams
 
<font color=yellow>J.J. Abrams</font> is doing the right things according to <font color=yellow>Nichelle Nichols</font> and <font color=yellow>LeVar Burton</font>.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://scifipulse.net">SciFi Pulse</A>, both Nichols and Burton are optimistic about <i>Star Trek XI</i>. "I like J.Jís work," said Nichols, "and I have a great deal of respect for him." She went on to explain that "I have a greater deal of respect for him that instead of going ahead and recasting after having initially got the green light from Paramount, which he could have done, he instead asked to meet separately and equally with all the original cast members."<p>Nichols was pleased that Abrams seemed sincere in soliciting input from the actors who portrayed the original series characters. "He didnít make a big deal about it," she said. "I mean, he called one, he called the others and asked our agents if he could talk to us, and I went on and had lunch with him. We talked about it and he wanted to know my opinion."<p>"Just the sort of things Stuart Baird didnít do," said Burton. Burton felt that <font color=yellow>Stuart Baird</font>, who directed <i>Star Trek: Nemesis</i>, did not have enough knowledge about <i>Star Trek</i>. "He knew nothing about it," said Burton. <p>Nichols jumped at the chance to meet <font color=yellow>Zoe Saldana</font>, who plays the new Uhura. "I was thrilled when I met her," said Nichols. "She is a beautiful young woman."<p>Nichols has revisited the <i>Star Trek</i> world, appearing in <i>Star Trek: Of Gods and Men</i>. She was impressed with the replica of the Enterprise Bridge and found her first line of dialogue on the Bridge was rather apt. "As I live and breathe," were the lines, which echoed her thoughts when she first saw the Bridge when arriving there to film her scene.<p>To read the article, head to the link located <A class="link" HREF="http://scifipulse.net/Interviews/LeVarBurton_NichelleNichols_Interview.html">here</A>.<center></center>

Pioneer March 4 2008 07:48 AM

Re: Nichols And Burton On Baird And Abrams
 
Well, dip me in shit and call me stinky!

Admiral James Kirk March 4 2008 05:01 PM

Re: Nichols And Burton On Baird And Abrams
 
Now that's what I call respect? I mean Abrams went above and beyond calling the original actors and actually talking to them about his plans. This is something the guy didn't have to do but did anyway! It's clear he's serious about making a great tribute to the original show and the ORIGINAL ACTORS. As a long-time Star Trek fan he has my thanks.


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